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Erin Newell

MA work

New Year’s Day I watch Gone with the Wind.

This year I noticed: Scarlet O’Hara’s relationship to her father, an Irish immigrant – the same diversity of national origin I share with my father. More specifically, Mr O’Hara taught Scarlett about the importance of land for the Irish – another parallel to my upbringing. When I attempt to understand my ties to homeland, there is no empirical answer; connections to homeland occupy transpersonal regions, ones I continually try to evaluate. I want to unsettle myself from habitual thinking. I realised, unlike Scarlett’s eventual return to her family’s plantation, I could never go back; I must go inward.

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  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Humanities

    Programme

    MA Printmaking, 2010

  • New Year’s Day I watch Gone with the Wind.

    This year I noticed: Scarlet O’Hara’s relationship to her father, an Irish immigrant – the same diversity of national origin I share with my father. More specifically, Mr O’Hara taught Scarlett about the importance of land for the Irish – another parallel to my upbringing. When I attempt to understand my ties to homeland, there is no empirical answer; connections to homeland occupy transpersonal regions, ones I continually try to evaluate. I want to unsettle myself from habitual thinking. I realised, unlike Scarlett’s eventual return to her family’s plantation, I could never go back; I must go inward.

  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons), Camberwell College of Arts, 2008
  • Experience

  • Guest lecturer/MA presentation, Camberwell College of Arts, London, 2010; Guest lecturer/MA presentation, Norwich College of Arts, Norwich, 2009; Guest lecturer, Camberwell College of Arts, London, 2008
  • Exhibitions

  • Whitstable Biennale, Site specific installation (coast), Whistable, 2010; Architectural Playgrounds, Restless - Ron Arad, Barbican Art Gallery, London, 2010; CHAOS, GAS Station, Berlin, 2009/10; Oslo Screen Festival, Cinematheque, Oslo, 2008
  • Awards

  • Shortlisted, Man Group Photography Prize, 2008; Shortlisted, Gilchrist Fisher Award 2008, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, 2008; Studio residency, The 5th Collective, Gallery Yujiro, 2007