Rory Buckland


Artist C.V


  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.


  • 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. Cardiff & Vale Heath Charity; Devising and delivering art workshops in professional health settings in the Cardiff region.
  2. Arts Active Trust; Devising and delivering art workshops for young people in the Cardiff region.
  3. Madeinroath; 
    Workshop exploring the mind through writing and discussion around symbolic photomontage.
  4. Cardiff Metropolitan University Cardiff Open Art School;
    Devising and delivering open access art courses in theory, contextualisation and production of lens based media.
  5. Cardiff Metropolitan School of Art and Design FabLab;
    Technical specialist; demonstrating and teaching use of equipment at FabLab.
  6. Workers Education Association;
    Devising and running community based education on the practice and critical theory of photography.
  7. AA2AC Engage University Presentation: Life After Art School ;
    PowerPoint lecture to students on life as a creative professional, and the opportunities to earn income.
  8. Southampton Solent University;
    Process and contextualisation tutorials for second year students. Informal advice regarding contextualisation to first and second year students.
  9. 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
  10. 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


Lens Based Media Practice

  1. Researching areas of interest; consciousness, psyche, states of perception.
  2. Production of art work for exhibition, commission, residency and sales.
  3. Education as artist workshops in community and formal settings.
  4. All formats of analogue and digital capture, including moving image.
  5. Post-production editing, processing and grading files and retouching as required using Adobe and Linux based software.