Deborah Gardner

Deborah Gardner

Artist, Maker, Lecturer / academic, Researcher

Concepts
My practice explores a potential for a transformative poetics of materials. This investigation particularly includes notions of landscape and ideas of ‘place’. Seeing landscape in this instance is in part an imagining, the structure /sculpture allows a state of imagining the land, a recollection of the outside but the starting point for me begins with the perceptual field. Scale, mapping
and embodied encounter are at the centre of my engagement with place as a means to explore my everyday space
Career path
Qualifications:
1987 Master of Arts Degree, Newcastle University
1983 BA Hons Fine Art, Canterbury College of Art
1982 Foundation Course, Winchester School of Art

Teaching Experience:
2002- present 0.5 Lecturer, University of Leeds
2007 Visiting Lecturer, Chester University
1999 Visiting Lecturer, Newcastle University and Latrobe University Australia
1995- 2002 Full-time Lecturer, Fine Art Department, Bretton Hall College, West Yorkshire
199/94 Visiting Lecturer - Australia, Ulster University, Wolverhampton University, Sunderland University, Newcastle University
1991 Part-time Lecturer, Fine Art Department, Sunderland University
1990 Part-time Lecturer, Fine Art Department, Charles Sturt University, Australia
1988 Part-time Lecturer, Continuing Education, University of Newcastle

Areas of work:
Tertiary education
Exhibiting
Lecturing
Practice-based research
Private commissions
Residencies
Workshops
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Location Huddersfield, Yorkshire