Approved: 16.08.2006

Deborah Gardner

Artist, Lecturer / academic, Maker, Researcher

Approved: 16.08.2006

Concepts My practice explores a potential for a transformative poetics of materials. This investigation particularly includes notions of landscape and ideas of ‘place’. Seeing landscape in this instance is in part an imagining, the structure /sculpture allows a state of imagining the land, a recollection of the outside but the starting point for me begins with the perceptual field. Scale,

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Artist Statement

Concepts My practice explores a potential for a transformative poetics of materials. This investigation particularly includes notions of landscape and ideas of ‘place’. Seeing landscape in this instance is in part an imagining, the structure /sculpture allows a state of imagining the land, a recollection of the outside but the starting point for me begins with the perceptual field. Scale, mapping and embodied encounter are at the centre of my engagement with place as a means to explore my everyday space Career path Qualifications: 1987 Master of Arts Degree, Newcastle University 1983 BA Hons Fine Art, Canterbury College of Art 1982 Foundation Course, Winchester School of Art Teaching Experience: 2002- present 0.5 Lecturer, University of Leeds 2007 Visiting Lecturer, Chester University 1999 Visiting Lecturer, Newcastle University and Latrobe University Australia 1995- 2002 Full-time Lecturer, Fine Art Department, Bretton Hall College, West Yorkshire 199/94 Visiting Lecturer - Australia, Ulster University, Wolverhampton University, Sunderland University, Newcastle University 1991 Part-time Lecturer, Fine Art Department, Sunderland University 1990 Part-time Lecturer, Fine Art Department, Charles Sturt University, Australia 1988 Part-time Lecturer, Continuing Education, University of Newcastle Areas of work: Tertiary education Exhibiting Lecturing Practice-based research Private commissions Residencies Workshops

CV & Education

Solo and Two Person Exhibitions 2018 - Collections and Contingency   Leeds Discovery Centre  Leeds Leeds museums and galleries innivation fund  2017- Soapbox Science: Science and Art Platform, organised by the Zoological Society london Light Night Leeds, collaboration with scientist Dr.anke Bruening-Richardson  2017-Textures of Place   Streminski Galerie, Lodz Academy of Arts, Poland with Andrea Thoma 2017 - Interweave Bradford Industrial Museum, funded by Arts Council funded yorkshire Year of the Textile, all commissioned work now permanently sited at the Biomedical Research Centre, Chapel Allerton hospital 2013 - Placing the Mill, Leeds Industrial Museum exhibition and residency with Judy Tucker 2011 - Re-Collect: Sculptural Responses to Ideas of Place within Collections, Huddersfield Art Gallery, Huddersfield 2007 -In Memoriam, Camillia House, Bretton Hall, West Bretton, West Yorkshire 2004- Networks, Albury Regional Art Gallery, 546 Dean Street, Albury NSW 2640 Australia 2003 - Embodiment, 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, St John's Church, Church Square, Scunthorpe, North lincolnshire 1999 - The Heaving Line, Switchback Gallery, Monash University, Australia 1998 - Multifold / Veelvould, Blauwendael Castle, Waasmunster, Belgium 1994 - The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, Alternative Art Galleries, London 1993 - Exhibition including Commission, Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal 1992 - Angels and Demons, Residency Exhibition, DLI Museum and Art Gallery 1991 - British Council Visiting Artist, Albury Arts Centre, New South Wales 1990 - Residency Exhibition, Monash University, Australia,

Land2 Group Exhibitions  2018  More in Common, A.P.T gallery, London 2017 In the Open, Sheffield Institute of the Arts 2013 Landscape, Art and Uncertainty, Southampton City Art Gallery, 2012, Close to Home, East Street Arts, Leeds, 2010 All Over the Place: Drawing Place, Drawing Space, The Stanley and Audrey Gallery, Leeds, 2008 F Block Gallery, University of the West of England,

Group Exhibitions  2012 Curious, West Norwood Cemetery, London 2011 - European Sculpture:Difference & Diversity, Nave Gallery, Parco Culturale, Turin, Italy 2010 - European Identity: Intercultural Dialogue, Insel galerie, Central Museum of Textiles,, Tor Strasse, Berlin Lodz, Poland 2008 - Edgecentricks, Williamson Tunnel Heritage centre, Liverpool 2008 - So near, so far (version II), APT Gallery, Deptford, London 2007 - Sculpting the Surburban, Museum of Domestic Design & Architecture, Middlesex University 2007 - so near, so far ( version I), Alte Galerie, Ebersberg Kunstverein, Ebersberg, Germany 2006 - Eating Out in the Great Outdoors, Museum of Domestic Design & Architecture, Middlesex University, Cat Hill, Barnet, n.London 2006 - Tactual Explorations, North Light Gallery, Technology Park, Armitage Bridge, Huddersfield, HD4 7NR 2005 - Open Desk, Ragged School: Museum of the East End, 46-50 Copperfield Road London E3 4RR 2005 - Zoo-A-Logical, Knapp Gallery, Regents College, Inner Circle, Regents Park, London NW1 4NS 2004 - Haunt, Sherborne House, Sherborne, dorset, DT9 3JG 2004 - Outdoor Habitats, Museum of Domestic Design, Chase Side, Barnet, EN4 8HT 2004 - That which is near I, Only Atelier Gallery, Argentinier Strasse, Vienna 2004 - That which is near II, Representation of the Land of Baden-Wurttemberg, European Union, Brussels 2001 - Body Beautiful, 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire 2000 - We're not in Kansas Anymore, Poplar Baths, London 1997 - De Saumarez Sculpture Park, Guernesy 1996 - Durham Cathedral Artists in Residence, DLI Museum and Art Gallery, Durham 1996 - Vox Humana, Galerie U Recickych, Prague 1995 - Women's Open Exhibition, Bradford Gallery 1994 - 12 x 12, Galeries De L'Espace Sculfort, France 1993 - Durham Cathedral - Artists and Images, Durham Light Infantry Museum and Art Gallery 1993 - Homebase, Cubitt Street Gallery, London 1992 - Exhibition, Blackfriars Art Centre 1992 - Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London 1990 - Summer Exhibition, Beechworth Arts Council, Australia 1989 - Master of Fine Art Exhibition, Hatton Gallery, Newcastle

Symposium Presentations since 2010,  2013, Uncertain Exchanges: a symposium in conjunction with the exhibition Landscape, Art and Uncertainty. Southampton City Art Gallery, 2012 - Close To Home, Land2 symposium,  2011 - Technologies of Drawing, Creative Arts Building, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield 2011 - The Role of Collections in Art Practice, Huddersfield Art Gallery, Huddersfield 2010 - 10th International Sculpture Forum, Parco Culturale, Grugliasco, Turin, Italy 2009 - So Near, So Far Land2 seminar, APT gallery, Deptford, London Workshops 2010 - European Identity, European Academy, Berlin