Approved: 19.02.2014

Fiona Haines

Artist, Gallery educator, Researcher

Approved: 19.02.2014
  • Location: Bath, South West
  • Artforms: Installation, Photography, Sculpture, Sound
  • Tags: museum of bath at work, bath international music festival, fringe arts bath, passion for freedom 2015, the mall gallery, porthleven prize 2014, oxford castle collection, rwa autumn open, site - specific, sculpture
 
 

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    Biography

    Haines’ work is concerned with the exploration and ontology of sensory landscapes in the quest to capture fugitive essence. She is concerned with making things visible that are not normally visible to the human eye such as minerals found in Cornish water and geothermal waters from Iceland. Her practice involves recording sounds, long exposure photography and the collection of samples of waters and rock. Haines transforms found objects and juxtapose them outside of their context to become a delivery system of the concept of fugitive essence.

    CV & Education

    Prizes / Awards:

    • 2017 - Hauser & Wirth | Cal Arts Residency, Los Angeles, USA
    • 2016 - Research Fellowship, British Council, Venice
    • 2016 - Artistic Research Programe, Wadham College, Oxford University
    • 2016 - Expressions of Research, Bath University
    • 2015 - MRBS: http://rbs.org.uk
    • 2015 - No Boundaries, Bristol - British Council / Arts Council
    • 2014 - Porthleven Prize - Trevor Osborne Charitable Trust
    • 2013 - The Gane Trust Travel Scholarship (Iceland): www.ganetrust.org.uk
    • 2013 - Gold Medal - Chelsea Flower Show / Fresh Gardens : www.rhs.org.uk
    • 2013 - West Dean College / The Ashley Foundation: westdean.org
    • 2012 - Rococo Garden Trustee Award Short List: rococogarden.org.uk
    • 2011 - Rococo Garden Trustee Award Short List: rococogarden.org.uk
    • 2010 - Bath School of Art & Design Purchase Prize
    • 2009 - Bath Universities Garden Design Competition

    Exhibitions:

    2016

    • Wadham Colege, Oxford
    • Expressions of Research, Bath University
    • Saatchi Gallery, Duke Of York's HQ, King's Rd, London SW3 4RY
    • Homonculus, Caroline Garden Chapel, London

     

    2015

    • Saatchi Gallery, Duke Of York's HQ, King's Rd, London SW3 4RY
    • Passion for Freedom, London. Selected by Gary Hill, Sarah Maple, Lee Weinberg
    • RWA 163 Annual Open Exhibition, RWA, Bristol
    • Art Weekender Bristol & Bath www.artweekender.com
    • The Fall Of The Rebel Angels - Venice, Italy Curated by Vanya Balogh
    • Fit the Slit - Venice, Italy Curated by Vanya Balogh
    • lluminate Bath: www.illuminate.org
    • Year of the Sheep: Chinese Open 2015, London. Curated by Vanya Balogh & Cedric Christie: www.deal-big.biz
    • ART + WORK :  Museum of Bath at Work 
    • Royal Geographic Society. Wet Geographies III: Water-worlds, Exeter University http://conference.rgs.org

    2014

    • Porthleven: A Peripatetic Encounter, Bath Spa Porthleven Prize: Bath Spa University, Sion Hill Bath BA1 5SF
    • Wells Contemporary Open, Wells. Judges: Professor Anita Taylor, Donald Smith  and Richard Wentworth.
    • Porthleven: A Peripatetic Encounter, Bath Spa Porthleven Prize: O3 Gallery, Oxford. Curated by Helen Statham
    • Harvest, CASESPACE, Bruton Museum, Somerset
    • MFA Degree Show, Bath SChool of Art and Design, Bath
    • The Old Laundry Imperial Wharf, London. Curated by Vanya Balogh
    • Chinese Open, London. Curated by Vanya Balogh & Cedric Christie

    2013

    • No 5 Big Deal, London. Curated by Vanya Balogh & Cedric Christie
    • Interim Group show, 44AD, Bath.
    • RHS - Chelsea Flower Show - GOLD MEDAL: rhs.org.uk
    • THE PUBLIC, Summer Exhibition, Birmingham: thepublic.com
    • The map is not the territory, 44AD, Bath: http://www.44ad.net

    2012

    • Art in the Garden, Rococo Gardens Painswick: artinthegarden.org.uk
    • Mapping the future, The Brew House Taunton www.mappingthefuturewhereareyou.wordpress.com

    2011

    • America's Cup, Arts Matrix, Plymouth: artsmatrix.co.uk
    • THE PUBLIC, Summer Exhibition, Birmingham: THEPUBLIC.com
    • Art in the Garden, Rococo Gardens, Painswick: rococogarden.org.uk
    • Fresh Air 2011, Quenington Old Rectory: freshair2011.com
    • Stroud International Textile Festival: stroudinternationaltextiles.org.uk
    • Red Thread / Akai-ito, Bath Spa University: redthread2011.wordpress.com

    2010

    • New Designers, Business Design Centre, London
    • Bath School of Art & Design Degree Show, Bath
    • Chelsea Flower Show, London
    • Indigo, Paris

    2010

    • Indigo, Paris

    Employment:

    • Hauser & Wirth, Somerset
    • ICIA, University of Bath

    Qualifications:

    • 2012 - 2014 MFA (Distinction) Bath School of Art & Design 
    • 2007- 2010 BA (First Class Hons) Textile Design, Bath School of Art & Design
    • 2006 - 2007  Art & Design Foundation (Merit), Bristol School of Art & Design
    • 1998-1999 BSc (Upper Second Hons) Community Health Nursing, UWE, Bristol

    Commissions and Collections:

    • Fidelity International, 2010 / 2011/ 2015
    • Oxford Castle Art Collection, The Osborne Group, 2014
    • BrandAlley UK, Chelsea Flower Show, 2013
    • Rococo Gardens, Painswick, 2012 / 2013
    • Hurel, Paris, 2009 / 2010
    • Private Clients: Cotswolds, Marlborough, London, Isle of Wight