Rosemarie McGoldrick

Rosemarie is a London-based sculptor and installation artist who has shown nationally and internationally. She trained at Middlesex, Chelsea and Goldsmiths and now heads up a cluster of 4 undergraduate and postgraduate courses at the Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design (London Metropolitan University), where she has led a team to raise the profile of the BA Fine Art course over 7 years from bottom of the Guardian subject league table for Art to 4th out of 66 university art schools in the UK for 2019. Her commissions include sculptures for Futureworld at Milton Keynes, the London Docklands Development Corporation, Homerton Hospital and Chiltern Sculpture Trust in Oxfordshire.

Rosemarie organised the art and human-animal studies symposia The Animal Gaze(2008) and The Animal Gaze Returned(2011) at the Cass and curated two exhibitions alongside these events. Work was shown from over 40 contemporary artists, including Marcus Coates, Mircea Cantor and Snaebjornsdottir/Wilson. The 2008 show toured to five venues in the South West (including CCANW) and the 2011 show transferred to the Site Gallery in Sheffield.

Rosemarie teaches to art and animals, ecology and the environment at undergraduate level in art school. She has organised two senior yearlong art ateliers at the Cass around art and ecology themes: Making the Stone Stony(arising from a colloquiuum she organised at the Portland Sculpture and Quarry Trust in Dorset) and Things, Objects and Non-Objects. She edited a special ‘Animal’ edition of the Journal of Visual Arts Practice in 2011. She has participated in arts and the environment events for ONCA in Brighton and Olga Koroleva’s Political Animal at the Showroom in Lisson Grove, London, as well as contributing a chapter ‘Unscoping Animals’ to Rurality Re-imagined: Villagers, Farmers, Wanderers and Wild Things(2018, Oro Editions, ed. Ben Stringer). A third Animal Gaze event will take place at London Met in 2019.


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29th June 2018