Upcoming, Recent & Online:

Radical Landscapes. ‘A major new exhibition looking at our connections to the rural landscapes of Britain’. Curated by Darren Pih, Tate Liverpool.  Mead Gallery, Warwick 6 October - 18 December 2022.

“Rose English has produced Bed in Field 1, 1971 (printed in 2022), a limited edition print to coincide with the exhibition. For her limited edition, English has chosen an image from a series of works she created in early spring of 1971. The series captures two figures lying next to one another in a ploughed field in the English countryside. Rather than lying on top of the ground, the couple are tucked under the tilled soil with pillows under their heads as if tucked up in bed. The intimate moment between a couple seems at odds with the wide open surroundings. The act of sleeping peacefully, normally reserved for the domestic realm, is brought outside. Like much of English’s performance work, the scene is at once humorous, challenging and poetic.”


Rose English in conversation with Jean Wainwright - Exploring the lifespan of an artwork, from the archive to performance.
21 July 2022. Part of DACS online events series Artist Narratives: Conversations wth leading female voices in the arts.


Leeds Art Gallery’s proposal for a major exhibition of Rose English’s work was shortlisted for the 2021 Freelands Award.


Rose English Various Forms of Fire - Book Launch and presentation at Grafisk Værksted Næstved, Denmark on 3 December 2021.

‘In the spring of 2021, the British performance and installation artist Rose English (1950-) was on a long-term residency at Grafisk Værksted Næstved. The stay included a week's work in Holmegaard Værk's glass workshop. The residency has resulted in a book that combines the work processes with final works. The book contains a variety of research and ideas, and also draws threads back to a selection of Rose's previous practices. In addition, the book contains a perspective reflection by curator Ida Bencke (Laboratory of Aesthetics & Ecology).’

The book is designed by Kristina Ask, hand-bound by LuiLui Books and is published in a limited edition of 22 numbered copies. Each book contains an original proof (monotype). Published in collaboration with Den Danske Radeerforening.



Tate - Life of an Artwork: Quadrille by Rose English. 
“In 1975, artist Rose English staged a performance in the dressage arena of the Southampton Horse Show. The audience, there to watch the equestrian events, was surprised to see a group of six dancers take to the field, dressed in costumes that resembled horse hoofs and tails.This performance now lives on, in an installation including film, photos and objects from the Show. In this film, the artist and Gates Sofer, Sculpture Conservator, discuss what it means for performance art to take on a new life inside the walls of an art museum.”

Amy Tobin and Cora Gilroy-Ware in conversation on Rose English on the occasion of The Pioneers. Part 11: Rose English - a tribute to Guy Brett. Richard Saltoun Gallery, London. July 5th - September 4th 2021


Rose English discusses her work and the role archiving plays in her practice: Rose English Art360 film by David Bickerstaff following her participation in the Art360 Project: ‘empowering artists and estates to manage, protect and make accessible their lifetime’s work.’


Rose English in conversation with Paul Clinton on the occassion of her solo exhibition Form, Feminism, Femininities at Richard Saltoun Gallery, London, 2019.


The Adjacent Possible: ‘a series of conversations with artists and thinkers’ including Rose English on her trilogy of shows for proscenium stages: Walks on Water, 1988; The Double Wedding, 1991 and Tantamount Esperance, 1994. Written and produced by John Ellingsworth, Sideshow Magazine.