Oscar Romp Address-28 Devonshire Rd, Bognor Regis, PO21 2SY Mobile- 0044 7989 436899 Email- oscarromp@gmail.com www.oscarromp.f9.co.uk www.facebook.com.oscar.romp Qualifications MA RCA Fine Art- Printmaking. Royal college of Art. (Graded ‘distinction’ for Cultural History Thesis 'Art and Social Life’) 1989 BA (hons) Art and Design, University of Leeds, Bretton Hall College. 1985 Educated at Forest Hill Boys school and Godalming 6th Form College 1976 - 1982 Public Collections The Museum Of London -'Levi The Jazz Dancer' on permanent display in the 'London - Global City' exhibition Croydon Clock Tower Museum, Croydon Borough Council Frimley Park hospital NHS Trust London East Aids Network The National Trust [Morden Hall Park] The Sussex Beacon, Brighton Zeit!Raum, Vienna and Drobollach Bronx Museum of Art, New York Personal Profile I have worked throughout The UK, and Internationally as a commissioned site-specific artist, painter and illustrator. I completed and delivered projects of scale and ambition for clients such as Kings College Hospital NHS Trust and The National Trust. I have broad experience and ability as a participatory arts project leader and mentor. I have good communication skills, and have worked with a wide range of client groups, age ranges and cultural backgrounds in both public and private sectors. I often work in contexts where a caring, as well as a creative aptitude is required. My life and work led me to live for periods in France and in Vienna, where I learned to apply my skills in new contexts and also learned to teach English as a foreign language. I aim to consolidate, develop and share my professional experience, as well as to inspire and enable others in their own creative endeavours. Music, social-dance and cultural history are recurring themes in my activity, painting and drawing. Site-specific Commissions, and Participatory Projects in the UK Hip Hop Surgery. Live art, theatre, music and poetry collaboration with Jonzi D and Bill Harpe at the Black E arts and community Centre, Liverpool 2010 Commissioned Artist In Residence. Created Site-specific artworks with participation from Staff, clients and patients at the following organisations, - Kings College Hospital, London, The Sussex Beacon, Brighton, London East Aids Network, and Frimley Park NHS Trust. 1997-2009 Arts-in-Health Research Residency exploring the affect of creative activity and the visual environment on patient wellbeing taking into account staff and patient preferences and concerns. Commissioned by Frimley Park NHS Trust in partnership with Healing Arts 2004-2006 Artist-In-Residence at Clapham Pool, delivering regular arts workshops for children throughout the school holiday periods. Use of Studio space and facilities for Exhibition/commission work. Commissioned by Lambeth Borough Council 1991 - 1997 Arts Workshop Leader- Creative Response, Farnham. Mentored and empowered disadvantaged adults on individual projects (including adults with Learning difficulties, adults with psychiatric illness, adults with problems related to alcohol and drug misuse). 1997-2006 ‘Croydon Tartan’- Collaborative mural referencing love, marriage and the Cultural History of Croydon’s Afro-Carribean Community. Commissioned by Croydon Council. 2004 ‘London Links’-Collaborative murals, working with disabled children from Sutton Mencap. Ecological Theme. Commissioned by The National Trust, Morden Hall Park and London Arts. 2002 Murals In London Schools and Colleges. Collaborative mural designing and painting, including preparatory workshops with children age 7 to 18 years at Coulsdon College, Danson Juniors, and Keston Juniors schools 1993-98 Commissions and Projects in Vienna/Austria Designed and painted a series of 4 site-specific murals on 4 stairwell landings at an Educational Resource Centre at Drobollach in the Austrian Alps, referencing the lakeside/Alpine landscape Commissioned by Zeit!Raum, Vienna 2013 Visual Artist In Residence at 'Kunst am Grund' multi-disciplinary arts studios, collaborating with musicians, conceptual artists and 'Das Kunst' Theatre Company on community outreach exhibitions, events and performances. 2008-2011 Visual Arts Teaching Experience 'Drawing the figure in dance and movement. Led a series of 3 day-long masterclass-workshops with graphics and communication BA degree students at Birmingham University (BIAD). 2012 -2013 Visiting Drawing Tutor-Foundation Studies. Middlesex University. Cat Hill site. 1999 Visiting Tutor- Seminars and presentations on site-specific work, figurative drawing and commissioned projects at Royal college of Art, Camberwell School of Art, Bretton Hall College, University of Leeds and Coulsdon College. 1997-2002 Exhibitions Parallel Worlds Cityscapes, family, and dance-culture paintings in Vienna and London. Kunst!Raum Gallery, Vienna, Austria 2016 A Window on The Process of Care Selection of site-specific paintings and drawings commissioned by Frimley Park NHS Trust. Watts Gallery, Compton, nr Guildford 2014 'Clubscapes and Dancerscapes' - 'Live drawings', paintings and prints exploring music, dance and club culture. Blackall Studios, Hoxton, London 2012 'Unstill Lives and Clubscapes' - 'Live drawings', paintings and Prints The Museum of Club Culture, Hull. 2012 'Unstill Lives In Vienna'- Vienna. Selection of new 'clubscape' drawings single-figure paintings. Galerie Stock, Vienna, 2007 ‘Designer Aujord Hui’ - [exhibition of Drawing] at Les Halles-Place Du Marche-au Bleu La Fleche, France. Curated by Le Conseil d’administration. 2006 ‘The Bigger Picture'- Collaborative Collage/mural at Croydon Clocktower Museum - with 'surround Sound’- referencing, life experience and reminiscence of Croydon's Black-British older generation 2006 ‘The Haven’- Phoenix Galleries. Drawings, paintings and assemblages arising from The Sussex Beacon Residency, Brighton. Including collaborations with patients and staff. 2002 ‘Unstill Lives’- An ongoing series of 'club-dance' and single-figure paintings. solo exhibitions at the following venues;- The Rose and Crown Salon, Covent Gdn, The Metro cinema- London W1, The Ritzy Cinema- Brixton, The Royal Festival Hall, c, The Pelerocco Hotel- Brighton, The Reliance Bar and The North Bar- Leeds, The Contact Theatre, Manchester, and Leeds Playhouse. Print exhibitions at Southport Dance Music Weekender, and at Hayling Island Soul-Jazz weekender. 1999-2015 Various group and individual shows e.g. Malvern Open Drawing Competition, Candid Gallery, Blenheim Gallery, Museum of London, London Arts Cafe 1991-1998 Publications Jocks and Nerds Illustrated magazine feature on Oscar Romp 'Clubscapes' by Mark Webster 2012 Blues And Soul Illustrated magazine feature on Oscar Romp 'Clubscapes' by Lee Tyler 2011 Straight No Chaser issue No26. Illustrated article- ‘You’ve Got the Floor’ by Adeola Johnson 2003 'Oscar Romp' by Oscar Romp, published with foreword by Basil Alkazzi 2002 Jackdaw magazine Article about ‘ The Year Of the Artist’-by Oscar Romp 2002 'Art and Design. I00 Years at the Royal College of Art' by Sir Christopher Frayling - Student work featured in this illustrated catalogue of world- renowned artists and designers' (Richard Dennis Books) 2000 ‘Creating The Passage’-Illustrated article by Oscar Romp on painting commissioned murals at Kings College Hospital. Published in 'Artery' the journal for Arts in Health, and in Nursing Standard. 1996

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