Dr. Mark Edwards is a renowned practitioner and academic whose work focuses on the exploration of landscape discourse within the contexts of painting and literature traditions in East Anglia. He is known for his photographic work, which has been published and exhibited both nationally and internationally.
Dr. Edwards' contributions to the field of photography have earned him recognition, with his work being included in major photographic collections such as the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), Government Art Collection (including British Embassy, Berlin, The British High Commission, Islamabad & The HM Treasury, Horse Guards Road), The Hyman Collection of British photography, and The Norwich Museum and Art Gallery.
In addition, he has also been actively involved in research and academic pursuits. He has delivered papers on his practice and research at national and international conferences, further contributing to the discourse surrounding his work and he continues to make significant contributions to the field through his artistic practice and research. His most recent publication is a book chapter in W. G. Sebald’s Artistic Legacies (University of Amsterdam), 2023.
Double Take: Photography & the Garden, A Hestercombe Gallery, Exhibition, Taunton, 2015
Monument. le musée des beaux arts de Calais, France Exhibition, Calais, 2014
Time & Place. A SCVA & le musée des beaux arts de Calais, France Exhibition, Norwich, 2014
Revealed: The Government Art Collection. Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery Exhibition, London, 2012.
Group exhibitions (selected)
Inheritance, Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Norwich, 2018.
Into the Woods: Photography & Trees, V&A Museum, London, 2017-18.
A Green and Pleasant Land, Towner Gallery, Eastbourne, 2017-18.
60 Years On, Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Norwich, 2016
Photo Speaks 2016, Art Space Gallery, SangMyung University, Seoul, Korea, 2016.
John Constable: Observing the Weather, The Lightbox Gallery, Woking, 2016.
Collecting in East Anglia, Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Norwich, 2016.
Double Take: Photography & the Garden, Hestercombe Gallery, Taunton, 2015.
Monument, SCVA, Norwich & le musée des beaux arts de Calais, France, 2014.
Places & Landscapes, The Waterfront Gallery, Ipswich, 2014.
Revealed: The Government Art Collection, Ulster Museum, Belfast, 2013.
Island Stories; Fifty Years of Photography in Britain, V&A Museum, London, 2012-13.
Solo exhibitions (selected)
Art School, Original Projects, Great Yarmouth, 2017.
The View From Here; new landscape photographs by Mark Edwards, Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, 2012.
The View From Here; new landscape photographs by Mark Edwards, The Holburne Museum, Bath, 2011-12.
Work in Public Collections
The V & A Museum, London
The Government Art Collection
Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery
East Contemporary Art
The Hyman Collection of British Photography