Spotlight: Esmond Bingham

The language of things
July 17 2021
Spotlight: Esmond Bingham
Esmond was born and brought up in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He did science A levels before ever discovering contemporary art. He subsequently took a Fine Art degree at Wolverhampton Polytechnic (Wolverhampton University) and studied teaching at Goldsmiths College, London University.
After teaching for more than a decade he decided to take a professional break and gained an MA at the Norwich University of the Arts (NUA). He taught part-time for a number of years at degree level at Middlesex University and Chelsea School of Art (University of the Arts London).
Ideas usually emerge in the process of playing with the material, but he will be looking for something he couldn't anticipate. He tries to notice not just what is intended (which is rarely new) but, perhaps more importantly, what was unintended that reveals a glimpse of a new horizon.
It feels important to him, repeatedly, to bond the relationship between the apparently detached fabric of the external world to the psychological and emotional world within each of us.







About the author

Paul Vater, Director of Contemporary and Country

Paul Vater

Paul conducts studio visits to maintain strong relationships with artists, designers and craftspeople who show their work with us. He manages the main C&C website and has developed the online shop where selected works are presented for sale.


Paul established his design company, Sugarfree, in 1990 and quickly gained a reputation for delivering fresh, effective marketing campaigns and brand identities for clients including Save the Children Fund, United Nations Association and UNHCR. Over the years those added to the roster include IPC Magazines, Arts Council England, The Roundhouse, Barbican Centre, Arts Marketing Association, Look Ahead Housing and Care, Paddington Waterside, BBC Worldwide, Commonwealth Foundation, Prestel, City of London Corporation, Baker Street Quarter, Victoria BID and the University of East Anglia.