Tracey Rowledge studied Fine Art at Goldsmiths’ College, London, and Fine Bookbinding and Conservation at Guildford College of Further and Higher Education, Surrey, UK. Her practice combines elements of both fine and applied art. Her work includes a series of drawings made with Sarah Warsop, What Isn’t Here Hasn’t Happened, commissioned by Siobhan Davies Dance; and for Jerwood Encounters she made a site specific, solid graphite wall drawing (Jerwood Space, London). She has exhibited internationally and her work is held in various private and public collections. Tracey has received various awards, including support from the Crafts Council to go on the 2008 Cape Farewell Expedition to Disko Bay, Greenland, which culminated in three series of site specific Arctic Drawings. In July 2016 she began a one year residency with silversmith David Clarke at Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Gallery, UK, which will culminate with an exhibition entitled Shelved at Tunbridge Wells museum, library and adult education centre in January 2018.
Tracey teaches gold tooling and aspects of bookbinding; she is a partner in Benchmark Bindery, established in 2009 with Kathy Abbott, where book conservation underpins their bookbinding work. She is a founding member of Tomorrow’s Past, an international bookbinding collective, whose aim is to encourage an alternative and modern approach to rebinding antiquarian books. She is also a founding member of the independent artists group 60|40, which was formed in 2008 (-2013) with the ceramicist Clare Twomey and the silversmith David Clarke, to expand the environment and opportunities for the applied arts. More information about Tracey at: http://www.traceyrowledge.com