CV Daniel May


1996 BA hons Fine Art, Liverpool John Moore’s University

1992 BA Painting, Wimbledon School of Art

1992 Fine Art, Foundation Diploma, CCTA Carmarthen


2018 Totem, Sculpture commission for the Gweithdy museum and gallery, St Fagans Museum. Wales

2017 Still Life, Concrete Sculptural seating installation as part of The Stackpole Open, Pembrokeshire

2017 HumBug, Kinetic art and sound sculpture performance at Glastonbury Festival 2017

2015 Newfangled Spanner, Event Shed installation of sculpture and painting at The Centre for Alternative Technology, Machynlleth

2014 Role Mold, Solo sculpture exhibition at St Fagans National History Museum, Cardiff

2013 Typic, Solo exhibition at WISE (CAT) and at The Centre for Alternative Technology

2012 Energy Made Visible. Year long art residency at the Centre for Alternative Technology. Wales

2009 Humbug. Sound installation and kinetic sculpture exhibition at Green Futures, Glastonbury Festival and at CAT

2008 Spin & Wind. New sculpture exhibition at Landlife Centre (Knowsley)

2007 Whirli-Gig. Touring installations of new interactive kinetic sculptures. exhibited at Liverpool Museum, Southport Flower Show and national festivals.

2003 Archetype. Group exhibition and installation at The Sefton Park Palm House, as part of the Liverpool Biennial 2003

2001 Year of the Artist. Residency and culminating exhibition and long-term public art for the National Wildflower Centre, Knowsley

1999 Hub Collective New work. Group exhibition of new sculpture and drawings, exhibited at the Workhouse Gallery, for the Liverpool Biennial Independents


2013 Typic. Artist in residence at The Centre for Alternative Technology

2010 Humbug. Resident artists at The Centre for Alternative Technology

2003 Archetype. Artist in residence at the Sefton Park Palm house, Liverpool Biennial 2003

2002 Space Time. Resident artist at Hesketh Park, Southport

2001 Year of the artist. Resident artist at the National Wildflower Centre, Liverpool

Community Projects

2010 Whatever the will of the weather. Community art with the young adults of Page Moss, Merseyside

2009 Rope the blowing wind. A wind-powered multi-media automata sculpture touring project

2008 Spin & Wind.. Driftwood windmill sculpture project with young children. Touring

2005 Whirli-Gig. Kinetic automata sculpture. Touring exhibition

2003 <Bench O’ bananas.. School playground based wood-carved outdoor school furniture

2002Growing together.. Public wood-carved sculpture project for Knowsley school grounds

2001 Heads up.. Public art display on St’ Georges Hall for the Schumacher Lectures

2000 Hide and seek.. Wood-carved school-ground sculptures, Speke, Liverpool

1999 Hands up. Public artwork display for the Schumacher Lectures in Liverpool

1999 Roots in Wales. A group-based touring and site-specific sculpture making project, throughout Wales

1999 Tree of hope. Exhaust pipe constructed tree sculpture for a school in Liverpool

1997 Re-cycled. Shop design and furniture construction constructed through recycling old bikes, Liverpool

Awards & Funding

2015 Newfangled Spanner, Research and Development grant from the Arts Council of Wales. Concluded with an exhibition at CAT

2013 Role Mold. Residency exhibition funding by the Arts Council of Wales

2011 Typic. Residency at CAT, Funded by the Arts Council of Wales (ACW)

2010 Whatever the Will of the Weather. Sponsored by the Liverpool 1 Fund and the European Social Fund

2009 Rope the Blowin’ Wind. Funded by The Arts Council England (ACE), Awards for All (A4A), The Community Foundation for Merseyside (CFM), Knowsley Council (KMBC)

2009 Honey Bee Project. Funded by Liverpool Centre for Voluntary Services (LCVS), KMBC, Ernest Cook Trust, KMBC

2008 Spin & Wind. Supported by ACE, CFM, KMBC

2003 Archetype Residency. Supported by Liverpool Biennial Company, P H Holt

2003 Strange Fruit - Glastonbury Festival. Ernest Cook trust

2001 Year of The Artist Landlife Residency. Supported by ACE (Arts Council of England) & N.W.C

Other funders include Princes Trust, Liverpool Council (Business Liverpool), ACID (Arts and Cultural Industries Development), Liverpool Design awards

Creative Public Events (to which provided creative services and event provision)

The Secret Garden Party / Glastonbury Festival / The Knowsley Green Fayre, Liverpool / Brouhaha / The Liverpool Kids Festival / Bestival /

Southport Flower Show / Knowsley Flower Show / Workhouse Festival / Solfest / Liverpool Lantern Show / Knowsley against Racism / The Big Green Gathering /


2003 Founder and director of the The Green Fuse, public outdoor events association

1996 Joint founder of the Hub Collective community based public arts group