Meet the Artist - Residency Programme
Facilitator: Artist in Residence Nettie Edwards
Nettie Edwards will be an artist in residence at Hawkwood 26-30 August 2019 supported by the F W Reckitts Arts Trust.
She works with historic photographic processes and digital technology combining vintage photographs and natural plant forms in the “anthotype” process. This is a sharing of new work created at Hawkwood
Event time: Thu 29th Aug at 7:30pm - Thu 29th Aug at 9:00pm
Each year Hawkwood hosts dozens of inspiring artists on its artist residency programme. This evening will be an opportunity to explore the historic photographic processes and digital technology Nettie uses to create her stunning photographic prints. This is a sharing of new work created at Hawkwood.
“My father was probably the first person in England to be trained as a professional photographer at a school for blind and partially sighted children. Although I grew up in dad’s darkrooms, I didn’t think photography was for me. Instead, I trained and practised as a theatrical designer for over twenty years. In 2009, I bought my first iPhone and my relationship with photography changed completely. Since then, my collages and photographs, created exclusively on the iPhone and iPad, have been widely exhibited and published internationally.
The Anthotype process strikes a deeply personal chord in those who encounter it. In response to this, much of my work explores themes of loss – of memory, sight, personal histories and identities, death and extinction – animal, plant, natural resources, landscape.”
Nettie describes herself as an Artist, Designer, iPhoneographer and iPhone collagist; Genealogist, Vegetable Gardener, slug-slayer and a digital-Scrapsmith.
Her awards include:
2014 Artist residency at Painswick Rococo Gardens, Gloucestershire
2013 Mobile Photographer of the Year in ax3 American Aperture Awards, besides being a winner in the same competition, of both Landscape, Seascape and Nature, and Moving Image and Video categories
Winner: Fine art category of the 4th Julia Margaret Cameron Women's’ Photography Award.
First Mobile Photographer to have had work exhibited at the Fox Talbot Museum, Lacock Abbey, Wiltshire.
Other exhibition venues include Paris, London, New York, LA and other locations in the USA, Australia, Hamburg, Latvia, Shanghai, Hong Kong, the LA Mobile Arts Festival.
“My work is created at the intersection of the digital and natural world.”
"The iPhone is a wonderful, portable, creative tool with infinite potential. It helped me to unlock my photographic voice and has become an integral part of my creative process and practice."
"Nettie's work is a mix of realistic photography with various effects applied to create compelling, and sometimes surreal, dreamlike images."
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