Colin Rose

Colin Rose

Colin Rose has worked as a sculptor for over thirty years. He has exhibited throughout the UK and Europe and has undertaken many public sculpture commissions.

He has undertaken public sculpture commissions for a very wide range of clients in various mediums. Colin usually works by taking a brief from the client and allowing the brief and the site to lead the design. Over the years he has worked in a variety of mediums from mirror polished stainless steel to stone. More unusually he has worked with Rope, Brick and even Coal Dust depending on the requirement of the brief.

While developing his practice Colin taught fine art and was head of Sculpture at Sunderland University from 2000 till 2006.

In addition to making sculpture, Colin Rose has a strong passion for drawing and the immediacy the process offers. The understanding gained through drawing is an important tool in the development of his designs and his working practice.

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Selected Commissions:

  • ‘Meteor’ – Jodrell Bank
  • ‘Rain’ –  Sheffield
  • ‘You’ – Genome Centre
  • ‘StarBall’ – EBI, Cambridge
  • ‘Swirl Cone’ – Carmarthen
  • ’10 Swirl’ – Gateshead

Selected Exhibitions:

  • Artlanta – Atlanta USA
  • Earthworks –  NSW, Australia
  • Villes et Valises – Strasbourg

Selected Awards:

  • National Design Award
  • Henry Moore Foundation
  • Northern Electric Visual Arts Award



  • Sculptures
  • Paintings
  • Other

Sculpture Types:

  • External
  • Internal
  • Tabletop


  • Drawings
  • Paintings on Canvas
  • Sculpture – Metal Fabricated
  • Sculpture – Mixed Media
  • Sculpture – Resin
  • Sculpture – Other (Rope, Brick & Coal Dust)

Subject Matter:

  • Abstract