Rosie Sherwood

As a central element of her new Mapping in an Ever Moving Now, Sherwood is taking part in a yearlong artist residency with the Marine Institute at the University of Plymouth. With the support of the institute she intends to produce a “map” that fully expresses both her own responses and a deeper understanding of the geography, formation, and conservation issues that are such a central part of the South West Coast Path.

Rosie Sherwood is an artist, publisher and scholar. She has developed an interdisciplinary practise that incorporates each discipline’s unique language and structure. Sherwood runs artists book press As Yet Untitled, allowing her to work as mentor and collaborator in the publication of new artists’ books. In 2017 she became Creative Director of Turn the Page Artists Book Fair. Sherwood teaches at multiple universities, has been published on a range of subjects, most recently in the Artists Book Year Book, and has work in national and international collections.

Mapping in an Ever Moving Now

Sherwood’s current project, Mapping in an Ever Moving Now, explores the idea of the artist as an alternative cartographer. It draws from psychogeography, emotional mapping, issues of conservation and land art in order to capture and compound the multiplicities of maps, and our movement through changing places, spaces and seasons.

The aim of the project is to create “maps” that depict journeys through specific areas. These maps will be formed by collections of work made in response to place. The first area or place Sherwood will be exploring is South Devon along the South West Coast Path.

Untitled, from Mapping in an Ever Moving Now by Rosie Sherwood