Approved: 16.08.2006

Tracey Oldham

Artist

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Approved: 16.08.2006

My work celebrates the ordinary places, the suburban home, the neatly cut grass, and the perfectly polished car on the driveway.

My optimistic blue skys and reminiscing images of old caravans, light houses and seaside towns are snap shots of an individual paradise. What some one may see as a rusty old caravan to another this is their escape and place of perfection.

I understand that sometimes

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  • Location: St Ives, South West
 

Biography

My work celebrates the ordinary places, the suburban home, the neatly cut grass, and the perfectly polished car on the driveway. My optimistic blue skys and reminiscing images of old caravans, light houses and seaside towns are snap shots of an individual paradise. What some one may see as a rusty old caravan to another this is their escape and place of perfection. I understand that sometimes the lack of human presence can result in an eerie emptiness or loneliness within my work, but in contrast I like to provide evidence of human nesting, this could be as subtle as the curtains being freshly open or a scribble of graffiti on the wall.

CV & Education

Qualifications and Training

  • 2007 - Making It Happen, Pyramid Of Arts, Leeds
  • 2004 - BA Hons Fine Art, Leeds Metropolitan University, 2:1
  • 2001 - BTEC National Diploma Foundation Studies in Art and Design, Blackburn College, Distinction

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2013 - Collection of Paintings and Prints, The Stable Bar and Restaurant, Polmanter Touring Park, St Ives
  • 2012 - By The Seaside, The Stable Bar and Restaurant
  • 2012 - Tracey at The Tea Room, St Ives
  • 2010 - Council Housing to Lighthouses, The Stable Bar and Restaurant
  • 2009 - Holidays of Past and Present, The Conservatory, Polmanter, Halsetown
  • 2008 - Tracey Oldham at Hammonds Yard, Huddersfield
  • 2008 - Tracey Oldham at the Book Room, Lancaster
  • 2007 - Paintings and Drawings, Hammonds Yard, Huddersfield

Group Exhibitions 

  • 2013 - Spring and Winter Opens, The Mariners Gallery, St Ives
  • 2013 - A Late Summer Collective, John Davies Gallery, Moreton-in-Marsh
  • 2013 - STISA Crypt Shows, The Crypt Gallery, St Ives
  • 2013 - St Ives Artists at Artmill, Plymouth
  • 2013 - STISA Members Spring and Summer Shows, The Mariners Gallery
  • 2012 - STISA Members Spring and Summer Shows, The Mariners Gallery
  • 2012 - Spring and Winter Opens, The Mariners Gallery, St Ives
  • 2012 - Wish You Were Here, The Mariner's Gallery, St Ives
  • 2011 - Cornish Artists, Riverside Gallery, London
  • 2011 - Echoes and Traces, Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton
  • 2011 - STISA Members Spring and Summer Shows, Mariners Gallery
  • 2011 - St Ives Artists, Artmill Gallery, Plymouth
  • 2011 - The Small Picture Show, The Mariners Gallery, St Ives
  • 2010 - Winter Open, Mariners Gallery, St Ives
  • 2009 - By The Sea, The Reliance, Leeds
  • 2009 - ESA Social Club Salon, Torhaus Gallery, Dortmund Germany
  • 2009 - On Your Wall, Leeds Metropolitan Gallery,
  • 2009 - St Ives September Festival Open
  • 2008 - 'On Your Wall Too', Leeds Metropolitan Gallery, Leeds
  • 2008 - SALON, East Street Arts, Patrick Studios, Leeds
  • 2007 - The January Sale, The Art Market, Leeds
  • 2007 - Leeds Open, Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds
  • 2007 - Lifka Gallery Launch, Lifka, Brotton, Saltburn by the Sea, North Yorkshire
  • 2007 - On Your Wall, Leeds Metropolitan Gallery
  • 2007 - Open, Batley Art Gallery, Batley
  • 2006 - MULTIPLY - An Exhibition of Artist's Multiples, The Lower Level Gallery, The Corn Exchange, Leeds
  • 2005 - Our Own Situation, Patrick Studios, Leeds
  • 2004 - Final 40 of The UK Art Prize, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead
  • 2004 - Northern Graduates, New Academy / Curwen Gallery, London
  • 2004 - Or come and See Me, Leeds Metropolitan University
  • 2004 - Regional Finals UK Art Prize, The Lowry, Salford Keys
  • 2004 - The Leeds Open, Leeds City Art Gallery
  • 2003 - Leeds Open, Leeds City Art Gallery

Workshops

  • 2007 - Founder 'Creative Art Spaces' a community based arts group, running weekend workshops and after school art clubs, in the Leeds area, based in three Leeds Primary Schools
  • 2006 - Park Alive, Coronation Park, Rotherham
  • 2006 - Sixth Form Workshop, Exploring Surface Within Painting, Yorkshire Art Space, Persistence Works, Sheffield
  • 2006 - Summer Drop in Events, Xscape, Castleford
  • 2004 - Workshop Facilitator, Adventures in Art Residencies
  • 2007 - Support Artist - 12 Week Pilot Project Exploring Sculpture, Pyramid of Arts, Burley Lodge Centre, Leeds
  • 2007 - Support Artist, Celebrating 45 Years of the Home Farm Trust (HFT) Bramley Gardens, Leeds