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Kate Genever

MA work

Function is at the heart of the farming tools and tasks I document, their meaning and value being derived from this. Knots, layers and marks appear as part of the work, archived within a growing library. With an intention to reveal my family's homemade bricolaged and 'bodged' objects as remarkable, ingenious and poetic, I encourage the viewer to reconsider the 'practice of everyday'. Such items are inconsequential to most, yet by offering them a platform, they exist beyond their lifespan and continue to be useful - as a reference. Gathered, these works are not curiosities, but a collection relating to the notion of dwelling, sense of place and way of life.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Humanities

    Programme

    MA Printmaking, 2008

  • Function is at the heart of the farming tools and tasks I document, their meaning and value being derived from this. Knots, layers and marks appear as part of the work, archived within a growing library. With an intention to reveal my family's homemade bricolaged and 'bodged' objects as remarkable, ingenious and poetic, I encourage the viewer to reconsider the 'practice of everyday'. Such items are inconsequential to most, yet by offering them a platform, they exist beyond their lifespan and continue to be useful - as a reference. Gathered, these works are not curiosities, but a collection relating to the notion of dwelling, sense of place and way of life.

  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons) Fine Art, Staffordshire University, 1993
  • Experience

  • Artist-in-Residence, Artemis, Leeds, 2007/8; Mentor, Open Art, Huddersfield, 2006-8; Artist-in-Residence, Leeds City Art Gallery, 2007; Visiting Lecturer: Fine Art, Central Saint Martin's, University of East London, Hertfordshire University, Various, 2008
  • Exhibitions

  • Landslide, Café Gallery, London, 2008; International Students' Exhibition, Kyoto Art Centre, Kyoto, Japan, 2007; Summer Exhibition, The Royal Academy of Arts, London, 2007; 15er, Publication, 2008
  • Awards

  • Winner, Individual Awards, Research and Development Award, 2007/8; Winner, Kyoto Exchange, Exchange to Kyoto University, 2007; Winner, Individual Awards, Research and Development Award, 2005