Olympisches Dorf (3) Oil on canvas 2016
Olympisches Dorf (3) oil on canvas 2016

In addition to his activity as an artist, David has contributed writing and reviews to numerous artists’ projects and publications. He is co-director of Rogue Artists Studios CIC, the largest studios in the North of England.

His current work centres on the use of both personal and institutional photographic archives to produce sequences of paintings that address historical and political themes through the lived experience of their subjects. He was recently awarded a Cornerhouse (Manchester) commission to produce a film about his work with an East German family photograph album.

David is a current PhD candidate at MIRIAD in Manchester Metropolitan University. His research centres on the potential for painting to address historical themes.

Works in the collections of East Sussex County Council, Rank Xerox, Halliwell’s, Touchstones Rochdale and Steven Berkoff.

‘David Gledhill’s Doctor Munscheid photo-realist paintings are meticulous renditions taken from a 1950’s photo album picked up from a Frankfurt flea market. The paintings’ chilling air of  displaced nostalgia derives from the seeming incompatibility of dead ordinary family snaps and the artfulness of Gledhill’s painterly dedication.’

Robert Clark from the Guardian (6/11/2010)

 

Links:

Soviet: A film about the surviving Soviet-era buildings at the 1936 Olympic Village near Berlin.

Renate: A documentary by the artist about Frau Renate Manjock, daughter of Dr Wilhelm Munscheid

Artist David Gledhill hunts exhibition stars by Ian Youngs Arts reporter, BBC News

www.davidgledhill.com

 

 

Recent and Forthcoming Solo Exhibitions

2016  McCarthyism, CASC, University of Chester

2015  Album, Holden Gallery Café, Manchester School of Art

2013  Dr Munscheid Paintings, Lowry Hotel, Salford.

2011  Dr Munscheid Paintings, Philips Gallery, Manchester.

2010  Built, City Inn Hotel, Manchester.

2008  These Streets, Recent Paintings Philips Gallery, Manchester.

2006  This Was Home, ‘Touchstones’, Rochdale Art Gallery.

2006  Away From Home, Lowry Hotel, Manchester.

2004  All The Things We Saw, Huyton Gallery, Merseyside.

2003  Cedar Avenue, Comme Ca Art Gallery, Manchester.

1997  Romance, Atrium Bookshop, Cork Street, London.

1996  Close-up, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester.

 

Recent and Forthcoming Group Exhibitions 

2017  Berlin 1936 Olympic Village Project neo:gallery 23, Bolton.

2016  Olydo Berlin 2016, Deutsche Kreditbank AG, Berlin.

2016  Progress, Rogue Project Space, Manchester.

2015  Hung, Drawn and Curated, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester

2015  Hankering for Classification, Toast, Manchester.

2013  Strarta Art Fair, Saatchi Gallery, London. Phillips Gallery

2013  Neo Art Prize, Market Place Gallery Bolton. (commendation)

2013  Zeigen/Reveal, Three person show Hebden Bridge Arts Festival.

2012  A Century Later, Touchstones Rochdale.

2011  Re-Covering Untitled Gallery, Manchester.

2011  Affordable Art Fair: Milan, Brussels, Bristol.

2010  Two-Person Show with Corin Sworn, Castlefield Gallery.

2007  Meeting Point, axellappprojects, Berlin.

2007  Millscapes, Touring Exhibition (Rochdale/Oldham/Stockport)

2005  Building Capacity, Storey Institute Gallery, Lancaster.

 

Additional Information:

2017     Jenkinson’s Award, University of Bolton

2016    Publication of ‘In Camera’ (with Nicholas Royle) Negative Press.

2016    PhD candidate MIRIAD, Manchester School of Art

2016    Jenkinson’s Award, University of Bolton.

2012    Stage 2 of the John Moores Painting Prize

2011    Awarded Cornerhouse Microcommission

2005    (Current) Senior Lecturer in Fine Art at Bolton University

2005    (Current) administrator/co-director Rogue Artists’ Studios CIC, Manchester

 

'Claude Lightfoot Hearing before the Subversive Activities Control Board' Oil on Canvas 122 x 155 cms 2013
‘Claude Lightfoot Hearing before the Subversive Activities Control Board’ oil on canvas 122 x 155 cm 2013

 

'Detroit Police Arrest Commie Leader' Oil on Canvas 122 x 173 cms 2013
‘Detroit Police Arrest Commie Leader’ oil on canvas 122 x 173 cm 2013

 

'Pickets on the March at West Vernor and 25th' Oil on Canvas 122x153 cms 2013
‘Pickets on the March at West Vernor and 25th’ oil on canvas 122 x 153 cm 2013

 

'Leo Turner and Attorney Belford Lawson at a Communist Hearing in 1959' 122x153 cms
‘Leo Turner and Attorney Belford Lawson at a Communist Hearing in 1959’ oil on canvas 122 x 153 cm (2014)