As an artist and designer Ross’ practice works around themes of waste, community, care, and climate. Connecting with these topics alongside groups and projects. Hosting spaces that promote play, exploration and experimentation. He looks to capture and encourage distinct perspectives through playful, collaborative methods, including; typography, table tennis, traditional craft, wood-work, pickling & fermenting, creative writing and printing techniques, amongst others.
Based in Sheffield ross collaborates with communities and projects across the country.
If you would like to chat about any of the projects in more detail, or about anything! please get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org
2023 → Crescent Arts (Scarborough) Bacteria Club
2022 → Grizedale Arts Residency. 2 week volunteer residency with rural arts organisation in Lake District.
2022 → Bacteria Club (Site Gallery) working with the Society of Explorers to develop workshops and a collected thinking around our microbial relationships.
2021 → Wetlab (Leeds & Liverpool Canal, various locations, UK). Imagining new futures for our waterways using current and traditional technologies. Commissioned by AND festival, Wigan Council, and Super Slow Way.
2021 → Social Pickle (Sheffield, UK) Surplus and preservation project challenging market capitalism.
2020 → Portland Project, the Portland Pigeon. (Stoke-on-Trent, UK) Co-design workshops and branding.
2019 → La Foresta (Rovereto, IT). Fermentation workshops and compost toilet design + co-build.
2017 - 2019 → Condimentum (various, UK) Self-publishing, private view and taste.
2017 - 2018 → Not a Sausage (London & Sussex, UK) Vegan sausage business to shake up the banger market.
2016 → The Knowledge Commons (Roskilde, Denmark) Europe’s 2nd largest festival, using the commons resources to create collective waste rugs.
2016 → Garden_lab (London, UK) Designing tools to observe the social and biological ecology of the garden.
2015 - 2017 → Serve & Return (London, UK) Community Ping Pong Parlour. Designed and built with surplus materials.
2014 → Parasol shared sandwiches - Manchester College of Art. Food workshop hosting the creative leaders from each UK university.
2014 → Royal College of Art (London, UK) WIP workshop starter barter. workshopping with architecture students to think about alternative currencies, value systems and collective economics.
2014 → Function & Purpose printing Nature. (London, UK) In collaboration with Ben Pritchard as part of New Cross and Deptford Free Film Festival.
2014 → New Perspectives: A Celebration at Balfron Tower for British Council. (London, UK) An architectural construction game utilising waste and talking about high rise lives.
2014 → Registration School (London, UK). Summer School founder, lecturer, production / programming /design.
2014 → Pick Me Up Festival, Somerset House (London, UK), Offcuts game and workshop with Assembly. A game using waste as the beginning to creativity
2013 → Colony – Anarch Gallery (London, UK). Discussions and open library thinking about currencies throughout time, new ideas for trade.
2013 → Milton Keynes Art Centre (Buckinghamshire, UK) Residency working from a neglected community centre in Coffee Hall. Building table tennis tables, protest poster workshop, ceramics and shared recipe exchanges.
2012 – 2017 → Assembly at Old Tidemill Garden, (London, UK) 5 years of socially engaged work hosting gigs, film screenings, community forums, talks, sports clubs, art events, gardening, salons, and a whole host more.
2012 → The Showroom (London, UK) Fun to make, fun to eat, Sandwich Stories. Part of Invisible Spaces of Parenthood, by Andrea Franke
2011 → The Bookclub (London, UK) story boarding with Efdeay. Collective comic book making
2011 → UAL, monoprinting workshop Camberwell College of Art
2021 → Abandon Normal Devices Festival. (Liverpool UK).
2021 → Social Art Network guest speaker as part of FOODHALL, creative branch projects. (Sheffield UK).
2017 → Tate Exchange: The Art of Being Civic with publicworks. (London, UK)
2015 → Theatrum Mundei. Designing the Urban Commons, Lessons from the Field – open lecture. (London School of Economics, UK)
2015 → Commons in Progress, towards a democratic city. (Loughborough Junction Farm, UK)
2015 → Registration Summer School. Host for conference day.
My work and projects have appeared in the following publications
Walker Art Centre
It's Nice That
Form Forty Five
Strike Magazine - Assembly, Garden_lab Project
The Growing Manual – Assembly Studio
The Type Foundry – Tic-Toc Font
PaperWorks Magazine – Written piece
MIN: The New Simplicity in Graphic Design – Paperworks Magazine
Hato Press residency programme 2011 with efdeay.
Milton Keynes Arts Centre artist residency with Coffee Hall
2022 Grizedale Arts volunteer residency
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