Approved: 16.08.2006

Irene Rogan

Artist, Project manager, Researcher

Approved: 16.08.2006

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    CV & Education


    1987-88 Foundation Cumbria College of Art & Design

    1988-91 B A (Hons) Fine Art, Nottingham Trent University

    1995 Certificate of Verified Achievement - EnTra Engineering Training Authority Peoples College, Nottingham


    2020 Subculture - West Cumbrian Coast

    2020 Dynamic Dunescapes - West Cumbrian Coast


    2019 -20 Between Silence and  Light  Arts Council of England grants GFA. from Silecroft Duddon estuary, Copeland,  Cumbria

    2018 The Making of a Cultural Landscape, (Moving Mountains Art)   Arts Council of England. The art programme in Millom, Copeland, Cumbria

    2017 Arcane Tender, Ludwig Foundation Havana, Cuba via AIDF Arts Council England and British Council

    2016 Precious installation GSML Panacea Florida USA  and Living Dock - residency Gulf Specimen Marine Laboratory, Panacea, Florida, USA

    2015 Luotaamaton alue The Unsurveyed Area a project part I and II - international artists visiting the archipelago; Reksaari, Nurmes and Kuuskajaskari islands, Finland and selecting spaces to develop their ideas and to locate and create artworks. Part II my project was on Nurmes Island, Finland producing spontaneous environmental works, photography, poetry and mapping,

    2015 Morphogenesis, The Settlement, Maryport, Cumbria

    2015 Art, Science and Environment Framework, The Burrow, Nottingham

    2015 Morphogenesis Art science and Environment, RaumArs Residency Programme, Finland

    2014 - 15 Future Factory experimenting with 3D print and microbiology Nottingham Trent University,

    2014 Urban Grace, Research and production The Island, Nottingham

    2014 The Sh'kinah Panels Christchurch Heritage Centre, Jerusalem, and Beit Emmanual Jaffa, Israel


    2014 Urban Grace, six months self-directed research, experimentation and production, The Island, Nottingham

    2014 - 15 Framework (charity for homeless people) art on the edge, The island, London Road Project, Nottingham

    2013 BLOOM eco-art and science project with three primary schools, University of Aberdeen Natural History Centre

    2012-13 River Don Artist-in-Residence – Public Art Arts Development Scheme, Aberdeen City Council, in collaboration with SURF Aberdeen (Sustainable Urban Fringes - Interreg North Sea Programme)

    2013 EAFS Environmental Arts Festival collaboration forThe Archivist’ with curator Jo Hodges, Scotland

    2012 Light Night Nottingham City - light sculpture commission and public engagement collaborating with artists from SEND community arts project Nottingham

    2012 The Games People Play, the Atrium, ICCA Centre - Nottingham, Quad - Derby, and Embrace Arts - Leicester

    2011 & 12 ‘Process’, Burghley House, Burghley Park Stamford, Lincolnshire UK - sculpture exhibition

    2010 Body in Pieces - Sideshow 2010 supporting The British Art Show 7 Nottingham UK - solo exhibition

    2010 ‘The year we made contact’, Exchange Walk, Nottingham UK - group exhibition

    2010 REUNION Oldknows Factory, Nottingham UK - ‘For Realism’ installation.

    2010 Head Heart Hand International artist’s exhibition Harold Martin Botanic Gardens University of Leicester

    2009 Celebration of British Sculpture - University of Leicester international artist’s exhibition

    2008 VITAL, Solo exhibition the Tobacco Factory, Bristol

    2008 Influence group exhibition Chapel Gallery, Bath

    2007 ‘A Breath of Fresh Air’ Finzean Aberdeenshire. short residency and group exhibition

    2006 Liverpool Independents Biennial - ‘Passion’ The Projection Gallery film ‘The Unknown Image’16m b/w short film writer/director /producer.

    2006 Sunday Shorts; A feast of film Plymouth UK at the Drama Theatre, showing ‘unknown image’

    2006 Plymouth Exchange PEX06 Film Festival, Mass. US showing film ‘Unknown Image’ writer/ producer/ director

    2006 OPEN city-wide studios & art events in Nottingham

    2002 WYRED Wales UK - & film exhibitor Touring mobile cinema, screening short films by award-winning new directors from Wales, transforming community facilities and public spaces into a film theatre in villages without cinemas - South to Mid Wales. Funded by Arts Council Wales


    2011 p.ART 2011, Group Painting Exhibition, Pankow, Charlottenburg, Berlin

    2009 Images, Árvore Gallery, Centro De Actividades Artisticas, Portugal

    2008 Three Gorges Dam, Yichang, China - Dams Research Arts Council England

    2009 IMAGES - Exposição Galeria de imagens, Ávore Cooperativa De Actividades Artísticas CRL, Oporto,

    2006 Plymouth USA Exchange PEX06 Film Festival, Massachusetts USA screening of ‘Unknown Image’ writer/ producer/ director

    2005 Holland Art Fair The Hague, paintings exhibition

    2004 & 05 Galeria de Gaudi, Madrid paintings exhibition

    2003 Utopien, Visionen, Lebenswelten,’ He that ploughs' installation international art event: sculpture, Installation, music, literature, poetry & theatre KiC NordArt nr Hamburg, Germany


    2020 Ghyll Scaur Trustees Grant for Between Silence and Light

    2020 South Copeland Partnership funding for Between Silence andLight 

    2019 South Copeland Partnership funding for The Making  of a Cultural landscape

    2019 Arts Council of England Between Silence and Light

    2018 Arts Council England for Making of a Cultural landscape

    2017 Arts Council England Artists International Development Grant travel research for Arcane Tender, Cuba September 2017

    2016 Enabling and Innovation programme Nottingham Trent University development of a hologram

    2015 Arts Council England Travel Grant for Arts Morphogenesis with RaumArs Residency Programme, Finland

    2015 RaumArs Residency Programme, Finland

    2014 Future Factory, Nottingham Trent University grant for 3D printing design development

    2008 Outward Mission Arts Council England Project for six artists to travel to Chongqing and for self-directed research of the Three Gorges Dam, China

    2005 Arts & Business Wales, Winner Arts & Business Award with Architen Landrell, Chepstow, Wales

    2005 Project Funding Pontypool Council - Film and projection event, Torfaen, Wales

    2004 Artworks Wales Cywaith Cymru residency grant ‘Artist at Work’  with Architen Landrell Ltd

    2004 Wales Arts International, travel grant Kic Nordart, Germany

    2002 Arts Council Wales grant for Wyred short film touring cinema, Wales

    2002 Monmouthshire County Council, Wales grant for Wyred touring short films in villages project, Wales

    1999 Arts Council England, film grant for Unknown Image 16mm b/w short writer, producer, director

    1996 Pollack Krasner Foundation, New York, US



    2012 OPUN the, East Midlands Architecture Centre - Design Review Panel Member

    2011 Big Bright Night, Rochdale Lead Artist for Oldham Rochdale Housing Market Renewal sculpture and lighting commission Kirkholt Estate, Rochdale

    2008 - 2012 Lead Artist for LIFT (Local Improvement Finance Trust) Riverside Centre Joint Services Centre, Nottingham City Council, NHS & LIFTco delivering recommendations for an arts programme permanent and temporary commissions ‘Art at the Heart’

    2011 Lead Artist Oldham Rochdale Housing Market Renewal Sculptural earthworks and arts programming proposing artists, themes, including biodiversity projects for Kirkholt Estate

    2010 SoundWave, Workington, Cumbria ‘True Self’ - Sculpture Commission working with musicians, writers and staff

    2009 Artist Turnstone Estates, Chelmsford Borough Council, Essex County Council Celestial Fix’ Sculpture Commission new hotel, residential accommodation and commercial premises, in collaboration with e2v space imaging company, Chelmsford High School students and Canada France Hawaii Telescope ( CFHT telescope), Hawaii, USA

    2009 - Artist in Residence LIFT Arnold Health Centre Nottingham UK CPMG architects and centre staff and doctors. concepts and designs for exterior and interior artworks to be embedded within the new Health Centre

    2008 - Lead Artist Nottingham Bulwell joint services Centre LIFTCO - Nottingham

    2008 Consultant Artist Bournemouth Borough Council identifying locations for artwork for new community library.

    2007 Consultant Artist for Bournemouth Borough Council, Boscombe Spa Village regeneration of the Pier and environs, to advise and recommend specific art interventions

    2006 - Art Consultant Nottingham City Council, Urban Lighting Vision: The delivery of a creative-led sustainable lighting strategy for Nottingham City.

    2004 – 2006 Artist Ipswich Shared Space, Suffolk County Council- with design team Sheils Flynn Ltd