Rory Buckland

CV

Artist C.V

Education

  1. 1999–2000: Computer generated imagery & animation; Media Forge Training
  2. 1992–1995: B.A (Hons) Fine Art 2.1; B.I.A.D Birmingham City University
  3. 1991–1992: Unit 1 Exhibition Design; Hastings College of Art & Technology
  4. 1988–1990: H.N.C Building Studies (architecture); Brighton polytechnic

Solo Exhibitions

  1. 2018: Symbolic Intervention – Madeinroath – St. Martins Church – Roath – Cardiff (October)
  2. 2017: This is Culture – Showcase Gallery – Southampton (solo show May/June)
  3. 2003: Landscape – For Coffee – The Custard Factory – Birmingham (solo photography show June)
  4. 2003: Landscape – The Rock Face – Birmingham (solo photography show Mar/Feb)

Group Exhibitions

  1. 2018: Radical Social Practice – Fringe Arts Bath – Bath  (May/June)
  2. 2017: Go Wild In The Country – Bruton Art Factory – Bruton (June/July)
  3. 2016: Pride of Place – East Street – Southampton (November)
  4. 2015: The Portrait – Marburae Gallery – Macclesfield (February)
  5. 2012: Summer Exhibition – The Public – West Bromwich (Aug/Sept)
  6. 2002: Rhubarb Rhubarb – Custard Factory – Birmingham (July/August)
  7. 1997: Bind – The Arbor gallery – Derby (November)
    • Unique too – Millais gallery – Southampton (May)
    • Unique 49 – Vyse St – Birmingham (February)
    • Seedless – Hotsuka cultural centre – Tokyo – Japan (February)
  8. 1996: Vexy – Birmingham City University – Birmingham (November)
  9. 1996: Displacement – Bond gallery – Birmingham (October)

Grant Awards

2018: Madeinroath production grant.

2015: AA2AC Artist bursary.

Residencies

  • 2015/16: Artist in Residence Southampton Solent University.

Private Collections

  1. Birmingham ,West Midlands
  2. Horsham, West Sussex
  3. Tarring Neville, East Sussex.

Teaching and Workshops

I hold training certificates in ‘Prevent for Practitioners’ and ‘Safeguarding’

Various dates since 2008:

  1. Madeinroath; 
    Workshop exploring the mind through writing and discussion around symbolic photomontage.
  2. Cardiff Metropolitan University Cardiff Open Art School;
    Devising and delivering open access art courses in theory, contextualisation and production of lens based media.
  3. Cardiff Metropolitan School of Art and Design FabLab;
    Technical specialist; demonstrating and teaching use of equipment at FabLab.
  4. Workers Education Association;
    Devising and running community based education on the practice and critical theory of photography.
  5. AA2AC Engage University Presentation: Life After Art School ;
    PowerPoint lecture to students on life as a creative professional, and the opportunities to earn income.
  6. Southampton Solent University;
    Process and contextualisation tutorials for second year students. Informal advice regarding contextualisation to first and second year students.
  7. Hope and Homes for Children charity:10 week Digital Photography and creativity workshop;
    Effects of shutter speed, aperture, ISO, camera modes; Lenses; Zoom / focal length / Macro, Lighting, flash etc. Composition / cropping rule of thirds/ golden section. Autofocus + focus point. Metering including exposure compensation; Histograms; White balance. Lightroom processing software; Brief introduction to Adobe Photoshop
  8. Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery’s Big Picture project and Birmingham Museum’s Collection Centre: Ways of seeing and making the most of your camera;
    Basic & intermediate camera settings and an overview of their effect on pictures. Finding new ways seeing & considering the effects of angles, available light, using flash, micro, macro, shutter speeds, depth of field, filters etc. Reviewing attendees work individually and in a group scenario to help them understand and examine their decision making processes and providing constructive student feedback.

1997: Visiting lecturer, Southampton University;
Lecture/presentation to students on life as a creative professional, how to develop work, set up projects & exhibitions, market work, approach commissioners/ galleries.

Tutorials with students to give feedback and guidance on how to present work.

Art Practice and Freelance Work

2004-Present:  

Lens Based Media Practice

  1. Conceptualising and producing work for exhibition, commission and residency.
  2. All formats of analogue and digital capture, including moving image.
  3. Post-production editing, processing and grading files and retouching as required using Adobe Lightroom advanced photo processing, and Adobe Photoshop photo retouching and compositing.