An open studio ' Rosemary Edwards is interested in practice-based art research. She often starts with the material she is going to use and experiments to find out what can be done with that material. Typically, this involves the use of non-traditional material and ‘found objects’ alongside more traditionally ‘artistic’ materials such as wool, paper, ink and pencils.

Most of Edwards’s work has a specific life cycle: it evolves or develops over time before undergoing a final transformation. Her work can be loosely categorised as sculptural in an abstract sense. The work is often highly tactile by nature, having depth and texture as well as joints and folds. This idea of the fold, in particular, has been a common theme of much of her practice-based research. It enables her to give physical representation to those interesting points in time and matter where conceptual issues such as inside/ outside; time/ memory; or place/ space collide.

The idea of an audience is also very important in Edwards’s work. The work eludes literal definition, enabling each viewer to think about what it might represent or suggest to them. At times familiar images are distorted or recreated in a new context; at others familiar objects or materials are presented in unexpected situations, inviting the viewer to create their own meaning, or to ask whether art has to have literal meaning at all. Dr Hywel Dix 2012'