Selected Projects and Commissions


           Commission: Colour Codes, South Parade,Bridlington Bauman/Lyons 


   Lead Artist: Spa gardens Bridlington Bauman/Lyons Architects.


Commission: Flash, Art on the Riverside, South Tyneside MBC.

Design: Flag market Preston member of design team Landscape Projects.


Commission: Red Pass, Ramparts Business Park, Berwick-upon-Tweed Borough Council.

2004 -           

Lead Artist: Working with Alfredo Jaar, Tithebarn Master Plan Design Team, BDP Architects, Preston.


Design: Cleveleys Promenade, collaboration with Bauman Lyons Architects, Wyre Borough Council.


Project: Regulator, Marshall Court Building, Marshall Mills. Leeds.


Curator: In Certain Places, Preston.


Design: Computing and Technology Building University of Central Lancashire.

Design: Flash, Art on the Riverside, South Tyneside MBC.


Design: Lichtprojekten, Wasserwert and Bahn Viadukt, Witten, Germany.           

Design: Orchard Tunnel, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Urban Design Team.

Design: Art on the Riverside, South Tyneside MBC.


Project: Towerscan, Leeds Metropolitan University.


Project: Interruptions, Harris Museum &Art Gallery and University of Central Lancashire, Preston.


  Commission: Dancer, Wakefield City Council, Lighting scheme for               Wakefield Museum


Design: Lancaster City Council, Solar powered sculpture, Lune Valley.


Commission: 'Night Vision', The Orangery, Public Arts, Wakefield.


Curated: 'Missing Pages', Lancashire County Council, Northwest Art Board, Lancashire Libraries.


Commission: 'The Navigator' Coventry City Council, Groundwork, Canal Tunnel, Coventry Canal, Coventry.

Designs: Sustrans, Cycle storage Facility, Temple Moor School, Leeds.

Project: 'Champion' Leeds Sculpture Workshop, Leeds.


Commission: 'Area 52' York City Council, Sustrans. Cycle storage Facility, Burnholme Community College, York.


Project: 'Power Source' Shelton Grange Power Station, Leeds.

Project: 'Galvanic', Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds.


Commission: 'Watermark' Cardiff City Council Engineers, South     Glamorgan County Council Architects, Docks Pumping Station, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff.


Commission: W. S. Atkins Architects, Oxfordshire County Council, Cheney Upper School, Oxford.


Project: 'Four Sculptures', Francis Graham Dixon Gallery at the Economist, London.


Project: 'Oscillate', Wave Events Week, Fine Art Building Humberside Polytechnic, Hull.

Project: 'Falls', Five Years Exhibition, Francis Graham Dixon Gallery, London.

Commission: 'Lap Light', Bradford City Council, Merchants House, Bradford.

Project: 'To Power', David Massingham Dance Company, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne.


Shortlisted: Cardiff Bay Arts Trust.

Shortlisted: Coventry City Council.

Shortlisted: Birmingham City Council.


Project: 'A Beached Light', Artwork Festival, Southampton University.


Commission: 'A Light Spray', British Railways, Wakefield Westgate Station

Commission: 'Arc', Sheffield World Student Games - not realised.

Commission: Carbrook Hall Office Park, Sheffield - not realised.


Project: 'A Light Barrier', South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell.


Shortlisted: Holbeck Triangle Sculpture Project, Leeds.


Commission: 'A Light Wave' British Railways Wakefield Westgate Station


Project: Sculptor-in-residence, The Henry Moore Centre for the study Sculpture, Leeds City Art Gallery


Solo Exhibitions

2001    Towerscan: Leeds Metropolitan University Gallery, Leeds.

1997   You Like Your Lights Don't You: BBK Gallery, Koln, Germany.

1995   The Dark Side of the Bright Lights :Leeds City Art Gallery.

1987   Arches: Arcade Gallery, Harrogate.

1986   A Light Mound: Cirencester Workshops, Cirencester.

1985   Charles Quick: Camden Arts Centre, London.

1983   Charles Quick: Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield.

            Charles Quick: Elizabethan Gallery, Wakefield.

1981   Charles Quick: Breadline Gallery, Leeds.

1980   Charles Quick: Breadline Gallery, Leeds.


Group Exhibitions

2003   Other Criteria: Henry Moore Institute, Leeds.

2001   Another Place: Storey Gallery, Lancaster.

1997   Co-incidence IX: Ignis, Koln, Germany.

1990   BAA Sculpture Commission shortlisted Artists: ICA London

            Open Studios: Leeds Art Space Society.

1989   Exchanges: Kunsterhause, Dortmund, West Germany.

1987   Christmas Lights: Cleveland Gallery, Middlesborough.

1987   Platform for Artists: Touring.

1987   Landscape Elements: South Square Gallery, Bradford.

1986   Fresh Air: St. Pauls Gallery, Leeds.

1984   The 2nd International Performance Festival: South Hill Park, Bracknell.

1981   Summer Showspace Winner: Wakefield City Art Gallery.

1980   Yorkshire Graduates: St. Pauls Gallery, Leeds.

1977   Northern young Contemporaries: Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester.


Intervention Performance

2011    The Exstinguisher, 24 SEVEN Gooden Gallery, London

2008    My Manchester, Hazard Festival: Manchester

2007    Independent Electrical Infrastructure: Prestival: Preston.

2003    Lighter, Artranspennine 03: Hull, Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool.  

Conference and Symposium Presentations

The Monument and the Changing City, Symposium, Sand Box, Uclan,

March 2011

4x4 Making Places, Week 3 Land, Leeds Metropolitan University, 2010

A Place for Creativity, National conference Rudi, Places Matter, The Lowry, Salford, 6 June 2009  

Spaces v Site the commissioning equation, Tatton Park, 18 july 2008

Innovation and Exploration, Urbis, Manchester, 13 June 2008

Art and the Built Environment Symposium, Art Gene, Barrow 16 March 2007

The City In Transition, The 2nd Annual National Public, Art Conference, Liverpool, 17 September 2006


Selected Articles and Reviews

David Batty, 'Shedding Light On Tyneside heritage', The Guardian, 1st April, 2009.

Bob Dickenson, 'Preston: In Certain Places', The Art and Architecture Journal 66/67, 2008.

Richard Holledge, 'The mystery of the market place', The Daily Telegraphy,12.04.2007.

Maria N Stukoff, 'The National public art conference, Liverpool, England', Public Art Review USA, spring summer, 2007.

Ian Banks, 'Urban Regeneration', Art and Architecture Journal, December 2005.

Robert Clark, 'Charles Quick', Guardian, 19 July, 2001.

'Sculptor to light up their lives', Blueprint, June 2001.

Andrew Hewitt and Melanie Jordan, 'Dancer', AN magazine, June 2001.

Jonathan Jones, 'Interruptions', Exhibitions, Guardian, 8 February, 2000.

David Mackintosh, 'Charles Quick - The Navigator', AN magazine, October 1999.

Showcase: 'Missing Pages', Graphics International, July 1999.

David Briers, 'Missing Pages', AN magazine, November 1998.

Planning, July 1998.

Jurgen Kirsters, 'Uber Sterne und Elektrizitat', Kolner Stadt-Anzeiger, 25 Nov, 1997

David Briers, 'Champion', AN magazine, October 1997.

Urszula Szulakowska, 'Champion', Untitled, Winter 1997.

Robert Clarke, 'Preview', Guardian, 27 January, 1996.

Hugh Pearman, Cardiff Bay, Issue 4, Summer 1995.

Vic Allen, 'Cultural Resistance', Artscence, December 1995.

Mary Clarke, 'David Massingham Dance', The Guardian, 30 September 1992.

Artswork' Artist Newsletter, October 1990.

'Charles Quick putting Sculpture back on the line', Design Week, 6 Oct, 1989.

Artist Newsletter, October 1989.

'LASS' Aus Leeds Kulturtage-Kunst An Sunderweg', Dortmunder Rundschaw, 12 May, 1989.

Art Monthly, February 1988.

Martin Wainwright, Guardian, 12 January, 1988.

John Williams, The Daily Telegraphy, 13 January, 1988.

'Light Barrier' Artist Newsletter, October 1987.

The Independent, 1 September, 1987.

Arts Review, 25 September, 1987.

Annette Kobak, 'Review', The Times Educational Supplement, 20 February, 1987.

Dave Lee, 'Andrew Darke, 'Charles Quick', Arts Review, December, 1985.

Ken Rowat, 'Showspace the Winner Exhibition', The Guardian, 13 August, 1981.



Jonathan Vickery editor, Flash@Hebburn by Charles Quick Urban Art in the New Century. A&AJ Press

Penelope Curtis ed., Sculpture in 20th Century Britain, Volume II, essay by Nigel Walsh, 2003: pp. 289-290.

Public Arts, Making Places (working with art in the public realm), 2001: pp. 56, 57.

Design & Art Direction 2000 Annual, Missing Pages.

Lancashire County Council, Missing Pages, Publication to Project, 1999.

Charles Quick, Alan Rogers, Watermark, Cardiff Bay Art Trust, Publication to Project, 1996.

Charles Quick (with essay by Guy Julier), The Dark Side of the Bright Lights, Exhibition Catalogue: Leeds Museums and Galleries, 1995.

Sarah Selwwod, 'A light Wave, Westgate Station, Wakefield 1985-88', The Benefits of Public Art, 1995: pp. 214-234,

Susan Jones, Art in Public (Artists' Handbook),1992: p. 30.

Phyllida Shaw, The Public Art Report (Local Authority Commissions of Art for Public Places), 1990: p.32.

Geraldine Prince, Sarah Cummings, Festival Landmarks, 1990: p.35.

Frances Spalding, 20th Century Painters and Sculptors, 1990: p. 368.

Malcolm Miles, Art for Public Places, 1989: p.108.

Christopher Pulleing, 'Art Sponsorship' Arts Review Year Book, 1988: p.83.

Graham Hughes, 'On the Rails' Art Review Year Book, 1988, p.58.