Approved: 10.05.2007

Shelley Theodore

Artist

Approved: 10.05.2007

My current practice includes drawing, collage, photography and film. What brings the work together is a concern with 'the act of looking' as a means of training attention on my own experience and indirectly the viewing experience. The main focus for this attention is a desire to bring overlooked sometimes uneventful aspects of lived experience into view but not in a straight forward or documentary

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  • Location: Deptford, London
  • Activities: Film-making
  • Categories: Curatorial, Drawing, Film & Video, Mixed Media, Photography
  • Tags: BNC2013, Jerwood drawing Prize Exhibition 2012, 8 studios from here, acme studios childers street, Camberwell alumini
 
 

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    Biography

    My current practice includes drawing, collage, photography and film. What brings the work together is a concern with 'the act of looking' as a means of training attention on my own experience and indirectly the viewing experience. The main focus for this attention is a desire to bring overlooked sometimes uneventful aspects of lived experience into view but not in a straight forward or documentary way. Through photography and film I have explored overlooked /neglected spaces that have become part of my daily encounter with the urban environment in order to bring these spaces into view. Adding my intuitive responses via drawing onto c-type prints has been a recent development to push the boundaries of my practice by seeing potential through the act of looking and the power of the imagination combined. Collage has become an effective way of translating experiences that are perhaps unconscious in part and in this way I have found that obscuring the image can draw attention on what has been denied. Bringing the work into the exhibition space is for me an opportunity to revisit the place and space of the work seeing again the potential in the act of looking. September 2012

    CV & Education

    Qualifications and Training

    2012 - MA Visual Art (Fine Art), Camberwell College of Art,University of the Arts, London

    1995 - BA Fine Art (Hons), Goldmiths College, London

    Group exhibitions

    2016 Prison Drawing Project, 13 -14 th February 2016, Dean Road Prison, Scarborough.

    ARTROOMS 2016, 23-25 th January,Melia White House Hotel, London

    2015 Uncertain States, Mile End Pavillion, Mile End London, 4-22nd Nov 2015

    2014 Propellor Foundry and Open Studios, http://www.propellerfoundry.com/

    2013  Pala, digital broadcast curated by Laura Mansfield WWW.APLACECALLEDPALA.NET   

    Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2013, Spike Island, Bristol,14 September to 10 November, ICA London, 27 November 2013 - 26 January 2014

    8 STUDIOS FROM HERE Exhibition of work from Deptford based studios (27.09.13 - 29.09.13), (03.10.13 - 06.10.13) 8-12 Creekside, London SE8 3DX

    Postcard From My Studio, 4 October - 27 October 2013, Acme Project Space 44 Bonner Road, Bethnal Green, London E2 9JS

    2012 - Crash, Charlie Dutton Gallery, 1a Princeton Street, London WC1R 4AX

    No Now, Space Station Sixty Five, Kennington, London

    2011 The Unsung Heroes of the Studio, ASYLUM, The Chapel, Caroline Gardens, Peckham

    2009 - Creekside Open Selected by Jenny Lomax, APT Gallery, Deptford

    Creekside Open Selected by Mark Wallinger, APT Gallery, Deptford 

    2007 - London Artfair, Islington Design Centre, Islington, London

    Competitions Prizes and Awards

    2013 Bloomberg New Contemporaries 

    2012 - Jerwood Drawing Prize Exhibition, Jewood Space , London

    2012 - The Salon Art Prize Exhibition , Matt Roberts Art, 25b Vyner Street, London E2 9DG 

    2010 Deptford X Fringe Award , Deptford High Street, Deptford

    Other

    2015 - Backs to the Future, Residency at FIVE YEARS, Regents Studios, St Andrews Rd, E8

    2011 - Film Screening, CCW AT HMVCurzon, Wimbledon

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