CV

RITA BROWN
Curriculum Vitae

1967-1970 Trained in Fine Art at Wentworth Castle College, University of Sheffield Institute of Education
1987 Qualified in Design Technology
1993 London University Teaching English as a Second Language

Personal Development.

After the requisite period of formal study I spent many years teaching art and heading large art departments in U.K. schools and international schools in Hong Kong and Singapore. My career was enriched with periods of artistic development. This included study under the Indonesian master Teguh Ostenrik, Indonesia. Irene Hong Kim Geok IN Singapore, Ray Garvey in Provence and Daniel Green (USA). I have also attended courses at the Slade in London, La Salle and Nang Yang Fine Art Academies in Singapore, the Italian landscape Schools of Verrocchio and Daedalo.
UK St Ives School, Artist in Residence at Pavilion Dance and Mentoring for Professional Artists at Newlyn Art School.

AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

2018- ARTIST IN RESIDENCE AT DURLSTONE COUNTRY PARK
2012-2015 ARTIST IN RESIDENCE AT PAVILION DANCE SOUTHWEST
2011 THE SOUTH WEST ACADEMY
*OPEN FIRST PRIZE The Lionel Aggett memorial Award
2009 Selected for ST BARBES MUSEUM OPEN, LYMINGTON.
* FIRST PRIZE.
2008 Selected for ST BARBES MUSEUM OPEN.
*HIGHLY COMMENDED.

2007 WON THE CREATIVE ACTION RESEARCH AWARD
(CARA) Sponsored by the Art Council and Creative Partnerships with Schools. Research Enquiry:
Can Meditation Affect Creativity? An enquiry into ways of improving the delivery of Art Education in schools

INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITIONS

2008 SELECTED TO EXHIBIT WITH EWACC AT THE KIKU GALLERY, OSAKA,
JAPAN
2003 PUKEKHOE ART AND CULTURAL CENTRE, NEW ZEALAND
2002 Selected for CHATEAU D’ARTSGROUP SHOW, SINGAPORE
2002&2001 Selected for THE FRIENDS OF THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF SINGAPORE ART EXHIBITION AT THE ANCIENT CIVILISATIONS MUSEUM

MEMBERSHIPS
Wessex Contemporary Artists
Southern Contemporaries
Selected member of The Salon, Dorset Visual Arts

NATIONAL EXHIBITING HISTORY

2018 BY INVITATION: BETTLE’S GALLERY CHISTMAS EXHIBITION.
2018 SELECTED FOR GUILDFORD ARTS AT THE YVONNE ARNAUD THEATRE
2018 DORSET OPEN STUDIOS
2018 BRIDPORT ART CENTRE FOYER
2018 LANDMARK ART FAIR
2018 EYPE INSPIRIT
2018-SHAFTESBURT ART CENTRE-WALKING THE LAND
2017 WESSEX CONTEMPORARY ARTIST LIFE PULSE AT EYPE
2017 SELECTED FOR DORCHESTER ARTS OPEN
2017 WESSEX CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS VIDA COMIDA, SHERBORNE
2017 LANDMARK ART FAIR, TEDDINGTON
2017 WESSEX CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS GROUP SHOW, EYPE
2017 META GALLERY, PENZANCE
2017 BLUESTONE GALLERY, DEVIZES
2016 CANOPY Group Show, Penzance, Cornwall
2016 WALKING THE LAND L’Artishe, Gallery, Swanage
2016 SHERBORNE ANNUAL OPEN
2016 INTERROGATING THE LANDSCAPE PART 2 Dorset Visual Arts, The Fine Gallery, Durlston Country Park
2016 INTERROGATING THE LANDSCAPE PART 1Alsop Gallery, Bridport
2015 AT Dorchester Museum Gallery SOUTHERN CONTEMPORARIES
2015 ON THE EDGE Wessex Contemporary Artists at Durlston Country Park
2015 MAKING CONNECTIONS Three Artists at The Slade Gallery, Gillingham
2015 INTERROGATING THE LANDSCAPE, West Bay, Bridport
2014 WESSEX CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS Group Show, Slade Gallery
2014 Selected for LANDMARK ART FAIR, Teddington
2014 SOLO, Pavilion Contemporary Dance
2013 ST MATTHIAS ART FAIR, Richmond, London
2013 NEW FOREST OPEN
2012 BLAKE Exhibition Pavilion Contemporary Dance Centre.
2012 ST MATTHIAS ART FAIR , Richmond, London
2012 Selected for THE LANDMARK ART FAIR,Teddington
2011 ANNUAL EXHIBITION Southern Contemporaries
2011 Selected for THE NEW FOREST OPEN
2011 SOMA Solo Exhibition Engine Room, Poundbury, Dorset
2011 OPEN Moors Valley Country Park
2010 Selected for SOUTHERN CONTEMPORARIES at Russell Cotes Museum
2010 Selected for SOUTHERN CONTEMPORARIES at Bournemouth University
2010 LANDMARK ART FAIR, London
2009 SOUTHERN CONTEMPORARIES AT Highcliffe Castle
2008 Selected for DVA Showcase Exhibition at the Study gallery, Poole
2006 Selected for SOUTHAMPTON CITY ART GALLERY OPEN