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Biography: Raphael Daden

Name: Raphael Daden – DOB - 07/09/1972

Address: 76, Skipton Circus, Sneinton, Nottingham, NG3 7DU England,

Mobile: 0776 9874557 – Tel:0115 8479796

E-mail [email protected]



1997-1998 Postgraduate-Contemporary Arts in Practice University of Derby

1994-1997 Fine Art-Sculpture BA (HONS) Loughborough College of Art and Design

1999- Present Founder of Light source, Arts group which runs ‘Spectrum, ‘Exhibition of Light’

Commissions/projects in progress

2006/10 Lighting the upper roofs on an new hospital in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire

2006 Light sculpture for the front of new Voluntary Action Building, Sheffield City


2006/07 Lift commission for Yeovil Hospital, Somerset

2006 Light based commission for the entrance of Brighton marina, Brighton and hove

2006 Light commission for Grarlds Law firm, Nottingham

2005/6 Designing a 20 m x 3 m underpass for ‘Artscape’ Barking, in London, this is involving over 20,000 Leds and is made interactive by people walking by


2005 Thirteen light columns for a walkway in the centre of Nuneaton, Warwickshire.

2005 Lead Artist, Light installation for the new entrance for Yeovil Hospital, Somerset

2005 A 2.5 meter sculpture for the outpatient hospital, Dudley, Birmingham, using casting resin, and lighting

2004 An 8-meter long pedestrian walkway, creating an Interactive light Sculpture/installation using LED lighting, in Andover, Hampshire

2004 A Text/ light Sculpture, 4 m x 1 m Commissioned by Glastonbury festival

2003 Swinegate Under Bridge Lighting Project, Leeds City Centre

Commissioned by Public Arts Wakefield, and Rail track

2003 Interactive light Sculpture for the ‘Making Sense’ Exhibition

Commissioned by 20/21 Visual Arts Centre, Scunthorpe

2001 Public Light Feature, West Street, Brighton & Hove Series of Illuminated Cones for Brighton City Centre Translucent Polyester Resin, Lighting and Steel

2000 ‘Light Forms’ Festive Illuminations for Derby City Council in

Association with Q Arts, Derby

2000 Light installation to evoke the Yorkshire coastline as part of the ‘Landmarks’ Exhibition Crescent Arts Gallery, Scarborough

1998 Stone Carving, for Suntrans Cycle Network Leicester


2006 ‘Research and Development in light’ grant from the Arts council England

1999 Awards for All, National Lottery Grant

1998 Royal Society of British Sculptors, Bursary

1997 East Midlands Arts, Start up Award

Forthcoming exhibition

2006 ‘Drawing with Light’ Shire Hall Gallery, Stafford

Selected exhibitions

2003/4 ‘ Spectrum 03 ’ Exhibition of Light, Touring to - Q Arts, Derby –

The Brewhouse Gallery, Taunton, and, Worcester, Museum and Art Gallery

‘Making Sense’ Exhibition, 20/21 Visual Arts Centre, Scunthorpe

2002 ‘Sea’ Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton

‘Art from the Studio’ Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery

‘ Spectrum 02 ’ Exhibition of Light, Heathcote Arts, Nottingham

2001 ‘Art X3’ Group Show of UK Artists, Hattingen Gallery, Germany

‘A New Light’ Peterborough Museum & Art Gallery, Cambridgeshire

2000 ‘Spectrum 01’ Exhibition of Light, Turtle Arts Gallery, Nottingham

Group Exhibition of light by UK artists

‘Mix 2000’ The Regional Museum Xanten, Grermany

‘Landmarks’ Solo Show Crescent Arts, Scarborough

1999 ‘Sculpture by the Sea’ Bondi Sydney, Australia

‘Eleven 99’ Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery

1998 ‘Viewpoints’ ArtSway Gallery Hampshire

‘Rented Rooms’ Mezzanine Gallery Nottingham

‘Light’ On Sight Gallery, Northampton

Visual Arts, Leicester City Art Gallery

1995 Somerset Arts Week

Workshops/projects and lectures

2004 Lecturer for the Architectural Lecture Society, School of the built Environment University of Nottingham. Talking about light and its affects in the urban Environment and the work as an artist

2004 Lead artist for Top Valley School, Nottingham. Year 9 students worked on a

12 week design project, producing a public artwork for the outside of the school.

2003/4 Lead artist for Creative Partnerships – Nottingham, Work with young people within school in Nottingham developing sculptural projects

2002 Lead artist for APT based at the Angle Row Gallery, Nottingham

APT art projects is a multi layered and inclusive resource to work with

young people within the arts between ages 12 –17.