Approved: 28.02.2012

Derek Eland

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Approved: 28.02.2012

Derek Eland is a multi-media artist whose work is about engaging with people in stressful and difficult situations about what it is like to 'be human'. The resulting installation is then re-contextualised in a gallery setting where audiences can record their own reaction to the work. His work uses handwritten responses as well as film, audio and photography.
Derek Eland has an MA in Contemporary Fine

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Artist Statement

Derek Eland is a multi-media artist whose work is about engaging with people in stressful and difficult situations about what it is like to 'be human'. The resulting installation is then re-contextualised in a gallery setting where audiences can record their own reaction to the work. His work uses handwritten responses as well as film, audio and photography. Derek Eland has an MA in Contemporary Fine Art and was an official war artist in Afghanistan in 2011. The resulting work and installation has been described in the international press as 'groundbreaking'.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 2009 - MA Contemporary Fine Art, University of Cumbria, Carlisle 1984 - BA Hons Politics, Unversity of Durham, Durham Solo exhibitions 2012 - In Our Own Words, Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, Bournemouth 2011 - 'In Our Own Words' Exhibition, Imperial War Museum, Manchester Group exhibitions 2010 - 'Sedition' Exhibition, Tullie House Gallery and Museum, Carlisle 2008 - 'Open Doors' Exhibition, The Royal Overseas League, London 2006 - 'One Love' Exhibition, The Lowry, Salford Residencies 2011 - Official War Artist, British Army, Afghanistan 2008 - Artist in Residence, Carlisle City Council, Carlisle Competitions, prizes and awards 2012 - Afghanistan 1, Salon Art Prize, Matt Roberts Arts, London 2007 - Celeste Art Prize - Shortlisted, PremioCeleste, Siena, Italy