Tania Kovats - MA Drawing Course Leader
Tania Kovats is an artist whose primarily sculptural practice is an exploration of landscape. Her work includes temporal works in the landscape, drawings, sculptures and writing.
In 2014 Kovats published 'Drawing Water - Drawing as a Mechanism for Exploration', to coincide with her exhibition 'Oceans' at the Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh, Scotland.
In 2013 she was appointed as the Artist in Residence at the Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge University, where she exhibited a largescale sculptural work, 'One Billion Objects in Space' in 2014.
In 2012, Kovats completed her work 'Rivers', which is her collection of water from 100 British rivers, housed in a boathouse on a lake in Scotland. This then evolved into her major participatory art work, 'All the Sea' in 2014, which is made with seawater collected from around the world by a global network of water gatherers.
Her work 'Tree' in 2010 marked the bicentenary of Charles Darwin and is made from a wafer thin longitudinal slice through a 200 hundred year old oak.
In 2006 Kovats made 'Meadow', transporting a wild flowering meadow along the inland waterway systems of the United Kingdom.
Kovats was the Henry Moore Drawing Fellow in 2004. In the same year she published 'The Drawing Book: the primary means of expression'. She was awarded the 2014/15 Lovelock commission.