John Newling has an acclaimed international reputation creating projects and installing works across Europe, the Far East and the USA.
Newling’s practice is part of a widening evolution of new strategies for arts production and dissemination that emerged in the mid 20th century and continues to create new knowledge and expressions in the 21st century. To this end Newling has innovated the possibilities and benefits for art in a renewed social and conceptual framework.
Newling has been commissioned by many national and international organisations including, in the last five years, Canterbury Cathedral, The Forestry Commission, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, The Henry Moore Trust, The Museum of Sacred Art, Kielce, The NHS, Royal Mail and the Wellcome Trust.
Reviews and critiques of his work have been included in, amongst others, Sculpture in 20th – Century Britain (Henry Moore Institute), Installation art in the new millennium: The empire of the senses (Thames and Hudson) and leavingtracks: artranspennine98 (artranspennine98). Monographs on his work and projects include The Sacred and The Mundane, Currency and Belief, Stamping Uncertainty, Westonbirt Wishes, Chatham Vines, An Essential Disorientation and the Preston Market Mystery Project. In 2005 a double volume monograph of his research essays from 1994 to 2005 was also published.
John Newling lives in Nottingham where he is currently Emeritus Professor of Installation Sculpture at Nottingham Trent University.