Approved: 28.07.2008

Rebecca Strain

Artist

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Approved: 28.07.2008

Paper is a medium, a document a catalyst, a message, a creative act, it transforms for the better or worse, it travels, it is solid in a semi transparent world, it holds value, it proves, it also us to share information and ideas, it sorts us into groups of accepted and rejected, it covers up temporarily, it can be destroyed easily, it is domestic, it is bureaucracy, it is white, it is empty, it is

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  • Location: Donegal
 

Biography

Paper is a medium, a document a catalyst, a message, a creative act, it transforms for the better or worse, it travels, it is solid in a semi transparent world, it holds value, it proves, it also us to share information and ideas, it sorts us into groups of accepted and rejected, it covers up temporarily, it can be destroyed easily, it is domestic, it is bureaucracy, it is white, it is empty, it is made in bulk by machines, it is hand made and it is the inspiration, process and medium of my art practice.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 2012 - Masters Degree Fine Art (distinction), Arts University College Bournemouth, UK 2009 - Making it Happen Training for Art Workers, Pyramid of Arts, Leeds 2008 - Community Development Level 3, Creative Industries Development Agency, Huddersfield 2007 - Creative Communities Level 2, Open College Network, Artworks, Bradford 2003 - BA (Hons) Textile Craft, University of Huddersfield Solo exhibitions 2010 - Veri Higi Pisrad (Blood sweat tears), Pop Up Space, Bradford 2008 - Sacred, The Delius Centre for Arts, Bradford 2007 - Receipt, Hammond's, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire Group exhibitions 2012 - Evidence is Better, Gallery Soup, Bournemouth 2012 - Show and Tell, OSR Projects, Sommerset 2011 - Angels of the North, Greenbelt Festival, Cheltenham 2011 - Home from Home, Leeds Artist Book Fair, Leeds 2010 - Behold, St John the Baptist Church, Knaresborough 2010 - Cabinet of Curiosities, 13th Annual Leeds Artist Book Fair, University of Leeds 2010 - DIY, bank reposessed Guest House, Bournemouth 2010 - Pen Pal Pears, Little Ghost Gallery, Kilkenny, Ireland 2010 - The Great Northen Art Show, Workhouse Museum, Ripon 2009 - ANTIFREEZE, Contents may vary, Manchester 2009 - Born and Bread, Yorkshire Sculptors Group at Chelsea Gallery, London 2009 - Found, with Louise Atkinson and Inbal Druval, Temple Works, Leeds 2009 - I'm Sorry..., Leeds College of Art and Design, Leeds 2009 - Natural Selection, Yorkshire Sculptors at Arts@Trinity, Boar Lane Leeds 2008 - Hatch, Bradford Playhouse, Bradford 2008 - More things (in heaven and earth), Durham Cathedral, Durham 2008 - Showcase, 42 New Briggate, Leeds 2008 - Time and Space, The Bowery, Leeds, West Yorkshire 2007 - Immanent, Bradford Cathedral, Bradford Curated projects 2012 - BH13 Urban Sculpture Garden, Dorset Art Weeks, Branksome, Poole 2012 - Sex Lives of the Poor and Unknown, co-curated with Sandra Jogeva, Polymer Cullture Factory, Estonia 2012 - Sex Lives of the Poor and Unknown, co-curated with Sandra Jogeva, temporary online exhibition 2011 - Live Art Week, Artworks, Poole 2007 - Art Auction, Adelphi, Leeds 2007 - Climate, Yorkshire Craft Centre, Bradford Live/Performance 2011 - Invitation to Shred, Arts University College Bournemouth, UK 2011 - Parkstone to Polymer, Global Container, Est 2011 - Take My Time, The BIG Collab, Sherbet Lounge, Bournemouth 2010 - Paper Chase, Bournemouth University, Dorset 2008 - Gleichzeitig 2, Yorkshire Dance, Leeds 2008 - The BIG Decision, Light Night , Leeds Artist talks 2009 - Artist Access to Art College - current work, Leeds College of Art and Design, Leeds 2009 - Recent works, Green Belt 09, Cheltenham 2008 - Recent Projects, East Street Arts, Patrick Studio's, Leeds Workshops 2010 - Poetry Quest, The Princes Trust for Children and the Arts, Yorkshire Sculpture Park 2009 - Freelance Artist (6 weeks), Forge, Arts for Health, New Lodge, Barnsley 2009 - Paper making, for ladies with learning disabilities, Kala Sangam, Cottingley Cornerstone Center 2008 - Engage (Health and Wellbeing), Bradford Centre for Deaf People, Bradford 2008 - Summer College 2008, Bradford Youth Offending Team, St Peter's House Bradford Residencies 2013 - Artist Residency, Clo Ceardlann, Gortahork, Donegal 2013 - Into the White, Arts@Trinity, Leeds, UK 2011 - Artist in Residence, Polymer Culture Factory, Tallinn, Estonia 2010 - Artist Residency, Polymer Culture Factory, Tallinn, Estonia 2009 - Artist in Residence (12 weeks), The Bolsover School, Chesterfield 2008 - AA2A, Leeds College of Art and Design, West Yorkshire 2008 - The Fine Art of Rejection, 42 New Briggate, Leeds, West Yorkshire Projects 2008 - Paperclay Collaboration, Keighley Studio, Atom Studio, Beaver Studio, West Yorkshire 2007 - Badge Project, Monitor, Situation Leeds, LS9 Competitions, prizes and awards 2012 - The Oddfellows Award, The Oddfellows, Poole 2008 - Access Grant, Creative Pathways, Bradford 2008 - NAN New Collaborations Bursary, Artist's Newsletter, Networking Artists Networks Educational experience - secondary 2009 - Artist Carousel Project, Artforms, Education Leeds, Horsforth Secondary School Educational experience - tertiary 2011 - Cyanotype workshop, Baltic Film and Media School, Tallinn, Estonia 2011 - Primative Photography Cyanotype, Arts University College Bournemouth, UK Site specific 2012 - Show and Tell, The Old School Room, Yeovil