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Nina Edge

Born, 1962 in England

One of the artists in Black Art: Plotting the Course, Nina Edge was born in Britain in 1962 and studied at South Glamorgan Institute of Higher Education.

Nina Edge contributed an image of one of her works Ethnic Cleansing (installation detail), 1994 to Beyond Frontiers: Contemporary British Art by Artists of South Asian Descent, edited by Amal Ghosh and Juginder Lamba, Saffron Books, 2001. The book describes itself as marking “the first attempt to survey the work of contemporary British artists whose ancestral roots lie in the countries and cultures of South Asia. For some, their links with the Subcontinent remain present and immediate; for others, they are a barely perceptible trace, filtered through generations of exile and migration.”

A substantial and important text by Edge, “Off Limits: Cultural Participation and Art Education” in the International Journal of Art & Design Education, Volume 33 Number 3, 2014, included the following biographical outline:

“Nina Edge is an artist, designer and writer. She has made work in ceramics, textiles, glss, steel, banknotes, garments, plastics and New Media. Her output includes gallery exhibitions, private commissions, games, gardens, performances and street rituals. Her work as a housing activist in Liverpool’s Welsh Streets has seen a decade of targeted activism, promoting community planning and culminating a pilot project called Design Diplomacy. Known as an essayist and lecturer in a range of subjects including Planning, Architecture and Fine Art, she has written select committee evidence, blogs and tweets. Her polemic text about the doomed HRH regenerations scheme and the power of patronage was recently published in B. Parry [Ed.] Cultural Hijack: Rethinking Intervention (Liverpool University Press, 2011). She is a frequent participant in public and media debates around a number of issues from urban planning to food and sustainable systems, recently appearing with food journalist Joanna Blythman, writer Gary Younge and anti-fracking campaigner Laurence Rankin. She is currently making short films and small drawings.”

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Review relating to an exhibition, 1992

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Brochure relating to an exhibition, 1991

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Related exhibitions

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Group show at Wilberforce Museum. 1992

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Group show at Ferens Art Gallery. 1992

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»  The Bluecoat Gallery

Liverpool, United Kingdom

»  The Bronx Museum of the Arts

United States of America

»  Caribbean Cultural Center

United States of America

»  Ferens Art Gallery

Hull, United Kingdom

»  Oldham Art Gallery

Oldham, United Kingdom

»  Studio Museum in Harlem

New York, United States of America

»  Wilberforce Museum

Hull, United Kingdom

»  Wolverhampton Art Gallery

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom