Versatile sculptor, born in Edinburgh, who gained an honours degree at Glasgow School of Art, 1983–7. Among his awards were a John Kinross Scholarship to Florence, 1987; Benno Schotz Award, 1991; East prizewinner, Norwich Gallery, Norfolk Institute of Art and Design, 1993; and Friends of the RSA Artist’s Award, 1995. Among Hunter’s professional experience was construction worker and hospital porter, 1980–2; technical assistant, Glasgow School of Art, 1988–90; visiting artist in schools and set design for Theatre Romania’s production of The Last Night of Socrates at Tramway, Glasgow, all 1993; and in 1995 installation of outdoor sculpture as part of the Stevenson Trail, for Sunderland City Council, 1995. Mixed shows included Compass Gallery, Glasgow, New Generation, 1987; Cyril Gerber Fine Art, Glasgow, 1990; Fuse, at Collins Gallery, Strathclyde University, 1993; and Swarm, Scottish Arts Council tour, 1995.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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