Richard Higlett’s work involves bring meaning and value to practices that maybe considered acts of folly. This involves the creation of works in many mediums including sound and literature.
A strand of his practice looks at work that is non-visual, as opposed to invisible, which involves making sculptural objects that do not demand to be directly observed and may be witnessed by only a small number of people. This idea informs recent pieces that look at actions in life which we may view as incidental and yet still being intrinsically creative.
Richard Higlett is an artist who works across a range of media and as part of this artistic practice he also curates. He works equally with galleries and in the public realm. Previously he has presented installations, sound projects, public interventions and podcasts along with paintings, sculpture and film works. He has shown work throughout the UK and internationally in Montreal, Bruno, New York and Venice, Italy. In 2005 he won the Oriel Davis Open. In 2007 he initiated Artist Resource Cardiff now ArtCardiff and co-founded Mermaid and Monster an artist-led curatorial agency. In 2009, he was acting Project Manager for Wales at the Venice Biennale and subsequent exhibition tour. In 2011, he co-founded Goat Major Projects a flexible project space in Cardiff, curating 4 shows in the first year programme including The Witching Hour: Artists from Wales using sound. In 2012, he was the first Glynn Vivian Gallery Artist in Residence, exhibited as part of Soundworks, ICA, London and presented a series of public interventions as part of UNSEEN: Experimentica at Chapter, Cardiff. He is a current recipient of a Creative Wales Award from the Arts Council of Wales.