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1983-86: M.A, The Royal College of Art, London
1978-82: B.A, Slade School of Fine Art, London
1977-78: Foundation, Chelsea School of Art, London


Jan 2014 on: programme leader, Drawing and Applied Arts and Drawing and Print at the University of the West of England

2005-2013: senior lecturer, Drawing and Applied Arts, University of the West of England


Previous posts held at: The Prince of Wales Drawing School, London (2003-5); Slade
School of Fine Art, London (1989-2005); Byam Shaw School of Art, London (1987-95);
Cheltenham Art School (1986-7).


Please click here for Richards's full teaching CV.

residencies and scholarships:

LARQ Residency, Queenstown, Tasmania, Australia (2014)

SACI International, Florence, Italy (1999)

St Stephens College, Oxford (1988)

Painting and Teaching Fellowship, Cheltenham School of Art (1986-7)

Cité International des Arts, Paris (1985)

Boise Travelling Scholarship, British School at Rome (1983)

solo exhibitions:

2015: Landscape as Discourse, LARQ Gallery, Queenstown, Tasmania


2014: Celia Lendis Contemporary, Moreton-in-Marsh

         Corinium Museum, Cirencester, 20 Sept - 18 Oct


2011: Orangeness, Abbey Walk Gallery, Grimsby

2009: Redness, Main Gallery, University of the West of England

2005: The Chapel Gallery, Cheltenham

2005: A Colour Grammar, Slade Gallery, London


2000: North Light Gallery, Huddersfield


1999: SACI Gallery, Florence, Italy


1998: Slade Gallery, London and Kirkjulakjarkot, Iceland


1994: Benjamin Rhodes Gallery, London


1992: Benjamin Rhodes Gallery, London


1989: Benjamin Rhodes Gallery, London


1987: Benjamin Rhodes Gallery, London


selected recent group exhibitions:


2017:   Go the Distance, Onderder Toren, Hasselt, Belgium
           Who is Afraid of Red, Yellow, Blue? Kooi Space, PMX, Hasselt, Belgium

           Tokyo International Mini-Print Triennial, touring Japan
           Nine Painters, Syson Gallery, Nottingham


2016:   John Moores Painting Prize Exhibition, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

           Mini Print, Arnolfini Bookshop, Bristol


2015:   Tokyo International Mini-Print Triennial
           Cotswold Open Studios, Wetpaint Gallery, Cirencester


2014:  The LARQ Effect, Gallery Ten, Hobart, Tasmania


2013:  Mini Print, Foyles Bookshop, Bristol 

          Annual Open, The Royal West of England Academy, Bristol

          The Language of Paint, Atkinson Gallery Millfield School

          The Fourth Guanlan International Print Biennial, China (May-June) 

          Works on Paper, Celia Lendis Gallery, Moreton-in-Marsh

          Winter Exhibition, Celia Lendis Gallery, Moreton-in-Marsh


2012:  Miniprint, Foyles Bookshop, Bristol

          BITE: artists making prints, Mall Galleries, London

          The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London

          The Open West, Gloucester Cathedral


2011:  Winter Exhibition, Abbey Walk Gallery, Grimsby

          Mini Print, Foyles Bookshop, Bristol

         The Royal West of  England Academy Autumn Show, Bristol

  Insights into British Art Today, Museum Obermünster, Regensburg, Germany 

         The Nature of Landscape III, Surface Gallery, Nottingham


2010: The Origin of Colour: Fabric of the Land, Geology and Petroleum Department,

          University of Aberdeen

2010: The Nature of Landscape II, Abbey Walk Gallery, Grimsby

 The Nature of Landscape I, East Loust Gallery, Grimsby

2009: The Nature of Landscape I, Abbey Walk Gallery, Grimsby

  Drawing and Printmaking, Chapel Row Gallery, Bath

 IMPACT 6: International multi-disciplinary printmaking conference, Bristol


2008: Figuring Light: Colour and the Intangible, Djanogly Gallery, Lakeside Arts
         Centre, University of Nottingham. Including premiere of Redness, the music inspired by
         the paintings and composed by Alexandra Harwood and performed by Onyx Brass

         Mini Print (no 23) Blackwells, Bristol


2007: Wall of Statements, Istanbul, Enschede, Bristol, Braumschweig, Wroclaw,
         Aberdene, Munster, Strasbourgh, Cork


2006: Looking Back – Looking Forward, The Chapel Row Gallery, Bath
         Mini Print (no 21) Blackwells, Bristol


2003: Heartworks, Six Chapel Row, Bath


2002: Music, Sherborne House, Dorset


2001: Six Abstract Painters, Six Chapel Row


two stained glass commissions:

SS Philip and James, Leckhampton, Cheltenham (1992); and St Michael and all Angels,
Eastington, Gloucestershire (1993)



Arthur Anderson and co; Stanhope Properties plc; Unilever;

Museum Obermünster, Regensburg; and private collections in UK,
Europe, Iceland, USA, Japan, Mauritius, Tasmania and Australia.


background information and writing:

Lost in Translation: the Nature of Pigmented Colour by Richard Kenton Webb (published by Colour: Design and Creativity,

The Society of Dyers and Colourists)

Recent writing about Richard's work:

Piers Bizony

Dr Richard Davey

Dr Joanne Reardon Lloyd



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