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Tina Rogers

Visual Cross-platform Artist


 email: ging3r_rog3rs@hotmail.com   www.artbytinar.co.uk   

Instagram @ArtByTinaR

        

 

Agamemnon's Mask

Tina is a disabled, working class, self-taught, emerging artist from a small mining village in North Wales. 
Her current work explores body image and her lived experience as a disabled woman through language and figurative work challenging perceptions in the representation of the female body.
Through an almost subconscious process, Tina allows images to unfold on the page referencing biographical memories, ideas, fantasy and her response.
Tina sometimes applies collage and text that connects to a particular visual image and employs a wide variety of techniques to explore this through oils, acrylics, drawing inks, pens, and a variety of mixed media. 

Tina is an advisor to Disability Arts Cymru (DAC) and is the lead artist for Pobl Y Ffin (People of the Border), a community Arts collective based in North Wales who are creating an artistic (Art, Music, Poetry, performance) response to the history of the post-industrial mining Village of Chirk (Her home town).

She is the lead artist on ‘F A T’ with photographer Roy Barry, and is currently working with several galleries in Wales on ‘Creativity is Mistakes’, a collaborative project between disabled artists and visual arts organisations in Wales. This project centres the voices, talents and lived experiences of disabled, Deaf and neurodivergent visual artists in developing innovative models for collective access in the visual arts.

Education
BA Hons History & Media
1996 – 1999
PGCE Education 2003 – 2004
Bsc Hons Science 2005 – 2008

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Mentored by
Anthony Shapland (G39)
Melissa Hinklage (Artes Mundi)
Ruth Fabby MBE (artist)
Lisa Carter-Grist (Artist)
Rachel Gadson (Artist)
Soroya French (Artist)
Jake Spicer (Artist)
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Exhibitions & work

2024 onwards ‘F A T’ with Roy Barry. A new body of work examining what it is to be a fat (and disabled) person today. Other’s perception of F A T, their bias, bigotry, and also health professionals’ attitudes towards fat people, comprising of humour, Film, visual media, Art, photography, poetry, writing and interaction.

2023 onwards Contributor to CWLWM magazine with Dylan Moore
Author of QuirkyChirky  – Welcome to the Wild West of Wales

2023 – 2024 ‘Creativity is Mistakesa collaborative project between disabled artists and visual arts organisations in Wales. This project centres the voices, talents and lived experiences of disabled, Deaf and neurodivergent visual artists in developing innovative models for collective access in the visual arts
From this collaboration ‘Dear Art Gallery’ was created, a toolkit for art galleries written by disabled artists

2021 onwards Pobl Y Ffin (People of the Border), a community Arts collective based in North Wales who are creating an artistic (Art, Music, Poetry, performance) response to the history of the post-industrial mining Village of Chirk (Her home town).

2023 Aildanio’ Open – Disability Arts Cymru, in several galleries including: Cynon Valley Museum, G39, Ty Pawb, Mostyn Galleries 

2022 The Solidarity of Hope collective – ‘I see you’ Unity festival – Llanelli

2022 The Body and I (with Prea Kaur) Keele University. 

2021 Ruma Ripa Yogyakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia. 

2021 Our Picturesque Landscape Community Collaborative Art Project. Denbighshire Council

2021 Group Exhibition Keele University ‘Three Counties’ Arts open

2021 Group Exhibition The Qube, Oswestry. Qube Arts Open

2021 Group Exhibition Aberystwyth Arts Centre ‘Oriel Lockdown’

2019 Group Exhibition Café Wylfa ‘Greenside Artists’

2019 Group Exhibition Plas Newydd, Llangollen ‘Folk Tales from Wales’

2019 Group Exhibition Willow Gallery ‘Portraits

2018 Solo Exhibition Café Wylfa ‘Miners’

2018 Solo Exhibition Chirk Library ‘Plant’(Kids)
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Awards

Winner of the Charles Bracken award for Art 2023
The Charles Bracken Award – SANE

Finalist in DACs ‘Aildanio’ open 2022 (second place)
Aildanio: DAC Art Prize Live on AM — Disability Arts Cymru

Long Listed for the Hollybush Painting Prize 2022

Recipient of the Jerwood Arts 1-1 fund December 2021
Artists – Jerwood Arts

Finalist in Aberystwyth Arts Centre ‘Oriel Lockdown’ 2021

First place in the Viewer’s Choice award  Keele University’s ‘Three Counties’ Open art show 2021

Finalist in Qube Art’s open 2021 Viewer’s Choice award (second place)

Finalist in DAC’s ‘Outdoors: Indoors’ 2020

Tina has been a participant/advisor in the following:

Judge for WEAREUNLIMITED Open Awards
October 2023 – March 2024
Unlimited UK Open Awards (weareunlimited.org.uk)

The DAM (Disability Arts Movement) in Venice 2024
Critical friend for Shape Arts
Discovering what themes and artists and works are missing from Pt 1 – 6 for the Venice Biennale 2024.
Biennale Arte 2024 | Homepage 2024 (labiennale.org)

Creativity is Mistakes 2023
a collaborative project between disabled artists and visual arts organisations in Wales. This project centres the voices, talents and lived experiences of disabled, Deaf and neurodivergent visual artists in developing innovative models for collective access in the visual arts

Creativity is Mistakes

Bring us our Creative Rights 2022
Disabled People’s Cultural and International Manifesto
Tina was part of the group who brought us Bring us our Creative Rights which was a manifesto designed to help/encourage disabled people’s ‘inclusion’ in the Arts in the hope that the Welsh Government and all Public sector organisations would commit to support the UNCRDP into practice.
DAC-Manifesto-2021.pdf (squarespace.com)

GALWAD
2022
produced by Collective Cymru, is a project commissioned by Creative Wales as part of ‘UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK’ Tina took part in this enterprise for 5 days as a ‘world builder’, and later as one of the ‘Galwad voices’.
Home | GALWAD

National Museum of Wales 2022
Workshop participant about MoW new digital Arts Website
Homepage | Amgueddfa Cymru | National Museum Wales

British Film Institute (BFI) & The London School of Drawing
ASTA NEILSEN & SILENT CINEMA 
2022
 The Decline (AKA Downfall) + intro by season curator Pamela Hutchinson | BFI Southbank

Slade School of Art
Online event held by the Slade in celebration of International Colour Day, World Poetry Day and World Pigment Day.
Colour and Poetry 2022 – The Slade School of Fine Art (ucl.ac.uk)

Axisweb
‘From Radical Self-Care to Collective Wellbeing’ with Kajal Nisha Patel 
Axisweb – Contemporary Art & Artists

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Tina also holds inclusive online workshops in Art
via zoom

(So everyone take part!)

May 2023 – DAC & Ty PawbAildanio exhibition ‘Icons’ – David Bowie. A workshop on collage and ink.
Portraiture Using Collage – An Online Creative Workshop with Artist Tina Rogers – Tŷ Pawb (typawb.wales)

 

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