Graham Brooks works predominantly in three dimensions, using a process led, material-based practice to explore ideas around artificiality and permanence. Repeating parts and polished surfaces might imply mass manufacture, but the hands-on act of making is key, suggesting as it does the passage of time through signs of wear or erosion.

Living and working in Nottingham, U.K.


b 1965, Barrowford, Lancashire U.K.


  • Foundation Course in Art and Design – Preston Polytechnic 84-85
  • BA (Hons) in Design for Industry - Newcastle Polytechnic 85-89
  • Master of Arts in Industrial Design - Birmingham Polytechnic 89-91


  • June 2024 – ‘Salon Contemporary Arts - Summer Exhibition’, Museum of Making, Derby
  • Sept 2023 – ‘ABC Art Trail’, Nottingham
  • July 2023 – ‘Open’ Tarpey Gallery, Castle Donington, Derby
  • May 2023 – ‘Lady Bay Arts Trail’, Nottingham


When based in London during the 90’s Graham created a series of site-specific luminaires for restaurants, nightclubs, and bars. In the late 90’s he moved into 3D computer graphics, creating animation for video and TV.

This led to a research position at the University of Nottingham creating real-time 3D graphics for virtual reality and ‘serious games’.

As one of the founding members of Mission Room he spent the next decade transforming this research into applications for industry.