Approved: 16.08.2006

Julian Rowe

Artist, Maker, Film-maker, Writer

Approved: 16.08.2006

My practice is a form of cultural archaeology, seeking contemporary resonances and metaphors in the ideas and cultural baggage of the past. It is a practice in which painting, sculptural techniques, modelmaking and video all play significant roles. I have a particular interest in the language of the miniature and its relationship to Romantic and postmodern theories of the sublime.

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  • Location: Lamberhurst, South East
  • Activities: Practice-based research, Public art, Private commissions, Creative writing, Film-making
  • Categories: Film & Video, Installation, Painting, Public Art, Sculpture
 
 

Biography

My practice is a form of cultural archaeology, seeking contemporary resonances and metaphors in the ideas and cultural baggage of the past. It is a practice in which painting, sculptural techniques, modelmaking and video all play significant roles. I have a particular interest in the language of the miniature and its relationship to Romantic and postmodern theories of the sublime.

CV & Education

Solo exhibitions 2012 - I'd Like to See the Governor Please ... or Whoever is in Charge, Parfitt Gallery, Croydon 2011 - Atlantis, Rochester Cathedral Crypt, Rochester 2009 - The House in the Middle, Newhaven Fort, Newhaven, W Sussex 2009 - Turn the Key Deftly, Quay Arts, Newport, Isle of Wight 2008 - Atlantis, Crypt Gallery, Seaford 2007 - The Heart is Another Country, 20/21 Visual Arts Centre, Scunthorpe 2006 - Julian Rowe, Weekend Gallery, Hastings, E Sussex 2006 - The Broken Love of Doctor Browne, Rochester Art Gallery, Rochester 2005 - Quiet Land, Rochester Art Gallery, Rochester 2005 - The Broken Love of Doctor Browne, Hastings Museum and Art Gallery, Hastings 2005 - The Raft, Meopham Library Gallery, Meopham 2004 - Art in SEEDA, South East England Development Agency, Chatham 2004 - Standing by Water, Crypt Gallery, Seaford 2002 - Curlew, Maidstone Library Gallery 2002 - Irnen, Weald Gallery, Cranbrook, Kent 2000 - How exquisitely the world is fitted to the mind, Otter Gallery, Chichester 1999 - After the Chinese, Trinity Arts Centre Gallery, Tunbridge Wells 1998 - Groundwork, Library Gallery, Sevenoaks Group exhibitions 2012 - All at Sea, Pie Factory, Margate 2012 - Art in Romney Marsh, St George's Church, Ivychurch 2011 - I Can See You But I Can't Hear You, International Lighthouse Relay, Harbour Arm Lighthouse, Margate 2011 - Nordart 2011, Kunstwerk Carlshutte , Budelsdorf, Germany 2010 - Alturnertive, CRATE, Margate, Kent 2010 - Arts and Business, Liberty Property Trust, King's Hill, W Malling, Kent 2010 - Memory, Rottingdean Windmill, Rottingdean, W Sussex 2009 - Journey to the Centre of the Earth, 20/21 Arts Centre, Scunthorpe, N Lincs 2008 - Artvaults 2008, A-Space, Southampton 2008 - Quay Arts Open, Quay Arts Centre, Newport 2007 - Artists' Books, Border's Bookshop, Cambridge 2007 - ko-ax: Kent Open Art Exhibition, Mascalls Gallery, Paddock Wood 2006 - First Class Post, Sassoon Gallery, Folkestone 2006 - Salon des Fables, Cour des Arts, Saint-Emilion, France 2005 - Artvaults, A-Space, Southampton 2004 - The Garden of Earthly Delights, Brockwell Park, Brixton 2003 - Art in Romney Marsh, SS Peter and Paul Church, Dymchurch 2002 - Conjured Moments: Detached Fragments, Crypt Gallery, Seaford 2001 - Chichester Open 2001 - Experimental Spaces, Hastings Museum 2000 - 2000: A Rite of Passage?, Ramsgate Library Gallery 2000 - Groundwork, Phoenix Gallery, Brighton 2000 - Mayfield Festival, Mayfield 2000 - Summer Exhibition, Headcorn Gallery, Headcorn 1999 - 1ère Biennale de la Sculpture du Pays de Bray, Neufchâtel-en-Bray, France 1999 - Arthou2e, Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery 1998 - New Life, Holm Oaks Gallery, Deal Degree shows 2010 - MA Degree Show, UCA, Canterbury Residencies 2005 - Cill Rialaig Project, Cill Rialaig, County Kerry, Ireland 2003 - ES2003, Hastings Museum & Art Gallery, Hastings 2001 - Experimental Spaces, Hastings Museum & Art Gallery, Hastings 2000 - Gold Dust Spring (joint project with Dawn Badland), Chiddingstone Castle, Chiddingstone, Edenbridge, Kent Public commissions 2006 - In Libris, East Sussex Libraries, Bexhill, Battle and Rye, E Sussex 2006 - My Tunbridge Wells, Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Gallery, Tunbridge Wells, Kent 2005 - Hieronymus Bosch Takes Tea in Dunorlan Park, Tunbridge Wells Museum, Tunbridge Wells 2004 - Alauda courtyard sculpture, Kent Count Council - Charing Library, Charing, Kent 2002 - Museum Pieces (joint project with Dawn Badland), Tunbridge Wells Museum, Tunbridge Wells 2001 - In Libris (joint project with Dawn Badland), Kent County Council - Cranbrook Library, Cranbrook 2000 - Five books complementing FRAC exhibition, Kent County Council, Sevenoaks 1999 - Swanley Omnibus sculpture, Swanley Library, Swanley