Richard Tomlinson works as a freelance artist and creative technologist based in Somerset.
Over the past 20 years Richard has collaborated with a number of arts and culture organisations including: The South West Heritage Trust, Somerset Art Works, Activate Performing Arts, Take Art, Mendip Hills AONB, Pavilion Dance South West and Plymouth City Museum.
Richard worked as Creative Technologist over an eight year period on the Ignite Somerset initiative, a project managed by Somerset Film and funded by Arts Council England.
Richard is currently producing an interactive video installation entitled ‘Through the Looking Glass’, commissioned by The Brewhouse Theatre and Art Centre. The installation will allow visitors to fast forward through billions of years of life on Earth, whilst also reflect on how their actions impact on the planet. The work will be exhibited in July 2022.
Richard was awarded an MA in Art & Design Advanced Practice and Theory, specialising in Photography and Digital Media, from the University of Derby.
Richard was a mentor on the 2021/2 b-side New Artist Programme and is the photographer on b-side and Island Community Action’s Jubilee Project Souvenirs of Place and Love.