Photo: Deborah Gardner in Huddersfield, Yorkshire

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 β€˜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 read full statement

Location Huddersfield, Yorkshire