Found where art, architecture, and the realm of
dreams converge, Ralph’s practice explores the
relationship between the built world and those
things which everyone shares; a body, the earth, the
dreams we have.
Together with his long-time university friend and
creative partner Anna Gidman, he established
Honey, an Art and Architecture cooperative in
2007 (registered 2009). Their first built project, The
Fisherman’s Bridge, opened in 2009.
A practicing architect, Ralph has over 10 years’
experience of architectural design and construction
in the UK, New Zealand and China. Between 2000
and 2004 he worked for Marks Barfield Architects,
during which time he designed and built The Spiral
Café in Birmingham, which won over 10 plaudits
including an RIBA award, and was long listed for the
Since 2006 Ralph has also worked part-time in
Price & Myers Structural engineers’ Geometrics
group, specialising in the design and construction
of complex structures. During this period he has
worked as an architect and designer alongside
several notable artists and architects including
Richard Wilson, Shirazeh Houshiary, Heather
Ackroyd and Dan Harvey, and Martin Richman.
Completed works upon which he collaborated
include Richard Wilson’s Turning the Place Over
(2007), Ackroyd and Harvey’s Twist (2008),
Before establishing Honey, Ralph’s proposal for
a gateway sculpture for Wales; Dragon’s Breath
(2007), which he designed with Antonia Infanger was
shortlisted and went to public consultation prior to
funding for the project being withdrawn.
Ralph’s work encompasses painting, sculpture,
poetry film and photography.
In his spare time he is an amateur musician, and
occasionally makes music videos. He likes to think
he is a film buff and a music aficionado. In truth he
is neither, but he loves both.