Bill Ming was born in Bermuda and settled in England in 1971. He studied at Mansfield College of Art from 1975-76 and gained his degree in Sculpture and Creative Writing from Maidstone College of Art in 1979. He has since worked as a sculptor and fine artist from his base in Newark, Notts. UK. Bill has been involved in numerous community projects and workshops covering a range of art activities and techniques in addition to sculpture.
He has taught at several art colleges and was an active participant in the AEMS (Arts Education for a Multi-cultural Society) project. He has also acted as an advisor and exhibition selector. Bill Ming was the Henry Moore Sculpture Fellow at John Moores University in Liverpool 1992-93.
As a sculptor Bill draws inspiration from personal experiences and a rich cultural heritage that originated in Africa, the Americas and Europe. Bill uses wood and various materials to create cultural collages which reflect the physical and spiritual aspects of life in all forms.
In November 2006 the Arts Council of Bermuda honoured Bill with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
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RECENT COMMISSIONS include:-
Sculpture, paintings and collages from the Bermuda private collection, HSBC Bank, Harbourview Centre
Sculpture and Collage, Galerie, Newark on Trent
From Ship to Shore, Bermuda National Gallery
Stories From Da Wood II, Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham
Home Comin', The National Gallery of Bermuda
Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool
Commonwealth Institute, London
City Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham
Africa Centre, London and Crucible Theatre, Sheffield
Bermuda Biennial, Bermuda National Gallery
32N / 64W, A REVELATION, Masterworks Gallery, Bermuda
Africa 53, Cooper Gallery and The Gallery @ The Civic, Barnsley.
Reclaiming the Crown, New York, USA
Gracefields Art Centre, Dumfries, Scotland
The Caribbean Connection, Islington Arts Factory, London
Bill Ming Stories of Wood Wind and Fire. A Documentary Film by
Andrew McKay. For more info see www.andymckay.net
Still Tryna Spoonfeed Us. A DV Video Miniature film featuring Bill's
sculpture, to commemorate the year of the artist in association with
film makers and Andrew McKay INTA Performance Group.
Soweto's School's Project, South Africa. Art workshops facilitated by
John Moores University, Liverpool
Artist and lecturer placements at various education establishments
in the UK and Bermuda
"Against da Tide", HSBC Bank, Front Street, Hamilton, Bermuda
“Figurehead", For those Lost at Sea. Bermuda Memorial sculpture.
Commissioned by the Bermuda Government.
Mont Orgueil, Busgros Tower project, Jersey. Life-sized carved
figures by Bill Ming and Stan Bullard representing medieval
prisoners. Commissioned by the Jersety Heritage Trust.
“ Bill Ming ~ Stories of Wood, Wind and Fire “ 60 mins. (view a one minute trailer.)
Andy Mckay’s film is a fascinating portrait of Bill Ming’s emotional and humorous life stories, his Bermudian commission in the aftermath of “Hurricane Fabian” to build a 12 ton bronze memorial to those “Lost at Sea” and the defining moments of its meaning to his life and Bermudian people.
A DVD of the film is available from INTAFILMS priced £ 10. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
WEBSITE link http://www.andymckay.net/