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ABOVE 'Z' Series Painting No.7 47 x 47cm acrylic on conservation mountboard
  • LEFT 'Z' Series Painting No.4 2011 47x 47cm acrylic on conservation mountboard
  • MIDDLE 'Z' Series Drawing No. 6 2012 31x 31cm Pencil on conservation mountboard
  • RIGHT Pencil Study 2012 31x 31cm Pencil on conservation mountboard
  • LEFT Around & Through 2013 61 x 61cm acrylic on conservation mountboard
  • MIDDLE 'Z' Series Drawing No.5 2012 31x 31cm Pencil on conservation mountboard

Geoff Machin

Geoff Machin trained at the Chelsea School of Art, where he was joint winner of the Biddulph Scholarship in1957. After a final year of study at the London University Institute of Education he began teaching and, over the years, worked in several schools and colleges. He was a senior lecturer at Hereford College of Education and later Head of Art, Design and Creative Studies at Dudley College. He left teaching in 1987 to spend more time in his studio near Ashbourne, Derbyshire.

As well as solo exhibitions, Geoff Machin has taken part in national shows, such as John Moores Liverpool Exhibition.

His work is in private and public collections including:

The Arts Council

Hereford City Museum and Art Gallery

The University of Ulster

The Peter Moores Foundation, Liverpool

Dudley Museum and Art Gallery

The March Consulting Group, Manchester

Sheffield University Art Society

Freshfields Law Building

Fleet St., London

Through improvised drawings, Geoff Machin evolves clear visual ideas which. Because of his unusual way of fitting together individual shapes these, in turn, become precisely structured compositions. Sometimes pristine whiteness is preserved and contrasted with black line, whilst in other works, surfaces are sensitively textured with grey crayon, or acrylic colour is applied.

These intriguing abstract works are concerned with interaction: between flatness and implied space, containment and freedom, surface reality and atmospheric qualities, as well as strongly suggested movement against static structure.

SoloExhibitions:

Peterloo Gallery, Manchester

Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

Chesterfield College of Art and Design

City Museum and Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent

Dudley Museum and Art Gallery

University of Sheffield Library Gallery

Forge Farm Studio, Wootton, Staffordshire

City Museum and Art Gallery, Derby

Ferrers Gallery, Leicestershire ( with daughter, Sarah Golding, textile designer)

Hereford Museum and Art Gallery

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