Rupert White

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1966 Born, Gillingham, Kent
1984 Art History, British Institute, Florence, Italy
1985 MB;BS (Medicine) University College London
1988 BSc, Neuroanatomy, University College London
1997 MA Fine Art, Chelsea College of Art         




1989 London Film-makers Co-op, Camden, London       
1990 'BP EXPO Young Directors', Riverside Studios, London  
1993 'Illustrations to an Unwritten Book' St Ives Public Library, St Ives, Cornwall                                                               
  Penwith Society, St Ives
1994 Newlyn Orion Gallery, Newlyn, Cornwall                                                     
  Penwith Society, St Ives
1995 'Words and Pictures', Serpentine Gallery Bookshop,  London
  FAT Public Art Project, Venice Biennale, Italy
  'A Seat of Learning', Cornwall Museum Galleries, Truro
1996 'Mobile', SLAP, The Island Centre, St Ives                                                                         
  'Departure', Questioning Office of Art, New Millennium Gallery, St Ives 
1997  Chelsea MA shows
2003 'Videologue', Art Surgery, Live platform, Newlyn Gallery
  Mixed show, Wills Lane Gallery, St Ives
2004 'Girls v Boys', Hengrove Art Space, Bristol                                                     
  Mixed show, Wills Lane Gallery, St Ives
2005 'Panorama', Vitreous Contemporary Art, Truro               
  Transition 6, Newlyn Gallery       
  Wills Lane Gallery, St Ives
  Christmas Show, Lemon Street Gallery, Truro


2006 'This then this then this' The Schoolhouse, Morvah, St Ives curator
  Solo show, The Salt Gallery, Hayle, Cornwall
  Mixed Show, Wills Lane Gallery, St Ives
'The Waiting Project', various locations, Cornwall webprojects curator
  'Santa's Secret Tombola', Redruth


2007 Mixed show, The Salt Gallery, Hayle, Cornwall
  'Delicate Situations', online exhibition
  'Art Now Cornwall?' Goldfish Fine Art, Penzance
  'Unquiet Earth', NSA, St Ives Society of Artists, St Ives
'Tales of the Unexpected', part of 'MORE Cornwall', various locations curator
  'Live Art Falmouth', Alexandra Terrace, University College Falmouth
  'On Artistic Lines', curated by Sam Gathercole, featured artist, AXIS online gallery
  'One in a Million Changes', part of 'MORE Cornwall' Vogue Beloth Chapel, Illogan
  'Lineage', NSA, Newlyn Art Gallery
  'Second Nature pt 1' Truro Cathedral, Truro curator
  'Second Nature pt 2' Vitreous Contemporary Art, Truro curator webprojects curator
  'MOVE', Vyner Street, London
  Second chamber show, Revolver, Penzance
  Video night, Revolver, Penzance
  'Mix-it up', Salt Gallery, Hayle
  'Keepin' it rural!' Quay Gallery, Wadebridge
  Christmas Show, Salt Gallery, Hayle
'Touch paper' Revolver, Penzance
  Goldfish Winter Show, Penzance

2008 Mixed show, FOLD, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria
  PSYCHO/GEOGRAPHY, GreenCube, Newlyn Art Gallery curator
  'Street Life', Belgrave Gallery, St Ives
  'Mixed/No Theme' Goldfish, Penzance
  'The Drawing Show' NSA, The Exchange, Penzance
  Mixed painting show, The Salt Gallery, Hayle
LAF 2008 (Live Art Falmouth), University College, Falmouth
'The Garden Project', (invited artist) Catalyst Arts, Belfast webprojects curator
'Drawing the Line' Hilton Young, Penzance
Summer Show, Goldfish, Penzance
'Out of Bounds', The Exchange, Penzance
'Revolutions', Open Space Galleries, Penryn
Winter Mixed Show, Goldfish, Penzance
Christmas Show, Salt Gallery, Hayle



2009 'The New Landscape', Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro    curator
  '4', Millennium, St Ives webprojects
  'The Cornish Perspective', RWA, Bristol
  'Apocalypse Now', Red Wire, Liverpool
  'Supernature', View Gallery, Bristol online projects
  Supermassive Black Hole #3 (publication)
  Winter Show, Millennium, St Ives
  'A Giant Leap', Camborne


2010 'Happidrome 3', Goonhilly Downs, Cornwall (online)
'House of Fairy Tales', Millennium, St Ives
'NEXUS', Pheonix Gallery, Exeter
'New Living Art' Irish Museum of Contemporary Art, Dublin
'Exquisite Trove', House of Fairy Tales, Newlyn Art Gallery
Winter Show, Millennium, St Ives


2011 'Bridging the Gap' Hatchspace, Deptford, London
Queen Convention 2011, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk (presentation/talk)
'Frenchman's Creek', Rural Centre for Contemporary Art, Kestle Barton
'Print!' The Exchange, Penzance
Cornish Queen Party, The Driftwood Spars, St Agnes (exhibition/event organiser)


2012 'Site-non-site', Kestle Barton, Helford (curator)
2013 'Limbo', The Old Coffin Store, Truro
'The Dark Rooms', CAST, Helston
2014 'The Playing Fields' (part of Inland Art Festival) Boots' Building, Redruth
2016 'Art Decade' The Bowie Lounge, Old Bakery, Truro
'Inland Art Festival', Redruth
2018 'Hummadruz' Newlyn Gallery, Penzance (curator)
'A Cornish Review' (workshop with RCA as part of Groundwork)








Artists Newsletter, AXIS, POST, Stride Magazine,, PROOF, Art of England, Revolver Art Cornwall, Tales of the Unexpected, The West Briton, Cornwall Today, The Enquiring Eye, Pagan Dawn, Meyn Mamvro, Folklore Frontiers

Queen in Cornwall (book), Folk in Cornwall (book), The Edge of It (book), Monstermind (book), The Giraffe that Swims (book), The Reenchanted Landscape (book) catalogues and medical journals.



  selected press



BP EXPO catalogue, London, 1992

BP EXPO feature, Time Out, London, February 4th, 1992

The Packet, March 4th, 1993 ‘City doctor stages solo art show’

West Briton, 18th Feb 1993

Western Morning News, February 19th 1993 ‘Doctor’s solo art show’

The Packet, July 28th 1994 ‘Arts teacher dreams up living spiral of progress’

West Briton, August 18th 1994 ‘School Life through artists’ eyes’

Radio Cornwall, August 16th interview with Rupert White and Phil Mawdsley

Art monthly, August 1994 ‘The Learning of Trees’

The Independent, August 31st, 1994 ‘A Game of Two Halves’

Dazed and Confused, August, 1994 ‘Lick me, touch me, bite me, take me’

The Face, August 1994 ‘Public Images: Outpost’ on Venice Biennale Project

Artist's Newsletter, March, 1995,  'Multiple Choice', Sotiris Kyriacou

Art Monthly, February, 1995,  'Multiplication', Erika Lederman on Words and Pictures

Quality of Light catalogue, 1997, Questioning Office of Art

The Cornishman, January 5th 2006 ‘Artists explore the experience of Cornwall’

Cornwall Today, June 2006 ‘Painting the landscape’

Cornwall Today, November 2006 p.84 ‘Fabulous new website’

West Briton, May 11th 2006

West Briton, May 18th 2006 ‘The minimal paintings of Rupert White’

'Waiting' catalogue, 2006

Cornwall Today, February 2007 ‘Artist and editor of artcornwall discusses his slant on landscape painting for the 21st Century’, January 2007 ‘Tate St Ives Art Now Cornwall exhibition sparks heated local debate’

The Independent, 28th February, 2007 ‘Brian Sewell and the art of insulting your hosts’ includes discussion of 'Art Now Cornwall?'

Western Morning News, 27th February, 2007 'Critic Sewell sniffs at Tate St Ives' includes description of 'Art Now Cornwall?'

Cornwall Today, July 2007 Features on 'More', 'Tales of the Unexpected' and

Tales Of The Unexpected Book publication

Artists Newsletter, August  2007, Feature on 'More'

Artists Newsletter, September  2007, Feature and front page on 'More'

Cornwall Today, September 2007, Double page feature on 'Second Nature'

The Times, September 8th 2007, 'New face of Cornish art'

West Briton, September 20th 2007, 'Truro partnership comes as Second Nature'

PROOF magazine, Autumn/Winter 2007: Second Nature and 'Vibrant new directions'

Catalogue for 'Move', Goldfish at Vyner Street, London

POST Spring 2008, Article on LAF 2007

BBC Spotlight Southwest, 21st May, 2008 'Streetlife streetart' TV feature

Cornwall Today, June 2008, Editorial on

The Irish Times, July 8th, 2008 'A Blank Canvas for a new North' on Catalyst Arts Garden Show

Revolver Art Cornwall, Book publication

Inside Cornwall, January 2009, 'Original Visions' feature on The New Landscape

West Briton, February 3rd 2009, 'Royal Cornwall Museum takes on New Landscape'

West Briton, May, 2009, 'Fabulous Four' on '4' at Millennium

Catalogue for '4', Millennium Gallery, St Ives

Catalogue for SuperNature, View Gallery, Bristol

West Briton, June 3rd, 2010 Do you remember legend's concerts? Queen in Kernow

Time Out, July 5th 2010  'The House of Fairy Tales'

Cornwall Today, August, 2010 'Queen in Cornwall'

West Briton, March 10, 2010 'I didn't want to be a dentist I wanted to be in a world conquering band'

West Briton, March 10, 2011 'Smile you're on the Truro City Hall Stage'

Western Morning News, April 9th 2011, 'Kestle Barton: The barn doors open for another exciting season'

Western Morning News, February 10th 2012 'Is this the real life or is this just fantasy'

Western Morning News, September 17, 2013 'Heyday of the Cornish Music Scene'

The Edge of It Book publication, 2014, Propaganda, Warsaw

fRoots, December 2014,  'Folkniks Go West'

The Wire, January 2015, 'Tribute to Clive Palmer'

Falmouth Packet, April 8th 2015 'Was Cornish Sea Monster sighting gigantic hoax'? Mike Truscott on Monstermind

West Briton, May 27th 2015 'Read about the Magic and Theatre of Doc Shiels' by Lee Trewhela on Monstermind

Folklore Frontiers (No.78), Feb 2017, 'Wizard Wheezes' by Paul Screeton on Monstermind

Folklore Podcast Mark Norman on 'The Re-enchanted Landscape'

Pagan Dawn Samhain 2017 'The Re-enchanted Landscape'

Meyn Mamvro #95, Winter 2018 Cheryl Straffon on The Re-enchanted Landscape

Folklore Frontiers #80, Feb 2018, 'Cornish Cornucopia'  Paul Screeton on The Re-enchanted Landscape