Rosemary Chalmers is Course Leader in Comic and Concept Art at Leeds Arts University. Her research explores speculative biology, world-building and believability in creature design with the aim to instil curiosity and concern for biodiversity. She is also interested in the visibility of women in the field of creature design.
Creature Design: ex femina draws together Chalmers’ own research-practice alongside internationally renowned concept artists, Terryl Whitlatch, Brynn Metheney, Kate Pfeilschiefter and Iris Compiet.
The exhibition proposes that Creature Design is a distinct discipline, drawing on science, art and design. ex femina inquiries into women’s experience, understanding and positioning of this practice.
This exhibition is open 10am-4pm Monday to Friday at our Blenheim Walk Gallery.
Opening night: Wednesday 28 August 5-7pm
Free entry. Refreshments will be served and everyone is welcome. Booking not required.
Closing event: Thursday 10 October from 5pm
Rosemary Chalmers will give a closing lecture at the University titled 'Marine birds of the future: what if birds returned to the sea?' The talk will focus on the aquatic birds she creates as well as a further exploration of her working process. The talk is free, family-friendly and there will be an option to contribute to a collaborative drawing activity - for both adults and children!
Image: Rosemary Chalmers, Finnish long-tailed magpie-jay: Pica infaustus ornithomimus, 2018. Graphite on paper. Image courtesy of the artist.
- 29 August - 10 October 2019
- Blenheim Walk Gallery, Leeds Arts University, Leeds, LS2 9AQ