Approved: 08.06.2014

Rory Duckhouse

Artist, Arts administrator, Critic, Editor, Writer

Approved: 08.06.2014

Rory Duckhouse is an artist and writer based in Cardiff, Wales. Rory’s work looks at ideas of information and control, his mixed media practice works across image, text, video and installation to look at how our behaviour can be influenced by external factors. Recently his work has focused on the gallery space and the tension felt by the public upon crossing a threshold, his work acts as an institutional critique looking at the junction between viewer and cultural space. Trained as a photographer, his work is concerned with our relationship to photography and how the photograph is perceived as a document. Rory's work encourages a sense of participation where the viewer completes the artwork themselves, this collaboration between viewer and artist is integral to his practice. Using this as a platform, Rory's work explores the space between photography, news, history, information, power, control & technology amongst many other ideas..

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    Rory Duckhouse is an artist and writer based in Cardiff, Wales. Rory’s work looks at ideas of information and control, his mixed media practice works across image, text, video and installation to look at how our behaviour can be influenced by external factors. Recently his work has focused on the gallery space and the tension felt by the public upon crossing a threshold, his work acts as an institutional critique looking at the junction between viewer and cultural space. Trained as a photographer, his work is concerned with our relationship to photography and how the photograph is perceived as a document. Rory's work encourages a sense of participation where the viewer completes the artwork themselves, this collaboration between viewer and artist is integral to his practice. Using this as a platform, Rory's work explores the space between photography, news, history, information, power, control & technology amongst many other ideas..

    CV & Education

    Education

    2010-2012. Swansea Metropolitan University- MA Photography: Contemporary Dialogues

    2006-2010. Swansea Metropolitan University- BA (hons) Photography in the Arts (2:1 grade awarded)

     Curatorial Projects

    2016 Proposals for the public, public commission by Made in Roath, Cardiff, UK

    Upcoming Exhibitions

    2017 What makes this landscape beautiful? What makes these portraits so picture perfect?, Arcade Cardiff, UK

    Selected Exhibitions

    2016 Rewritten Narratives, Plymouth School of Creative Arts, Plymouth art weekender, UK

    2016 The Great Unanswered Vol III, 3Space, Manchester. Commissioned by Scaffold Gallery

    2016 Space/Place, Left Bank, Leeds, UK

    2016 Axisweb Instagram Takeover

    2016 Unit(e), G39, Cardiff, Wales

    2015 Halftone, PhotoIreland, Dublin, Ireland

    2015 Made in Roath, Cardiff, WalesScaffold Gallery

    2013 Monochrome, Hotel Nos Da, Cardiff, Wales

    2012 MA Final year Exhibition, Swansea, Wales

    2010 Swansea BA Final year Exhibition, Truman Brewery, London, UK

     

    Experience

    October 2016 - Novenber 2016

    Invigilator, Cardiff Contemporary

    February 2012- Present

    Freelance Writer

    January 2014 – May 2015

    Web Editor, European Prospects

    June 2013 - November 2014

    Exhibitions Assistant, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea

    April 2013- May 2013

    Freelance, Diffusion Photography Festival, Cardiff

    November 2013

    Freelance Invigilator for Off-site programme, Ffotogallery, Cardiff

    September 2012-February 2013

    Marketing and Admin Assistant, Volcano Theatre Company, Swansea

    July 2012- September 2012
    Volunteer Co-ordinator and Project Intern, Emergence Summit, Swansea

    January 2012- July 2012

    Gallery Intern, Ffotogallery, Cardiff

    November 2010- December 2011
    Gallery and Education Volunteer, Ffotogallery, Cardiff