Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae 2014-12-13T18:37:04+00:00

One Man Exhibitions | Group Exhibitions | Commissions | Consultancy and Conferences | Collections | Bibliography

1949 Born in Bristol, UK
1968 – 1969 Somerset College of Art
1969 – 1973 University of Leeds – B.A. hons Fine Art
1973 – 1975 Chelsea School of Art – M.A.Living and working in London and Suffolk from 1980Senior Lecturer in Fine Art, Middlesex UniversityAssociate Lecturer with responsibility for photography within Fine Art, Chelsea College of Art and Design until 2007Visiting Lecturer in Fine Art across several Universities in the UK
1990 – 1996 Visiting Lecturer, Vestlandets Kunstakademi, Bergen, Norway
1996 – 2000 External Examiner in Fine Art, Plymouth University
1999 – 2000 External Examiner, Postgraduate Sculpture, Slade School of Fine Art, London
2000 Set up and conducted a photographic workshop for visual artistsfor the “Art Academy Without Walls” initiative in Lusaka, Zambia.Funded by NORAD.
2000 PhD supervisor training for the London Institute
2000 – 2008 Trustee Director for Free Form Arts Trust Ltd
2003 Representative for environmental issues on behalfof the River Deben Association, a community organisation.
2004 Further photographic workshop for the “Art Academy Without Walls”in Zambia. Funded by NORAD. Outcomes:

An exhibition of participants work at the Henry Tayali Centre, Lusaka.

An illustrated report “Photography in Context”.

2005 – 2006 External Examiner for PhD in Fine Art, University of Gloucestershire
2006 Exploring research project in collaboration with Slade School,“Nature/Culture”
2006 Invited to become a member of The London Group
2008 External Validator for MA Contemporary Fine Art Practice, Falmouth.
2008 Member of the Deben Estuary Partnership representing data gathering, saltmarsh management and the interests of the River Deben Association.
2010 – 2013 External Examiner for MA Contemporary Fine Art Practice, University College, Falmouth.
2011 – 2014 External Examiner for MA Art and Environment, University College, Falmouth.
1975 – 2014 Lecturer in Fine Art at Middlesex University, from 2014, Associate Professor in Fine Art, Middlesex University
One Man Exhibitions
August 1976 Acme Gallery, London. “Twelve Stern Presences”
April 1977 Park Square Gallery, Leeds. “Entente”
April – May 1977 Wakefield Art Gallery. “Trajectory”
November 1977 Anthony Stokes Ltd, London. “An Imposition at Anthony Stokes”.
July 1978 Roundhouse Gallery, London. “Faltering Steps, Staggering Feat”
April 1980 Stichtung de Appel, Amsterdam. “There are Capabilities”
March – April 1981 Anthony Stokes Ltd, London.”Optical Wedges”
July 1981 Sunderland Arts Centre. “The Chase”

Toured to:-

August – September 1981 Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol.

October 1981 Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

February 1982 Minories, Colchester.

Catalogue with text by Lewis Biggs. ISBN 0 904461 68 8

Sept – Oct 1982 “Camerawork”, London. “Terra Incognita”.
Nov – Dec 1982 Lewis Johnstone Gallery, London. “A Clean Set of Heels”
March – April 1984 Mendel Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. “Landmarks”.

Toured to:-

April – June 1984 Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan.

June – July 1984 South Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta.

Catalogue with text by Lewis Biggs

May – June 1984 Chelsea Art School Gallery, London.
March – June 1986 National Museum of Photography, Film and Television, Bradford.“Other Works and River Entries”

Catalogue with text by Lewis Biggs, Teresa Gleadowe and the artist.

June 1989 The Peter Pears Gallery, Aldeburgh, Suffolk.“The Land from the Sea”.

Two 28 ft panoramic drawings of the East Anglian Coast by the artist with selected drawn and painted coastal views from the collection of the Hydrographic Department of the Ministry of Defence.

Catalogue with text by the artist.

June 1989 The Marland Gallery, Snape Maltings, Suffolk. “River Entries”Panoramic photographic works.

Catalogue with text by the artist.

Both exhibitions were the result of a collaboration between the Aldeburgh Foundation, the European Visual Arts Centre at Ipswich, Southampton Art Gallery and the artist.

1990 – 1991 “Seamarks”, an exhibition initiated by Southampton Art Gallery.

Toured to:-

Spring 1990 Plymouth Art Centre, incorporating a new commission “Sectors” supported by South West Arts, Polytechnic South West and Plymouth Art Centre.

Winter 1990 James Hockey Gallery, West Surrey College of Art and Design,


February – March 1991 Southampton Art Gallery.

Catalogue with text as above for the Marland Gallery.

Feb – March 1992 Clove Building, Butlers Wharf, London, a collaboration with Smith Jariwala Gallery. “Full Circle”.D.E.G.W. Kings Cross, London, a collaboration with Smith Jariwala Gallery.“Red Rags”.
August 1994 The Design Museum and Unit 18 Butlers Wharf, London. “Standing Wave”Exhibition and presentation of the report to mark the completion of the Artist in Residency on the Upper Thames, 1993/4; supported by the Countryside Commission, Arts Council of Great Britain and Allied Lyons, facilitated by Artpoint Trust.
May – June 1997 Norsk Museum for Fotografi – Preus Fotomuseum, Horten Norway. “Sektorer”

Toured to:-

March 1998 Haugesund Billedgalleri, Norway.

Catalogue with text by the artist

Feb – March 1999 Kapil Jariwala Gallery, London. “Still Time”

Catalogue with texts by Stuart Morgan and the artist.

Oct – Dec 2000 Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich. “Time and Tide”

Toured to:-

October 2001 The London Institute Gallery, Davies Street, London.

January – March 2002 The River and Rowing Museum, Henley on Thames.

May – June 2001 The Gallery in Southwark Park, London. “Odd Times”

Catalogue with text by Colin Painter and the artist, with an essay by Adam Monaghan.

March – April 2010 The Cut Arts Centre, Halesworth, SuffolkDrawn Towards – an exhibition of graphic work by Simon Read more …
September 2010 HOTHOUSE 274 Richmond Road, London Fields, LondonPlots and Plans: an exhibition of drawings by Simon Read.Download event flyer
September 2011 11 Princelet Street, Spitalfields, London. “Immersion, drawing for a purpose”: an exhibition of drawings by Simon Read. Details…
Group Exhibitions
1977 Whitechapel Art Gallery, London. “Whitechapel Open Exhibition”
1978 Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, ARC. “Un Certain Art Anglais”

Toured to;-

Palais de Beaux Arts, Brussels as “JP2”

Catalogue with text on artist by Fenella Crichton

1979 Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. Tolly Cobbold/Eastern Arts 2nd National Exhibition.

Toured to;-

The Castle Museum, Norwich.

Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich.

Camden Arts Centre, London.

DLI Museum and Arts Centre, Durham.

Cartwright Hall, Bradford.

1980 Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, New York “British Art Now, An American Perspective”

Toured to:-

Telfair Institute of Art, Savannah, Georgia

San Diego Museum of Art, California

Museum of Art, University of Texas, Austin

Royal Academy of Art, London.

Catalogue with text by Diane Waldman. ISBN 0 89207 020 X

Dec/Jan 1980 – 1981 Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield. “The British Art Show”

Toured to:-

February – March Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne.

April – May Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol.

Catalogue with text by William Packer. ISBN 0 7287 02 19 3

1980 – 1981 “Artist and Camera”. An Arts Council Touring Exhibition.

Toured to:-

October – November Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield.

November – December Stoke City Art Gallery.

January – February DLI Museum and Art Gallery.

February – March Cartwright Hall, Bradford.

Catalogue with introduction by Miranda Strickland Constable and individual text by the artist. ISBN 0 7287 0259 2

1981 Acme Gallery, London. “Artists for CND”
1981 “Photography as Medium”. A British Council Touring Exhibition.

Catalogue with text by Teresa Gleadowe.

1982 Lewis Johnstone Gallery, London.
1982 Vienna Secession, Austria. “Photography”


1984 Artists Against Apartheid, ACME Gallery, London
August 1984 Third Eye Centre, Glasgow. “Space Complex”Single installation, “Avoidance of Collision”

Toured to:-

Arts Council Gallery, Belfast.

Sunderland Arts Centre.

Axiom, Cheltenham.

Catalogue with text by John Dee Artists against Apartheid, London.

1986 “Fotofest”. Houston Texas.
1986 “Sculpture in the City”, Bath.


July – Sept 1987 Oldham Art Gallery,”Photography, Art and Image”


1987 “Emerging Artists 1978 – 86, Selections from the Exxon Series”Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.

Catalogue with text by Diane Waldman. ISBN 0 89207 063 6

1989 – 90 “The Tree of Life/New Images of an Ancient Symbol”Exhibition organised by Common Ground in collaboration with South Bank Centre, London.

Toured to:-

March – April Cornerhouse, Manchester

April – June Newlyn art gallery, Penzance

June – July Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter

July – August Royal Festival Hall, London

September – November Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield

November -January 1990 Cartwright Hall, Bradford

January – February Durham Light Infantry Museum

February – April Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne

April – May City Art Gallery, Peterborough

May – July Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

July – August Maclaurin Gallery, Ayr

August – September Usher Gallery. Lincoln

October – November Mead Gallery, Coventry


Publication, “The Tree of Life, New Images of an Ancient Symbol” with texts by Marina Warner, Oliver Rackham, Helen Luckett, Nina Smith and P.L.R. Smith. South Bank Centre. ISBN 1 85332 044 7

1989 “Towards a Bigger Picture” an exhibition of the Victoria and Albert Museum’s collection of contemporary photography. Tate Gallery, Liverpool.
Oct/Dec 1989 “Tricks and Transformations, an exhibition of puzzling pictures”.City Museum and Art gallery, Stoke on Trent.
July – Aug 1993 “Landskap, Sjoskap”. Buskerud Kunstnercenter Norway.
Aug 1993 “The Boat Show”. Café Gallery, Southwark Park, London.


Sept 1993 “Vevrings Utstilling”. Sunnfjord, Norway.


May 1994 “Maximum Exposure” . Exhibition of shortlist for a Commission for Felixstowe Sea Front. Felixstowe Town Hall, Suffolk.
August 1994 Two person show with Maggie Ellenby at the Clove Building, Butlers Wharf, London.
December 1994 Jason and Rhodes Gallery, London.
Aug – Sept 1995 “Cabinet Art”. Jason and Rhodes Gallery, London.
1999 “Art at 100”. Hammerson, 100 Park Lane, London.
1999 – 2001 “Floorgazing”. Winchester Gallery touring exhibition. (


Sept – Oct 2000 “Selling Water by the River”. Jariwala Westzone, London
Oct – Nov 2000 “Exploration: Out of this World”. A. T. Kearney, Berkeley Square, London.


Nov – Jan 2001 “Cultural Ties”. A Jariwala Westzone project with UNICEF. Jariwala Westzone and Selfridges, London.
Jan – March 2001 “Photosynkyria 2001” Thessalonika, Greece.

Catalogue with text by John Stathatos. Two volumes;

“A Vindication of Tlon”. ISBN 960 12 0929 8

“Photography and the Fantastic”. ISBN 960 12 0920 4

Oct 2001 “Showcase” with Chelsea College of Art and Design. RAMC Building, Millbank, London.


2002 – 2005 “Forest”. Winchester Gallery touring exhibition (

Catalogue. “Forest” ISBN 1.873451.466

February 2004 “Assembled”. Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery; a collaborationwith the workforce of the IKEA Distribution Centre, Peterborough,assisted by Sam Kemp.
November 2007 ‘Small Wonders’, ‘The Grey Gallery’, London
March/April 2009 “Drawing: act and artefact”. A London Group Exhibition, Morley Gallery, London
April/May 2009 “No Man’s Land”, The Elevator Gallery, Hackney Wick, London.
June/July 2009 The Aldeburgh Festival Exhibition, Peter Pears Gallery, Aldeburgh, Suffolk.Two person show with Gary Breeze
September 2010 “Plots and Plans” coastal drawings by Simon Read at HOTHOUSE, London Fields to coincide with “Open House London” in collaboration with “The Grey Gallery” London

Ten drawn works, pencil and watercolour on paper.

April/May 2012 “Territories & Boundaries” London Group exhibition, Kensington and Chelsea College Gallery, London, curated by Paul Tecklenberg and Jane Humphrey

21 artists, 2 works “Sectors” from “Seamarks” series, C Type colour photographs

January/March 2013 The London Group Centenary Exhibition, Pitzhanger Manor Gallery and House, Ealing London.

Group Exhibition, two works exhibited “Ros 1” and “Ros 2” circular C Type colour photographs 750mm diameter.

March/June 2013 “Drawn”, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol.

Guest artist at the RWA open drawing exhibition. Two works “The Escape of the Royal George 1&2” each 2.5/1.5m, pencil on paper.

April/July 2014

The Royal West of England Academy, Bristol
“The Power of the Sea, making waves in British Art 1790-2014”

A group exhibition of 24 artists curated by Janette Kerr.
Two works by Simon Read: “Falkenham Saltmarshes” 2011-2013 – pen and watercolour on paper – 80/40cm, “The future for Orfordness according to the Suffolk Shoreline Management Plan 2010 and some of its implications” 2010 – pen and watercolour on paper – 80/40cm.

Publication and catalogue: “The Power of the Sea-making waves in British Art 1790-2014”, editors, Janette Kerr, Christiana Payne. Publisher, Sansom & Company, RWA.
ISBN 978-1-908326-57-7
Essay by Simon Read: “The Power of the Ooze” pp45-55. Catalogue entry: pp152-153

September/November 2014

Kunstverein Passau, Bavaria:
“Wolkenshauen” -23 Kuntsler betrachten den Himmel

Grosse Rathausgalerie im Rathaus der Stadt Landshut und Neue Galerie im Gotischen Stadel auf der Muhleninset

Touring to Hamburg 2015 (to be confirmed)

A group exhibition “23 artists looking up at the sky” curated by Michael Janck.
Two works by Simon Read from the series “Scaffolders can’t fly” “Storm Approaching”, “Storm Clearing”. Both works circular C Type colour photographic prints, diameter 145cm, 2000.

Catalogue in German and English: “Wolkenschauen” editor, Michael Janck.
ISBN 978-3-00-046980-0
Catalogue entry: Simon Read pp76-78

1979 Designed and produced the drawings for the interior of Prospero’s cell for Derek Jarman’s film of the “Tempest”.
1983 Photographs of the River Blackwater, Essex for Colchester District and General Hospital.
1987 Photographic Project for “Making the Most Of” a Yorkshire TV/Channel 4 production.

Publication with text by the artist

1990 Photographic Project in Plymouth Sound: “Sectors” for Plymouth Sound with support from Television South West, South West Arts and Polytechnic South West.
1993 -1994 Artist in Residence on the Upper Thames. A Thames Path Project for the Countryside Commission, supported by Allied Lyons plc, managed by Artpoint Trust.
1994 Prizewinner with Rosamond Conway of “Maximum Exposure”,a Photographers Gallery competition for new ideas for siting photography within a landscape situation.Commission; “To Forgotten Fleets” opened at Felixstowe22 September 1995. Managed by Commissions East.
1995 – 1996 A Profile of the River Thames” A drawing sandblasted into concrete at the Thames Barrier, London for the Countryside Commission and National Rivers Authority. Supported by Allied Domecq. Managed by Artpoint Trust.
July 1996 A photographic project with the children of Langer School, Felixstowe.
1997 – 1998 “Thames River Crossings”. A sandblasted wall drawing and inlaid linoleum floor for the Bridge Link Gallery at the River and Rowing Museum, Henley on Thames.
1998 – 1999 Lead Artist for the Oracle Centre, Reading and commission for the design of the external paved areasClient, Hammerson. Project manager, Free Form.European Award for the best shopping development, 2000.

Publication “Art and Architecture” Hammerson

2000 – 2001 “Memory and the Tideline”. 14 bas relief granite pier caps for the flood defence wall, Poole Town Quay. Opened 11th September 2001.

Publication/guide; Environment Agency

2004 Received “Poole Pride of Place” award.
2003 – 2004 Artist in Residence at the IKEA Distribution Centre, Peterborough. Funded by Art & Business, New Partners. Scheme to set up a project with the workforce.Exhibition, “Assembled”, at Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery, February.Permanently installed at the Distribution Centre, April.
2004 – 2005 Participant with nine other artists in the ArtPoint Trust 10th anniversary project;“Re-views”, being: a day long seminar at the River and Rowing Museum, Henley on Thames, upon the nature of public art practice, a contribution to “Re-views”, an ArtPoint book about public art using the ten invited artists as a focus.

“Re-Views”, Black Dog Press. ISBN 1 904772 20 X.

A limited edition print, facilitated by the Slade School of Fine Art and published by ARTpoint.

2007 – 2008 Commission and Consultancy for the development of Pauls Maltings, Ipswich Docks for City Living Properties. Collaboration with Andrew Martin Associates, Landscape Design. A sculpture upon Thomas Cavendish’s cirumnavigation of the world, paving and seating design and some project management. Completion date; autumn 2009.
2007 – 2008 Research for “PLOT”, a publication for Middlesex University upon the relationship between culture and the environment.Contributors: Maria Thereza Alves, Jean Fisher, Martha Fleming, Fernando Palma, Simon Read. Edited by Simon Read. Produced by Nicky Coutts.
2008 Planning and carrying out the construction of a tidal attenuation barrier for Sutton Saltmarsh on the River Deben with the River Deben Association, for Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB. Funded by Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB Sustainable Development Fund and River Deben Association.
2008 “Odd Times”, an essay for “New Anthologies” an “Aldeburgh Music” publication. To be published 2009.
2009 A Tidal Mitigation Barrier for Sutton Saltmarsh in collaboration with the River Deben Association
2012 A Drawing of the Humber Estuary from South Ferriby to Burton upon Stather to explore the wider context of the Alkborough Flats Tidal Defence Scheme. For the Arts and Humanities Research Council, Landscape and Environment Programme.
2013-2014 Falkenham Saltmarsh remediation project.

Design and build of a system of soft-engineered tidal management structures on Falkenham Saltmarsh on the River Deben in Suffolk. Project Leader, Simon Read, Project Manager, Kieran O’Mahony. Project funded by: East Suffolk IDB (Internal Drainage Board), Suffolk County Council, “Touching The Tide” Heritage Lottery Fund. Total fund including support in kind: £21,000


Placing of a series of structures to manage flow and sediment across Levington Saltmarsh for Suffolk Yacht Harbour. Design and Build, Simon Read and Kieran O’Mahony.

Project ongoing into spring 2015, monitoring constructing and adapting structural response to the dredging operation.

Project partnership funded by Suffolk Coastal District Council, Associated British Ports, Sustainable Development Fund, Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB,Suffolk County Council, Suffolk County Council, Veolia and Environment Agency.

Project carried out in partnership with Suffolk Wildlife Trust, Suffolk Yacht Harbour and Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB. Total value of project including support in kind: £61,199.

Consultancy & Conferences
1992 Evaluation of the “European Visual Arts Centre at Ipswich” initiative for the Arts Council of Great Britain for the continuation of funding.
Aug – Sept 1996 Landscape Assessment of the “Surrey Hills AONB” with Countryside Commission, working with six other artists.
Sept 1996 Presented report for a seminar 7th Septmber, leading to publication:

“The Surrey Hills Landscape”, landscape assessment by the Countryside Commission. ISBN 0 861 70490 8

11 – 12 Oct 1996 “Rivers of Meaning, getting in touch with the Thames” conference organised by the London Rivers Association at the Trafalgar Tavern, Greenwich. Presented a paper; ”Standing Wave”.

Publication: “Rivers of Meaning”, London Rivers Association.

1998 – 1999 Lead Artist/Consultant for the design and proposals for artworks for the “Oracle” development, Reading.
1997 Presentation of a paper for “Photo 98” conference, Royal College of Art.
1998 – 1999 Consultant for commissioning art for the ”Ecos Centre” Ballymena, Northern Ireland, for “Land, design”.
1998 – 1999 Consultant for the Millennium Promenade, Gosport, Hants with ArtPoint Trust.
2002 – 2003 Conducted a feasibility study for an arts strategy for the restoration of the Grantham Canal. Report published as a pdf file;“The Twenty Mile Pound” Spring 2003. download
June 26 & 27, 2008 Land/Water Research Group, University of Plymouth, conference; Landscape and Beauty. Presentation: ‘Beauty and the Beholder’.
Sept 26, 2008 Organised and introduced “Would you give art to a drowning man?” a symposium held at Middlesex University.
Oct 22, 2008 “Perception Peterborough” participant in a series of workshops to explore approaches for the future development of Peterborough.Project managed by “Haring, Woods Associates”.
Sept 27, 28 2009 “Reflecting on Water”, Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World (CCANW), Haldon Forest, Exeter. A two day interdisciplinary workshop co-ordinated by CIWEM (Chartered Institute for Water and Environmental Management) and ARUP
Sept 1st -3rd 2010 Royal Geographic Society annual conference, session “Social and Cultural Geographies of the Coast”. Presentation: ‘Beyond Commentary’
Nov 26, 2010 University of West England, AHRC Researching Environmental Change Network, “Learning to live with water, flood histories, environmental change, rememberance and resilience” workshop. Presentation: Imagining Change.
March 23, 2011 PLaCE Research Centre, University of West England, International workshop, “Catchment”. Presenter and participant.
April 11 – 16, 2011 American Association of Geographers Annual Conference, Seattle USA. Presented paper “Imagining Change”.
June 16, 2011 Living Flood Histories AHRC Network Conference, Guildhall, Gloucester.
Presentation “Imagining Change, Seeking Salvation”
Aug 31 – Sept 2 2011 Royal Geographic Society Annual Conference, Chairman’s Plenary Session 2nd Sept, panel member and presenter.
February 2012 A weekend of water at Snape Maltings. Presentation, “Immersiveness”
February 2012 Association of American Geoographers annual meeting. Coordinated a session “Intervention and Embeddedness”. Presentation, “Art by Stealth”.
March 2012 Conference, “Planet under Pressure”, presentation and panel discussion for the screening of the film “Imagining Change, Coastal Conversations” with the Arts and Humanities Research Council, Landscape and Environment Programme.
March 2014 – June 2017 “Towards Hydrocitizenship. Connecting communities with and through responses to interdependent, multiple water issues”
An AHRC funded research programme incorporating four case study partnerships, of which Middlesex University is a partner, focusing upon the Lee Valley area. The Project Leader for Middlesex University is Professor Graeme Evans, Simon Read has the role of Artist Consultant.
7th-9th October 2014

Bishop’s Palace Wells, Somerset, Westminster Hall, London, Zu Studios, Phoenix Estate, Lewes, Sussex.
“How can UK communities use flood resilience to be part of the big society-adding values along the Rivers Parrett, Thames, and Ouse from a Dutch water management perspective”
A three-day rolling conference event. Presentation: “Sense of Place for Sense, in a rural estuary” by Simon Read, 9 October, Lewes.

Publication: “PaThOu Event 2014. Resilient land use in flood plains along the rivers Parrett (Somerset), Thames (London) and Ouse (Lewes)” 7th 8th 9th October 2014. Catalogue entry: “Simon Read” pp81-82

2011-2014 “Between the Tides” a European collaboration between University of Gloucestershire and University of Groningen, to conduct a comparative exploration between the Severn Estuary, UK and the Waddensee area, Netherlands.

Participant, exhibitor and presenter in Bristol, Groningen and Terschellingen over three years.


Deben Estuary Plan. Publication of an integrated management plan for the River Deben Estuary by the Deben Estuary Partnership, a syndication of National Government Agency interests including Environment Agency, Natural England and the Marine Management Organisation, Local and Regional Government , NGO’s such as Suffolk Wildlife Trust and national Trust, community stakeholders including parish councils, landowners, marine business and leisure interests.

Role: part author of the document and contributor to specific aspects of the plan, including saltmarsh management, marine business sector, flood risk management and residential boats. Working as a member of the core management team designing the plan.

Author of the initial consultation document, “A Portrait of the River Deben”, 2010.

Arts Council England
Arts Council East
Victoria and Albert Museum
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA
Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Leeds City Art Gallery
Wakefield Art Gallery
Exxon Corporation
Peter Stuyvesant Foundation, Holland
National Museum of Photography, Film, and Television, Bradford
South West Arts
Suffolk Coastal District Council
Environment Agency
Norsk Museum for Fotografi, Horten, Norway
A. T. Kearney, London
Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich
River and Rowing Museum, Henley on Thames
1978 “Un Certain Art Anglais”.Exhibition catalogue for La Musee d’ArtModerne de la Ville de Paris, with text by Fenella Crichton.“JP2”.Exhibition catalogue for Le Palais de Beaux Arts, Brussels.Text by Fenella Crichton.
1980 “British Art Now, An American Perspective”.Exhibition catalogue for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York,with text by Diane Waldman. ISBN 0 89207 020 X
1980 “The British Art Show”.Exhibition catalogue for the Arts Council of Great Britain, with text by William Packer. ISBN 0 7287 02 19 3
1980 “Artist and Camera”.Exhibition for the ArtsCouncil of Great Britain,with introduction by Miranda Strickland Constable and individual textby Simon Read. ISBN 0 7287 0259 2
Spring 1980 “Aspects”
1981 “The Chase”.Exhibition catalogue with text by Lewis Biggs. ISBN 0 904461 68 8
1981 “Photography as Medium”. Exhibition catalogue for the British Council,with text by Teresa Gleadowe.
Spring 1981 “Aspects”
Summer 1981 “Aspects” “The Chase”
1982 “Photography”.Exhibition catalogue for the Vienna Secession, Austria.
1984 “Landmarks”.Exhibition catalogue for the Mendel Gallery, Saskatoon,with text by Lewis Biggs.
1984 “Space Complex”.Exhibition catalogue for the Third Eye Centre, Glasgow,with text by John Dee.
Spring 1986 AND Magazine” “Neither to run with the hare nor hunt with the hounds”
1986 “Other works and River Entries”.Exhibition catalogue for the National Museum of Photography, Film and Television with texts by Lewis Biggs, Teresa Gleadowe and Simon Read.
1986 “Sculpture in the City”.Catalogue for the visual arts element of the Bath Festival.
1987 “Emerging Artists 1978 – 86, Selections from the Exxon Series”.Exhibition catalogue for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, with text by Diane Waldman. ISBN 0 89207 063 6
1989 “The Land from the Sea”.Exhibition catalogue for the European Visual Arts Centre and the Aldeburgh Foundation, with text by Simon Read.
1989 “The Tree of Life, New Images of an Ancient Symbol”.Exhibition publication for The South Bank Centre, with texts by Marina Warner, Oliver Rackham, Nina Smith and P.L.R.Smith. ISBN 1 85332 044 7
1990 Seamarks”.Exhibition catalogue for Southampton Art Gallery,with text by Simon Read.
1993 “The Boat Show”.Exhibition catalogue for The Café Gallery,Southwark Park, London, with introduction by Ron Henoq,
1993 “Vevrings Utstilling”.Exhibition catalogue for Sunnfjord Commune, Norway.
1994 “Thames Path Public Strategy”.Project report for the Countryside Commission; kept in the Thames Path Archive, River and Rowing Museum, Henley on Thames
1996 “POINT, Art and Design Journal” No. 2. “Weirs Waves and Scour”ISSN 1360-3477
1996 London Rivers Association; “Rivers of Meaning” publication following a conference of the same title. Title of contribution; “Standing Wave”.
1997 “Public Art – People, Projects, Process”.Eileen Adams. ISBN 0 9077 3036 1
1997 “Sektorer”.Exhibition catalogue for Norsk Museum for Fotografi, Norway,with text by Simon Read.
1997 “The Surrey Hills Landscape”.Countryside Commission. ISBN 0 861 70490 8
1999 Still Time”.Stuart Morgan and Simon Read; catalogue for exhibition of the same title, Kapil Jariwala Gallery. ISBN 8 98669 19 8
1999 “Floorgagazing”.Exhibition catalogue for Winchester Gallery. (
2000 “Time and Tide”.Colin Painter and Simon Read with an essay by Adam Monaghan. Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich.ISBN 0 906688 34 5
2000 “Explorations: Out of this World”.A.T. Kearney. Inclusion by Simon Readand J Paul Stephens.
2000 “Appearance and Reality”.A visual handbook for artists, designers and makers. Stephen Hogbin, Cambian Press. ISBN 1 8928 36 05 X
2000 “Art and Architecture”.The Oracle, Reading. Published by Hammerson
2001 “Photosynkyria 2001, A Vindication of Tlon”Catalogue for exhibition, Thessalonika, Greece, with text by John Stathatos. ISBN 960 12 0929 8
2001 “Photosynkyria 2001, Photography and the Fantastic”.Exhibition catalogue, Thessalonika, Greece, with text by John Stathatos.ISBN 960 12 0920 4
2001 “Showcase”.Exhibition catalogue for Chelsea College of Art and Design.
2001 “Poole Sea Defences, Town Quay”.Environment Agency.
2002 “Forest”.Exhibition catalogue for Winchester Gallery ( 1 873451 466
2003 “Everything Seemed Possible, art in the 1970’s”.Richard Cork. Yale University Press. ISBN 0 300 09508 2“Simon Read, 28th August 1976”
2003 “The Twenty Mile Pound”.Report for the Grantham Canal Partnership, published as a pdf
2005 “Re Views”.A publication to celebrate the 10th anniversary of ARTpoint Trust. Essays commissioned upon ten artists; author for Simon Read,Stephen Turner. Editor; Ruth Charity.Publisher; Black Dog Press ISBN 1 904772 20 X
2008 PLOT”.A Middlesex University, Fine Art Research Publication to explore cultural perceptions of land. Essays by Maria Thereza Alves, Jean Fisher, Fernando Rodriguez Palma and Simon Read,with an introduction by Martha Fleming.Edited by Simon Read, production by Nicky Coutts.Publisher, Confluens Fine Art Research Publications, Middlesex University. ISBN 978-1-85924-219-3 (Click to view)
2009 “Drawing: act and artefact” a group exhibition catalogue published by the London Group with an introduction by Wendy Smith. ISBN 978-0-9545238-4-8
2009 “New Aldeburgh Anthology” An Aldeburgh Music publication compiled by Jonathan Reekie and Ariane Banks, foreward by Ronald Blythe.Essay with images “Odd Times” ISBN 978-1-84383-439-7

“The Power of the Sea-making waves in British Art 1790-2014”, editors, Janette Kerr, Christiana Payne. Publisher, Sansom & Company, RWA.
ISBN 978-1-908326-57-7
Essay by Simon Read: “The Power of the Ooze” pp45-55. Catalogue entry: pp152-153


“PaThOu Event 2014. Resilient land use in flood plains along the rivers Parrett (Somerset), Thames (London) and Ouse (Lewes)” 7th 8th 9th October 2014. Catalogue entry: “Simon Read” pp81-82