BIOGRAPHY

Gareth Edwards currently lives and works in West Penwith, Cornwall. Much of this latest body of work addresses the experience of being in the sea, the loss of power and necessary submission that entails. The paintings powerfully convey a sense of being overwhelmed, of the ego diminishing as it is encompassed by sea and sky.

Edwards graduated in 1984 with a BA Hons in Art History from London University Board, he went on to study for an ATC post Graduate qualification at Goldsmiths College in London. Prior to this Edwards received representation from the Hart Gallery in London and has, as a consequence exhibited with them since 1998 including ten one - person shows and many group exhibitions including the London Art Fair and the Geneva Art Fair.

On moving to Cornwall Edwards was made a member of the Newlyn Society of Artists (NSA), subsequently has exhibited at the Newlyn and Exchange Galleries and gained representation at Millennium. He has also shown at Lemon Street Gallery, Miami Art Fair, the National Maritime Museum, and at the annual Open Autumn Exhbiition at the RWA. In 2005 Edwards was voted in as an RWA Academician.



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Born 1960 in London. Currently living in Cornwall


EDUCATION, TEACHING AND LECTURING

1988
Goldsmith’s College, Post Grad (A.T.C)

1981-1984
University of London, B.A Hons Art History

1997-98
Head of Contextual Studies, John Moores University, Liverpool

1997
Coventry University

1994-96
Kentish Town Centre, Kingsway (Culture and Studio Practice)
Southport College (Head of Visual Culture)
Swindon College of Art (Visual Culture and Art History)
Goldsmiths College
Chelsea College of Art

1994-95
Visiting Tutor, Swindon College

1993-94
Kentish Town Centre (Head of Contextual Studies)
Chelsea College of Art

1991-92
Hounslow College

1990
Kingsway College of Art, London

1984-87
South East College of Arts


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2011
Ars Poetica: The Sea The Sea, Millennium, St. Ives

2010
Man of Flowers, Hart Gallery, London

2009
Exchange of Ideas, Exchange Gallery, Penzance

2008
Hart Gallery London
Family Falmouth, Falmouth Art Gallery, funded by Government

2007
Pretty Things, Lemon Street Gallery, Truro

2006
The Rivers Dark Urge: Falmouth Festival
Freedom From Freedom To, Hart Gallery, London

2004
Geometry of Life, Hart Gallery, London
Wind Light Sea Spray, National Maritime Museum, Cornwall
Drawing in the Light, Lemon Street Gallery, Truro

2003
Sculptural Ceramics, London Street Gallery, Truro

2002
Emotional Weather, Hart Gallery, London
Summer House, Summer House Gallery, London

2001
White Light 2000, Hart Gallery

2000
Ocean, Hart Gallery, Nottingham
Running with Butterflies, Hart South West, Cornwall

1999
Coast, Hart Gallery London

1998
The Trouble with Relationships, Original Gallery, London

1995
Virtually Fat Free, Bird and Davies Gallery, London

1991
Dean Pior Gallery, Devon


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2011
Mixed Show, Clerkenwell, London

2010
Mixed Winter Exhibition, Millennium, St. Ives

2009
Mixed Winter Exhibition, Millennium, St. Ives
A Cornish Perspective Fal River Festival

2007
Coast, Dundas Gallery Edinburgh Open Studios South West

2006
Falmouth Literary Festival, Art Centre Falmouth, Cornwall
Hart Gallery, Nottingham, Summer Show
The Fal River Festival, Falmouth, Cornwall
Spring Show, Campden Gallery, Gloucestershire

2005
Open Painting Competion, RWA selected, Bristol
Twelve, Dundas Gallery, Edinburgh
Cabinet Exhibition, Lemon Street Gallery, Truro

2004
River, Falmouth Art Gallery, Cornwall
Painting... Moving On, featured in Almeida Theatre Production,set designed by Hildegard Bechtler

2003
EUROP’ART, Geneva
ID, Newlyn Art Gallery, Cornwall
Royal West Academy, Bristol
Winter Show, Lemon Street Gallery, Truro

2002
Seascapes and Landscapes, Laing Painting, Mall Galleries, London
Hart Gallery at Bomhams, Leeds
Seasides, Falmouth Art Gallery, Cornwall
Weather Report, Newlyn Art Gallery
Open Studios South West, Ambulance Gallery, Falmouth
Noel, Gallerie Place Neuve, Vers, France

2001
Hart Gallery at Bomhams, Leeds Art e Nimes, Nimes, France


AWARDS

2004
Arts Council Award Grant

2003
Awarded National Maritime Museum Annual Arts Award Bursary

1999
Awarded sponsorship from John Jones Art Materials


PUBLICATIONS

2011
Ars Poetica: The Sea The Sea, Catalogue, Millennium

2010
Man of Flowers, Catalogue, Hart Gallery

2007
Pretty Things, Catalogue, Lemon Street Gallery
Art in St Ives Since 1960, Peter Davies
Who’s Who in Art, 33rd Edition, Hilmarton Press

2006
Freedom From Freedom, Catalogue, Hart Gallery

2004
Geometry of Life, Exhibition Catalogue, Hart Gallery
Article in The Falmouth Packet
Review in Inside Cornwall magazine
Article in The West Briton

2000
Review in Cornishman by Frank Ruhrmund

1999
Preview in Galleries by Laura Gascoigne