Larna Campbell


Northern based artist Larna Campbell brings fun and games to people in their places through art. Larna's work is inspired by conversations and interactions with her surroundings. Larna's practice is driven by her desire to engage with people from all walks of life, both within the UK and internationally. She has performed at theatre festivals in Sibiu (2006) and Bilbao (2007). With public performances, Larna actively creates unique, thought provoking live art works, such as, The BIG Decision, for Light Night (Leeds arts festival 2008), introducing a game of chance and a giant origami decision maker to the festival experience. It was a, 'crazy fortune telling rampage through the City. A very appropriate physical manifestation of the work of LVAF'. (LVAF 2008). Larna's drawing work explores space, form, texture and line, in works such as Window Drawing Installation at Leeds Metropolitan University and Interval at the Carriageworks theatre in Leeds (2008). Within Larna's practice, photographic work is also concerned with notions of space but responds to lines drawn with shadow on the landscape. Space, site and experience are investigated with large scale installation works, such as Spiral installation (St. Paul's Church, Mirfield 2008). With paper sculpture and bookworks incorporating handmade paper Larna exploits the tactile, physical, delicate and familiar qualities of paper. Larna has developed partnerships with schools, galleries, council officers, curators, creative practitioners from diverse disciplines and members of the general public. Education and consultancy work clients include Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Cartwright Hall, Creative Partnerships, Artworks Creative Communities, Kala Sangam and Bradford Council. Regional commissions include projects such as Bradford LINk's health and social care consultation and Holmewood natural play consultation. read full statement

Location Leeds, Yorkshire