Approved: 17.09.2012

Matt Rowe

Artist, Maker, Technician, Gallery educator

Approved: 17.09.2012

Matt Rowe's object based practice is focused on vernacular symbols, language and folklore.
He often combines various disciplines, ceramics, model making and textiles to produce sculptural costumes, props and artifacts that play with notions of regional and local identity. He uses his costumes and props as a means to create unexpected structures in the landscape that echo with associations of storybook

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  • Location: Folkestone, South East
  • Activities: Early years education, Primary education, Secondary education, Higher education, Further education, Adult education, Special needs education, Lecturing, Practice-based research, Residencies, Workshops, Learning programmes, Community arts, Community consultation, Participatory projects, Public art, Curating, Gallery education, Technical installation, Film-making, Photographic documentation
  • Categories: Education project, Ceramics, Participatory, Photography, Sculpture
 
 
 

Biography

Matt Rowe's object based practice is focused on vernacular symbols, language and folklore. He often combines various disciplines, ceramics, model making and textiles to produce sculptural costumes, props and artifacts that play with notions of regional and local identity. He uses his costumes and props as a means to create unexpected structures in the landscape that echo with associations of storybook narratives and ancient legends. Continuingly photographing his structures, he is developing a portfolio of landscape images that blur the real and the imaginary.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 2004 - MA Ceramics, UWIC, Cardiff 2002 - BA Ceramics and Glass, BCUC, High wycombe Group exhibitions 2012 - Equinox, Transition Gallery, London 2012 - Beaten Black Blue Red Green Gold, Curated by Tom Goddard, Private residence , Cardiff 2011 - Art Projects Video Booth, The London Art Fair, London 2011 - European Contemporary Art Fair 2011, Lille Grand Palais, La Malterie, Lille 2011 - EXTRA, Exhibition Les Space Carre, Lille 2011 - Pulp Fictions, Transition Gallery, London 2011 - THE CARNIVAL OF DEATH, Senate House , London 2010 - GHost III , St. John Church, Bethnal Green, London 2010 - 6by4 , Art Space, Portsmouth 2010 - Art Car Boot Fair, The Truman Breweries Brick Lane, London 2010 - Big Society , Space Station Sixty-Five, London 2009 - Art Car Boot Boutique, Tom Dixons The Dock, Portobello London 2009 - Art Car Boot Fair, The Truman Breweries , London 2008 - Art Car Boot Fair , The Truman Breweries, Brick Lane London 2008 - Fan Fair, Transition Gallery , London 2008 - Menagerie, B & B Project Space, Folkestone Triennial Fringe, Folkestone 2008 - Vernacular Spectacular, Leas lift funicular railway, Folkestone Triennial Fringe, Folkestone 2007 - 10 Years On, Fireworks Clay Studios, touring show Curated projects 2005 - Club Shepway, Multiple sites, Folkestone 2005 - Ideal Home Improvement Exposé, B & B Project space, Folkestone Live/Performance 2010 - 2nd Annual Disguised artists Halloween Procession, Cecil sharp house, London Intervention 2010 - Tall Tales, Biennial Satellite Events, Whitstable 2004 - Ceramic Cabinet Intervention, National Museum of Wales ceramic collection , Cardiff Artist talks 2011 - Making Art Public , Folkestone Triennial 2011 in partnership with Turner Contemporary, Folkestone 2011 - Showing and sharing, Discussing the current ways of communicating through art, Low and High Platform, Folkestone 2010 - Art As A Social Service?, Fabrica Gallery , Brighton 2008 - Guest Speaker, Art and Regeneration symposium (part of the Folkestone Triennial 2008), Public works , Folkestone Residencies 2012 - 59.14 N 3.34 W, Curated by Laura Mansfield The Erlend Williamson Art Fellowship with support from The Orkney Cultural Fund, 59.14 N 3.34 W, The Brough of Birsay, Orkney 2012 - Artist In residence , Kent Cultural Baton , Gravesend 2011 - Folkestone Triennial artist in residence, Folkestone Triennial, Folkestone 2010 - 'landscapes, city and people' Matt Rowe and Mathilde Lavenne, La Malterie, Lille 2010 - photographic residency, Le Fresnoy Studio national des arts contemporains , Toutcoing, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France Projects 2012 - Vernacular Folk, Curated by Club Shepway, mulipule sites, Folkestone 2008 - Vernacular Spectacular , Leas funicular water lift , Folkestone 2007 - O Dreamland, Transition Gallery & Club Shepway, 202 The Parade Greatstone, Kent