Belgrave St Ives - Modern & Contemporary Art

Peter Fluck

Peter Fluck (b.1941)

Peter Fluck is well known for his founding role in the legendary Spitting Image satirical puppet television comedy show. One of the world's most successful programmes, it was broadcast between 1984 and 1996.
Now working full time as an artist, he lives in a remote part of Cornwall with his painter wife Anne - Cecile de Bruyne.

1961 ARTIST-REPORTER producing reportage drawings for press and publishing in UK and abroad. Ongoing

1963 Visited Algeria as government guest - in first officially invited group after independence.

1964-7 Some teaching at Hornsey [Middlesex Poly] and Colchester Art Schools

1968 Designed innovative car bodies exhibited at New York Auto Show

1971-75 POLITICAL CARTOONIST for newspaper.

CARICATURIST IN TWO AND THREE DIMENSIONS. Developed modelled plasticine figures to be photographed for publication.

1975-82 LUCK & FLAW . Partnership with Roger Law producing 3D caricature models for photographic reproduction by most major press and publishers worldwide

incl. 2 classics Charles Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol' and RL Stevenson's 'Treasure Island'

1980 BBC ARENA programme on Luck & Flaw

198292 SPITTING IMAGE topical satirical TV programme co-founded with Roger Law. Designed and developed the caricature puppets.

1987 LUCK & FLAW'S HISTORY OF CARICATURE . 'Omnibus' TV program

1988-92 SPITTING IMAGE PROJECTS . Headed team designing and building programmable pneumatically-operated figures with realtime interaction for live exhibits.

1992 ongoing SCULPTOR producing abstract kinetic forms for public and private exhibitions, collections and commissions

1993-97 MILTON Country Park, Cambridge. Large wind-driven sculpture floating anchored on a lake

1993-96 Occasional tutoring final year students at AA and Bartlett Schools of Architecture.

1994 Large wind-powered sculpture at Feeringbury Manor, Essex installation for summer exhibition

1994- ongoing COLLABORATION TO GENERATE MUSIC FROM MOVEMENT .

with Dr Tony Myatt, composer and Director of Electronic Music Studio at University of York. Developing a method based on chaos theory

1995 Arts Council funding to set up an exhibition tour for the above

1995 CHAOTIC MOVEMENTS Festiventu Corsica France. Exhibition in pavilion of electrically-powered working maquettes, some pendulum-based, and large wind-powered sculpture outside

1996 MOBILES with Tony Myatt.Freestanding abstract sculpture with movements based on chaos theory. When tracked by a videocamera linked to a computer etc., these movements generate algorithmic electronic music.

Previewed at ICMC held at Hong Kong University of Science & Technology

1996 RIBA Gallery, Cambridge. Exhibition of paintings and working maquettes

1997 CHAOTIC CONSTRUCTIONS Abstract moving sculpture generating music, first exhibited at Tate St. Ives, Cornwall.

Also exhibited at Dean Clough in Halifax, Hotbath Gallery in Bath, Festiventu in Corsica, and Edinburgh Festival in Scotland, where it was awarded the Herald Angel prize for best piece of visual art at the Festival.

1997 AEOLIA outdoor wind-driven sculpture commissioned for National Trust summer exhibition at Wimpole Hall, Cambs.

1998 SHOCK WAVES in Portsmouth. Installation and residency, with Tony Myatt, at 'An Exploration of the Creative and Social Impacts of New Technologies and New Physics on the Arts'

1998 WAVE Public art commission for Sculpture Trail, Perth, Scotland. A wind-driven sculpture with lighting activated by passing trains.

1999 CHAOTIC CONSTRUCTIONS . Exhibition at RIBA, Portland Place, London

1999 CROQUET . Wind-driven mobile for private commission.

2000 SPIRAL. Exhibited at The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh

2000 SIGHTSONIC Festival. Sculpture installation generating music, at City Art Gallery, York. With Tony Myatt.

2000 Sculpture design for LANDMARK piece for Eden Project, Cornwall

RIMM . Realtime Interactive Multi Media - International collaboration devised by Tony Myatt and funded by EU. Music, computerised graphics, and animation. Performed Berlin Dec. 2001

CAUSE AND EFFECT. Leader of a collaborative weekend to launch a new visual arts project for Dorset Arts.

2002 SIGHTSONIC Digital Arts Festival York. Exhibition of prints