Approved: 19.05.2017

Deborah Burnstone

Artist, Curator, Film-maker

Approved: 19.05.2017

My work explores invidual responses to collective experience. I work across a broad range of media.

My videos are studies of people and place. They are multi-layered rhythmic montages of sounds, voices, images and narratives, the product of wandering, chance encounters and observations, combined with a considered editing process. 

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Artist Statement

My work explores invidual responses to collective experience. I work across a broad range of media.

My videos are studies of people and place. They are multi-layered rhythmic montages of sounds, voices, images and narratives, the product of wandering, chance encounters and observations, combined with a considered editing process. 

I am interested in human interaction with the landscape. This leads me to record the experiences of people in an area. I seek to create a multi-dimensional and multi-sensory portrait of the landscape encompassing sight, sound, memory, time, history, human experience and space.

I also make paintings of outlying places and our collective experience of them. 

In 'Words of Wisdom' I worked collaboratively with around 50 older people who shared their wise words to make a giant textile artwork for the Wandsworth Arts Fringe 2018. I am currently collecting handwritten wishes for an installation which will be shown at the Crypt Gallery 16-21 May 2019 in a show called 'Contemporary Art + Ritual' which I am co-curating with artist Caro Williams.

 

 

CV & Education

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exhibitions

2019 curated and exhibited at Contemporary Art + Ritual, The Crypt Gallery, London NW1 2BA 

2018 Second Floor Painting Open  
2018 Words of Wisdom on show at St George's Hospital London 
2018 ‘Land’s Edge’ screened at Video Strolls event on place and journeying 
2018 'Words of Wisdom', collaborative textile artwork celebrating the elder made with 30 older people in Wandsworth London for Wandsworth Arts Fringe 2018

2017 Flux, St Mary's Church Putney, High Street, London

2016 The Thames: the ARTery of London, Devon House London

2016 Shifting States, Espacio Gallery London

2013 In the Moment, Hertford Theatre Gallery

2013 New Unity, Newington Green screening of Land's Edge

2012 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

2012 Group show at St Martin's in the Fields Gallery

2011 Inside Out, West Eleven Gallery, London W11

2010 Shortlisted for John Moores Contemporary Painting Prize

2010 NW3x8, Group Show, Burgh House, London

2010 BHVU Open, London

2009 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London

2009 The way we see it, Morley Gallery, London

2008 This is paint, Morley Gallery, London

2002 F1rst, Euroart, London

2000 Picnic, Margaret Harvey Gallery, St Albans

2000 Installation at Apart, Portobello Road, London

1997 Back to the Future, National Gallery, London

 

education

 

2005-2009 Advanced painting workshop, Morley College

1996-1999 BA Fine Art, Goldsmiths College

1995-1996 Foundation course, Camberwell College of Arts

 

I write on art, textiles and photography for ‘Cover’ and ‘Eye’ magazines.