Rowan Mills deconstructs material released by the fashion industry, be that magazines, commercials or texts. By meticulously deconstructing and reconstructing, she unpicks their mediated narratives. Rowan works mainly in collage, video and installation.
Bartlett Travel Scholarship, July-August 2015
Received funding to undertake a project in India. Visited Kolkata, Pune and Mumbai to produce sound recordings, photographs and video footage about the impact of fairtrade fashion organisations.
The Shelter Project, Assistant Curator, 2014
Worked alongside local artists Sally Madge and Adam Phillips to document artwork for the website, help curate the ‘return to sender exhibition’, write a text and make an artwork for the project.
Playing Footsie, Rowan Mills and Phoebe McElhatton, The Holy Biscuit, February-March 2016 (visit http://www.theholybiscuit.org/supported-by-thb/student-open-call-2016/)
Yes But is it Editable? Group exhibition, Ex Libris Gallery, November 2015
What Makes You Climax? Group Exhibition, Künstakademie Münster, Germany, June 2015
쌩얼,Group Exhibition, Galerie 52, Essen, Germany, May 2015
Skin exhibition, Group exhibition, TIC SPACE, Newcastle University, April 2014
Scan exhibition, Rowan Mills and Phoebe McElhatton, Fishbowl, Newcastle Universtity, February 2014
QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING
2012-2014,Newcastle University, BA in Fine Art (on going)
2011-2012,Loughborough University, Foundation Diploma in Art and Design-achieved Distinction
2007-2011,Rawlins Community College: A-Levels; Fine Art (A) English Language (B) Mathematics (C)