BILL MING

Bill Ming was born in Bermuda in 1944 and has lived and worked in the UK since 1971.  In 1979 he gained a BA Honours degree in Sculpture and Creative Writing at Maidstone College of Arts, Kent. He has had solo exhibitions throughout the UK and in Bermuda and has participated in group exhibitions in the UK, USA and Bermuda.  Sculpture commissions include Against da Tide, Bermuda, Figurehead, a Memorial for Those Lost at Sea, Bermuda and Prisoners sculpture, Mont Orgueil Castle, Jersey, Channel Isles.  During 1992-3 he was bestowed with the Henry Moore Sculpture Fellowship at Liverpool John Moores University, and in 2006 was given a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Arts Council of Bermuda.

Bill’s sculpture was also featured in Still Tryna Spoon-feed Us, a 2001 DV Video Miniature film featuring his sculpture, made to commemorate the Year of the Artist in association with filmmakers & Andrew McKay: INTA Performance Group. In 2007 Stories of Wood Wind & Fire, a documentary film by Andrew McKay focusing on the Bermuda Figurehead sculpture.

In 2013 a biography called Bill Ming, Wit Dese Hands was published and he produced images for Bread and Salt, Stories of Artists and Migration by François Matarasso.