Course Director for MFA Fine Art
Wimbledon College of Arts
Wimbledon College of Arts
Edwina is a London based artist. She is currently Course Director for the MFA Fine Art Course at Wimbledon College of Arts. She is involved with Creative Transitions, a cross CCW group of artists, researchers and students who aim to develop new models for a sustainable university.
Edwina is a UK-based artist, whose work explores the living environment. Her artwork involves mutability and change.
Her art projects explore what happens when 'grey' and 'green' environments intersect, and how human interactions have and are affecting the nature/culture/ecology of a place. They also reflect upon how climate change may affect this delicate balance. Her art projects are created through research and discourse. They celebrate narratives and conversations, and are often deeply informed by the history of a place. They are inclusive through the involvement of local individuals.
Edwina also collaborates with experts across a range of disciplines. To date these have included horticulturalists, biodiversity experts, engineers, architects, perfumers, foresters, and composers.
Edwina is currently undertaking an AHRC funded collaborative practice based PhD. Studying part time, she is working with Glasgow School of Art and the Forestry Commission at Grizedale in the Lake District, to explore the mutable and transient nature of artwork which is sited in, or references, the green environment. Edwina’s research is driven by practice-based experiments, using the strategy of becoming and being lost herself, in order to explore what may be lost.
As forests are both carbon sinks and carbon stores, part of this research is looking at how anxiety about climate change is influencing both artists’, and their audiences’ engagement with sited work, particularly in a woodland context. Her findings will be contextualised by international research into sited art projects, which reference the green environment.
Mohammad Hossein, Namazi Temporal Artworks in Contemporary Art and their Possibilities.
fitzPatrick, Edwina, Ackroyd & Harvey (2016) Getting Real: Interactive Fieldwork. In: Getting Real: Interactive fieldwork, 5 July 2016, Wimbledon.
fitzPatrick, Edwina (2015) Larsen's Lost Water. [Show/Exhibition]
FitzPatrick, Edwina (2015) Creative Transition. What might the 21st century art school become? In: College Art Association (CAA) New York Conference, 11-14 February 2015, New York.
fitzPatrick, Edwina (2014) Artists' geographies of the landscape archive. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing. ISBN 978-3659664595
fitzPatrick, Edwina (2014) Practising in Uncertainty Colloquium. In: Practising in Uncertainty Colloquium, 6 May 2014, Glasgow School of Arts and Chelsea College of Arts.
fitzPatrick, Edwina (2014) Translocation and Witness in the Anthropocene Age. Bright Light (1). pp. 21-32. ISSN 2055-1606
fitzPatrick, Edwina (2014) Artists’ geographies of the landscape-archive: trace, loss and the impulse to preserve in the Anthropocene Age. PhD thesis, Glasgow School of Art.
fitzPatrick, Edwina (2014) Lost and Found. [Show/Exhibition]
fitzPatrick, Edwina (2014) The Woods for the Trees: The tree farm and the wilderness years. [Show/Exhibition]
fitzPatrick, Edwina (2013) Arboreal Laboratory. [Show/Exhibition]