ANDREA CROCIANI : LOVELY ALIENS
ROWENA PEARCE : FOREST FLOOR
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Degree in 1994 at Brera Fine Arts Academy, Milano. MA in Fine Art at Central Saint Martins College of Art, London, 2006. Lives in Bridport, UK. Diploma nel 1994 in belle arti presso l'Accademia di Brera, Milano. Nel 2006 Master di Belle Arti alla universita' Central Saint Martins, Londra. Vive in Bridport, UK.
Attended classes in etching and painting in London from 1984. She moved to Somerset in 1990, and made her home at Shave Farm, near Bruton, where she hosts a variety of arts’ events and residencies.
From 1991 to 1997 she ran Shave International Artists’ workshop. Shave artists have also worked with school students (including those with learning difficulties) and with their teachers from Somerset and London. Rowena continues to work in collaboration with younger artists, offering the facilities of Shave Farm.
She also draws, paints and makes prints. More recently, she has turned to paper and cast glass, with some of her work-in-progress first shown during Somerset Art Week in 2000 and 2002.
Inspired by Salisbury Festival’s In Praise of Trees, she developed her installation Charcoal. She collaborated with Artmusic to produce the installation Footprints, at Rook Lane Chapel in Frome, in May 1999. They developed this collaboration with Lachrymae, shown in the Round Tower at the Frome Festival 2001. It has also been shown in Dorset, and earlier this year at the Terschelling Festival in the Netherlands.
In the 2015 Frome quarries Festival, Step-in-Stone, she produced Echo, a sculpture and sound installation, again with Artmusic. This was also shown at the Salisbury Festival earlier this year.
Forest Floor is her latest installation, first shown during Somerset Arts’ Weeks this year. It is now showing in Somerton, as well as in Cropredy.
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