Dr Christian Edwardes is a practicing artist and Senior Lecturer in Fine Art at the Arts University Bournemouth. His recent research interests include photographic materialities, the representation of landscape and place in tourist ephemera, and studio geographies. These form a central strand of his arts practice, where the acts of making artwork are often explored in relation to the construction of place. His work has been exhibited in the UK and Australia.

Education:

2016      PhD                                 Chelsea College of Art and Design, UAL.
1997      MA Fine Art                    Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design, UAL.
1995      BA (Hons) Fine Art         Liverpool John Moores University

Exhibitions:

2016      Making Plans Bank Street Arts, Sheffield.
2013      The Art of Walking: A Field Guide, WORK Gallery, 10a Acton St. London.
2012      Temples to the Domestic II, (curated by Dave Ben White). Clifford Chance, Canary Wharf, London.
2012      Exquisite Corpse, Bournemouth Arts Festival by the Sea (commission), Shelley Manor, Bournemouth, Dorset.
2012      Drawing Lines in the Sand, (curated by Claire Taylor) Peleton Gallery (Off-Site Projects), Cockatoo Island, Sydney Harbour, Australia.
2012      Critical Dictionary, WORK Gallery, 10a Acton Street, London, WC1X 9NG.
2011      Artist Associates: Beyond the Commission, The Gallery, The Arts University at Bournemouth, Poole, Dorset.
2008      Islands Intro Space, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth, Hants.
2008      ArtSway Open, ArtSway, Sway, Hants.
2008      Borderlands. text + work, Bournemouth. Dorset.
2007      Meeting Place: Contemporary Art and the Museum Collection, (curated by Stephanie James). Russell-Cotes Museum and Gallery, Bournemouth. Dorset.
2003      Chockerfuckingblocked, Jeffrey Charles Gallery, Settle Street, Whitechapel, London.
1999      Debbie & Georges One Night Stand, Brixton Lido, London.
1999      Backdoor London Fields Art Collective, Hackney, London.
1999      Its What She Would Have Wanted, Three Mills Gallery, Bromley by Bow, London.

Publications, work in publications, published interviews.

Edwardes, C., (2015) Peregrinations with Maps and Landscapes: Narrating the Spaces of Practice in Fine Art. PhD Thesis. University of the Arts London.
Evans, D. (2013), The Art of Walking: A Field Guide, London: Black Dog Publishing.
Evans, D. (2011), Critical Dictionary, London: Black Dog Publishing.
Edwardes, C. (2008) “Before The Meeting”. In James, S. &  Buckingham, L. (eds.), Meeting Place: Contemporary Art and the Museum Collection, Bournemouth: text+work.

Conference Presentations

2008      The Art of Research: Research Narratives International Symposium, Chelsea College of Art and Design, 16 John Islip Street, London.