Approved: 24.09.2014

Rosalind McLachlan

Film-maker

Archived
Approved: 24.09.2014

In 2001 I studied archaeology at University College London. During this time I attended art classes at The Slade School of Fine Art. By 2004, having completed three seasons of archaeological fieldwork in Belize, Central America, I had become uncomfortable with presenting archaeological interpretations of the past as objective truths.

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  • Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne, North East
  • Artforms: Film & video, Installation
  • Tags: cern, large hadron collider, video projection
 

Biography

In 2001 I studied archaeology at University College London. During this time I attended art classes at The Slade School of Fine Art. By 2004, having completed three seasons of archaeological fieldwork in Belize, Central America, I had become uncomfortable with presenting archaeological interpretations of the past as objective truths.

It was after taking part in a Mayan ceremony that I decided to become an artist. I felt that art was subjective, irrational and mysterious: an empirical system to explore, discover and unveil alternate ways of understanding the world and human experience.

In 2012 I began the MFA at Newcastle University, this gave me the space and time to expand my art practice into new forms; amongst them, video installation.

Over the last 3 years I have been an artist in residence with Migrating Arts Academies twice, in Northumberland, UK (August 2013) and Villefagnan, France (October 2013), I have been selected as Allenheads Contemporary Arts' emerging artist 2013, and most recently I have had 2 periods of residence at CERN, the world's largest particle physics laboratory, funded by the Newcastle Institute of Creative Arts Practice. I have just been selected for the Axisweb MAstars 2014.

CV & Education

Education
2012 - 2014 Newcastle University
Master of Fine Art (passed with distinction)
2001 - 2004 University College London    
First Class BA Degree in Archaeology

Exhibitions
sub specie aeternitatis, Hatton Gallery, Newcastle Upon Tyne, August 2014
<Untitled>, Villefagnan, France, October 2013
ex nihlio nihil fit, ACAshop, Allenheads Contemporary Arts, August 2012
Credo quia absurdum est/I believe it because it is absurd, Hatton Gallery, Newcastle Upon Tyne, August 2012
Mind Machine, TIC Space, Newcastle Upon Tyne, August 2012
The Horror in Clay, Connecting Principle, XL Gallery, Newcastle Upon Tyne, November 2012
Axis Mundi, TIC Space, Newcastle Upon Tyne, February 2012

Residencies
Spencer Museum of Art, Kansas, USA, forthcoming, November 2014
CERN, Geneva, 22nd – 28th May 2014
CERN, Geneva, 21st – 28th January 2014
‘Voices’, Migrating Art Academies, Villefagnan, France, 19th – 27th October 2013
‘95%’, Migrating Art Academies, Allenheads Contemporary Arts, 4th – 12th August 2013
‘Creating a Context’, Bologna, Italy, 18th March – 1st April 2012

Internships
Emerging Artist Summer Placement, Allenheads Contemporary Arts, Northumberland
July – September 2013
Liliane Lijn’s Studio, 95 Vale Road, London
November 2013

Employment (relevant)
Undergraduate Sculpture Tutor, Newcastle University, September – December 2012