Debbie Ryan

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Discovery

Discovery

Introduction

Statement

I like to create artwork that explores and celebrates the multiplicity of the natural world. The materials that I choose to use are an attempt to reflect the variety and vibrancy of life found in nature, I prefer to use indulgently bright and decorative materials to create unique, lively mosaic forms.

 

Biography

About

Debbie is a visual artist with over 14 years-experience of designing and producing mosaic installations commissioned for public, private and educational contexts. Debbie has worked with a range of clients to meet project objectives and make their ideas a reality, resulting in the creation of distinctive artwork. Creative workshops and design consultation can be also carried out, to ensure engagement and participation is integral to each artwork project.

At her studio, Debbie designs and produces her mosaics, often integrating participant artwork into final design whether possible. Which is then transported and installed appropriate to each site. Resulting in the least disruption during installation. Debbie has an extensive record of working with architects, structural engineers, and other designers. Possessing an excellent track record of delivering commissions on budget and within given timescales.

Debbie’s work has been created for a wide range of projects, and has exhibited internationally in China and New Zealand. Debbie’s studio practise has been based in Scotland for over four years, and has a studio space in Glasgow. Her most recent creation was a large mosaic sculpture currently on show in Camperdown Country Park in Dundee, for the public art ‘Oor Wullie Bucket Trail’, which raised money for the Archie Foundation through a charity auction.

 

Projects

Oor Wullie Bucket Trail                     

Commission to create a mosaic sculpture for Dundee public art trail event

 

Brighter Bervie                                    

Commissioned to create exterior sculptures for public art trail for the town of Bervie

 

Forth Road Bridge Festival                

Engaged 700+ participants to create a public art sculpture

 

Muriwai Earthskin Project                

Created several mosaic panels with local rural community of Muriwai, New Zealand

 

Aintree Hospital                                  

Commission to create collaborative public art with physiotherapy centre staff

 

Knowsley Borough Council                

Public art mosaic mural, (8m x 4m in size) for Knowsley Centre for Learning

 

Winter’s tale Public Art Trail             

Creation of exterior mosaic penguin sculpture for public art trail in Liverpool

 

Liverpool City Council                        

Capital of culture public art programme, commission of an exterior sculpture

 

Safe Productions                                 

Lead artist on heritage project, to create an exterior sculptural peace bench

 

HMP Altcourse                                    

World architecture themed exterior mosaic for healthcare garden with inmates

 

Higher Folds Sculpture                      

Creation of coat of arms mosaic through consultation with local estate in Leigh.

 

North Huyton Health Centre             

Commissioned to create health themed mosaic sculpture with local youth groups.

 

Business Connect                                

Commissioned by Liverpool Vision to create public art trail sculpture

 

Berrybridge Housing                          

Created Public art sculpture with Blueberry Park primary school in Huyton.

 

Museum of Science & Industry        

Wall panel mosaic to commemorate Manchester’s Innovations

 

Museum of Liverpool                         

Artwork for museum atrium, made with Banardos young carers

 

Halewood Ranger Service                 

Mosaics for sculpture trail made with young people and centre users

 

Liverpool Youth Service                    

Worked with twenty five excluded young people, who created their own mosaic

 

Marie Curie Project                            

Created mosaics with young people for Liverpool hospice and Greenbank Park

 

St. Columba’s School                          

Project commissioned to create large mosaic for sports hall entrance in Huyton