Approved: 04.05.2011

Lorna Barrowclough

Artist, Maker

Approved: 04.05.2011

Working predominantly to produce artist made objects, sculptural installations, collages and photography, my work is inclusive and experimental. Whilst there is a respect for the traditions of the techniques, I try to offer a refreshing open approach to the materials and methods that might be utilised. The result is that these works are also ‘fantastical’ in their basic form, unusual compositions and

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  • Location: Leeds, Yorkshire
 
 

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    Biography

    Working predominantly to produce artist made objects, sculptural installations, collages and photography, my work is inclusive and experimental. Whilst there is a respect for the traditions of the techniques, I try to offer a refreshing open approach to the materials and methods that might be utilised. The result is that these works are also ‘fantastical’ in their basic form, unusual compositions and combinations of colour combined to give the viewer a playful tug on the imagination. The theme of protection is an underlining thread throughout my work. Currently expressed through the quantity and the ‘qualities’ of items included and produced for each piece; demonstrating the often compulsive element to my work, a tendency for obsessive repetition, again in the quantity of the works or the approach taken within each work (repetitive mark making). My work as a whole actively seeks out more commonplace materials and homes in on the already formed associations with these materials or objects. My recent site-specific pieces have engaged with objects and materials that have particular place meaning; a process of importing a history, to export it back out to the place in reference. To either reinforce an already acknowledged site or industry heritage to the viewer; or reawaken a heritage that should be remembered. (Partially written by Ambrosine Allen and myself Lorna Barrowclough)

    CV & Education

    Group Exhibitions:

    2013

    • Nov – Dec: My Head is an Animal, South Square Gallery, Thornton, Bradford
    • Oct: Salon Show, East Street Arts, Leeds
    • Sept: Sampler – East Street Arts on Lower East Side, Manhattan, New York, USA
    • March: Leeds International Book Fair, Parkinson Court, University of Leeds, Leeds
    • Feb-May: S’Long As It’s Yours, Gallery Aferro, Newark, New Jersey, USA

    2011

    • May-June: Lost Properties, FAB – Bath’s Annual Fringe Visual Arts Festival, Bath
    • Dec: The One Day Salon, East Street Arts, Leeds
    • Oct: Drawing Connections, Siena Art Institute, Siena
    • Oct: 3rd Sheffield International Artist's Book Prize, Bank Street Arts, Sheffield
    • Sept: Vending Machine: an Installation, Elysium Gallery & ART-E-MOTION: Microclima, Venice                                                                           
    • July-Sept: CART, Current Gallery, Baltimore, USA
    • June: Benefit Exhibition/Auction, Gallery Aferro  Newark, New Jersey, USA
    • June: Holmfirth Art Festival, Owd Towser, Holmfirth, Huddersfield
    • March: Home from Home, 14th Contemporary Artists’ Book Fair, Leeds
    • Jan: The January Sales, Bank Street Arts, Sheffield

    2010

    • July: The Canvas project Volume 3, Art House Co-op, Brooklyn Library, NY, USA
    • June: Benefit Exhibition/Auction, Gallery Aferro, Newark, New Jersey, USA
    • Jan: The Big Sale, Bank Street Arts, Sheffield

    2009

    • Dec: The Big Hang, Bank Street Arts, Sheffield
    • June: Benefit Exhibition/Auction, Gallery Aferro, Newark, New Jersey, USA
    • May: Leeds Art Fair 2009, The Light, Leeds - Exhibition publicity artist
    • Feb-Mar: Salon Doppelganger 09, Torhaus Rombergpark Stadtische Galerie Dortmund,Germany     

    2008

    • Nov: Salon, Patrick Studios, East Street Arts, Leeds  
    • Nov: Multitude - The Studio Programme, East Street Arts, Leeds  
    • June-Aug: Time and Space, The Bowery, Leeds
    • May: On Your Wall Too, Leeds Metropolitan Gallery, Leeds

    2007

    • Nov-Dec: RGB, South Square Gallery, Thornton 
    • Sept: Miniature Art Show, 42 New Briggate Gallery, Leeds
    • April: Springboard, in collaboration with Selection Box and the Route Map Scheme, Leeds

    2006 - 2003

    • Dec: Postcard Show, Surface Gallery, Nottingham 
    • Sept: Open Exhibition, Hope Gallery, Halifax           
    • July: Annual Open Exhibition, Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds                     
    • June - July: Lost and Found, Lancaster University Degree Show, The Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster    

     

    Art fairs:

    • Aug 12: P(AF) NYC, 82 Mercer Street, New York, NY 10012,USA
    • July 11:Parallax Art Fair, La Galleria, Royal Opera Arcade, Pall Mall, London

    Collaborative Projects:

    • July - Aug 12: In-Tension, Leeds  - Mail art project
    • Oct 11: Headlies, Vanguard Exhibition as part of the Contemporary Experimental Art Archive, London                                          

    Collections:

    • Oct 11: Siena Art Institute, Siena
    • Oct 11: Bank Street Arts, Sheffield
    • July 10: Brooklyn Library, NY, USA
    • June 09,10, 11: Gallery Aferro, Newark, New Jersey, USA

    Commissioned Projects:

    • April 2013: Woolgather Vending Machine Project, Leeds

    Competitions:

    • April-May 08: Northern Design Competition 2008 - Panel Judge

     Residencies:

    • Nov – Dec 10: Holding your knife and fork properly, Bank Street Arts, Sheffield

    Solo Exhibitions:

    • April 04: Open Exhibition, Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield 

    Steering Groups:    

    • March 13: Leeds Visual Arts Forum