Approved: 16.08.2006

Laura Johnston

Approved: 16.08.2006

Concepts
The power of light to transform architecture and landscape is of primary concern. With an innovative approach to design, integrated works are created in a range of materials, designed to respond to the suns shifting influence, changing in impact throughout the course of a day. Current practice is concerned with the links between natural light and well-being and commissioned works aim

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  • Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, North East
 
 

Biography

Concepts The power of light to transform architecture and landscape is of primary concern. With an innovative approach to design, integrated works are created in a range of materials, designed to respond to the suns shifting influence, changing in impact throughout the course of a day. Current practice is concerned with the links between natural light and well-being and commissioned works aim to bring natural lighting phenomena into architectural space. Career path Qualifications: 1998 PhD Architectural Glass, The Innovative Application of the Coated Glass Surface in Architecture 1992 BA Hons, 3D Design (Glass), University of Sunderland 1989 Polytechnic Certificate, Artist, Designer, Craftsman, University of Sunderland Teaching Experience: 2000-present Lecturer and Researcher, University of Sunderland 1997 Visiting Lecturer, University of Sunderland 1994/95 Visiting Lecturer, 3D Design (Glass), School of Arts, Design and Communications, University of Sunderland Areas of work: Healthcare arts Lecturing New technologies Practice-based research Private commissions Public art Project management Working with architects

CV & Education

Group exhibitions 2008 - Prospect , Designed and Made Gallery, Live Theatre, Broadchare, Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3DQ 2001 - The End of the Millennium Show, photographic exhibition of completed public art works in year 2000 in Hampshire 2000 - Sea Change, exhibition of artists commissioned to create public artworks in Barrow in Furness 1995 - Towards a Place for Art, St Peters Campus, Newcastle 1995 - Towards a Place for Art, Surikon Institute, Moscow 1992 - Glass and Ceramics, Smiths Gallery, London Private commissions 2012 - 'Light shelves', Private house, Newcastle upon Tyne 2011 - Entrance screens, Private house, Durham City 2011 - 'Water wall', Private garden, London 2006 - Illuminated screen, Private house, Cleveland 2000 - 'Periscope window', Private house, Henley on Thames Public commissions 2012 - 'Dappled light', St Oswalds Hospice, Newcastle upon Tyne 2010 - Kinetic suspended sculpture, Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham 2009 - 'Prisma' - cantilevered light box, Mansfield Community Hospital, Mansfield 2009 - 'Vista' series of screens and graphic panels, Benwell Library, Newcastle upon Tyne 2008 - 'Sea Change', Steel and glass outdoor sculpture, Sunderland City Council, Sunniside Gardens, Sunderland 2008 - Suspended steel and dichroic glass sculpture, Caerphilly Borough Council Offices, Ystrad Mynach, Caerphilly 2007 - 'Carousel' photographic installation of colour-changing polycarbonate, Gosforth Library, Newcastle City Council, Gosforth Library, Newcastle upon Tyne