Synnøve Fredericks

In her practice Synnøve Fredericks examines how technology mediates our relationship with our surroundings. This curiosity has led the artist to research the history of humans through: etiquette, technology and natural materials. As part of her practice Synnøve has developed primitive skills on mountainsides, in workshops and woodlands: testing, foraging and making tools.

The artist aims to form objects and installations that reflect our relationship with the environment by responding to surroundings, and showcasing prototypes and progressions as part of sharing the work.

Having studied product design at Central Saint Martins, London and having trained as a furniture maker, craft is also an important part of Synnøve’s practice. Her work is generally concept-led and collaborative, having previously called upon: wig makers, anthropologists, scientists and lute makers to co-create or influence her practice.

Synnøve’s work is fundamentally concerned with the public(s) interaction with the outcome; aiming to rekindle a feeling of wonder at our environment through our senses.


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2001–2002 Art and Design Foundation, Central St. Martins, London

2003–2006 BA (Hons) Product Design, Central St. Martins, London

2009–2011 Bushcraft and Survival Training, UK

2013–2015 City and Guilds Certificate in Furniture Making, Bristol College


2014 Sanctuary, Touring structure for sound installation by Caitlin Shepherd

2013 Object Atelier, Tour and exhibition at the Tabacco Factory, Bristol

2012 Object Atelier, Interactive objects at local markets, France

2012 Algaegarden, Metis International Garden Festival, Canada

2011 Algaegarden, FARM:shop, INDEX exhibition, Canada (produced with Heather Ring
and Dr. Brenda Parker Metis, Canada

2011 Puppet Table, ROUNDHOUSE theatre, Accidental Festival, London

2011 Sketches, Exhibited at 115 Workplace Co-operative

2008 Slow, Edward Cullinana Architects, London

2008 Design & the Elastic Mind, Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), New York

2008 Interacting with Food, Abergavenny Food Festival, Wales

2007 100% Design, Helen Hamlyn Design Challenge documentary, London

2007 Garden Furniture, Year Long Installation, Covent Garden, London

2006 London & Tokyo Design Festival, Hulger Text-O-Matic, London


2015 Linz Culture Programme, Austria

2014 Sondry Folk/ Pinetum, Kent

2014 Wild City Project, Knowle West Media Centre, Bristol

2012 Nodic Artists Centre Dalsasen, Norway

2012 Object Atelier, Ariege, France


2014 Grundtvig In-Service Training Grant

2012 IdeasTap Fund

2012 Juliet Gompets Artists Trust Award

2011/12 Metis International Garden Festival Peoples Prize


2012 Drawing Atelier, France

2010 Banister House Garden, Hackney, London

2010 International Food Experience Design, London

2010 Microscope Sketches, Natural History Museum, London

2009 Feast, Treehouse Gallery, Oxford

2007 2020 Symposium of Sustainable Design, Surrey Institute