Through a diverse range of visual outcomes - from large-scale site specific installations that fill the space with poetic reflections and expose the hidden histories and depths of buildings, to collage, text, prints or even the arrangement of more unlikely materials such as flour and bread – Fi creates her work with a balanced sensitivity and connects us to how we experience life.

Her curiosity with 'what went before' has led her on many journeys, both literally and philosophically.  The unique way she processes these 'time travels' results in images and artworks which emanate calm and tranquillity, but which hold within them a question. 

With her project management, curation and arts and health experience, Fi is also in her element when creating art in response to a specific site, space or social history.

 Fi has been described as a polymath and her work has been exhibited in London, Berlin, Bristol, Derby and Nottingham, with recent works in The Royal Academy, Cork Street, and the Royal West Academy.

 
 

Creativity enables a ‘travelling’ experience, a discovery of the unfamiliar and for something magical to happen.
It is the almost ritualistic underlying processes which are important.

These visual representations of meditations are the tools by which I express realisations and enable connections. I aim to articulate creativity itself.

My practice is open and I value not being able to predict outcomes; this sense of creative freedom lets the work lead me where it wants to go, somewhere I didn’t even know I wanted to go before I got there!
— Fi Burke
 

EXHIBITIONS

2019, Royal Academy, Summer Exhibition, London
2016, Déda, Derby
2015, Crafty Sparrow, Nottingham
2015, In Wind there is Time, Rufford Abbey Country Park, Solo show
2014, Since Sliced Bread, Ayscoughfee Hall, Solo Show
2014, Since Sliced Bread , Various Windmills for National Mills Weekend, Solo Show
2013, Royal Derby Hospital
2012, Beyond The Material World, International Association of Quantum Artists, York
2012, University of the Arts, Berlin
2012, Candid Arts, London
2012, Cloud Gallery, Worthing
2012, Nexus Art , Manchester
2012, Marburae Gallery, Macclesfield, Cheshire
2012, Being British, Stamford
2012, Contemporary Art Auction, Djanogly Gallery, Nottingham
2011, Royal West Academy, Bristol
2011, The Cork Street Gallery, London
2011, Tarpey Gallery, Castle Donnington
2011, Pedestrian Gallery, Leicester
2011, University of Derby commission
2011, Wirksworth Festival, Derbyshire
2010, Sideshow/British Art Show, Residency at Harrington Mills Studios, Nottingham
2010, InGest, Empty Shop, Derby
2010, Tarpey Gallery, Castle Donnington
2010, Crow Studios, Derby
2010, Nottingham Playhouse
2010, Crocus Gallery, Nottingham
2010, Synapse Festival, Derby
2004, Passing, large- scale outdoor public video installation, Nottingham
2004, Waterways, large-scale public video installation, Nottingham
2002, University of Nottingham
2001, Derby Open Finalist, Derby

OTHER

2015 to 2019, Curator, Royal Derby Hospital Exhibitions
2014, Management Board Member – Transported Art
2014, Royal Derby Hospital Engage Programme – Lead Artist
2013, Wirksworth Festival Co-curator of Graduate Show & Visual Arts Programme

EDUCATION

MA ADAPT (Art & Design Advanced Practice & Theories) – 2011, University of Derby
BA Honours First Class in Art & Design – 2004, Birmingham Institute of Art & Design (BIAD)
Foundation in Film & Video Production – 2003, Intermedia, The Broadway, Nottingham
Foundation in Art & Design – 2001, New College, Nottingham
City and Guilds Photography - 1994, Stroud College