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Visioning the Land

Artist in Residence
On the peat bogs of  County Tyrone, Northen Irland
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Rosalind Lowry

Rosalind Lowry is an award winning artist born in Northern Ireland who attended Chelsea College of Art and Central St. Martins before returning to her native land to set up her studio.

Her practice is based on environmental themes and concerns, and using art as an intervention. She works in sculpture, land art and installations.

Rosalind has completed a number of residencies across the world, from Rathlin Island to a North Vietnam residency awarded by the Arts Council which focused on natural dyes, another in Quebec dedicated to derelict old buildings, and a recent residency in 2019 for the State Government of Alaska in the national parks. Rosalind lived and worked alone in a remote area of the Alaskan wilderness creating a land art trail to attract people into the state parks. 

In 2018 Rosalind was one of 100 female artists across the UK chosen to create an artwork for the Artichoke Trust UK to celebrate 100 years of women having the vote. 

In early 2020, just before lockdown, Rosalind installed a commission of a large environmental sculpture in Belfast Cathedral called The Ark created from fallen branches of local native trees. For the past 2 years Rosalind has been Artist in Residence on the boglands of County Tyrone in Ireland for the Heritage Lottery and Lough Neagh Landscape Partnership, creating a series of installations across the bogs with a view to encouraging preservation of the land and highlighting the endangered animal and plant life on the boglands. 

Rosalind Lowry is an artist from Northern Ireland who works with a range of media to create site specific land art, installations and sculpture. Through numerous solo and collaborative projects she has delivered works internationally and across Ireland.

 

She has completed public commissions for St. Anne's Cathedral, Belfast, The Natural History Museum in London, The Royal Hospital Group, Belfast, Local Government in Northern Ireland and internationally for the Alaska State Government, and works and installations in Quebec, Canada and North Vietnam. She studied Public Art and Sculpture at Chelsea School of Art and St. Martins School of Art in London & has won several awards including the London Institute Award, Arts Council of NI Awards and the Carnegie Award for Design & Wellbeing.

Rosalind has undertaken many Artist in Residence positions, both at home and abroad, including positions as Artist in Residence on Rathlin Island, Ireland, and alone in a cabin in the Alaskan wilderness in 2019 creating a land art trail for the Alaskan Government, to encourage use of the national parks .

With a passion for art education she is Chief Examiner for Contemporary Crafts Design in Northern Ireland, a Professional Associate for the Council for Curriculum and Education and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. In 2021 as Artist in Residence for the Lough Neagh Landscape Partnership & Heritage Lottery she will also deliver a series of land art interventions in the peatlands of South West Lough Neagh, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, in a major development project to raise awareness of the environmental issues and declining wildlife population of Ireland.

 

In 2020 Rosalind completed the Art, Activism and Environment programme with the Centre for Curatorial Studies, Berlin.

Project pictures leading to Visioning the Land

The Ark, Belfast Cathedral, Northern Ireland, 2020 20ft x 20ft, local native fallen branches from hazel, beech and ash tress, pigment paint

The Ark, Belfast Cathedral, Northern Ireland, 2020 20ft x 20ft, local native fallen branches from hazel, beech and ash tress, pigment paint

Remembering the Irish Woodlands, 2018 40ft x 40ft temporary installation, NI Forest Service

The Ark, Belfast Cathedral, Northern Ireland, 2020 20ft x 20ft, local native fallen branches from hazel, beech and ash tress, pigment paint

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Education

 

Middlesex University, London

Foundation Certificate Art & Design

Chelsea School of Art, London

Degree Public Art

Saint Martin's School of Art, London

Masters Fine Art, Sculpture

University of Ulster

Postgraduate Diploma in Creative Futures Programme

Centre for Curatorial Studies, Berlin

Art, Activism and Environment

Affiliation

Member Visual Artists Ireland

Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts

Awards

London Institute Design Award

Erasmus Scholarship for Professional study in the Arts

Carnegie Prize for Design & Wellbeing

National Award for Services to Examining in Art & Design

Arts Council of Northern Ireland Awards

Justice Award for Art in the Community

Northern Ireland Government Justice Department

Redline International Arts Award for work based on global environmental issues

Shortlisted for the Venice Arte Laguna Prize

Residencies

Rathlin Island, funded by Arts Council of Northern Ireland

Ards Arts Centre, funded by Ards Borough Council

Old Museum Arts Centre, funded by Arts Council

Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, funded by Arts Council

Ulster Hospital, funded by Arts Council

St.Patrick's Hospital, Tamil Nadu, India

Vestiges, Quebec, Canada, funded by Arts Council of NI

North Vietnam Women Artisans, funded by Arts Council

Alaska State Parks, funded by the Alaska State Government

Lough Neagh Peatlands, Ireland, funded by the Heritage Lottery

International Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Ireland

2021 Copyright Rosalind Lowry.  Rosalind Lowry reserver the copyright to all the content published in this page including images photographs and installations . Any unsolicitaed use of full or part of content or images are strictly prohibited 

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