Approved: 27.12.2013

Rosemary Edwards

Artist, Arts administrator, Consultant, Event organiser, Project manager

Archived
Approved: 27.12.2013

Through my work I attempt to examine the relationship between the physical and the metaphysical. More recently this debate has taken me to making work in a particular place. Specifically, I am interested in how the making of along with the resulting artefact creates meaning. This interest reflects my continued interest in the philosopher Gilles Deleuze’s idea of - ‘pleats of matters and folds of

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Artist Statement

Through my work I attempt to examine the relationship between the physical and the metaphysical. More recently this debate has taken me to making work in a particular place. Specifically, I am interested in how the making of along with the resulting artefact creates meaning. This interest reflects my continued interest in the philosopher Gilles Deleuze’s idea of - ‘pleats of matters and folds of the soul’. The work also resonates with Gutarrati & Deleuze idea of the Rhizome, the artwork being non hierarchical - made up of many connecting experiences and knowledge. My work therefore delves into the shadows that examine questions of birth, life and death. I work with a range of materials to make objects using things that are more every day than those traditionally used in sculpture – including fabric, dough and paper. Through the process of making I am reminded that these materials embody many of my ideas around protection, memory and the sensory. The choice of materials sets out to challenge traditional forms in sculpture that have the feeling of solidity and permanence to ones that are temporary and ethereal. When the viewer sees my work, I'd like them to have a connection through a direct physical experience or interaction with the work.

CV & Education

Exhibitions

Edwards is a sculptor who uses deceptively simple form to evoke the elusive complexities of experience.The Guardian, Dec 2007. (www.guardian.co.uk/theguide/exhibitions/story/0,,2232501,00.html)

October 2013           Great Exhibition Boscombe                            Royal Arcade Boscombe
September 2013       Deneument                                                   AUB, Bournemouth
June/July 2013         Artist Salon, The Lighthouse                          Poole
November 2012        Open Studio                                                 Bournemouth
March 2012             Grove Studios                                               Bournemouth
Aug 2010                   National Eisteddfod of Wales                       Ebbw Vale
Nov/ Dec. 2009         Craft in the Bay                                           Cardiff
Oct. 2009                   ‘Celebrate’, Wales Millennium Centre           Cardiff
June 2009                  Video Performance, Tactile Bosch               Cardiff
Nov. 2008                  ‘No Borders’, Oriel Canfas Gallery                Cardiff
Dec. 2007                   Folds, Elysium Gallery (Solo show)             Swansea
Nov. 2007                  Bendigedig, LLanover Hall                           Cardiff
Sept. 2007                 Yr Cabin                                                     Cardiff
Feb. 2007                   Context Gallery                                          Cardiff
Nov. 2006                  Where we’re @, Tactile Bosch                     Cardiff
Sept. / Oct. 2006       Journey Through two Cultures, Scolton Manor, Haverfordwest, (documentation exhibition of  project, see below)                                                    St Davids
August 2006              National Eisteddfod  of Wales                       Swansea
August 2006              Journey Through Two Cultures, joint land art project between Australian Aboriginal artists and artists from Wales,                                       St Davids
June 2006                  Howard Gardens                                         Cardiff
July/Aug 2005          Scolton Manor,                                             Haverfordwest
June 2005                  Jacobs Market                                           Cardiff
June 2004                  Tactile Bosch                                             Cardiff

Collaborative / Community Work

Dec 2011                   Book making, Hospital School                     Bridgend
Jan / Feb 2011          Outreach workshops, Book making, banners
Museum of London                                                                      London
Sept 2010                  Outreach workshop, Penny toys
Museum of London                                                                      London
May  2009                 Urdd National Eisteddfod Workshop              Cardiff
Nov 2008                   Jewellery / beading workshop (Away day)     Cardiff
Nov 2008                   Crochet workshop                                       Cardiff
May 2008                  Art workshops at Urdd National Eisteddfod (collage)                                            
                                                                                                  Llandudno

September 2007       Art Work with Primary Schools, Red Violin Festival   Cardiff
October 2004            Mural at Tongwynlais Primary School            South Wales
2004/2005               Art Club for Asylum Seekers children              Cardiff
1982 – 1998             Gwyl Caernarfon Festival                              Caernarfon