Edward Crumpton was born in North Devon in 1986 and studied at West Buckland School. He completed 6th Form at West Buckland in 2005 and travelled to the University of Lincoln to study Fine Art. The three years taught him how to contextualise his work in relation to other artists whose interests lay in landscape and taking journeys. Edward accomplished his degree with a 1st Class Honours Bachelor of Fine Art.
2010 – 2014
Winner of THE OBSERVATORY prize organised by SPUD. Edward is part of the prize winning team to design and create a sculptural installation that will travel around the country to host a series of artist’s residencies.
In April 2014 Edward is showcasing a solo exhibition at 44AD in Bath called Midwives of Thought which is a collection of Edward’s responses to walks and journeys made in the South-West and North-East of England and across America.
In 2013 Edward was approached by a gallery, White Moose, in Barnstaple to be represented by them. Edward had two solo exhibitions at the University of Exeter and White Moose gallery of his two year investigation of the Mariners Way walk
In 2011 Edward was commission by the University of Exeter to create a large rope sculpture based around a historic Devon walk called the Mariners Way which is to be shown in May 2012 and be part of the Universities sculptural trail.
Over the period of 2011 and 2012 Edward was invited by Barnstaple Town Council to become an Artist-in-Residence at St. Anne’s Chapel. Edward had a one month exhibition at the end of the residency.
2005 – 2009
Over the course of 2009/2010 Edward completed a Foundation Course in Art Therapy at Insider Art in Exeter which he may be considering to study further.
In October 2009 Edward was contacted by two local Devon based Artists and exhibited with them in Chichester, London and Bristol.
In 2009 Edward went across America and encapsulated moments from the trip by systematically composing a drawing every six hours for two months.
In 2008 Edward wanted to investigate journeys and began with his first walk called The Viking Way in Lincolnshire that later became his final year degree show.