Approved: 15.01.2021

nichola rodgers

Artist, Curator, Editor, Event organiser

Approved: 15.01.2021

Over the past two years, my art practice has evolved and explores the connections and ruins of the body as landscape, ecology, and experience. How do we connect to our world and our communities? I am an artist whose work spans drawing, painting, installation, and sculpture. Using alchemy of materials and sublime spaces to create narratives and environments.

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Artist Statement

Over the past two years, my art practice has evolved and explores the connections and ruins of the body as landscape, ecology, and experience. How do we connect to our world and our communities? I am an artist whose work spans drawing, painting, installation, and sculpture. Using alchemy of materials and sublime spaces to create narratives and environments.

By developing narratives I offer visual autobiographies; articulating images of mind, body, and earth. My interest is in how fragmented imagery, memory, and objects correspond to the fleeting quality of thought and imagination, with the aim to capture an internal connection with the preoccupying thoughts that shape one’s own experience of being. By examining traces of change and dissolution through time, using nature and human intervention and connection is a focus of my work.

CV & Education

 

Nichola J Rodgers BA (Hon), MLitt

 Artist - curator - art director

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS;

Master of Letters (MA) Sculpture & Painting Glasgow School of Art 2017/18                           

BA (First Class Hon) Fine Art, University for the Creative Arts 2014/17

 A-LEVEL FINE ART A*,   Collyer's College 2012/13

INTERIOR DESIGN DIPLOMA one year Harlow college 2005/6

NVQ 4 TEACHER TRAINING, in further and higher adult education Bispham college 1995/98

DIPLOMA IN MANAGEMENT STUDIES, Bispham college 1991

NVQ 3 HAIRDRESSING & BUSINESS Bispham college 1987/91

 

PROFILE

Based in England; I am a self-motivated and resourceful artist.  With a successful track record of working in curation, and events. building teams and communicating effectively, working in both the community and business.  I am organised, energetic, and flexible with leadership qualities that have been achieved through experience. While working in the arts I have been involved in education, project curation, and event management, with an ability to work independently in a changing and multi-tasking environment. I am always open to ideas and have the ability to interact with the public on different levels.

 SKILLS

Researching archives, Scheduling, Working with local councils, Social media promotion, event application experience, Health & Safety procedures, Sponsorship organisation, Project management, Creative workshop organisation, Event management, event licensing, Windows/Mac/word/Excel proficient, experience in square spaces, Logistics, instigation & Management. First aid in the workplace. Working with vulnerable children and adults, community event organisation, the Full UK driving license, Volunteer management skills.

Photography, Art installations, drawing, illustration, Painting (domestic and fine art), Scenic and Mural painting, Installing exhibitions, Curating art shows. Event/ Exhibition location sourcing.

Woodwork (converted van interiors and homes/exhibition installations/builds), Staging, Interior Design/Decorating, Garden Design, Props, General DIY, 

CAREER

Free Form Academy – Canada – illustrator sept 2020 –

I am creating all the illustrations for their current nutrition courses, this involves me creating unique drawings of the body, bones, nervous system, these are all hand-drawn and water coloured.

Haus – a-Rest – Art Zine - mag, co-editor April 2020 –

co-creator and editor of this popular art zine, Creating social media content, square space website, organising open calls, creating exhibitions, publishing artists and writers.

Kent adult education Tutor Oct 2019 – Sept 2020

 Tutoring sculpture in clay,  orgaising other art courses, in drawing and sculpture for the education department. This involved -Researching archives, Scheduling, Working with local councils.

Hannah Peschar Sculpture garden gallery and curatorial assistant  01/03/20 – 31/09/2019

Summer season,  Gallery and Sculpture garden assistant, looking after and curating sculptures, admin, event organising, marketing, artist leasing, and booking, organising logistics of delivery and set up of work.    

Project Manager Folkstone Triennial Jan 2020- July 2020 temp contract ( stopped during covid)

Part time, Project Managing arts installations and artists part time freelance for the arts festival.

Worthing College-  events and marketing assistant 15/03/19 –23/ 07/19

Managing marketing and events/exhibitions around the college, booking vendors, assessing the H&S of the event, organizing licensing and sponsorship, negotiating funding, and managing budgets - this was a temp contract, for the busy events season.

Freelance art tutor & Exhibitions director various venues – 2001- continuous

Creating, advising, running classes & exhibitions, - for children, and students nationwide  

Artists assistant, 2014 - 2016

for Chris Jones studios London, creating artwork, logistics, studio work.

Exhibitions assistant -2015 - 2017

 Fircroft fine art fair & APP Art, Surrey.

Duty Manager, Cranleigh art centre – 2016 - 2018

(maternity cover) Managing the running of evening events, staff and bar. Cranleigh Art & music Centre. Surrey,  

Home start – volunteer,2013 -2015

 Helping young families, to education, and social skills

Ceramics tutor, & resident artist -2004 - 2010

 Potters place Blackpool. Running classes for children and adult pottery. 

Elite hair designs Hairdressing Business manager -1991 - 2014

 self-employed.

Whoosh couriers - Assistant Manager –1998 - 2010

 Whoosh couriers Harlow Essex. In charge of logistics, staffing, and scheduling.

 

Selected Exhibitions

2020.    Fox // Rodgers Instagram take over exhibition body as landscape ( film/ photography/ painting)

2019.     Arkansas College gallery, USA Anthropocene exhibition, sept 2019-sept 2020 

2019     On the surface of Things access space gallery, Sheffield

2019.    Environment Documenta, Loosen Art Gallery Rome

2019.    Trowbridge Townhall arts “hard hats, high heels and her”

2018.     GSA  Degree exhibition

2018.     Delphian Art gallery London (selected from 4000)

2018.     Collective art group exhibition Glasgow International ( organised by myself for 70 artists)

2017      Degree show Farnham UCA (EX)

2017      London Barge house (Oxo tower) ‘Iris Turns’

2016       Bath Arts fringe festival “utopia/dystopia”

2016       Selected for the Gustav Metzger ‘Remember Nature’ exhibition in collaboration with UCA, Goldsmiths and the Serpentine Gallery London

2015       Created a Travelling exhibition that showed in Yorkshire Sculpture Parkn Bluecoat Gallery Liverpool – Cass Sculpture Park Surrey

2015        Hundred-year gallery London

Selected Exhibitions and events curated/organised/exhibited

2019 “Hard hats, high heels and her’- Trowbridge Townhall arts

2019.   eco photo collection -  https://www.redlineartworks.org/_photo_16316351.html

2018 ‘This Broken land” Glasgow pop up show

2018.     Delphian Art gallery London (selected from 4000)

2018     Organised and curated Collective arts group exhibition for GI

2017     London Barge house OXO tower exhibition (part of a team)

2016.    Utopia/Dystopia’Bath Arts Fringe festival

2016    Fircroft fine art exhibition and art fair exhibited and assistant curator  

2016    Selected for Gustav Metzger‘Remember Nature in collaboration,  Goldsmiths & the Serpentine gallery London

2015    Solo Travelling exhibit, performing in Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Bluecoat Gallery Liverpool, Cass Sculpture park.                                                   

 2015   Hundred-year gallery London

 Artist residency art at Royal Drawing School Dumfries House - February 2018