Nick Edwards

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Personal Biography

 

My art practice centers on the exploration of landscape and the making of the Anthropocene.
In 2003 I filmed a project for the BBC and shot the first Cape Farewell expedition to the Arctic where scientists and artist work together to respond to the effects of climate change. I joined them again in 2004 and in 2005 for 2 further expeditions to the Arctic. This culminated in 2006 with the exhibition "The Ship' at the Natural History Museum, London. This marked the beginning of my art practice, when I produced a triptych of moving images, inspired by my sketches of the Arctic and my fascination with the mythology of exploration. The work was displayed on 3 framed flat screen televisions and consist of long invisibly looped animation of sea and landscapes. The exhibition toured internationally until 2010.
In 2008 Central Manchester University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust awarded me a public art commission to produce a new moving image piece called "A portrait of a Manchester Poplar" which is permanently installed in the antenatal clinic.
In 2009 I produced a new project "Expedition to the source of the Dollis Brook, in search of the Consequences of the Sublime and the Beautiful." and led a small party on an exploration towards the source of the Dollis Brook. The objective of the expedition was to construct a philosophical framework for contemporary consideration of 'the natural'. "Dollis Brook" was selected to appear in the U-N-F-O-L-D exhibition in 2010 which is currently touring internationally.
In 2010 the "Slow Art Residency at the Eden Project", a collaboration between Cape Farewell and Eden funded by Arts Council England South West, led to the commission of the "Eden Survey" also funded by Arts Council England South West, to be published in 2013.

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