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Keith Harrison

Keith Harrison

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Personal statement

Keith is a Research Professor and a first and third year tutor on the Fine Art degree course

He has been awarded the Jerwood Open Forest Commission (2017) and was included in the Material Environments exhibition at The Tetley, Leeds (2018).

Since 2002 Keith has been involved in a series of process-based live public experiments that investigate the direct physical transformation of clay from a raw state, utilising industrial and domestic electrical systems. The use of portable household appliances has enabled live firings to take place in alternative venues such as a living room, science laboratory, café and not-for-profit artist run spaces in Brighton and London.

In addition, large-scale works have been realised for public galleries and Museums including the V&A, Jerwood Space, Camden Arts Centre and mima, Middlesbrough which take on the given space to produce site-specific time-based works.

Academic qualifications

  • MA Cermics and Glass, Royal College of Art.

Research and academic outputs

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Keith Harrison
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Harrison, K (2017) Keith Harrison. In: RCA Arts & Humanities Talks, 15 November 2017, Royal College of Art, London, UK.


Interactive & performative ceramics in the public realm
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Harrison, K (2017) Interactive & performative ceramics in the public realm. In: Ceramic Values: Can Ceramics make a difference? Ceramics and its Dimensions Congress, 5 -6 October 2017, Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent, UK.


Keith Harrison: artist talk
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Harrison, K (2016) Keith Harrison: artist talk. In: UWE/Art in the City Talks, 16 November 2016, Arnolfini, Bristol, UK.


Magz Hall and Keith Harrison in conversation with Helen Pheby
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Hall, M, Harrison, K and Pheby, H (2016) Magz Hall and Keith Harrison in conversation with Helen Pheby. In: Jerwood Open Forest, 21 November 2016, Jerwood Space, London, UK.


Provocation
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Harrison, K (2016) Provocation. In: Museums, Artists, Audiences: New Expressions, 11 October 2016, The Horniman Museum, London, UK.


Keith Harrison - Mute
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Harrison, K (2015) Keith Harrison - Mute. In: Reflecting on Fragile?, 30 September 2015, National Museum Cardiff, Wales, UK.


Secondary modernism
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Harrison, K (2015) Secondary modernism. In: Making Futures IV: International Research Conference, 24-25 September 2015, Plymouth College of Art, Plymouth, UK.


Heavy Rock
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Harrison, K (2015) Heavy Rock. In: Creative Risk Taking: Commissioning One-Off, Outdoor Public Events, 22 July 2015, Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery and Karst, Plymouth, UK.


Artist talk: Keith Harrison
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Harrison, K (2015) Artist talk: Keith Harrison. In: Plymouth History Festival, 12 May 2015, Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery, Plymouth, UK.


Keith Harrison: Tombstone (lets get over this)
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Harrison, K (2015) Keith Harrison: Tombstone (lets get over this). In: CADRE lecture series 2014/5, 16 February 2015, University of Wolverhampton, UK.


Artist talk with Keith Harrison
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Harrison, K (2014) Artist talk with Keith Harrison. In: Visual Arts Visiting Artist Lecture Series, 28 October 2014, Camosun College, Victoria, Canada.


On subversive ceramics: Keith Harrison in conversation
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Harrison, K (2014) On subversive ceramics: Keith Harrison in conversation. In: Futurkammer, 7 - 15 June 2014, The Holburne Museum, Bath.


Bustleholme: site and sound
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Harrison, K (2014) Bustleholme: site and sound. In: SITE: Situating Ceramics Colloquium (CARCuos), 9 May 2015, Ceramic Arts Research Centre, University of Sunderland, UK.


Keith Harrison: secondary modernism and disruption
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Harrison, K (2014) Keith Harrison: secondary modernism and disruption. In: Sheridan Ceramics Presents..., 13 March 2014, Sheridan College, Ontario, Canada.


A morning with Keith Harrison
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Harrison, K (2014) A morning with Keith Harrison. In: CAA (Cranbrook Academy of Art) Lecture, 10 March 2014, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Michigan, USA.


Keith Harrison: artist presentation
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Harrison, K (2014) Keith Harrison: artist presentation. In: Intervention: Artists Working in Museum and Heritage Settings, 29 January 2014, M Shed, Bristol, UK.


Moon: a public demonstration
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Harrison, K (2013) Moon: a public demonstration.


Knowledge is power: 6 towns
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Harrison, K (2017) Knowledge is power: 6 towns. In: British Ceramics Biennial, Stoke-on-Trent Central Library, Stoke-on-Trent, UK, September - November 2017.


Joyride
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Harrison, K (2016) Joyride. In: Jerwood Open Forest, Jerwood Space, London, UK, 2 November - 11 December 2016.


The Greater Taipei Biennial of Contemporary Arts: Dé-coïncidence [group exhibition]
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Harrison, K (2016) The Greater Taipei Biennial of Contemporary Arts: Dé-coïncidence [group exhibition]. National Taiwan University of Art, New Taipei, Taiwan, 7 November 2016 - 14 January 2017.


Heavy Rock | Mould
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Harrison, K (2016) Heavy Rock | Mould. In: Material Language: New Work in Clay, New Art Centre, Salisbury, UK, 14 May - 24 July 2016.


Tombstone (let’s get over this)
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Harrison, K (2015) Tombstone (let’s get over this). In: Acts of Making, touring exhibition/festival, February - September 2015.


Moon: a public demonstration
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Harrison, K (2015) Moon: a public demonstration. In: Super Woofer, Matt's Gallery, London, 1 August 2015.


Heavy rock | Plymouth Sound
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Harrison, K and Gregory, W (2015) Heavy rock | Plymouth Sound. Plymouth, UK, 22 June - 22 July 2015.


Mute
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Harrison, K (2015) Mute. In: Fragile?, National Museum, Cardiff, 18 April-4 October 2015.


Lucie Rie vs grindcore [2012]
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Harrison, K (2013) Lucie Rie vs grindcore [2012]. In: Conversations with Lucie Rie, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, 17 October 2013 - 9 March 2014.


Lucie Rie vs grindcore [2012]
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Harrison, K (2013) Lucie Rie vs grindcore [2012]. In: Sound Matters: Exploring Sound Through Forms, touring exhibition, 1 June 2013 - 24 May 2014. ISBN 9781903713372


Blanks in between
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Harrison, K (2013) Blanks in between. In: London Design Festival, Paper Tiger, London, 14 - 22 September 2013.


Disruption Series: installations and performances as Ceramics Resident at the V&A
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Harrison, K (2012) Disruption Series: installations and performances as Ceramics Resident at the V&A. Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK, October 2012 - March 2013.


Jerwood Makers Open: Farah Bandookwala, Emmanuel Boos, Heike Brachlow, Keith Harrison
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Bandookwala, F, Boos, E, Brachlow, H and Harrison, K (2011) Jerwood Makers Open: Farah Bandookwala, Emmanuel Boos, Heike Brachlow, Keith Harrison. In: Jerwood Makers Open, JVA at Jerwood Space, 13 July - 28 August 2011.


Float: a clay sound system
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Harrison, K (2011) Float: a clay sound system. In: Jerwood Makers Open and tour, Jerwood Space, London, UK, 13 July - 28 August 2011.


Possibilities and losses: transitions in clay
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Harrison, K (2009) Possibilities and losses: transitions in clay. Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (mima), 22 May 2009 - 16 August 2009. ISBN 9781903713204


Brother
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Harrison, K (2009) Brother. In: Possibilities and Losses: Transitions in Clay, group exhibition with Clare Twomey (curator), Linda Sormin, Neil Brownsword, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, 22 May - 16 August 2009.


Superfluid
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Harrison, K (2008) Superfluid. Brighton, 2 February - 2 March 2008.


Sensory material
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Harrison, K (2006) Sensory material. Bonhams Auctioneers, London, September 2006.


Shibboleth
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Harrison, K and Robinson, N (2006) Shibboleth. Dilston Grove, 17 November - 9 December 2006. ISBN 9780955637001


Platosrotos - 6 UK and Spanish Artists
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Harrison, K (2005) Platosrotos - 6 UK and Spanish Artists. Posada del Potro, Cordoba, Spain.


Ceramic contemporaries 4
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Harrison, K, Gibson, J and Lees, N (2002) Ceramic contemporaries 4. Royal College of Art, London; Harley Gallery; Wrexham Art Gallery; Collins Gallery; Aberystwyth Arts Centre, 2002 - 2003. ISBN 0952749025


Joyride: a Jerwood Open Forest Commission
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Harrison, K (2017) Joyride: a Jerwood Open Forest Commission. Cannock Chase Forest, Cannock, UK, 30 September 2017.


Bustleholme: a performance with Keith Harrison and Napalm Death
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Harrison, K (2013) Bustleholme: a performance with Keith Harrison and Napalm Death. De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea, 29 November 2013.


Blue Monday/white Label
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Harrison, K (2010) Blue Monday/white Label. Bergen Kunsthall, 19 October 2010.


Glittering Ground
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Harrison, K (2007) Glittering Ground. "20 Whittington Street" Commission for Glittering Ground, Camden Arts Centre..


Last Supper' and 'M25 London Orbital' Invited Commissions
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Harrison, K (2006) Last Supper' and 'M25 London Orbital' Invited Commissions. Victoria and Albert Museum, London..


Gasworks/Arts Council International Artists Fellowship
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Harrison, K (2003) Gasworks/Arts Council International Artists Fellowship. KHOJ International Artists' AssociationS-17, Khirkee Extension,New Delhi - 110017 India.


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