Deborah Gardner

Deborah Gardner

Artist, Maker, Lecturer / academic, Researcher

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
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
Practice-based research
Private commissions
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Location Huddersfield, Yorkshire