Current Photography students at USW (Caerleon Campus), are looking forward to welcoming John Sunderland this Thursday to talk about his practice.
Thursday 3rd October @ 2.30pm
John Sunderland has followed parallel and interweaving careers as a photographic artist and a field archaeologist for over twenty years. His work in contemporary art has consequently been heavily influenced by processes of environmental engagement, including land art, studio construction and the creation of digital photographic composites of landscapes. His work occupies the space between documentary and fine art, investigating the roles and affectivity of photography as a form of visual communication in the interpretation of land and materiality.
In archaeology he has excavated many sites in the UK and Ireland. Recent work has involved the bringing together of art and archaeology including a project to record and interpret cave paintings in SW China. His photographic commissions have resulted in work appearing in numerous books and magazines, with clients in the museum, government and archaeological consultancy sectors in Ireland. Recent artworks have been exhibited internationally in group shows (France, Malaysia, Ireland and the UK).
In 1991 he received a B.A. in Fine Art from Sunderland University and completed an M.A. in Documentary Photography at the University of Wales, Newport in 2006. He is currently undertaking an AHRC funded doctoral practice as research project into Land, Photography and Temporality at Northampton University. He lives in Cork, Ireland.
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