Approved: 13.04.2018

Andrea Girling


Approved: 13.04.2018

I find the increasing pace of technology creates a frenetic lifestyle and it is my desire to make sense of this ever changing world.

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I find the increasing pace of technology creates a frenetic lifestyle and it is my desire to make sense of this ever changing world.

In the digital age there are anxieties and concerns relating to the encroachment of technology and its impact on social change. I am interested in the parallels between what we are experiencing now, with the Romantic period of the 18th to mid 19th century when society was going through similar changes in relation to technology. What does it mean to live an 'authentic' life in a world where humans are being replaced by machines, e.g. at supermarket checkouts or manufacturing where they use robotics? Does technology and the sense of the unknown obscure our being in this world as Martin Heidegger and Edmund Burke theorised?

My research is a process-led (thinking through making) enquiry into the relationships and dualities of the fast and slow, machine and handmade, digital and analogue. I am particularly interested in exploring these dualities by pushing the boundaries of drawing through experimentation and utilisation of both traditional and technological mediums.

CV & Education

Born in Hertfordshire, UK
Lives and works in Norfolk


2016 - MA Fine Art, Norwich University of the Arts, UK 

2012 - BA (Hons) Fine Art, Norwich University College of the Arts, Norwich, UK

2009 - Foundation Diploma Art & Design, Central Bedfordshire College, UK

Selected Exhibitions

2018, Showing with Norfolk By Design, Houghton Hall, Norfolk (coincides with Damien Hirst's 'Colour Space' exhibition)

2016, 'Cley:2016', Cley, Norfolk (Collaborative work with Tracy Leech-Williams)

2016, 'Bishop's Art Prize', Norwich Cathedral gallery, Norwich

2016, 'Display, Discourse & Dissent', Dialogues Symposium Exhibition, NUA student gallery, Norwich  

2015, 'Liminal', Interim Exhibition, NUA student gallery, Norwich

2015, 'Impact 9', International Printmaking conference, China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China 

2015, 'Speculative Matters', NUA student gallery, Norwich 

2014, 'Traces in the Landscape', Quay Gallery, Snape, Suffolk

2014,'Turn the Page Artists' Book Fair', The Forum, Norwich

2013,'Jerwood Drawing Prize', Jerwood Gallery, London

'Jerwood Drawing Prize on tour' (from Nov 2013 to April 2014)
Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury; Hatton Gallery, Newcastle;Plymouth College of Art and Plymouth Arts Centre, Plymouth

2013, 'Les Six', St Margaret's Gallery, Norwich

2013, King's Lynn Eastern Open, King's Lynn Arts Centre


2016 Selected for Bishops Art Prize, Norwich

2014 Selected for Turn the Page Artists' Book Fair, Norwich

2013 Shortlisted for Jerwood Drawing Prize

2013 Shortlisted for Kings Lynn Eastern Open


Jerwood Drawing Prize 2013 exhibition catalogue


British Museum Prints & Drawings Collection (three drawings)