Denise Startin is an artist, writer and researcher. Working primarily with found objects and images her practice is curatorial in approach.
Denise has worked as Artist Researcher in Residence (Interpretation) for the Field Archaeology Team at Erddig House & Gardens, Nr Wrexham, Wales. Erddig holds the 2nd largest National Trust collection in the UK, containing over 30,000 items. This Grade 1 listed parkland covers 1,200 acres and archaeological monuments in the landscape date from the 8th century.
Providing independent research support to conduct an Archaeological Historic Landscape Survey produced new interpretations, insights, stories and perspectives into the grounds, the historic and designed landscape, collections and archives producing extensive textual, visual and archival data to aid in the future maintenance of the archaeological monuments. Denise is building on this research and is currently undertaking a PhD at Coventry University.
Denise’s publications include: between before and after, Royal College of Art (Printmaking), London (writer and editor), Parallax, Café Gallery (invited writer and editor) London, and Enough Different, Critical Writing Department, Royal College of Art/AND Publishing. Denise has also worked as Production Assistant to Para Active Theatre, Hotel Medea, Glaz Digital Arts Festival, London, Curatorial Research Assistant at VIVID, The Act of Drawing, Birmingham and as Research Assistant to Professor John Goto, Dance to the Muzik of Time.