Approved: 16.08.2006

Pandora Vaughan

Artist

Approved: 16.08.2006

Pandora Vaughan is a UK/Canadian artist currently working in London. Recent projects include ‘Wilde, Welt, Wald’ with the BBM arts collective in Unbesandten, Germany and ‘Out of Space’ a book of her work and solo exhibition at The Horse Hospital, London (2017). Past exhibitions include SPACE/LCN Showcase 2, Space, London (2017), Grrrr! 2 Truth Machine, London (2017), The Courtyard Centre for the Arts, Hereford, (2016), The Arthouse, Wakefield, (2016) Creekside Open, selected by Richard Deacon, APT Gallery London (2015). She has collaborated with architect Huw Owen on public space projects in Wales since 2003. Pandora also co- founded artists group Grrrr! With whom she has curated and run a number of temporary spaces and events in London. She holds degrees in Fine Art, Art In Architecture and Landscape Architecture.

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Artist Statement

Pandora Vaughan is a UK/Canadian artist currently working in London. Recent projects include ‘Wilde, Welt, Wald’ with the BBM arts collective in Unbesandten, Germany and ‘Out of Space’ a book of her work and solo exhibition at The Horse Hospital, London (2017). Past exhibitions include SPACE/LCN Showcase 2, Space, London (2017), Grrrr! 2 Truth Machine, London (2017), The Courtyard Centre for the Arts, Hereford, (2016), The Arthouse, Wakefield, (2016) Creekside Open, selected by Richard Deacon, APT Gallery London (2015). She has collaborated with architect Huw Owen on public space projects in Wales since 2003. Pandora also co- founded artists group Grrrr! With whom she has curated and run a number of temporary spaces and events in London. She holds degrees in Fine Art, Art In Architecture and Landscape Architecture.

Pandora’s work uses the language of landscape and spatial design. She rethinks the confinements of regulated space and reflects on the human interactions that result. Once literal views of architectural space become more abstract and subjective. Some of these are nostalgic and some are futuristic. They all deal with land use, power and the occasional failure of collective memory in the public realm. Human behaviour within physical boundaries and the role of sentiment and nostalgia as tools for coercion are also important. In her practice she prefers to use vernacular traditions and techniques for the social history they represent and the way they speak to a wider audience.

CV & Education

exhibitions (selected):

solo /duo

The Horse Hospital, London, Out of Space. Book launch & solo exhibition, 2017
The Courtyard Centre for the Arts, Hereford, joint show with Joe Carcary 2016
The Arthouse, Wakefield, Yorkshire as Grrrr! 2016
Small Tales, Big City with KeelerTornero, Lemon Monkey, London 2012
96 Gillespie Gallery, London ‘Prospector’, solo exhibition 2004

group

Printed Matter NY Art Book Fair w/Exitstencil Press & BooHooray Gallery, MoMA PS1, NYC 2019
Creekside Projects, London - SWAP Editions, 2019
Genesis Light Magic, St John’s, Bethnal Green, London 2018
Airspace Gallery, Stoke on Trent, The Brownfield Research Project, contributor 2018
SPACE, Hackney, London Hyponoia, 21st Century Emblems, at LCN Showcase, 2017
Grrrr! Truth Machine, London NW5, co-curator 2017
Jon Kilduff’s Art Basil, as Grrrr! with Cathy Ward, Los Angeles 2016
Creekside OpenAPT Gallery, London selected by Richard Deacon, 2015
Angus-Hughes Gallery, Summer Salon, London, selected group 2015
The Underground Gallery, London Exitstencil w/ Penny Rimbaud & Gee Vaucher 2013
Cinders Gallery, Brooklyn NYC ‘Move 15’: curated by Rich Jacobs, 2008
A Haunting, University of Salford, Manchester selected group 2004

art projects & commissions (solo/group)

Artquest Peer Forum Award, w/ selected artists, Cubitt Gallery, London 2018-19
BBM e.V, Germany. Forest installation commission for Wilde Welt Wald festival 2018
Crass: FULL STOP, book research & production 2017-19
Out Of Space: Confined By Design’ published by Exitstencil Press 2017
*Maindee Library, Newport. Workshops & landscape design for Arts Council Wales Ideas, People, Places scheme. 2016-17
*Parc Pawb, Tremadog, Wales. Community playscape / landscape design 2016-17
Artists Union England accidentally created the union banner 2015
‘Memory Factory’ Participant /performer for Spatial Re-enactments, Hackney Wick 2015
*Plas Heli, Welsh National Sailing Academy, coastal landscape design for Ellis Williams Architects, RIBA Wales Award 2015
*National Trust, Porth y Swnt, Aberdaron, Wales. Arts based interpretation strategy as the core of a bespoke visitor centre. 2013-16
*Canolfan Cywain / Rural Life Centre, Bala, Wales, for Antur Penlyn. Landscape & interpretation design 2006-2009
Bristol City Council: Brunel 20011 Minutes, with NOVA group. A series of sculptural installations along Bristol docks, 2006
Somerset County Council Public Arts: Sensing the Land. Commission to design footbridge improvements in Langport, 2005-06
*Snowdonia National Park Authority, Wales. Cwellyn Boardwalk route with art- within a SSSI. 2004-06
*Denbighshire County Council: Rhyl Museum. Re-design of facade & new internal exhibition / experience 2005
*Snowdonia Green Key Initiative: Snowdon Sherpa, - to design a series of site-specific bus shelters in Snowdonia National Park, Wales 2004
Honiton Festival ‘The Honiton Diamonds’, External installation commission 2004
Carnesky’s Ghost Train, with Marisa Carnesky Co., live art touring Ghost Train. Visual art consultant. 2002

*working in partnership with architect Huw Meredydd Owen as ‘V&O’


Education:

BFA Fine Art, Nova Scotia College of Art & Design (NSCAD), Canada
MA Art In Architecture, University of East London
MA Landscape Architecture, University of Greenwich