KAREN BROWNING MA MRBS          

Qualifications

MA Glass, Swansea Institute of Higher Education, 2003

MA Site Specific Sculpture, Wimbledon School of Art, 1998 

BA(hons) Architecture, Oxford Brookes University,1996 

HND Spatial Design, Bournemouth and Poole College of Art and Design,1993 

OND Spatial Design, Bournemouth and Poole College of Art and Design, 1989

 

Research

Lie of the Land,              masterclass Northlands Glass, with Helen Maurer, 2014

Neon                              masterclass with Wayne Stratman, International Festival of Glass, 2006

MA Dissertation                        Glass Light Space

MA Dissertation                        Light as a creative medium in contemporary art and architecture 

BA(Hons) Dissertation            Site specificity as link between art and architecture

 

Awards

Elected Member, Royal Society of Sculptors, 2015

Daisy 2000, Northlands Creative Glass, 2014

Best British Stand in Show, BBC Travel Show Live, 1992

                                 

Exhibited Work

@ Fiddleford Manor, installation, May 2018

Collect 2018, Saatchi Gallery, London, Feb 2018

Celebrating 80, London Glassblowing Gallery, June 2017

Notojima glass Art Museum, Japan, 2016-17

International Glass Exhibition, Kanazawa, Japan, 2016-17

Lie of the Land, Northlands Glass Centre, Sept 2015, photography

Essence, London Glassblowing Gallery, August 2015

Vessel Gallery, July-August, 2015

Glass Glamour, Quennington, June 2015

British Glass Biennale, 2015

The National Gallery of Lyme Regis, DAW, 2014

The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, 2014

London Glass Blowing Gallery, 2014 to present

Texture, Light, Form, DAW. 2012

Church of the Holy Trinity, Dorset, 2012

Prussia Cove, Cornwall, 2011

Brunel Shed Stroud, 2010

British Glass Biennale, 2010

Timeout, Bristol, 2010

Festival of Bryan, Dorset 2010

Colour Vision,The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, 2009

Larmer Tree Gardens , installation, 2009

Harris Interiors, solo show, 2008

British Glass Biennale, Stourbridge, 2008

Harris Interiors, Poole, Dorset, 2004-2013

R.K.Burt Gallery London, Glass, August 2003

Cascade Conference, Light installation, University of Bath (July 2001)

Regeneration, photography and print, Red Lion, Shepton Mallet  (June 99)

Casting the Light, Light Installation,Wells Cathedral (Oct 98)

Queens Park Open Gardens, site specific sculpture, London (June 98)

The Canons, Mitcham sky blue light installation (June 98)

Ourselves in Place  installation light sculpture, Black Square Gallery, Wells 

Potsdamerstrasse, 63/1004  Light installation (Jan 98)

Off the Wall, Sherborne Contemporary Arts, Sherborne House (May 97)

Natural light experiments, Skoki, Poland (May 97)

Nelson Hospital,  Wimbledon (Jan 97)

Proposals for Wimbledon Library, in situ (Jan 97)

Exhibition installation for Peugeot, Mechelen, Belgium (Sept 95)

Exhibition stand for Miele, Brussels, Belgium (Jul 95)

Sint Peters Abdij, Gent Belgium (Jul 94)

Onze Lieven Vrouw Instituut, Gent, Belgium (Jul 94)

Mall Galleries, ICA, London (Jul 93)

Het Balkon, Gent, Belgium (Jun 92)

Koninklijke Academie voor Schonen Kunst, Gent, Belgium (May 92)

Motor Show, NEC, Birmingham (Nov 92) 

 

Publications

British Glass Biennale 2015, catalogue

British Glass Biennale 2010, catalogue

British Glass Biennale 2008, catalogue.

Cascade - creativity across science art dyslexia education, ed. Mo Kiziewicz, University of Bath,2007

 

Commissions

Private commissions regularly 1992-present

Larmer Tree Festival installation, 2009

Festival of Bryan, installation, 2010

Cascade conference installation, 2007

 

Experience (Glass)

Studio Assistant to Colin Reid, Stroud. 2004- present.

Studio Assistant to Henry Haig, Dorset. 2003-2004

 

Teaching Experience

T.A. to Colin Reid on Masterclass at Northlands Glass Centre, 2016

Taught a 5 day cold working masterclass, 2011

Technical Asssistant to Colin Reid, on various glass casting workshops, 2004-present

Architectural History Lecturer, FdSc Stonemasonry, Weymouth College. (2004-2006)

 Visiting Tutor  :

BA(hons) Architectural Studies, Oxford Brookes University (1997)

HND Spatial Design, Bournemouth and Poole College of Art and Design (1995 – 1997)

Teacher of Art, Croft House School, Shillingstone Dorset (1989-90)

 

Architecture - built projects

Bus Shelter, Dorset, private dwelling, 2016-17

Aglou Plage, Morocco, private dwelling on going

Bovington, Dorset, studio and garage, 2010.

Dungeons Cross, Devon, private Eco-dwelling, 2008.

Church Lane, Stalbridge, 2-storey extension, 2007

Greystones, Hazelbury Bryan, single storey extension, workshops and studio, 2005.

Pigsty Cottage, Kings Stag, renovation, extension and conversion to cottage and farm, 1998-2004.

Garden folly/den, Mapperton, 1998.

Exhibition Installation, Peugeot Mechelen, Belgium, 1995.

Exhibition stand for Miele, Brussels, 1995.

Nursing Standards, stand design and build, Bournemouth International Centre, 1994.

BBC Travel Show Live, Olympia, English Seaside Stand, design and build, 1992

 

European Work

Berlin (1998/95)             Potsdamerstrasse 63/1004 and Christo’s Wrapped Reichstag

Poland (1997)                Poznan Academy of Art, Skoki 

Ostend (1997)                Oostende Straat Theater, 

Assenede (1996)            Belgium, Arts Festival, performance and installation

Gent (1997,95,94)           Gentse  Feesten and World Street Theatre festival

Dessau (Aug 94)             Bauhaus housing design project, rejuvenation of former                                                                         industrial site 

Gent (1992)                    Erasamus exchange student, 

Koninklijke Academie voor Schonen Kunst

 

 

Events Management ( markets/concessions manager, site crew, events manager, artist liason, stage manager)

Glastonbury Festival 1994-1999, 2003- present. Market management

Isle of Wight Festival 2018 Concessions team

Boomtown Music Festival 2013-present, Assistant Market Manager

Beatherder, 2018, Concessions team

Bylines Festival 2017. Concessions manager

Kendal Calling 2016, 2017 Concessions manager

Wildlife Festival 2016, 2017 Concessions manager

Parklife Festival 2015. Accreditation

Larmer Tree Festival 2010- 2016, Cash Office manager

Glass Butter Beach 2014, Artist Liason

V Festival 1994-1996, 2005-2011, site crew

Sonisphere 2010 - 2011, Concessions crew.

Gentse Feesten and World Street Theatre Festival 1994-1997, site crew

Assenede Belgium Music and Arts Festival, site crew

Oostende Straat Theatre Festival 1997, site crew

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