Mark Edgoose is the co-ordinator of undergraduate studies, Gold and Silversmithing, at the School of Art, RMIT.
Mark Edgoose has been contributing to research and education in Australian Jewellery and Object making since 1989, firstly at Monash University and then at Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney University. Mark has now returned to RMIT to where his academic life began, initially as an undergraduate student and later on, as a post-graduate student. He completed a Masters by Research, RMIT, Melbourne in 1997; titled - Explore the aesthetic and technological potential offered by refractory materials associated with the aerospace industry and integrate this into the discipline of holloware production.
His extensive experience in academic leadership has been as coordinator of Jewellery and Silversmithing at Monash University, coordinator of Object Art and Design at Sydney University and as Foundation project director and coordinator also at Sydney University. In this role he was instrumental in realising of the Foundation Year as an independent program within a discipline based studio program that provided an inclusive and nurturing experience for first year study at the Sydney College of the Arts.
Mark Edgoose has made a significant contribution to Australian object making through the wide exhibition and documentation of his work both nationally and internationally. He is regularly approached to exhibit, and sees this as evidence that his work is well respected and the broader community is aware of the scope of his research. Achievements include a large commission for the Historic Houses Trust of N.S.W. The commission was for a dining table centerpiece and candelabras to commemorate the Federation of Australia for Government House, NSW.
Underlying the research explored consistently in his work are the ideas of containment and stacking, the enclosure/disclosure of space, repetition, connection and functional ambiguity. His current PHD research has extended and consolidated these previously worked concepts. The space, habitation and scale aspects of the work represent a evolving shift in direction and are qualities he is keen to explore in future installational work… how objects connect and perform in space, and how they affect surrounding spaces. By using objects as a vehicle to tap into people’s memory and experience, the objects will reference the areas of design, architecture and craft (read as hand and tool).
MA 1997; Post Grad. Dip. (Art); Dip of Art.
2006 Chatelaines, Helsinki Museum, Curator by Helen Drutt during 2005–2006
2005 Ernest Leviny Commemorative Silver Exhibition, Buda, Castlemaine, traveling to Hamilton, Ballarat, Melbourne from Feb to Aug 2005
Awards and Prizes
1996 The Deacons Graham & James / Arts 21 Award, Ian Potter Gallery, University of Melbourne
1995 National Craft award, National Gallery of Victoria
The Art Gallery of Queensland, Brisbane
Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Sydney
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
National Gallery of Victoria
Amcor Corporation and Deacons Graham & James, Melbourne
2006 Refereed conference paper Inhabiting Space will be delivered at JMGA International confe rence, In Location: making stories, siting, citing, sighting in Sydney, I Jan 2006
2005 Curated exhibition Utility in Touch was held at Sydney College of the Arts, Gallery 1 and 2 in July 2005 with a published essay, Utility In Touch in the JMGA NSW journal published in Sept 05
2005 Invited Speaker at Vito Bila Exhibition – In the Landscape, Craft Victoria, Melb, July 2005
Recipient of an Australia Council grant to Design and create prototypes of wall mounted rails and accessories. This is part of ongoing research into Rail segment and accessories
- Edgoose, M. (2013). Vessel In: Contemporary Australian Silver and Metalwork Award 2013 Bendigo, Australia
- Edgoose, M. (2013). Ring and box series In: Melbourne Now Melbourne, Australia
- Edgoose, M. (2012). Rail as Vessel In: Containment Melbourne, Victoria
- Edgoose, M. (2012). Ring and Box no.1 In: Unexpected Pleasures, A Design Museum, London touring exhibition Melbourne, Australia
- Edgoose, M. (2011). Ring and Box No.4 In: Showcase 500 Rings New York, United States
- Edgoose, M. (2011). Rail and Vessel no.1 In: Contemporary Australian Silver and Metalwork Exhibition Melbourne, Australia
- Edgoose, M. (2010). Ring and Box no.1 In: By Example Itami, Japan
- Edgoose, M. (2010). Ring and Box no.2 In: Treasure Room-Australia Munich, Germany
- Edgoose, M. (2010). Tea Service no.1 In: Teawares Adelaide, Australia
- Edgoose, M. (2009). Tea Service no.1 In: Melbourne hollow ware Nijmegen, The Netherlands
1 PhD Completions and 3 Masters by Research Completions1 PhD Current Supervisions and 2 Masters by Research Current Supervisions