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Rhona Warwick Paterson


Rhona Warwick Paterson is an arts writer, researcher and consultant. Research interests include the role of gender and identity, flanerie, 19-20th Century British sculpture, oblique artistic methodologies and poetry. Rhona is currently working on several writing commissions and is a Peer Reviewer for Creative Scotland.

From 2005 -2009, she was the academic researcher in Scotland for the first authoritative study of sculptors and their related trades for Mapping the Practice and Profession Of Sculpture in Britain and Ireland 1851-1951 and has worked as a specialist sculpture advisor to the V&A, the Henry Moore Institute and the National Galleries of Scotland.

Prior to this she trained at the Glasgow School of Art in Environmental Art (2001) gained a Masters in Research into Creative Practice (2005) and continues to work collaboratively with artists.

Recent exhibitions include a performance with Tessa Lynch and Jenny Richards at GoMA (The Painters Table) during Glasgow International 2016 and a performative public walk through Edinburgh for Collective Gallery, and a collaboration with Edmund de Waal and David Ward.

She has published on numerous artists and was commissioning editor for ‘Arcade; Artists and Place-making’ (Black Dog 2006). Recent published essays include;

• Our Glass Menageries, Andrew Miller Exhibition Catalogue, Sunderland Glass Centre, 2016.

• Seeing Round Corners, Exhibition Catalogue for Turner Contemporary 2016.

• Life Rafts and Escape Hatches, Margaret Mellis and Hayley Tompkins for Afflilates Yearbook 2015.

• Look and Look and Look Again, Pier Art Gallery, in association with The d’Offay Foundation (Artist Rooms; TATE) for the summer 2015 programme on Damian Hirst and Margaret Mellis.

• Modern Scottish Women, on sculptors; Ann Henderson, Mary Syme Boyd, Gwenneth Holt and Margaret Mellis. Exhibition Catalogue, National Galleries of Scotland, Published 2015.

• Closing the Gap, Garth Evans and the Interstitial Spaces between Decision and Execution! Garth Evans Sculpture (Monograph) Beneath the Skin, 2013.


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