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University of Hertfordshire

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Dr Bren Unwin is a visiting research fellow at the University of Hertfordshire.  She is a member of the Newlyn Society of Artists and a council member of the Royal Society of Painter-printmakers. Unwin has a BA(Hons) and an MA(Research) in Fine Art practice. The University of Hertfordshire awarded her a PhD in 2008, and The Chancellor’s Medal for outstanding doctoral research.  The title of her thesis was: Phenomenology and landscape experience: a critical appraisal for contemporary art practice. In 2004, Unwin was awarded the Gwen May Award by the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers and in 2009 received a Fenton Arts Trust Award.  Unwin’s artwork investigates relationships that exist between an active perceiver and their dynamic environment.  Materials, actions and ideas are explored in association with the technologically mediated character of experience. Working from a research perspective, her current practice is investigating what happens to the meaning that might be associated with art practice when the medium is changed.  Her work has been exhibited internationally and is held in both private and public art collections.


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