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Gayle Rogers

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Graduating from a Fine Art degree course in the early nineties Gayle secured a blacksmiths apprenticeship and subsequently set up her own upholstery and furniture design business. Her business expanded to include theatre set and costume design and extensive commissions as a community and public artist.

After being awarded an Arts and Humanities Research Centre scholarship Gayle returned to full-time study (MA Furniture Design and Technology) in 2002. On graduating she worked as a design research assistant and part-time tutor of drawing, whilst developing her own design research.

In 2005 she embarked on a period of extended international travel collecting research data. She settled in South Wales in 2007.

In 2010 Gayle was awarded a part time PhD studentship by University of Central Lancashire and the International Football Institute. Her academic research considers the specific networks of commemoration of the 1958 Munich Air Disaster, specifically those of Duncan Edwards.

Artist Statement

“My work is an exploration of a landscape that has been significantly reshaped and ‘recycled’ over many years, but one that has remained as tenaciously steadfast as the cottages- and now cars- that cling resolutely to its hillsides.

Celebrating the ways the dead and the living co-exist is the theme that runs though my academic research and art practice.”

“I am only just beginning to discover the possibilities that the printing processes offer.”

Gayle Rogers Up Rhondda linocut edition of 25 £35 mounted unframed (14 x 25cm) approx 5.5 x 10 inches