Dawn Cole

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Read more about Dawn’s NUNO project here.

Follow Dawn at:

Website: www.dawncole.co.uk

Blog: www.embroiderthetruth.wordpress.com

Dawn writes:
“My work develops from extensive research; using a mixture of fact and fiction to re-interpret information, uncover and create stories and I use objects as a way to interpret and further my exploration. I have a particular interest in working with archives, for research, inspiration and also as collector and creator.

Historically my work has very much focussed on printmaking but in recent years my practise has developed into a more multidisciplinary approach; a natural progression I feel, as materials and techniques have always gone hand in hand with the ideas behind a particular body of work.

In 2018 I was Artist in Residence at Canterbury Cathedral; the first in its 1500 year history. I spent a year researching in the archives to create an installation ‘Remember Me!?’ to mark the centenary of the armistice.

I have received Arts Council funding for 2 projects:
2017 for From Wasteland to Wasteland (www.fromwastelandtowasteland.co.uk) which responded to the Lochnagar Crater on the Somme battlefields.
2013 for Resting Place (www.restingplace.eu), a touring project in response to the journey made and the diary of the First World War the VAD nurse,

My work has been included in exhibitions in the USA, Japan, Portugal, France, Ireland, and across the UK . In 2011 I won the prestigious V&A Print Prize at the International print awards which resulted in some of my work being acquired for the V&A permanent collection.”