"My work investigates our perception of objects — how craft objects appear, inhabit and pertain to space and the viewer. For the Ring and Box series, I am working with the ring as a traditional craft object which is already well-layered with meanings. I’m interested in how objects might be physically located in relation to one another within defined spaces and how these relationships influence perceptions of the work."
Mark Edgoose has undertaken 25 years of independent practice in object making for commission, exhibition and limited production. He began undergraduate studies in Gold and Silversmithing, RMIT University, 1981, completing his postgraduate diploma in 1988 and Masters by research, 1997. Mark is currently undertaking a doctorate at RMIT and is also the coordinator of undergraduate studies, (Gold and Silversmithing), School of Art, RMIT.
He has exhibited widely both nationally and internationally and received major commissions and awards including the National Craft Award, National Gallery of Victoria, 1995. Residencies include Tokyo, 1997 and Paris, 1998. Mark's work is represented in major public and private collections at the National Gallery of Australia, Art Gallery of Queensland and the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences.