Curriculum Vitae

There has been an eighteen-month hiatus in my career since early 2018 until the beginning of 2020. I had a lung condition called Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis which is a deteriorating lung condition with only one cure, which is a lung transplant. The fact that I am writing this means that I have been EXTREMELY fortunate and was lucky enough to survive long enough to receive a single lung transplant in the summer of 2019 at the age of 67, two months of my 68th birthday. I have made smaller works and drawings over this period but now in April 2020 am back to almost normal production and working on an exhibition “In Search of the Purple Fish” to be held at the North Sea Observatory Gallery in August 2020.

Despite this I continued to work all be it on a reduced output from my home studio making and selling work.

Post-Transplant CV:

Aug. 2020: “In Search of the Purple Fish” Solo exhibition at the North Sea Observatory                              Gallery, Chapel St. Leonards.

Pre Transplant CV:

Awards:

Aug. 2016: Arts Council England Grant for project “This is My Life”.
Aug. 2009: Arts Council England Grant for installation “The Quest of Alonso Quijano….”
July 2007: Arts Council England Grant  for project “In search of Albion”

Competitions 
January 2008: Winner of the South Holland Open, South Holland District Council.
August 2005: Winner of the Burden Open. Burdens Agricultural Award

Artworks in public spaces
August 2010: ‘Patchwork’, Seathorne Primary Schoool, Skegness, Lincolnshire.
June 2008: “Mondrian’s Lobster Pot” Birkbeck Primary School, Boston, Lincolnshire.
July 2007: “Curriculum” Collaborative project, Birkbeck Arts & Community College,
June 2007: “Fibonacci’s Arc” Collaborative sculpture project, Burgh Le Marsh School,

Artworks in public collections
January 2008     Dead wood lV, the transient nature of man; purchased by South Holland District Council

Art Consultancy

Nov 2015- Sept 1017: Curator of Exhibitions,  The Foyer Gallery, Embassy Theatre, Skegness, Lincolnshire.
Mar2012- May2014: Curator of Exhibitions, The Theatre Gallery, Embassy theatre, Skegness, Lincolnshire.

Public Art Projects

June 2017: “This is My Life” Projections.
June 2011:  GamesTime, Skegness SO Ferstival, Dry Lagoon Skegness
August 2007 :”In search of Albion”. Outdoor art installation, various locations on Lincolnshire Coast

Residencies:
October 2010 :University of Lincoln, AA2A Residency, Greestone Building Lindum Hill Lincoln.

Partnership Projects
September 2010: “In Search of Albion”, Festival of Bathing Beauties, Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire.
October 2008: X-Church, Gainsborough. Collaborative event, three artists exploring temporary dwellings.
August 2006: Production of play “Extremities” Edinburgh Fringe.(set & visual artwork).

Exhibitions Curated:
June 2016: Earth, Fire, Air Water, Embassy Theatre Gallery, Skegness

Selected Exhibitions
May 2012: Inugural Exhibition The Embassy Theatre Café Gallery, Skegness
December 2008: Temptations, Cuppola Gallery, Sheffield.
May 2008: Waterside Open, Lauriston Gallery, Waterside Arts Centre, Manchester.
April 2008: Minor works, The Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk, Lancashire
February 2008: South Holland Open, South Holland centre, Spalding Lincolnshire.
August 2005: Burden Award Exhibition, Arts Coranti, Swineshead, Lincolnshire
May 2005:Mercury Music Prize Final. Air Gallery, 32 Dover Street, London.

Exhibition Record
Nov. 2015: Stations of the Cross. Embassy Theatre Gallery Skegness
May 2014: Skegness, Skegness. Embassy Theatre Gallery, Skegness.
June 2013: The Gatekeeper Within, SO Festival, Embassy Theatre Gallery, Skegness.
June 2012: A Rural Perspective, Sam Scorer Gallery, Lincoln.
July 2010: Mansion House Art Exhibition, Mansion House, Upgate, Louth, LIncolnshire.
Sept 2009: “In the beginning was the word and the word was…” part of SEAS Festival.

Additional information and contact details:
Websites to view work: Blog: https://ahardworkingartist.com/
Sales: http://www.artmajeur.com/malcolmtait
Sales: http://www.saatchiart.com/malcolmtait
Address:                           Shalom, Chapel Lane, Addlethorpe, Lincolnshire, PE24 4TG
Telephone:                       07868757295 [Mob.]
Email:                               malcolmtait52@gmail.com, ahardworkingartist@gmail.com