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Siân Bowen

Journal Article, DRTP, Intellect, 2020:
Siân Bowen – A discussion of drawing research, herbarium conservation and plant science in relation to the Leverhulme Research Fellowship Project, ‘After Hortus Malabaricus: Sensing & Presencing Rare Plants Through Contemporary Drawing Practice’. Link

Conference Paper, ‘After Hortus Malabaricus: Sensing & Presencing Rare Plants Through Contemporary Drawing Practice’, The Material Culture of Citizen Science, University of Oxford (AHRC, Constructing Scientific Communities: Citizen Science in the 19th and 20th centuries, University of Oxford), 2017:
Siân Bowen – A conference paper that outlines the formative thinking behind After Hortus Malabaricus: Sensing & Presencing Rare Plants Through Contemporary Drawing Practice’ in relation to the material culture of citizen science with a focus on paper, ecology and the preservation of herbarium plants. Link

SIÂN BOWEN AND NOVA ZEMBLA: SUSPENDING THE EPHEMERAL
Published to accompany a solo exhibition at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam and Fruehsorge Contemporary Drawing, Berlin, 2012
Published: RGAP, ISBN 978-0-9569024-0-5
Essays by Chris Dorsett, Joel Fisher, Jan-Philipp Fruehsorge, Jan de Hond and Wim Pijbes and texts by the artist, discuss Siân Bowen’s work in relation to range of research fields including scientific approaches to the conservation of objects found frozen in the arctic.

OF DUST
Published to accompany a solo exhibition of works from Siân Bowen’s drawing residency at the V&A (Part II, 2007-8): Daiwa Foundation, London, 2008
Published: Northern Print, ISBN 978-0-9555846-2-6
The essay by V&A curator, Tim Travis discusses the chemistry and scientific conditions necessary in order for Siân Bowen to create ‘Of Dust’ – a series of works which employs innovative new approaches to Japanese lacquer.

GAZE
Published to accompany a solo exhibition at the V&A, London, 2007
Editor: Gill Saunders.  
Published: Arts Editions North in association with the V&A, ISBN 978-1-873757-36-9 
Richard Cork, Tony Godfrey, Gill Saunders and Pauline Webber, discuss Siân Bowen’s work in relation to range of research fields including scientific approaches to the conservation of an extensive archive of Japanese handmade paper which was unpacked for the first time in a hundred years, and Bowen’s collaboration with the Science Museum, London, to produce a replica Claude Glass of the one held at the V&A. Link

SEAL
Published to accompany a solo exhibition at the Grizedale Gallery, Grizedale, 2000
Published: Grizedale ISBN 0 952540 1 2
An essay by Hugh Stoddart discusses Siân Bowen’s residency at Grizedale Forest in relation to the microorganisms of the forest floor.

REAM
Published to accompany a touring solo exhibition at Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth; Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham and Mead Gallery, Warwick, 2002/3
Published: Aspex Gallery, Mead Gallery and Angel Row Gallery,
ISBN 0 9518202 9 X
Sacha Craddock and Francis McKee discuss Siân Bowen’s project, Ream, in relation to a range of research debates including those relating to the employment of fugitive methods and materials. Link

PASSAGE
Published to accompany a solo exhibition at the Hart Gallery, London, 2000
Published: Northbank Studio Press, ISBN 0 9527634 3 5
Essays by Tony Godfrey and Angela Kingston discuss Siân Bowen’s project, Passage, in relation to kinaeshesia and the materiality of drawing.

For further details on the above and on additional publications, see:
sianbowen.com