biography
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BOB SLOAN ARBS, RUA

A practising sculptor since the 1960s Sloan studied at the Belfast College of Art [1959-63] and the Central Schools of Art and Crafts, London [1963-64]. His work can be seen in many public collections including the Arts Councils of Ireland and N. Ireland, the Ulster Museum, the RUA, The Queen's University of Belfast, Laganside Corporation, the N. Ireland Housing Executive, the N.I. Tourist Board, the George Cross Memorial Garden and the Royal Ulster Academy as well as in private collections in Ireland, England and America.

AWARDS

1982 Joint winner, Mont Kavanagh Award for Environmental Art
1983 Royal Ulster Academy Silver Medal
1984 Arts Council Major Award
1988 and 1999 Royal Ulster Academy Gold Medal
1998 Royal Ulster Academy Prizewinner

RECENT COMMISSIONS

1994-96 Strabane District Council
1997-98 N.Ireland Housing Executive
1999 British Midland
1999 Royal Ulster Academy Gold Medal
2000-2002 BIC Systems awards
2001-2003 Lisburn Borough / City Council
2002 Royal Society of Ulster Architects
2002-2003 George Cross Memorial Garden
2004 RUA Mullan Gallery Prize
2005 Naughton Gallery Prize, The Queen's University of Belfast

COLLECTIONS

Arts Council of Ireland, Arts Council of N. Ireland, Northern Bank, N. Ireland Housing Executive, N. Ireland Tourist Board, Belfast Newsletter, Laganside Corporation, Lisburn Council, Diocese of Derry, Ulster Museum, University of Limerick National Self Portrait Collection, Strabane District Council, Down District Council, George Cross Memorial Garden, Royal Ulster Academy, private collections in Ireland, England, America.The Queen's University of Belfast

CITATIONS

Mike Catto, Art in Ulster 2, Blackstaff, 1977
Liam Kelly, Thinking Long, Gandon Edns, 1996
B McAvera, Bob Sloan, Sculpture International 9, 96

NICEAC Visualise: A Contextual Resource
For Teachers in Art & Design NICEAC 1997

M Anglesea, The RUA Diploma Collection, RUA, 2000