Stewart Geddes British , b. 1961


Stewart Geddes was the President of the Royal West of England Academy (RWA) from 2016-2019, Honorary RA and RSA, and recently curated ‘Albert Irvin and Abstract Expressionism’ in conjunction with the Albert Irvin Estate and Tate Gallery, presented at the RWA in Bristol from December 2018 to March 2019. Formerly Head of Painting at Cardiff School of Art and Design, he is currently an Associate Lecturer in Fine Art at the University of Gloucestershire and the Arts University, Bournemouth. 






2007 Royal College of Art, MPhil
1997 City University, London, MA
1983 Bristol Polytechnic, BA(Hons)

Selected Exhibitions

 2019 'Stewart Geddes', Andelli Art, Wells (solo)

        Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London
        Bath Society of Artists Annual Open, Invited Artist, Victoria Gallery, Bath
        'Vibrancy: A Celebration of Colour in Contemporary British Art', Brownsword Hepworth, London
        167th Royal West of England Academy Autumn Open Exhibition, Bristol 

2018 ‘Albert Irvin and Abstract Expressionism’ RWA, Bristol
        ‘Wine Gums and Rock’, That Art Gallery, Bristol (solo)
         Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London
        ‘Pavilion of Paintings’, Fringe Arts Bath
2017 'Material Evidence', Atkinson Gallery, Millfield School (solo)
         Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London
         RSA Open Exhibition 2017, Edinburgh
         Academicians’ Show, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
         Proyecto Medellin, Mexico City
2016 British Council Exhibition, Metro Polanco, Mexico City
         'And ings', Noho Studios, London
         Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London
         Galeria Cuatrosiete, Oaxaca, Mexico
         'Material Fact', two-person show with Deborah Westmancoat, Studio 1.1, London
         'Unusual Materials and Collage', Chelsea Arts Club, London
         ‘Dream Visions’, Sladers Yard, West Bay, Dorset
2015 Arte Mexico: Contemporary British Art Auction 2015 – Morton Casa Subastas, Mexico City
        Quercus Gallery, Bath
        Lynne Strover Gallery, Cambridge
        ‘Drawn In’; Bristol University, RWA, Bristol
2014 ‘Zed Alley’, Campden Gallery, Chipping Campden (solo)
         Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London
         Bankley Open Bankley Gallery, Manchester
         ‘Birmingham and Beyond’, RBSA Galleries, Birmingham
2013 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London
        Hilton Fine Art, Bath
        Wells Art Contemporary, Wells City Museum
2012 ‘The Discerning Eye’, Prize Winner and selected artist by Albert Irvin RA, The Mall Galleries, London
        ‘Ha Ha What Does This Represent?’, Standpoint Gallery, London
2010 ‘Scratching the Surface 2’, BayArt, Cardiff
         ‘MGM’, Howard Gardens Gallery, Cardiff Metropolitan University (solo)
2009 ‘Summer of Dissent’, Plan 9, Bristol
        ‘Wood, Canvas, Steel’, TactileBOSCH, Cardiff
2007 ‘The Unstable Sign’, Hockney Gallery, Royal College of Art, London (solo)
         'Hoofd, Food, Been' ('Head, Feet, Hands'), R C de Ruimte, Netherlands
         ‘Scratching the Surface’, Eton College, London
         ‘The Great Exhibition 2007’, Royal College of Art, London
2006 ‘Triptych’, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
        ‘Circus’, The Empire, Bethnal Green, London
2005 ‘Here Comes Everything’, Chipping Norton Arts Centre, Oxfordshire (solo)
         ‘Les Shops A Let Dans L’Air We Breathe’, New Quebec Street, London
         Art London, Anthony Hepworth Fine Art
         ‘Interim’, Gulbenkian Gallery, RCA, London
2004 ‘Beattie, Geddes, Hopkins, Jones’, Advanced Graphics, London


2018, 2017, 2016, 2014, 2013, 2003, 2002, 2001, 1997,1993, 1989,1988 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition


Public Collections

UK Parliamentary Art Collection (House of Commons); Landmark PLC; Brookfield Asset Management; Royal Collection; Cardiff School of Management, Cardiff Metropolitan University; Royal College of Art; Royal West of England Academy.