CV

DETAILS

Luce Choules – b. 1968
Base camp UK | field centres in France and Spain
Itinerant artist, works and exhibits internationally

Contact
Email luce.choules@gmail.com | telephone (UK) +44 7722 09 02 59

Qualifications
MA (2005) and BA Hons (2001) – University of Brighton, UK

Professional Networks
Associate Member, Land² – since 2018
Affiliate Member, Centre for the GeoHumanities, RHUL – since 2016
Founder/coordinator, TSOEG (Temporal School of Experimental Geography) – since 2015
Fellow, Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) – since 2007
Online – LinkedIn

Selection Committee
Rabbit Island residency programme 2019, Rabbit Island Foundation, Lake Superior, Michigan, USA – Jan/Feb 2018

Latest quote…
That was such a wonderful performance … very moving – steady, strong, absolutely stunning to watch, very poetic and also full of information about the extraordinary landscapes. It was a wonderful model – it worked so well. We were all mesmerised.” Veronica Sekules, GroundWork Gallery, UK.

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CURRENT & UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

Residencies / Commissions / Awards
Itinerant Actions – Hangar, Barcelona, & Hablarenarte / ARCO, Madrid, Spain, 2019 (February-April)

Exhibitions
Esparto: new ground (touring) – Fundación Pedro Cano, Blanca, Murcia, Spain, 2019 (February-March)
Documents, Alternatives 4 (touring) – virtual gallery, 2019 (date to be announced)

Mountain Festival
Guide74 – Chamonix valley and Mont-Blanc massif, Haute-Savoie, France, 2019 (September)

Performance lectures
Estudio de Campo: a landscape recording activity – Hangar, Barcelona, Spain, 2019 (March)
The Rock and the Mountain – Saffron Screen (live cinema), Saffron Walden, Essex, UK, 2019 (May)

Workshops
Fieldworkings: weathering writing – Chamonix valley, Haute-Savoie, France, 2019 (June)
Altitudinal Actions (meditation) – Mont-Blanc massif, Haute-Savoie, France, 2019 (September)
Val de Tré les Eaux (linear walk) – Aiguilles Rouges, Haute-Savoie, France, 2019 (September)

Development and training
Cleaning the House, international workshop – Marina Abramovic Institute (MAI Europe), Evia, Greece, 2019 (May)

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PAST ACTIVITIES

Residencies / Commissions / Awards
In Land, an Island, Rabbit Island Foundation / DeVos Art Museum, Michigan, USA, 2016-17
Landranger, Cambridge Artworks, Cambridge, UK, 2017
Seam, Bideford Black commissions, Flow Projects / Burton Art Gallery, Devon, UK, 2014-15
Strandlines (extended) Writing Residency (with poet Ruth O’Callaghan), Lisbon, Portugal, 2015
Strandlines’ Artist Cabinet (collective), King’s College London, UK, 2011-14
Sistemas Efímeros, ‘Joya: arte + ecología’, Cortijada Los Gázquez, Almería, Spain, 2013
Stream, Arts Council England funded residency with Ironbridge Gorge Museums Trust, Shropshire, UK, 2012-13
Sistemas Efímeros, ‘Joya: arte + ecología’, Cortijada Los Gázquez, Almería, Spain, 2012
Research Invitation, Parc de Montnegre-Corredor, Catalunya, Spain, 2012
Ever Present – commissioned by Rednile Projects Newcastle, UK, 2012
An Atlas of Walks (stage 5) – commissioned by The Cultural Baton, Kent, UK, 2012
Artist in Residence, ‘Joya: arte + ecología’, Cortijada Los Gázquez, Almería, Spain, 2012
Factory Nights (archaeology walk – Eston Hills, Cleveland, UK), Rednile Projects Newcastle, UK, 2012
Space Invaders, Art at the Centre, KCC. Project based in Faversham, Kent, UK, 2012
Territoires Emergents with Centre Régional de la Photographie, Nord Pas-de-Calais, and PNRSE, France, 2009

Mountain Festival
Guide74 – Chamonix valley and Mont-Blanc massif, Haute-Savoie, France, 2018
Guide74 – Chamonix valley and Mont-Blanc massif, Haute-Savoie, France, 2017
Guide74 – Chamonix valley and Mont-Blanc massif, Haute-Savoie, France, 2016

Curating
Esparto: new ground exhibition (also weaving workshop ‘Esparto: roots and revisions’) – Fundación Pedro Cano, Blanca, Murcia, Spain, 2019
Esparto: new ground exhibition (also symposium and workshop ‘Esparto: roots and revisions’) – Museu Molí Paperer de Capellades, Barcelona, Spain, 2018

Performance lectures
The Glacier and the Rock – Groundwork Gallery (study day event), King’s Lynn, Norfolk, UK, 2018
The Lake and the Island – Saffron Screen (live cinema), Saffron Walden, Essex, UK, 2018
Estudio de Campo: a landscape recording activity – to open exhibition ‘Esparto: new ground’, Museu Molí Paperer de Capellades, Barcelona, Spain, 2018
A Mountain Recording Activity – as part of ‘Lunch at the Summit: on high ground’ (Choules + Harrington, TSOEG.org), ‘Under Her Eye: Women and Climate Change’ international summit, Invisible Dust, British Library, London, UK, 2018
Confluences – ‘Landscapes in Limbo: Creativity and Stewardship’, Heritage Futures Transformation Theme Knowledge-Exchange, Cultural Geography University of Exeter, Wheal Martyn Museum, St Austell, Cornwall, UK, 2018
Wilderness Guide: Rabbit Island – ‘Assembly: Performative Symposium’, Baltic 39 (WOON Studios), Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, 2018
A Journey Through Fieldwork – ‘Assembly: Performative Exhibition’, Baltic 39 (WOON Studios), Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, 2018
A Journey Through Fieldwork – Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), Plaça de la Mercè, Barcelona, Spain, 2018
Guide74 – RHUL Centre for the GeoHumanities events programme 2017-2018, Royal Holloway University of London, Bedford Square, London, UK, 2017
Wilderness Guide: Rabbit Island – DeVos Art Museum, Michigan, USA, 2017
Guide74 – University of Lincoln (Performing Arts), Lincoln, UK, 2016
Guide74 – ‘Artists in the Field: ephemeral landscapes and experimental geographies’ (TSOEG.org), Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art, London, UK, 2016
Guide74 – Aberystwyth University (Fine Art) / Joya: arte + ecología, Cortijada Los Gázquez, Almería, Spain, 2015
Guide74 – The Burton Art Gallery, Devon, UK, 2015
Guide74 – Cambridge University Expeditions Society, Peter Richards Room at Hughes Hall, Cambridge, UK, 2015
Guide74: expeditions and fieldwork documents – ‘Explore 2015’, Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), London, UK, 2015

Film screenings
Green Cliff – as part of ‘ECOS #11: Isabel Garay’, Sala Rekalde, Bilbao, Spain, 2017
Bideford Black Performance Document – as part of ‘The Alternative Document’, Project Space Plus, Lincoln Performing Arts Centre, University of Lincoln, UK, 2016
Green Cliff – as part of ‘Bideford Black: The Next Generation’, Burton Art Gallery, Devon, UK, 2015

Group Exhibitions
Esparto: new ground (touring) – Museu Molí Paperer de Capellades, Barcelona, Spain, 2018
Assembly (1-day live exhibition) – Baltic 39 (WOON Studios), Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, 2018
Documents, Alternatives 3 (touring) – B-Side Gallery, Bath Spa University, UK, 2018
Documents, Alternatives 2 (touring) – Verge Gallery, University of Sydney, Australia, 2018
Documents, Alternatives 1 (touring) – Airspace Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent, UK, 2017
Rabbit Island 2016 Residency Exhibition – DeVos Art Museum, North Michigan University (NMU), Michigan, USA, 2017
In the Open, Sheffield – Bank Street Arts and Sheffield Institute of Arts (SIA) Gallery, Sheffield, UK, 2017
The Alternative Document – Project Space Plus, Lincoln Performing Arts Centre, University of Lincoln, UK, 2016
Bideford Black – The Next Generation – Burton Art Gallery, Devon, UK, 2015
Artists’ Book Market – Baltic, Newcastle, UK, 2014
Framing a Thought – Cambridge ArtWorks Gallery, Cambridge, UK, 2014
The Walking Encyclopaedia – AirSpace Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent, UK, 2014
Regards sur l’Adventure – Chamonix Adventure Festival, Majestic Congrès, Chamonix Mont-Blanc, Haute-Savoie, France, 2013
Tide / Colour Mining Blue – Ground Floor Left Gallery, Hackney, London, UK, 2012
Territoires Émergents / Emerging Territories – Centre Régional de la Photographie Nord Pas-de-Calais, Douchy-les-Mines, France, 2009
Journeys – University of Brighton Gallery Foyer, Brighton, UK, 2006
6×4 – MA degree show, University of Brighton Gallery, Brighton, UK, 2005
You Never Know When You Might Need Them… – University of Brighton Gallery, Brighton, UK, 2004/5

Solo Exhibitions
Stream – Footprint Gallery, Jackfield Tile Museum, Ironbridge Gorge Museums, Shropshire, UK, 2013
Tide – Creek Creative, Faversham, UK, 2012
Orientation – Brighton Photo Fringe, Open Spaces, Brighton, UK, 2006

Artist talks
Making Place – ‘Exploring Space and Place’ as part of the project ‘Creative Islington: exploring King’s Cross’, University of the Arts London, Central St Martins, London, UK, 2017
Esparto – Museu Molí Paperer de Capellades, Barcelona, Spain, 2016
Wilderness Guide – Rabbit Island, Lake Superior, Michigan, USA, 2016
Terreno: the land surveys – as part of ‘Encuentro Internacional #1’,  Joya: arte + ecología, Cortijada Los Gázquez, Almería, Spain, 2014
Fieldwork, mapping and publishing – Aberystwyth University Fine Art students/staff group residency, Joya: arte + ecología, Cortijada Los Gázquez, Almería, Spain, 2014
Fieldwork, mapping and publishing – Buckinghamshire New University Fine Art students/staff group residency at Joya: arte + ecología, Cortijada Los Gázquez, Almería, Spain, 2014
Communicating Your Discoveries – ‘Explore: expeditions and fieldwork planning’, Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), London, UK, 2013
Sharing Your Discoveries – ‘Explore: expeditions and fieldwork planning’, Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), London, UK, 2012
In Search of Flora – ‘Strandlines’, Centre for Life-Writing Research, King’s College, London, UK, 2012
In Search of Flora – ‘Artist Cabinet (collective)’, Centre for Life-Writing Research, King’s College, London, UK, 2012
Explore (RGS-IBG showcase) – The Adventure Travel Show, Olympia, London, UK, 2012
Fieldwork – ‘Explore: expeditions and fieldwork planning’, Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), London, UK, 2011
Flow – ‘The Culture of Rowing and Swimming’ symposium (Oxford Brookes Cultural Olympiad / Creative Campus Initiative), Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK, 2010

Walking workshops
Boulder plateau and river (circular walk) – Aiguilles Rouges, Haute-Savoie, France, 2018
Mer de Glace (glacier walk + ladders) – Mont-Blanc massif, Haute-Savoie, France, 2017
The Greens and Meadows (radial walks) – various locations, Cambridge, UK, 2017
Lac Blanc and forest (circular walk) – Aiguilles Rouges, Haute-Savoie, France, 2016
Pattens Rock Quarry and woodlands (circular walk) – Coalbrookdale, Shropshire, UK, 2013
The Strand (virtual walk) – Anatomy Theatre, King’s College London, London, UK, 2012

Workshops
Artists in the Field – ‘Explore: expeditions and fieldwork planning’, Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), London, UK, 2018 (organiser: Andrew Ranville)
Esparto: paper-making – Museu Molí Paperer de Capellades, Barcelona, Spain, 2018
Fieldworkings: weathering writing – Royal Holloway University of London, Bedford Square, London, UK, 2017
Artists in the Field – ‘Explore: expeditions and fieldwork planning’, Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), London, UK, 2017
Artists in the Field: engaging audiences in science and adventure – ‘Explore: expeditions and fieldwork planning’, Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), London, UK, 2016
Field Mapping – Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art, London Art Fair 2016 Project Space, Islington Business Design Centre, London, UK, 2016
Artists in the Field: engaging audiences in science and adventure – ‘Explore: expeditions and fieldwork planning’, Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), London, UK, 2015
Fieldwork Documents – ‘Explore: expeditions and fieldwork planning’, Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), London, UK, 2014
Communicating Your Discoveries – ‘Explore: expeditions and fieldwork planning’, Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), London, UK, 2014
Experimental Fieldwork – ‘The Bedlam Transect’ (LiDAR mapping project), Coalbrookdale, Shropshire, UK, 2013
Editorial – ‘Blank Canvas’ intergenerational education project, Turner Contemporary, Margate, UK, 2012
Experimental Mapping – ‘Experimental Ruins’, Arts Catalyst / Museum of London, UK, 2012
Experimental Fieldwork – ‘Experimental Ruins’, Arts Catalyst / Museum of London, UK, 2012
Editorial – ‘Blank Canvas’ intergenerational education project, Turner Contemporary, Margate, UK, 2011
Fieldwork Documents – ‘Explore: expeditions and fieldwork planning’, Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), London, UK, 2010
Mapping – ‘Blank Canvas’ intergenerational education project, Turner Contemporary, Margate, UK, 2010
Off the Map – ‘Drawing Research Network’ conference, University of Brighton, UK, 2010
Fieldwork Documents – ‘Explore: expeditions and fieldwork planning’, Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), London, UK, 2009
Fieldwork Documents – ‘Explore: expeditions and fieldwork planning’, Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), London, UK, 2008
Souvenir – ‘Retracing Heinrich Barth’, Brunei Gallery, SOAS, London, UK, 2008
Fieldwork – ‘Explore: expeditions and fieldwork planning’, Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), London, UK, 2007
Editorial Narratives – ‘HEA Portfolio Advice Day’ (photography section), ICA, London, UK, 2006

Academic performance papers
A Mountain Recording Activity – ‘Performing Mountains: International Symposium on Mountain Culture’, University of Leeds, UK, 2018
A Mountain Recording Activity – ‘ASLE UKI and LAND 2 Cross-Disciplinary Conference on Writing, Art and Environment’, University of Leeds and Sheffield University, Leeds, UK, 2017
Guide74: a mountain recording activity – ‘RGS-IBG AC2016’, University of Brighton session ‘Sensory orientations: transversal practices and dissemination within art and geography’, Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), London, UK, 2016
Fieldwork In Practice: performance, survey, document – ‘The Alternative Document’, College of Arts, University of Lincoln, UK, 2016
Fieldwork In Practice – ‘Of the Earth’, co-hosted by Land/Water and the Visual Arts, Plymouth University and WALK at Sunderland University in conjunction with the exhibition Walk On, Plymouth University, UK, 2014
Fieldwork In Practice: shared geographies ‘RGS-IBG AC2014’, Royal Holloway University of London session ‘Geoaesthetics: Art, Environment and Co-production’, Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), London, UK, 2014
Fieldwork In Practice: shared geographies – ‘1 simposio Internacional Topografías de lo Invisible: estrategias crítica entre arte y geographía’, Facultad de Bellas Artes, Universidad de Barcelona University, Spain, 2013

Academic posters
Guide74: a mountain recording activity: Present Reserve – ‘Nexus Thinking’, RGS-IBG AC2016, London, UK 2016
Guide74: a mountain recording activity: Future Remains – ‘Field Mapping’, London Art Fair, London, UK 2016
Guide74: a mountain recording activity: Future Remains – ‘STRATA: Art and Science Collaborations in the Antropocene’, Aberystwyth University, Wales, 2016

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PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

USA
DeVos Art Museum, Marquette, Michigan
Rabbit Island Foundation, Lake Superior, Michigan

Europe
Centre Regional de la Photographie Nord Pas-de-Calais, Douchy-les-Mines, France
Joya: arte + ecología, Cortijada Los Gázquez, Almería, Spain
Museu Molí Paperer de Capellades, Barcelona, Spain
Parc naturel régional Scarpe-Escaut, Saint-Amand-les-Eaux, France

UK
Burton Art Gallery and Museum, Devon | Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust, Shropshire | King’s College London Special Collections, London | Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), London | University of Lincoln Art Collection, Lincoln

Library
British Library | Bodleian Library Oxford University | Cambridge University Library | National Library of Scotland | National Library of Wales | Oxford Brookes University Library | Trinity College Dublin | University of Brighton Arts Library

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OTHER INFO

Shortlisted
Hangar – Encura research residency. Barcelona, Spain. 2016
Scale. Berwick Arts Centre and Centre for Rural Economy. Northumberland, UK. 2016
Watershed+. Lead artist team Sans façon. Ralph Klein Park, City of Calvary, Canada. 2012
The Geography of the Artist’s Studio. Squid & Tabernacle. Cultural Olympiad. London, UK. 2012
Sideways Festival. Belgium. 2011
ExLab (Inland Sealand). The Big Picture. Dorset, UK. 2011
Blaenavon. Ffotogallery, Cardiff, Wales. 2011
Digital Dialogue (with Lucy Steggals), alongside British Art Show 7. Nottingham Contemporary, UK. 2010

Longlisted
B-side festival. Portland, Dorset. 2015
Kaleid 2015. London, UK. 2015

Development and training
Under Her Eye: Women and Climate Change, international summit – Invisible Dust, British Library, London, UK, 2018
Landscapes in Limbo: Creativity and Stewardship – Heritage Futures Transformation Theme Knowledge-Exchange, Cultural Geography University of Exeter, Wheal Martyn Museum, St Austell, Cornwall, UK, 2018
Celebrating Somers Town – ‘Creative Symposium on Neighbourhood Change’, The Camden Centre, London, 2018
Exploring Space and Place – ‘Creative Islington: exploring King’s Cross’, University of the Arts London, Central St Martins, London, UK, 2017
Notes on the Index: Photograph, Trace, Subject – Whitechapel Gallery, London, 2017
Curated Decay, book panel discussion – UCL, London, 2017
Environments / Encounters / Exchanges workshop – RHUL Centre for the GeoHumanities / Tate Modern, London, 2017
Artists and the Academy Workshop: Appraising Contemporary Arts and Creative Research Practices on the Anthropocene and Global Environmental, Change – The Culture Capital Exchange / RHUL Centre for the GeoHumanities, London, 2017
Practicing GeoHumanities research day – RHUL / AHRC, Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), London, 2016
Wild workshop – Wild Words / The Society of Writers-in-the-Wild, Aude, France, 2015
Creative Intersections – Royal Society of Arts, London, 2012
Contemporary Cartographies: Drawing Thought – La Caixa Foundation Conference, CaixaForum, Barcelona, Spain, 2012
Archivo F.X: De economia cero / Picasso Economía – Museu Picasso, Barcelona, Spain, 2012
Encounter: People, Place & Space – The Historic Dockyard, Kent, 2011
Networked: Dialogue & Exchange in the Global Art Ecology – Triangle Network Conference: Bloomberg, London, 2011
AIM 11 conference: IWM Duxford, Cambridgeshire, 2011
Digital Textwriting workshop – Museums & Galleries: Natural History Museum, London, 2011
The Enlightenment of Travel balloted lecture – Paul Theroux: Royal Geographical Society, London, 2011
Exhibiting Photography international conference: University of Westminster, London, 2011
Desert Exploration showcase – Foyle Reading Room Collections: Royal Geographical Society, London, 2011
Power Drawing workshop – Campaign for Drawing: De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill, pre-2011
Textwriting workshop – Museums & Galleries: Winston Churchill Museum, London, pre-2011
Little Big Voice lecture series (sustainability talks): Howies, Wales, pre-2011
ETA workbook: ETA, Brighton, pre-2011
Brighton Photo Fringe workshops & meetings: Fabrica / Phoenix Gallery, Brighton, pre-2011
Travel Writing workshop: The Guardian, London, pre-2011
CETL Brighton conference and workshops, pre-2011
Teaching in Higher Education short course, pre-2011