Edward Bruce – Works on Paper
30 September – 27 November 2010
Prints and ink works on paper by Edward Robert Bruce. Edward’s multimedia artistic practice includes drawing, printmaking and public art. His art springs from a sense of place and its languages and symbols.
The work usually is a combination of the physical, (sometimes architectural in scale) and transient or ephemeral.
Edward was born in Oxford in 1971 and attended North Oxfordshire School of Art, Banbury, before completing a Fine Art degree in Sculpture, at the University of Northumbria, Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 1995, also winning the Alcan Prize for Sculpture for that year.
After graduating, Edward exhibited in London where his practice was based for four years including with The Glue Factory group. In 1998 Edward exhibited in an acclaimed group exhibition held in a disused lift works in Oval. Since moving to Merseyside in 2004 he has exhibited often outside the usual gallery setting.
In March 2007 he was part of a group show of printmakers in Out of the Bluecoat in a former bathroom shop, Hanover Street in Liverpool. Edward’s major solo exhibition was the culmination of a three year project Ringing Banners which was completed in 2008 with an installation and performance in the Anglican Cathedral, Liverpool, as part of the European Capital of Culture Celebrations. The source of the project was the numerical patterns as used by bell ringers in change-ringing. Edward created, using computers and technical weaving expertise from John Lewis Partnership, a translation of these into jacquard weaving patterns, which were then woven into four colourful textiles: two at 32 metres and two at 7 metres in length.
Edward’s Ringing Banners was displayed at Liverpool Anglican Cathedral in September 2008. Edward has since been engaged in printmaking and developing ink works generated from parks and recreation spaces in the city.
Part of the Independents Liverpool Biennial strand.
The Quaker Meeting House
22 School Lane, Liverpool L1 3BT (via Q Break Cafe)
Open: 11:00 – 14.30 on Monday, Thursday and Saturday