Danielle Gardiner’s practice explores the themes of memory, family, and the traces of human presence. She is inspired by objects that belong to or and have an association with close family and friends.
Focusing on the hands, Danielle observes their use and performative gestures, through the likes of a dress maker and a baker, and how these actions can form their identity.
Danielle’s work is highly emotive when it comes to her portraying the relationship she has with these individuals’ and the impact they have upon her life.
The journey is the most important part to Danielle’s process; the stories and memories that are shared about these individuals, transporting their memories into the present day and ensuring they are not neglected.
Through this, Danielle’s creations become sentimental object within themselves, standing as a constant reminder of relationships she holds.
CV & Education
- BA Fine Art: Studio Site & Context - Second class upper division (2:1) - University of Wales Trinity Saint David - Swansea - September 2013 - June 2017
- BTEC Extended Diploma Art & Design - Triple Merit - Pendleton College – Salford – September 2011 -June 2013
- BTEC Extended Diploma Art and Design show - 2013
- ‘Rip it up and start again’ - UWTSD - Swansea - 2015
- ‘Uninterrupted’ - Creative bubble - Swansea - 2016
- ‘Amalgamation’ - UWTSD - Swansea - 2016
- ‘Apathy Ends’ - UWTSD - Swansea - 2017