Tim Pomeroy: a new biography

Arran-based artist Tim Pomeroy has just finished his third solo sculpture exhibition with his main gallery The Fine Art Society in Edinburgh. The successful exhibition ran between 18th November and 23rd December. The private view in November, was the first the gallery hosted since the March lockdown of 2020. It was well attended with more than 70 seeing the latest of Tim’s sculptures. The exhibition can still be visited on the gallery’s website.

Coinciding with the opening was the launch of a new illustrated biography of Tim’s work. The handsome new book was the initiative of the publisher Stephen Morris who approached Tim after his sculpture exhibition in London in July last year. Because of lockdown very few visitors came to the exhibition at Beaux Arts, Maddox Street, but several films of Tim talking about his work made their way to Youtube and the publisher was impressed enough with this and the Beaux Arts catalogue written by Richard Cork, to contact him.

The writers are Nicholas Usherwood and Dave Bell, both of whom are friends and both of whom know Tim’s work intimately. Nicholas, a curator and writer on the arts, is one of London’s most respected art critics and has written two previous catalogues for Tim’s solo exhibitions in London.

When Tim first met Dave he was Arts Development Officer in Clydesdale and the two worked together on several projects most notably a sculpture for Blackwood park (illustrated in the book) and a very ambitious production of Macbeth in Lanark.

The biography is a limited edition of 300. It is hard-backed and is beautifully illustrated with pictures of sculptures and paintings (Tim originally trained as a painter and taught painting at Gray’s School of Art in 1984). It touches on some stories from his sojourn to Belfast in the late 1970s to draw the army on the streets, to his experience as a ward orderly in a geriatric ward and the images produced by both these experiences. The main body of pictures concentrates on his mission of the last twenty years of redefining for himself how an artwork can be invested with a sense of the otherworldy and/or the secular sacred.

Tim is planning a book-launch on Arran around late March early April in the Ormidale Pavilion. His original launch had to be postponed adhering to government advice on the run-up to Christmas. Books are currently available via Arran Active or directly from Tim himself. £30 to uplift or plus a further £3.85 for P+P



Images above show Tim’s new book. Featured image of Tim pre-booklaunch in Edinburgh, December 2021. Photo credits: TIm Pomeroy