ABM with Sid Vicious ABM
ABM (right) and Jon Sanders (sound recordist, left)
on location with Sid Vicious; production still from The Great Rock ín Roll Swindle, 1978.
ABM with Space Light
Education and Early Work
1940 Born near Wells, Somerset, England
1953 Winchester College
1957 School Prize for Photography
1959 Magdalen College Oxford. BA Modern Languages (French/German)
1962 Studies painting; experiments with colour animation on 8mm film (lost)
1963 London School of Film Technique, Brixton
1965 Assistant film editor "CHINA!", documentary , dir. Felix Greene
1967 Lecturer on film, Bath Academy of Art, Corsham, Wilts
  Directs "Regal", short film (16mm B/W) about a Saturday morning children's show at the local cinema
1968 Works on films for the Arts Council: Ron Kitaj, Richard Hamilton, Claes Oldenburg
Principal Films as Lighting Cameraman (* available on DVD)
1967 Love's Presentation,dir. James Scott *
1969 Bronco Bullfrog, dir. Barney Platts-Mills *
  The Great Ice-Cream Robbery, dir. JS
1970 Private Road, dir. BP-M
1971 Transformation, dir. JS
1975 Coilin & Platonida, dir. JS
1976 Down the Corner, dir. Joe Comerford
1978 The Great Rock n' Roll Swindle, dir. Julien Temple
1979 Chance, History, Art, dir. JS
1983 Hero, dir. BP-M *
  A Shocking Accident, dir. JS, Oscar for Best Short Film of 1983
1984 Every Picture Tells a Story, dir. JS *
Exhibitions, etc
1985 Arnolfini, Bristol Who's afraid of red, yellow & blue?  
1986 Paul Steen Gallery, Edinburgh Chromats 2, 3  
1988 ANTA, Spitalfields, London SpaceLight 1 solo show
  Corridor Gallery, Reykjavik SpaceLight Mk 1 solo show
1989 Issey Miyake Men, London SpaceLight Mk2  
1990 Curwen Gallery, London Between Dimensions  
  Leeuwarden, Holland 11 Cities, 11 Nations  
  Ikon Corp, London Light Works solo show
  Peter Fiell, London Chromat 3  
1992 Seville, Spain Alternative Expo - B.U.Y.  
  Victoria Miro Gallery, London Three Columns solo show
1993 ANTA Leuchten GmbH, Germany ZERO (SpaceLight) in production  
  Riverside One, London light installations  
1994 Ocean Village, Southampton GIven Space  
  Docklands, London London B.U.Y.  
  visiting tutor: Bartlett School of Architecture UCL    
1996 Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh Northern Lights  
1997 Inverleith House, Edinburgh PHOTOsynthesis solo show
  Chelsea & Westminster Hospital    
  3-month Gallery, Liverpool    
  Trade Apartment, Brixton, London humdrum  
1998 Sainsbury Centre, Norwich Light: an exhibition  
  Cambridge Festival of Digital Arts    
2000 Nutopia, Covent Garden, London ColourTherapy  
2002 sleeper, Edinburgh Colours solo show
2003 SAFN, Reykjavik Litir  
  Private house, London Journey installation
2004 Louisa Guinness Gallery Colourbox  
2005 Inverleith House, Edinburgh Evergreen  
  MOMA Osaka Kaleidoscope  
  Cairn Gallery Pittenweem solo show
2006 Private House, Turleigh, Avon installation  
2007 i8 Reykjavik Chromat on the web  
  Pier Arts Centre, Orkney cynosure - a northern light  
2009 Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen Colour Play  
  Slewe, Amsterdam Japan  
2010 Pier Arts Centre, Stromness. Colour Play  
  An Tobar, Mull Disco Volante  
2011 Coldharbour, London Illumination  
  Portobello Popup Cinema LANTERNS  
Public Art Commissions
1999 Whiteinch Cross, Glasgow Light Tower  
  Alexander Graham Bell House (BT Building) Edinburgh Ambient Light (2001 Saltire Award, Scotland)