Rebecca Gamble is an artist, researcher and educator based in Nottingham, UK.
Rebecca Gamble’s work is driven by an interest in the relationship between people and public / private space; investigating common actions, everyday objects and technologies, bodily gestures and ordinary routines. Her work is speculative and site-responsive, often involving research, action-experimentations, choreographic scores, object making, collaboration, installation, participatory performance, events and documentation.
Over the last 15 years, her research has been disseminated at international conferences, including: Electronic Visual Arts at the British Computer Society, London; Transmediale festival, Berlin; Theatre and Performance Research Association (TaPRA), Glasgow; and Transmission: Hospitality, Sheffield. Her work has been commissioned for festivals including: Sideshow (official fringe to British Art Show 7), GameCity 5, World Event Young Artist (WEYA), Hatch and Backlit’s Noisy Eaters (part of Notlost), Nottingham. Her work has also been shown at Axis Arts Centre, Crewe; Grand Union, Birmingham; Primary and Surface Gallery, Nottingham; and Worcester Cathedral.
Rebecca is a graduate of BA Art & Design by Negotiated Study at Birmingham Institute of Art and Design, UCE (2005), and MA Interactive Art & Design at University of Falmouth (2007). She completed her PhD at Nottingham Trent University in 2016, which investigated the relationship between physical and virtual social space, the impact of augmented technology and the politics of performing as digital avatars in contemporary society.
Rebecca has worked in the arts in a number of roles, including Committee Member at Surface Gallery in Nottingham (2008 -2011), Chair of the Board of Directors at Primary in Nottingham (2013 – 2016) and as a Curator for Site&Situ at Surface Gallery, a solo residency programme with a number of individual artists, Product Lifetimes And The Environment (PLATE) at Nottingham Trent University, TaPRA 2015 at the University of Worcester, and Future Factory at Nottingham Trent University.
Rebecca Gamble is currently Senior Lecturer in Product Design at Nottingham Trent University, with a specific interest in human-centered design and speculative design approaches. She also coordinates their annual Degree Show and external exhibitions, including New Designers London and collaborative projects with Strate Design School, Paris.