Mark Edgoose
born Australia 1960
Rail as vessel 2012 (detail)
33.0 x 375.0 x 20.0 cm
Collection of the artist, Melbourne
© Mark Edgoose

Mark Edgoose

Mark Edgoose began his career as a metalsmith after completing a Diploma of Art in Gold and Silversmithing at RMIT, Melbourne, in 1984. He went on to complete a Master of Arts in 1997 and is currently working towards a PhD. Edgoose began lecturing at Monash University, Melbourne, in 1989, before moving to Sydney to become coordinator of the Object Art and Design course at Sydney University. In 2008 he returned to RMIT, where he has been Senior Lecturer in Gold and Silversmithing since 2010.

Edgoose has exhibited extensively in Australia and internationally. In 2000 he was commissioned by the Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales to create a centrepiece and candelabra for the dining table of Government House in commemoration of the Federation of Australia. In 2010 Edgoose’s work was included in the exhibitions Treasure Room Australia, Galerie Handwerk, Munich, and by example, Museum of Arts and Crafts, Itami, Japan. More recently, Edgoose received an Australia Council grant to design and create prototypes of wall-mounted rails and vessels as part of his ongoing research into how objects connect and perform in space and how they affect their surrounding spaces. He is represented by Pieces of Eight, Melbourne and Gallery Bilk, Canberra, and his work is represented in numerous Australian state and private collections.