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CV: Wolfgang and Heron CV

Wolfgang Buttress: BA Hons Fine Art

Fiona Heron: MA Landscape Arch. MLI, MSc

Working Method

Wolfgang and Fiona work collaboratively at the conceptual stage of commissions. The continuing work through to completion is then carried on jointly or as an individually - led project. We work closely with our structural engineers to harmonise technical needs with aesthetics. This enables quick and easy fabrication and the achievement of beautiful, high quality work. Integral to our public sector projects is a positive, practical and sensitive approach to working with environmental professionals and, where appropriate, the widest range of public interest groups.


Enrich the site and ensure that meaning responds to context - history, aesthetics and function

Create ‘sense of place’: art and urban design with resonance and meaning

Integrate art and design at the conceptual stage and follow this through to completion

Reach holistic and sustainable design solutions, refining ideas to simple, contextual elegance.

Extend and fulfil the creative vision through practical use of new technologies

Wolfgang Buttress – BA Hons Fine Art

Wolfgang specialises in sculpture, drawing and painting. Memory, time and emotion are key themes. He has previously exhibited his landscape inspired works in Europe and the UK. A new exhibition of sculptures and paintings took place at The Wall Gallery, Tokyo April 2006.

Expertise in producing sculpture was developed through an Artist in Residence role for the People’s College Engineering Department. Integrated art, sculpture and engineering then featured in small-scale works: the ‘Flo’ Light, for Heals, London was shortlisted for a Peugeot Design Award and chosen by international fashion designer Paul Smith for display in his Covent Garden Shop. This innovative light sculpture was selected for the British Crafts Council’s ‘Out There’ exhibition, 2003.

Wolfgang led on the fabrication and installation of Angel Wings / Halo sculptures for the N1Public Square, Islington, Axel sculpture, Bolero Square, Nottingham Ice Arena. This year, a maquette of the sculpture Tree of Remembrance, Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester, is an exhibit in this year’s First Chicago Sculpture Institute Biennnale.. Large scale sculptures Silica and A Spire – are being installed at Weston–super–Mare and Mansfield respectively.

Fiona Heron – MA Landscape Architecture, MLI, MSc

Fiona works in her capacity as designer/ artist on the evolution of all art and design works produced by the partnership. She brings inherent expertise in 3D design to the partnership’s sculptural and open space commissions. Her landscape/art garden design was selected for the Westonbirt International Garden Festival 2004. Fiona is a member of the City of Nottingham Urban Design Forum.

She is now designing Nottingham’s Lace Market Square [ landscape/art] She recently led on the sculptural markers at Bromley Station, London, Riverside Furniture for Gainsborough Waterside Regeneration and on landscape schemes in Conservation Areas and Historic Monument contexts at Park Rock and Yorke House, Nottingham.

In 2004-2005, she won three urban design awards and her schemes were featured in ‘Landscape’, Journal of the Landscape Institute: Issue 27, April 2006. Formerly, Fiona led schemes in the context of public spaces, linear corridors, parks and historic buildings, winning two Lord Mayor’s Urban Design Awards.

Her other individual artistic output includes 3–dimensional constructions and photography with exhibitions in traditional galleries and business locations. During 2004-7, her photographs were commissioned for new, state-of-the-art Experian HQs in Nottingham and London Victoria. These abstract, architectural images were drawn from the progress of the buildings’ technical development.

Selected Commissions

Landmark Sculptures

Tree of Remembrance: commemorates lives lost in Manchester in WWII: Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester

Axel: National Ice Arena, Bolero Square – Nottingham City Council. Nottingham Civic Society Environment Award, March 2004

NI Retail Plaza, The Angel, Islington 2003 - Angel Wings and Halo

National Competition Winner: The Architecture Foundation [with Letts Wheeler Architects]

Art and Design

The Lace Market Square Nottingham – Landscape architecture and Art – current

Cambridge University: gates for Leverhulme building

Commissions East/ Gainsborough Regeneration; design/fabrication waterside furniture

Ormskirk/Southport NHS Trust – remodel internal coutyard /public art:

St. Stephen’s Church, Norwich: gates,railings, internal courtyard: in progress

Highwood Cemetery, Nottingham - commemorative sculptural groups: in progress

Bromley Station, London –forecourt markers: Bromley Built Environment Award 2005

Stamford Town Centre - remodelling squares/public art: in progress [with Letts Wheeler]

Northampton Town Centre – remodelling market square/public art, [with Letts Wheeler]

Westonbirt International Garden Festival 2004 - ‘Further From Home’ Garden+ sculpture

Nottingham Royal Concert Hall Public Terraces: Refurbishment Strategy : external spaces,

Yorke House Apartments, Mews and Villa – landscape design/ integrated art: light sculpture.

Park Rock – landscape within medieval cave complex : Landscape Award, National Home Builders.

Marlborough House - landscape design to new build, contemporary housing complex

Nottingham Old Market Square – remodelling/public art : finalists [with Conran Architects]

Leicester Cathedral - visitor centre gates– design and fabrication

Heals, London - millennium window displays - installation/light sculptures

Paul Smith - table, chairs and display cabinets

Space - London / Atomic – Nottingham : flo light sculptures

Individual Exhibitions

Wolfgang Buttress: Selected Recent Works/Exhibitions

Sculptural Tree and 3-D Wall Relief : Arboretum School , Nottingham 2003/ 2004

Drawing : Nottingham Castle Art Gallery Open: December 2003

Creative Partnerships Drawings and Paintings, Waterstones Gallery, Nottingham Nov. 2003

Paintings: Old Hall – Gainsborough 2002

Fiona Heron: Selected Recent Works/Exhibitions/Publications

The Last Farm: solo photography exhibition: Ropewalk Gallery Barton-on-Humber [for Sept 2007]

Return To Earth: 14 photographs: Nottingham University Lakeside Arts Centre Jan 2004

Photographs for Experian HQ Nottingham/London, Victoria 2004-2007

Photosynthesis: 6 photographs Ropewalk Gallery, Barton on Humber Sept.2003

The Town in the Sky: townscape photography : venues 2002 -2003, Burslem College of Art, New Vic Theatre Newcastle Under Lyme, Borough Museum & Art Gallery, Newcastle Under Lyme

Landscape Design: Journal of The Landscape Institute: 2002 : ‘The Human View’ and

2006: ‘Park Rock’.