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London-based artist and Professor in Fine Art and Leverhulme Research Fellow at Sheffield Hallam University. Over the past fifteen years, his work has been commissioned and exhibited extensively in Europe, North America and the Far East. He has been a consultant to strategic master plans, cultural and public art policy for urban regeneration, healthcare and growth areas. His research has been supported by national and regional government and by independent foundations and charities. A Fellow of the RSA, he was selected for Solar Associates Artists Leadership programme in 2009.
Yorkshire-based artist who works both individually and in various collaborations, most often as one half of Dutton and Swindells. He is Professor of Contemporary Art Practice at the University of Lincoln and was a Director Of ArtSheffield from its inception until 2011, a Trustee of Coventry Artspace, and the founder of Lanchester Gallery Projects ( LGP ) in Coventry. His practice encompasses all of these roles, and in particular the way that one element dovetails into and affects another. He has contributed as a writer to a-n Magazine and other publications including the Research paper: Biennials and city-wide events
Her practice encompasses of national and international site-specific commissions, fellowships and residences. She has developed a respected and high-quality reputation for producing ambitious and complex works in sculpture and installation. Since graduating from Royal College of Art in 1998, she has exhibited internationally including the 51st Venice Biennale ; Swiss Embassy and World Bank, Macedonia; L'H du Siege, France; Kilmainham Gaol Museum, Dublin. She has taken part in European residency programmes including Gloucester Cathedral, ArtSway, Irish Museum of Modern Art and Berwick Gymnasium Fellowship. Public art commissions include 'Transpire', St Bede's, Bristol; 'We Are Shadows', Unit2, London; 'Life Cycle', Bristol; 'Re|Sort', Fabrica Gallery, Brighton; Ambush', The New Forest. She has received many national and international awards including the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and she is an Artsway Associate Artist. She will represent Macedonia at the 2013 Venice Biennale.
Emily work's in drawing, sculpture, installation, performance, photography and artists' books, exploring the temporary and the transient through reference to architecture and the body. She examines buildings, both literally and metaphorically, as physical shelters and as containers for memory, bound with the history of their occupiers. Emily, who exhibits nationally and internationally, often uses architectural forms in her work as it represents the most poignant example of transience; man's attempt to create permanence and legacy through building. She is based at The Royal Standard in Liverpool. She is shortlisted for the 2013 Northern Art Prize.
Rachel Wilberforce spent her formative years in Cape Town, South Africa and currently lives and works in London and Norfolk. Her practice incorporates photography, video and mixed-media installation. With a focus on absence, memory and the residual, her work explores subjects of place, often on the periphery, and self, as arenas for deconstruction. She has exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally including Tate Modern, Freud Museum, Open Eye Gallery, Courtauld Institute of Art, Leeds Art Gallery, Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), Van Abbemuseum and Ron Mandos Gallery. Her work is part of Museum of Contemporary Art Belgrade, Chaos Gallery and National Museums Liverpool collections. Rachel has been awarded the Rector's Scholarship for MA Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art and Design 2012/13.
Living in Suffolk, she works across live and visual art whilst also lecturing at universities. She has acted as mentor to emerging artists within Suffolk and has been a board member of Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery. She has shown across the UK and Europe in galleries, festivals and site specific locations undertaking residencies in Japan, Ireland and USA. Her work explores human communication, looking at the philosophical and physical aspects of information exchange and recent shows have included the Worcester Open, performances at The Junction, Cambridge and Latitude Festival. Projects include the two year cultural Olympiad project with the collective LACE produced by London based Artsadmin and two arts council funded projects - respond/reply - a drawing and writing research project with two artists and a poet and a career development programme with Tate Modern curator Ben Borthwick. She is a member of Wysing Arts and an Escalator artist.
Brighton-based sound and performance artist. His practice is concerned with the sounds of the everyday, political language(s) and manifestos, agitation, junk emails and attitudes to technology. His work has been shown variously at Tate Modern, Whitechapel Gallery, on BBC Radio 4, at Conflux Festival on Wall St, when he made a series of recordings and performances on the weekend of the Lehmann Brothers collapse. He regularly leads workshops in the community and schools, and has guest lectured for Edge Hill University, University of Brighton, Sussex University and the University of Essex. Joseph is a member of the Interpretation Team at the De La Warr Pavilion at Bexhill. He is the founder of The Neo-Futurist Collective - an artists' group dedicated to the exploration and celebration of urban noise.
First published: a-n.co.uk September 2005. Updated April 2013
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