David Gledhill



Olympisches Dorf (3)  Oil on canvas  2016

About David Gledhill
David Gledhill has been a professional artist since graduating in 1981, when he won first prize in the Mid-Wales Open. He has exhibited widely both in this country and abroad, including Frankfurt, Berlin, Milan and Brussels and is represented by Philips Art Gallery. He is a senior lecturer in Fine Art at the University of Bolton.
In addition to his activity as an artist, David has contributed writing and reviews to numerous artists' projects and publications. He is co-director of Rogue Artists Studios CIC, the largest studios in the North of England.
His current work centres on the use of both personal and institutional photographic archives to produce sequences of paintings that address historical and political themes through the lived experience of their subjects. He was recently awarded a Cornerhouse (Manchester) commission to produce a film about his work with an East German family photograph album.
David is a current PhD candidate at MIRIAD in Manchester Metropolitan University. His research centres on the potential for painting to address historical themes.
Works in the collections of East Sussex County Council, Rank Xerox, Halliwell's, Touchstones Rochdale and Steven Berkoff.
‘David Gledhill’s Doctor Munscheid photo-realist paintings are meticulous renditions taken from a 1950’s photo album picked up from a Frankfurt flea market. The paintings’ chilling air of  displaced nostalgia derives from the seeming incompatibility of dead ordinary family snaps and the artfulness of Gledhill’s painterly dedication.’
Robert Clark from the Guardian (6/11/2010)



'Renate' A documentary by the artist about Frau Renate Manjock, daughter of Dr Wilhelm Munscheid


Recent and Forthcoming Solo Exhibitions

2016  McCarthyism, CASC, University of Chester

2015  Album, Holden Gallery Café, Manchester School of Art

2013  Dr Munscheid Paintings, Lowry Hotel, Salford.

2011  Dr Munscheid Paintings, Philips Gallery, Manchester.

2010  Built, City Inn Hotel, Manchester.

2008  These Streets, Recent Paintings Philips Gallery, Manchester.
2006  This Was Home, 'Touchstones', Rochdale Art Gallery.
2006  Away From Home, Lowry Hotel, Manchester.
2004  All The Things We Saw, Huyton Gallery, Merseyside.
2003  Cedar Avenue, Comme Ca Art Gallery, Manchester.
1997  Romance, Atrium Bookshop, Cork Street, London.
1996  Close-up, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester.

Recent and Forthcoming Group Exhibitions:

2016  Olydo Berlin 2016, Deutsche Kreditbank AG, Berlin.

2016  Progress, Rogue Project Space, Manchester.

2015  Hung, Drawn and Curated, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester

2015  Hankering for Classification, Toast, Manchester.
2013   Strarta Art fair, Saatchi Gallery, London. Phillips Gallery
2013   Neo Art Prize, Market Place Gallery Bolton. (commendation)
2013  Zeigen/Reveal, Three person show Hebden Bridge Arts Festival.
2012  A Century Later, Touchstones Rochdale.
2011  Re-Covering Untitled Gallery, Manchester.
2011   Affordable Art Fair: Milan, Brussels, Bristol.
2010   Two-Person Show with Corin Sworn, Castlefield Gallery.
2007  Meeting Point, axellappprojects, Berlin.
2007  Millscapes, Touring Exhibition (Rochdale/Oldham/Stockport)
2005     Building Capacity, Storey Institute Gallery, Lancaster.  

Additional Information:

2016    Publication of 'In Camera' (with Nicholas Royle) Negative Press.

2016    PhD candidate MIRIAD, Manchester School of Art

2016    Jenkinson Award, University of Bolton.

2012    Stage 2 of the John Moores Painting Prize
2011    Awarded Cornerhouse Microcommission
2005    (Current) Senior Lecturer in Fine Art at Bolton University
2005    (Current) Administrator Rogue Studios, Manchester


'Leo Turner and his Attorney Belford Lawson at a Communist Hearing in 1959'    Oil on Canvas    122 x 153 cms    2013


'Claude Lightfoot Hearing before the Subversive Activities Control Board'    Oil on Canvas    122 x 155 cms    2013


'Pickets on the March at West Vernor and 25th'   Oil on Canvas   122x153 cms   2013


'Detroit Police Arrest Commie Leader'    Oil on Canvas    122 x 173 cms    2013