Linda Ingham lives and works from her studio in coastal Lincolnshire and at The Ropewalk in Barton upon Humber, exhibiting nationally and internationally, achieving her MA in Fine Art for Lincoln University School of Art, Architecture and Design in 2007. Her work is in collections nationally and internationally including the East Contemporary Artists collections at UCS, Swindon Art Gallery & Museum, Rugby Museum & Art Gallery, and University of Arizona Museum of Art, USA, Madison Museum and Gallery, Ohio; Komechak Museum, Chicago USA, Jiangsu Arts and Craft Museum, China.

Her work may be seen on and on Instagram @pathsplantsplaces

Linda Ingham’s process-led practice is based on personal engagement with landscape and place. Increasingly involved with botany and folk-histories of plants observed on location where she walks and on her allotments, pieces are often created using gathered plants and their traces within the layers. Research on nature reserves in partnerships with the RSPB and Wildlife Trusts also informs her current practice; her work frequently comments on ecology and conservation through imagery and process.

The use of plant-matter has enabled Linda to launch a small, curated collection of hand-made eco-printed and sustainably sourced items to encourage consideration of the planet crisis in home décor as well as artists’ materials for creative projects. Entitled Field Notes, the selection relates through to her visual arts practice and is created solely with small batch techniques from material source in Lincolnshire.

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MA Fine Art – Lincoln University Faculty of Art, Architecture & Design, 2005 – 2007
Open University – Diploma in European Humanities, 1994 – 1997

Recent Selected Collaborations, Projects, Film

Every Step (a stride over something not said), with composer David Power, Courtyard Gallery, The Collection, Lincoln, Sept-Nov 2019 – including GftA- supported Far & Near project and Over My Left Shoulder commissioned installation

Don’t Touch, collaborative film with composer David Power

Under East Wind, with David Power, Judith Tucker and Harriet Tarlo, The Ropewalk Contemporary Arts & Crafts Centre, March-April 2018 – including GftA- supported Far& Near project

Kinds of White, collaborative film with composer David Power

Over My Left Shoulder, an installation commissioned by Lincs Inspire Archive Services responding to the Hallgarth Collection, 2017 

Neverends 2, Leeds University School of Design, Oct 2017 – including GftA- supported Far& Near project

Neverends: Image, Music, Text – GftA Commission shown alongside work from the Arts Council Collection, Muriel Barker Gallery, North East Lincolnshire, April – June 2017 – including GftA- supported Far& Near project

Far & Near – Expressions of Continual Bonds to Absent Others, participatory project and collaboration with Composer David Power; Installation, Film, Music, 2016

Shifting Subjects – Film, Sarah Lucas, Alison Rowley, Poppy Bowers, Wendy Elia, Margaret Ashman – Usher Gallery, Lincoln, 2016 – 2018; Participant and Director

Selected Group Exhibitions

Contemporary British Painting Group Show, Vitalistic Fantasies, The Cello Factory, London, Dec 2020

Contemporary British Painting Virtual Open Studios, Yes/No, August 2020

Group Show, Printscapes, Inspired by.. Gallery, North Yorkshire Moors Visitor Centre, Oct-Nov 2019

RBSA Portrait Prize Group Show – RBSA, Birmingham, Sept-Oct 2019

Contemporary British Painting Group Show, An exhibition of thirty-four painters, Norwich Cathedral, April-May 2019

Made in Britain, Priseman Seabrook Collection tour to National Gallery of Poland, Gdansk, March-June 2019

Contemporary British Painting Group Show, New Paintings, Marylebone Church, London, Nov 18-Jan 2019

A Case for Place, Group Show, Gallery Steel Rooms, North Lincolnshire, May-June 2018

Paint Leeds, Group Show, Ladybeck Studio, Leeds, Feb 2018

In the Open – with composer David Power, Bank Street Arts, Sheffield and ICA Sheffield Hallam, Sept 2017

Contemporary Masters from Britain: Priseman – Seabrook tour of four museums in China – Yantai Museum, Artall Gallery, Nanjing, the Jiangsu Art Gallery, Nanjing and the Tianjin Academy of Fine Art, Jul 2017 – Jan 2018

Contemporary British Painting Group Show, Contemporary Masters of the East of England, The Cut, Halesworth, May 2017

London Art Fair – Islington, with Stephen Newton, David Ainley Paul Galyer for Abbey Walk Gallery, January 2016

Contemporary British Painting, Group Show, Winter Show, Marylebone Church, London, Dec 2015-Jan 2016

Contemporary British Painting, Group Show, Winter Show, St Marylebone Church, London, Nov-Dec 2015

Shifting Subjects, with Sarah Lucas, Wendy Elia, Miranda Whall, Margaret Ashman – Abbey Walk Gallery, Grimsby, Sept  – Oct 2015

The Stations of the Cross, Group Show, SE4 Container Gallery, London, Sept-Oct 2015

The Stations of the Cross, Group Show, Southwell Cathedral, Feb-March 2015

The Priseman Seabrook Collection, Huddersfield Art Gallery, Nov 2014-Jan 2015

EASTERLIES: A curated Selection from the East Contemporary Art Collection, Abbey Walk Gallery, Grimsby, Aug-Sept 2014

British IntelligenceContemporary British Paintings from the Madison Museum of Fine Art Collection, MMoFA, USA, Summer 2014

About FacePortrait & Figure Studies from the Swindon Collection of Modern Art, Swindon Museum & Art Gallery, Summer 2014

Human Clay Revisited – The Ropewalk Contemporary Art & Craft Centre, North Lincolnshire, March 2014

East Contemporary Art Collection – The Waterfront Gallery, UCS, Ipswich, Sept 2013

Figure it OutGroup Show, Studio Eleven Gallery, Hull, Sept 2013

Vestiges of Spirituality 1 & 2: Site Specific Interdisciplinary Installations – with Annabel McCourt, David Power, and David Lancaster – Lincolnshire

Excavations & Estuaries 1: the Nature of Landscape, Abbey Walk Gallery – with Susan Derges, David Walker Barker, David Ainley, Judith Tucker and Harriet Tarlo, April-June 2013

Head & Whole 2: the Dreamed Chamber – with Paula Rego, Maggie Cullen, Corrie Chiswell & Bren Head, Trattles & Geall Gallery, Whitby, Oct-Dec 2012

The Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Prize – King’s Place Gallery, London, October 2011

The Sketch Drawing Prize 2011 – Rabley Drawing Centre, Wiltshire, April 2011

The Nature of Landscape: Visions & Distillations of Landscape & Place – GftA-funded Group Show, Surface Gallery, Nottingham, March 2011

The Fabric of the Land (National Tour Scotland) – Grampian Hospital’s Art Trust Gallery, Aberdeen plus additional Venues, Jan-Dec 2011

DivergenceGroup Show, The Ropewalk Contemporary Arts & Crafts Centre, North Lincolnshire, Jan-Mar 2011

Eulogy 1, The Grimsby St Hugh’s Festival & Grimsby Minster Art Trail – Grimsby Minster, Sept 2010-Mar 2011

Selected One-Person Shows

Memory & Place – Abbey Walk Gallery, Aug – Sept 2014

Pore – 20-21 Contemporary Arts Centre, Scunthorpe, June 2012

Open Series: meditations on self and place – 28 Plough Hill Arts & Heritage Centre, Lincolnshire, April 2012

Open Pores  – Abbey Walk Gallery, Grimsby, October 2009

Pore – A Work in Progress 1  – the Artspace, York, March 2009

Heavy & Light (site-specific installation as part of NE Lincs Arts Forum Festival) – The Grimsby Minster, Sept 2008

Red Roar – Sam Scorer Gallery, Lincoln, Nov 2006

Selected Awards & Commissions

2020 GATHER: Winter – Winter – Arts Council Project Fund

2016 Far & Near – Arts Council GftA

2015 Aesthetica art Prize, Long-listed and included in publication Future Now

2015 Shifting Subjects – Abbey Walk Gallery commission

2013 Excavations & Estuaries – The Nature of Landscape – Arts Council GftA 

2019 Thirty-Four Painters – Contemporary British Painting

2019 Made in Britain – Priseman Seabrook Collection with Anna MacNay

2018 New Painting – Catalogue, Contemporary British Painting

2018 A Case for Place – Gallery Steel Rooms / Arts Council England

2015 Aesthetica – Future Now: 100 Contemporary Artists from the Aesthetica Art Prize 2015

2015 Aesthetica Artist Interview

2015 Shifting Subjects: Contemporary Women Artists Telling the Self, Catalogue, Abbey Walk Gallery/Arts Council England – Sarah Lucas, Wendy Elia, Margaret Ashman, Linda Ingham

2014 The Stations of the Cross – Simon Carter

2014 The Priseman-Seabrook Collection of Contemporary British Painting, Robert Priseman.

2014 EASTERLIES – Catalogue for Abbey Walk Gallery

2014 Excavations & Estuaries: Behind Land – Catalogue with Ian McMillan, Harriet Tarlo, Judith Tucker and George Rowlett

2012 A-N – Interview with James Smith The Art of England – review, May issue

20I0 Sketch Drawing Prize 20II – Exhibition Catalogue – Rabley Drawing Centre, Wiltshire

20I0 The Nature of Landscape: Visions & Distillations of Landscape & Place – Art Abbey Books

20I0 Found on FB – Exhibition Catalogue – Arthur M Berger Gallery, Manhattanville College, New York, USA

2007 Past Forward, Exhibition Catalogue – Gate Gallery, Grimsby

I999 Ian Macmillan’s Jazz Poetry Diary – NELC publication