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Patience, diligence and an appreciation of the passage time informs the process of Keith's work. For him, carving stone, is both a philosophical and practical investigation into the qualities of the material itself. The chemical and geological origins of the stone he carves are analysed and studied to inform the formal outcomes of his work. Taking the natural qualities of his chosen material to their logical conclusions, and exploring and enhancing these, Keith presents stone as something elemental, robust and yet ultimately nebulous and fleeting when seen against the vast passage of time.

Dominic Hopkinson MRBS (2017)

Trefoil – work in progress (2013, Photo KA)

Trefoil – work in progress (2013, Photo KA)

Photo KA

Sculpture Training

2007 – 2014: Art School, Sculpture (specialising in stone carving)
York College
Tutor: Dominic Hopkinson

2005 – 2007 Introduction to Sculpture
Bradford College
Tutor: Tony Hill


October 1976 – June 1979
BSc from The University of Durham leading to Chartered Engineer (C.Eng) in 1988.


9th November 2015 11th March 2016 – MantlePiece with Adam Glatherine as Lens&Chisel
BasementArtsProject, Leeds

26th April – 11th May 2014 Exhibition with Adam Glatherine as Lens&Chisel
The Old Library, Sinai Synagogue Leeds

3rd may – 18th May 2012 Group Sculpture Exhibition
Holy Trinity Church, Goodram Gate, York

03 December 2011 – 29 January 2012 SIX INCH CUBE
South Square Centre, South Square, Thornton

9th – 16th June 2010 Group Sculpture Exhibition
Holy Trinity Church, Goodram Gate, York


August 2014 – Present
Bridging Difference (Interfaith Sport and Arts Charity)

June 2010 – Present

August 2005 – July 2012
Interfaith Sports Charities
Project Management and Fundraising

May 1988 – August 2005
Kitson College (Leeds College of Technology from April 1993)
Lecturer in Electrical Engineering (Course Leader from 1997)

April 1983 – May 1988
Electronics Supervisor, community workshops

October 1978 – April 1983
Working in the computing industry


Keith Ackerman
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Website and Photography by Adam Glatherine (except where otherwise stated)