Dr Mark Edgoose
Program Manager, Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art)
Working at the intersections of craft, design and architecture and fuelled by an interest in both traditional and high-tech materials and processes, Dr Mark Edgoose has made a significant contribution to Australian object-making for 40 years.
Mark’s material driven research enables him to explore his interest in craft objects as they exist in space and time, experimenting with the objects relationship to particular environments. Mark’s recent works interrogate notions of form, function and metaphor of the rail, creating linear works with a distinctly industrial aesthetic that explore relationships – between objects; between object and space; and object and the viewer/user.
Completing his PhD in 2015, his current research focuses on new significations of the craft object. In part, it is about the re-orientation of the experience of the craft object-now central to his practice. Beginning undergraduate studies in Gold and Silversmithing at RMIT University in 1981, Mark completed his PhD in 2015 and is currently program manager of the undergraduate program, School of Art, RMIT University.
Mark has exhibited widely both nationally and internationally, including Melbourne Now, NGV, Melbourne AUS 2013, Unexpected Pleasures, Design Museum, London and NGV, Melbourne AUS 2012. Other achievements include a large silver commission to commemorate the Federation of Australia for Government House, NSW in 2001. Mark has received numerous National Awards and prizes including the National Craft award with work represented in many major public and private collections.