Odette England's work deals with meditations on identity and time, as well as the themes of personal and historical memory. She explores how we perceive memory and how little we understand about its intimate relationship to location, mood and geographical limits.
England is a BA and MA graduate of the University of South Australia. Her photographs have been shown in Europe, the USA and Australia including recent solo exhibitions at Durham Art Gallery, Three White Walls Gallery, Birmingham, and The Space, Brighton, UK.
She is a 2009 UK winner of the Magenta Foundation Flash Forward Emerging Photographers competition, and has achieved wins and honorary mentions in the 2009 Px3 De La Photographie Paris competition, the 2009 London International Creative Competition and the 2009 International Photography Awards.
England is represented in the US (east coast) by KLOMPCHING GALLERY in New York.
In 2010 England will commence her MFA Photography at the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI.
Graduate Fellowship, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, 2010-2012
BJP Project Assistance Awards, Long-listed (UK), 2009
Terry O’Neill Award, Long-listed (UK), 2009
International Photography Awards, 5x Honourable Mentions (USA), 2009
London International Creative Competition, Honourable Mention (UK) 2009
Px3 Prix De La Photographie, Winner, 1st prize People’s Choice Award, Fine Art – Collage (France), 2009
Px3 Prix De La Photographie, Winner, 3rd prize, Fine Art – Collage (France), 2009
Px3 Prix De La Photographie, Winner, 3rd prize, Fine Art – Still Life (France), 2009
Px3 Prix De La Photographie, 2x Honourable Mentions (France), 2009
New York Photo Awards, Nominee (USA), 2009
Magenta Foundation Flash Forward Emerging Photographers, Winner (UK), 2009
ILIRI Research Resident Program, Visiting Fellowship (Australia), 2009
Wooda Arts Award, Finalist (UK), 2008
con.ceit Corangamarah Australian Art Prize, Finalist (Australia), 2008
Pépinières Européennes, Finalist (France), 2009
Rhode Island School of Design, MFA Photography (Candidate), Providence, RI, 2010-2012
City of Westminster College, HNC Photography (Distinction), London, UK, 2007
University of South Australia, Master of Arts Communication Studies, Adelaide, Australia, 2001
University of South Australia, Bachelor of Arts Painting & Drawing (Distinction), Adelaide, Australia, 1994
For a list of recent solo and group exhibitions visit www.odetteengland.com
For a list of catalogues, articles and press visit www.odetteengland.com