About

Rory Duckhouse is an artist and writer based in Cardiff, Wales. Rory’s work looks at ideas of information and control, his mixed media practice works across image, text, video and installation to look at how our behaviour can be influenced by external factors. Recently his work has focused on the gallery space and the tension felt by the public upon crossing a threshold, his work acts as an institutional critique looking at the junction between viewer and cultural space. Trained as a photographer, his work is concerned with our relationship to photography and how the photograph is perceived as a document. Rory's work encourages a sense of participation where the viewer completes the artwork themselves, this collaboration between viewer and artist is integral to his practice. Using this as a platform, Rory's work explores the space between photography, news, history, information, power, control & technology amongst many other ideas.

Education

2010-2012. Swansea Metropolitan University- MA Photography: Contemporary Dialogues

2006-2010. Swansea Metropolitan University- BA (hons) Photography in the Arts (2:1 grade awarded)

 Curatorial Projects

2016 Proposals for the public, public commission by Made in Roath, Cardiff, UK

Selected Exhibitions

2017 Instructions for Imagined Spaces, Oriel Davies, Newtown, Wales

2017 The Accidental Collector, Welcome House Cardiff. Commissioned by Made in roath

2017 What makes this landscape beautiful? What makes these portraits so picture perfect?, Arcade Cardiff, UK

2016 Rewritten Narratives, Plymouth School of Creative Arts, Plymouth art weekender, UK

2016 The Great Unanswered Vol III, 3Space, Manchester. Commissioned by Scaffold Gallery

2016 Space/Place, Left Bank, Leeds, UK

2016 Axisweb Instagram Takeover

2016 Unit(e), G39, Cardiff, Wales

2015 Halftone, PhotoIreland, Dublin, Ireland

2015 Made in Roath, Cardiff, WalesScaffold Gallery

2013 Monochrome, Hotel Nos Da, Cardiff, Wales

2012 MA Final year Exhibition, Swansea, Wales

2010 Swansea BA Final year Exhibition, Truman Brewery, London, UK

 

Experience

February 2012- Present

Freelance Writer

January 2014 – May 2015

Web Editor, European Prospects

June 2013 - November 2014

Exhibitions Assistant, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea

April 2013- May 2013

Freelance, Diffusion Photography Festival, Cardiff

November 2013

Freelance Invigilator for Off-site programme, Ffotogallery, Cardiff

September 2012-February 2013

Marketing and Admin Assistant, Volcano Theatre Company, Swansea

July 2012- September 2012
Volunteer Co-ordinator and Project Intern, Emergence Summit, Swansea

January 2012- July 2012

Gallery Intern, Ffotogallery, Cardiff

November 2010- December 2011
Gallery and Education Volunteer, Ffotogallery, Cardiff