Born in Walsall in 1961, Patrick Haines undertook a Fine Art degree following a period as a horticulture student.
After graduating, he worked in film and television, gaining valuable experience as a sculptor on productions such as Spitting Image and the films of Aardman Animations.
Patrick’s sculptures explore an often unsettling alliance between the natural and the man made world. Using a diverse range of materials and found objects, his artworks reflect the relationship between nature and the confines of human society.
At first glance these unisons seem harmonious but on closer inspection reveal a disturbing narrative – interior space is colonised by insects and birds, while constructions in blackthorn and hawthorn bristle with menace. Patrick’s sculptures often hold ideas of myth and spirituality that weave subconsciously throughout his artworks.
1961 – Born, Walsall
1976-77 – City & Guilds Horticulture
1977-79 – Foundation in Fine Art
1980-83 – Art Sculpture, North Staffs Ply, BA Hons First
1985 – Sculpture Shed, Bristol, Founder member
present – Lecturer, Sculpture (BA Hons), Bath Spa University
2017- ‘Artists of Fame and Promise’ Summer Exhibition, Beaux Arts Bath
2016 – Petrichor (n) The smell of earth after the rain, Greek Street, Soho
2015 – Abditory, group exhibition, East Dulwich
2015 – Odyssey: The Journey Continues, The Chapel of St. Barnabas, Soho
2014 – Odyssey: Part 2, Church of St Edmund, Lombard St., London
2013 – Saude, bo.lee Gallery
2013 – Odyssey: Part 1, group exhibition, Bath Abbey
2012 – Nocturne, bo.lee Gallery, Bath
2012 – Unnatural: Natural History, RWA Bristol, Curate by Coates & Scarry
2011 – Shadowside, Backall Studios, Shoreditch / Darkness to Light, Octagon Chapel, Bath
2010 – Soul Object Pyrus Gallery, Newburgh St., London W1 / From Within The Bungalow / Wood for the Trees, Octagon Chapel, Bath
2009 – Solo Projects Art Fair, Basel / Myth & History, The Bristol Gallery
2008 – Mauger Modern Gallery, Bath / Chapel Row Gallery, Bath / Open Sculpture Show, St Ives
2006-09 – Open Studios, Spike Island, Bristol