Installation / Land / Site-specific




Mixed media






Terence New is a sculptor who from an early age formed a passion for painting, drawing and making. As soon as he could hold a pencil in his hand, he began to draw, even before he mastered the ability to walk.  Although these early attempts were no more than a child’s doodle, drawing continued and became his way of exploring and experiencing the world around him.

By the age of 13 his skill and talent were adept enough to enter and pass the examination to attend Sutton East Junior Art School.  It was during his enrolment there, he enjoyed the freedom to study painting and drawing, even attending Life Drawing Classes, with the required permission, at the age of 14.  These studies were followed by his enrolment to Wimbledon School of Art where he became excited by the physical and visual world of sculpture.  Attending Hornsey College of Art during the 1980’s revolution gave him further insight into his artist education.  During the Hornsey Revolution, the students ran the art school themselves and questioned the nature and role of an art school and art education. He studied Psychology of Perception with Dr Jonathan Miller and the Structure of Geometry with Keith Critchlow.  These interactions left an indelible mark on his education and an insight into his way of looking at the world. A 3-year M.A. Degree at The Royal College of Art completed his formal studies.

In 1974 Terence New had his first major Solo Exhibition at The Serpentine Gallery, London. This was followed by his work being exhibited in a series of exhibitions on ‘New Sculpture’ at the IKON Gallery, Birmingham. At the end of the 70’s  he was head-hunted for the position of Head of Sculpture in Western Australia, for the B.A. Degree. He was also involved in setting-up the M.A. Degree in Fine Art.  He exhibited extensively, and his work was selected for ‘The First Australian Sculpture Triennial’, Melbourne.

Upon his return to the U.K. in the early 1980’s, New exhibited with Richard Deacon at the Welsh Arts Gallery, Mostyn, Llandudno. A solo exhibition at Plymouth Museum and Art Gallery followed shortly after. His work was then selected for a series of three exhibitions in Italy, highlighting British Sculpture. This culminated in 2008 with a retrospective of his prints and sculpture held at the Martini Arte International Gallery in Turin, curated by Patrizia Bottallo.

News’ work is represented in many collections worldwide. Public collections include:- 

The Art Gallery of Western Australia, The Visual Arts Board of Australia, Western Australia Curtin University, Freemantle Art Gallery. Merck, Sharpe & Dohne UK, Sharjah Art Museum United Arab Emirates. Marie Currie Glasgow and Birmingham Hospice.   Works are held in many private collections in Switzerland, Italy, Australia, UAE, Germany, USA and the UK. Commissions also include Caribbean Lines ‘Allure of the Seas’ (two large scale sculptures for one of the larges cruise liners in the world).

In 1992 and 2002 he was awarded ‘The Jack Goldhill Prize for Sculpture’ at The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.

As an important part of his journey, Terence New has always enjoyed mentoring and teaching emerging talent. He has held both the position of Head of Sculpture and Head of Fine Art at The Royal Academy Schools.  He was appointed President of The Royal Society of Sculptors from 2012-2015