Approved: 16.08.2006

Deborah Gardner

Artist, Maker, Lecturer / academic, Researcher

Approved: 16.08.2006

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

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  • Location: Huddersfield, Yorkshire
 

Biography

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

CV & Education

Solo Exhibitions 2011 - Re-Collect: Sculptural Responses to Ideas of Place within Collections, Huddersfield Art Gallery, Huddersfield 2007 -In Memoriam, Camillia House, Bretton Hall, West Bretton, West Yorkshire 2004- Networks, Albury Regional Art Gallery, 546 Dean Street, Albury NSW 2640 Australia 2003 - Embodiment, 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, St John's Church, Church Square, Scunthorpe, North lincolnshire 1999 - The Heaving Line, Switchback Gallery, Monash University, Australia 1998 - Multifold / Veelvould, Blauwendael Castle, Waasmunster, Belgium 1994 - The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, Alternative Art Galleries, London 1993 - Exhibition including Commission, Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal 1992 - Angels and Demons, Residency Exhibition, DLI Museum and Art Gallery 1991 - British Council Visiting Artist, Albury Arts Centre, New South Wales 1990 - Residency Exhibition, Monash University, Australia,

Land2 Group Exhibitions 2013 Landscape, Art and Uncertainty, Southampton City Art Gallery, 2012, Close to Home, East Street Arts, Leeds, 2010 All Over the Place: Drawing Place, Drawing Space, The Stanley and Audrey Gallery, Leeds, 2008 F Block Gallery, University of the West of England,

Group Exhibitions 2013 Placing the Mill, Leeds Industrial Museum 2012 Curious, West Norwood Cemetery, London 2011 - European Sculpture:Difference & Diversity, Nave Gallery, Parco Culturale, Turin, Italy 2010 - European Identity: Intercultural Dialogue, Insel galerie, Central Museum of Textiles,, Tor Strasse, Berlin Lodz, Poland 2008 - Edgecentricks, Williamson Tunnel Heritage centre, Liverpool 2008 - So near, so far (version II), APT Gallery, Deptford, London 2007 - Sculpting the Surburban, Museum of Domestic Design & Architecture, Middlesex University 2007 - so near, so far ( version I), Alte Galerie, Ebersberg Kunstverein, Ebersberg, Germany 2006 - Eating Out in the Great Outdoors, Museum of Domestic Design & Architecture, Middlesex University, Cat Hill, Barnet, n.London 2006 - Tactual Explorations, North Light Gallery, Technology Park, Armitage Bridge, Huddersfield, HD4 7NR 2005 - Open Desk, Ragged School: Museum of the East End, 46-50 Copperfield Road London E3 4RR 2005 - Zoo-A-Logical, Knapp Gallery, Regents College, Inner Circle, Regents Park, London NW1 4NS 2004 - Haunt, Sherborne House, Sherborne, dorset, DT9 3JG 2004 - Outdoor Habitats, Museum of Domestic Design, Chase Side, Barnet, EN4 8HT 2004 - That which is near I, Only Atelier Gallery, Argentinier Strasse, Vienna 2004 - That which is near II, Representation of the Land of Baden-Wurttemberg, European Union, Brussels 2001 - Body Beautiful, 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire 2000 - We're not in Kansas Anymore, Poplar Baths, London 1997 - De Saumarez Sculpture Park, Guernesy 1996 - Durham Cathedral Artists in Residence, DLI Museum and Art Gallery, Durham 1996 - Vox Humana, Galerie U Recickych, Prague 1995 - Women's Open Exhibition, Bradford Gallery 1994 - 12 x 12, Galeries De L'Espace Sculfort, France 1993 - Durham Cathedral - Artists and Images, Durham Light Infantry Museum and Art Gallery 1993 - Homebase, Cubitt Street Gallery, London 1992 - Exhibition, Blackfriars Art Centre 1992 - Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London 1990 - Summer Exhibition, Beechworth Arts Council, Australia 1989 - Master of Fine Art Exhibition, Hatton Gallery, Newcastle

Symposium Presentations since 2010,  2013, Uncertain Exchanges: a symposium in conjunction with the exhibition Landscape, Art and Uncertainty. Southampton City Art Gallery, 2012 - Close To Home, Land2 symposium,  2011 - Technologies of Drawing, Creative Arts Building, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield 2011 - The Role of Collections in Art Practice, Huddersfield Art Gallery, Huddersfield 2010 - 10th International Sculpture Forum, Parco Culturale, Grugliasco, Turin, Italy 2009 - So Near, So Far Land2 seminar, APT gallery, Deptford, London Workshops 2010 - European Identity, European Academy, Berlin