Approved: 21.09.2006

Tracey Eastham

Artist, Writer, Lecturer / academic

Approved: 21.09.2006

I graduated from Wimbledon Collage of Art in 2006 with a Masters Distinction degree and an Axis MAstar award. As well as an artist, I am a critical studies lecturer at Blackpool and the Fylde College, and I lead occasional educational and community art projects. I was selected for the Arts and Business 'Vision' for the North West, and created 'The Liverpool Art Journal'.

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  • Location: Manchester, North West
  • Activities: Early years education, Higher education, Further education, Adult education, Special needs education, Lecturing, Residencies, Workshops, Learning programmes, Arts in health, Community arts, Private commissions, Critical writing
  • Categories: Mixed Media, Research, Unclassified
  • Tags: Collage
 

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    Biography

    I graduated from Wimbledon Collage of Art in 2006 with a Masters Distinction degree and an Axis MAstar award. As well as an artist, I am a critical studies lecturer at Blackpool and the Fylde College, and I lead occasional educational and community art projects. I was selected for the Arts and Business 'Vision' for the North West, and created 'The Liverpool Art Journal'. Tracey Eastham uses collage and cut out techniques to assemble scenes of 'nature' that are, in fact, anything but what they first appear to be. Her depictions of nature, landscape and the rural are mediated through mass culture and art history, bringing together images appropriated from both classical and contemporary sources, and high and low culture. The resulting clash of styles, historical periods and skewed proportions between different elements within the one picture frame are simultaneously completely absurd and totally revealing of how we formulate our perceptions of the world through 'second hand' representations that are so common place that they have become part of our daily reality. Eastham's assemblages present us with fictive landscapes, sometimes in formations akin to heraldic crests that serve to highlight the stylised reality of these depictions of nature. These works reflect the sentimentality for nature and the countryside that has existed for centuries, propagated through art and literature, and one that is at odds with the often harsh and brutal reality of rural life. Ridiculous and beguiling, they debunk the myth of the rural idyll and unpick and expose our pretension that we can ever really understand - or represent - the 'truth' of these subjects. Paul Stone, 2008

    CV & Education

    Qualifications and training

    2010 - Arts Award Advisor, Arts Award, National

    2010 - Certificate to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (CTLLS) Teaching Qualification, Lancashire Adult Learning, Chorley

    2006 - Masters Degree Fine Art Painting (Distinction), Wimbledon College of Art, London

    2005 - BA (Hons) Fine Art Painting, Loughborough University, Leicestershire

    2002 - Foundation Diploma, Art and Design, Runshaw College, Leyland, Nr Preston

    Solo exhibitions

    2012 - This Idea of a Lost England, Airspace Gallery, Stoke on Trent

    2010 - Tracey Eastham, Cornerhouse Gallery: Projects, Manchester

    2009 - Soul Satisfied, The Vault Gallery, Lancaster

    Group exhibitions

    2016 - Into The Wilderness, Chapel Gallery

    2016 - Semiotic Geurilla Warfare III, Dean Clough Gallery

    2016 - London Art Fair 2015 - Tracing Paper, Paper Gallery

    2014 - Re-unpacking, Nottingham Castle Gallery

    2014 - Grey, Harrington Mill Studios, Nottingham 

    2014 - Seeing Beckett, Chester and Liverpool (touring) 

    2013 - Not Just For Christmas, Contemporary Art Society

    2013 - Like A Monkey With A Miniature Cymbol, Aid and Abet, Cambridge 

    2012 - Fundraising Auction, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester

    2011 - AirVent, AirSpace Gallery, Stoke on Trent

    2011 - Endlos umstritten, ewig schön: Interrogating Beauty, D21 Gallery, Leipzig, Germany 2011 - Pulp Fictions, Transition Gallery, London

    2011 - The Manchester Contemporary, Mermaid and Monster, Manchester

    2011 - We Are All In This Together, Bureau Gallery, Manchester

    2010 - Cure Leukaemia Art Auction, Wraggle & Co, Birmingham

    2010 - Exeter Contemporary Open 2010, Exeter Phoenix Gallery, Exeter

    2010 - Haiti Art Auction, CUBE Gallery, Manchester

    2010 - POST, Trove, Birmingham

    2010 - Stories, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton

    2010 - They Do Things Differently There, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh

    2009 - AAF, Cynthia Corbett Gallery, London

    2009 - Collaged: Tracey Eastham with Louise Bristow, Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston, Lancashire

    2009 - Coller-Elective, Arena Gallery, Liverpool

    2009 - SLICK Dessin, Cynthia Corbett Gallery, Paris

    2009 - The Manchester Contemporary, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester

    2008 - Artists Book Fair, Wolstenholme Projects, Liverpool

    2008 - Future50, PSL Leeds, Leeds

    2008 - Interchange, CCP Car Park, Liverpool

    2008 - Not For Your Eyes, Wolstenholme Projects, Liverpool

    2007 - Cut and Colour, Blyth Gallery, Imperial Collage , London

    2006 - AntiFreeze, Cynthia Corbett Gallery, Stockwell Studios

    2006 - BASE, Trinity Buoy Wharf

    2006 - Centre for Drawing Project, Wimbledon Collage of Art

    2006 - MA Show, Wimbledon College of Art

    2005 - BA Show, Loughborough University

    2005 - Emerging Artists, Warsaw Project Space, Ancoats, Manchester

    Curated projects

    2009 - Slide Slam, A Foundation, Liverpool

    Live/Performance

    2011 - Live Collages, Bruntwood Arts and Business Awards Ceremony, Manchester Artist talks

    2010 - Art Course, Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool

    2010 - Tracey Eastham, University of Central Lancashire, Preston

    Workshops

    2010 - Keys 4...? (Artist workshop for people with learning difficulties and disabilities), Moving On With Life and Learning, Liverpool

    2009 - Dare to Design Artist Workshops with low secure unit, NHS Guild Lodge, Preston

    2009 - Fifth Floor, Tate Gallery, Liverpool

    Residencies

    2011 - Bradley Fold Allotment Residency, Allotment Diaries & Environmental Hubs by Elizabeth Wewiora, Didsbury, Manchester

    2011 - Collaborative Residency with Anna Francis, The Burlington Arts Club , Manchester

    2009 - AA2A Scheme Artists Residency, University of Central Lancashire, Preston

    Projects

    2011 - Creative Collage in response to Blackpool Archive Material, Arts and Health, Blackpool Educational experience - special needs

    2009 - NHS Reintergration Project - workshops and permanent art made with service users, Guild Lodge Low Secure Unit, Lancashire

    2009 - Social Identity Project with Service Users and Community Groups, Moving On With Life and Learning (MOWLL), University of Liverpool Publications

    2009 - Apocalypse - The Liverpool Art Journal special edition

    2009 - Artists Book Fair - The Liverpool Art Journal special edition