Michael (Dan) Archer
Senior Lecturer in Fine Art
Dan Archer's recent works have been large scale public commissions ranging from 8.5 metre high granite obelisks to wall mounted neon forms, marble works with light projection and sculptures exploring site specific or historical contexts. His most extensive work was a sculpture dedicated to seafarers comprising an installation of 108 granite pillars with the profile of a wave, sited on a mound beside the Bristol Channel in Portishead.
Dan has exhibited widely in Britain including solo exhibitions at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and the Royal British Society of Sculptors and a survey of leading stone sculptors at Canary Wharf in London. He has also exhibited and made works at sculpture symposiums in Japan, S.Korea, Sardinia, Sweden, Germany, Dubai, the Czech Republic, Turkey, Italy, India and Australia. He recently completed a large work in marble at the Inter University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Pune in India and a work in Australia for the Palmer Biennial exhibition.
Dan's latest commissioned works comprised 3 large sail like forms in perforated, galvanised steel sited beside the Limehouse Cut in East London at the Caspian Wharf development and a spiral installation of granite pillars in a new park in Brent in north London. He has recently held two solo exhibitions exploring the interrelationship between sculpture and drawing at Cardiff Univerity and Jesus College, Cambridge.
SAC116 Professional Fine Art Practice