Cross Discipline & New Media Artist - Fine Art MA & BA(Hons)1st Class
2nd Year PhD research at University Of Sunderland.
Mike Glover is based in Sunderland, England UK. He creates conceptually based art films, sound, performance and installation art.
In his current practice, he explores a myriad of significant and conceptual themes within conspiracy theories, a subject matter that
offers more questions than answers; satiating his appetite for pleasant lies, half-truths, and reassuring falsehoods.
Mike also delivers art projects as a community/teaching artist and musician.
He is currently busy researching and has commenced (2022 -March) a PhD (Fine Art).
PhD Research title:
SUPERCONSPIRACY -PERCEPTIONS OF AN EMERGING CULTURAL PHENOMENA: ELUCIDATION AND INTERPRETATIONS THROUGH ART.
Partnerships, community and collaborative work:
Creative Arts Practitioner and Musician – Self-employed/Freelance – 1995- 2023
Delivered funded art and music education projects and adult learning programmes for various groups, such as Women’s Institutions,
LGBTQ+, Autism Societies, Disability groups, women’s refuge, schools, refugees groups, etc.
Recent collaborations and projects with partners, include: Creative Fuse North East, Northumberland Meta Project, Sunderland Indie
Group, East Durham Creates, Artichoke Trust, Durham Gala Theatre,
ICOS (International Community Organisation of Sunderland), Sunderland Council, BME (Black & Minority Ethnic) Network
Sunderland, Slovak Embassy London, University of Sunderland, Cultural Spring, Tansy Community Centre Sunderland,
Chance Community Centre Sunderland.
Exhibitions and events:
Upcoming event October/November 2023 exhibition and artist talk House of Culture: Vranov Nad Toplou, Slovak Rep.
Northumberland Metaverse Project -Online AI/VR works and collaborations March - ongoing (2023).
Creative Fuse April-September (2022) Cybercrime exhibition and film/video/textile various venues North East UK.
The Athenaeum-Sunderland (April 2022) Group exhibition Backyard Artist -April Showers.
Washington Arts Centre (Sunderland Indie) (April/May 2022) Earth Requiem.
Washington Arts Centre (Sunderland Indie) (Oct/Nov 20) POSTPONED DUE TO COVID19
Sunderland Minster Group Exhibition (Sunderland Indie) (June/July 20) POSTPONED DUE TO COVID19
Washington Arts Centre - 'A View From The Edge' (Solo & Group Exhibition) (March- April 2019)
Dusseldorf Kunst Halle Germany, (Robson Art Award), A collaborative research/art project with Ralf Brög (Oct 2017)
Reg Vardy Gallery University Of Sunderland, M.A. Show (Mixed Media Installation) (Oct 2017)
Independent Sunderland ‘Meet Your Neighbour’ exhibition (Animation/ Text Installation) (May 2017)
Shaun Project Space Sunderland, Mixed Media Installation (Nov 2016)
Cullercoats Art Studio Whitley Bay, Resident artist (April -Aug 2016)
Film Houses Whitley Bay Film Festival (short film) (Aug 2015)
New Bridge Project Newcastle, Performance Collab with POX Collective (Tracy Tofield Rich Broderick) (Nov 2014)
Arthouse Programme Whitley Bay Film Festival (Short film/animation) (Aug 2013)
AV Festival (VANE)Sunderland,(Short film category) 'As Slow As Possible' - 'Cajon @3%'(March 2012)
Birdcage Gallery Newcastle, Performance Collaboration with James Hutchinson & Graham Mitchinson (October 2011)
Fourth Plinth Trafalgar Sq. London, One & Other, 'Performance art'(September 2009)
Education & Scholarships
University of Sunderland PhD Fine Art -2022 -2026
University of Sunderland – MA Fine Art – 2016-2017
University of Sunderland - BA Fine Art 1st Class Hons – 2010-2012
The Robson Visual Arts Masters Award Scholarship – 2016-17