Approved: 16.08.2006

Sarah Spanton

Artist, Project manager, Consultant, Event organiser

Approved: 16.08.2006

Spanton's practice is cross-disciplinary. Based in Manchester and Leeds, her work embraces performance, video, photography, dance, sculpture and text.

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  • Location: Manchester / Leeds, UK Wide
  • Activities: Practice-based research, Residencies, Training delivery, Built environment, Evaluation
  • Categories: Film & Video, Installation, Live Art, Participatory, Performance
  • Tags: Performance, Place-making, Gender, Feminism, Community development, Regeneration, Consultancy, Cities
 

Biography

Spanton's practice is cross-disciplinary. Based in Manchester and Leeds, her work embraces performance, video, photography, dance, sculpture and text.

Much of her recent work is made as part of her organisation Waymarking - www.waymarking.org.uk

 

CV & Education

Live / Performance

2014 - City Scribe: Montpellier, France, Montpellier

2014 - Cornucopia Exchange, Leeds

2013 - City Scribe: Liverpool, The Bluecoat, Liverpool

2012 - City Scribe: Leeds 2, Leeds City Centre

2012 - City Scribe: Leeds 1, Leeds Town Hall / Great George Street

2010 - Project One, Pulse Cafe, 25 Fossgate, York

2010 - Princess: Clock Ticking, Sheffield Institute of Arts Gallery, Sheffield

2010 - Red Beast, Yorkshire Dance, Leeds

2008 - Red Beast, Hull College, Hull

2007 - Bridge, Leeds College of Art & Design and Henry Moore Institute Library, Leeds

2006 - Princess: Clock Ticking, Patrick Studios Project Space, Leeds

2005 - Assemblage, Round Foundry Media Centre, Leeds

2005 - Princess: Clock Ticking - development phase, Leeds City Art Gallery & Yorkshire Dance, Leeds

2005 - The Performance Pack Performance, Patrick Studios, Leeds

2002 - Homeward Bound, Tacheles Kunsthaus, Berlin

2002 - Tomboy, Tacheles Kunsthaus, Berlin

2001 - Tomboy, Yorkshire Dance & Shifty Commuters Cabaret & The Green Room, Leeds, London, Manchester

2000 - Emerge, Waterstones Bookshop, Leeds

1999 - Homoeostasis; Fight or Flight, Yorkshire Dance & Ekistics Festival & 3 Mills Island Studios, Leeds, Sheffield, London

1998 - Box #1 & Box #2, Powerhouse 1 & Riley Theatre, Wakefield, Leeds

1997 - Homeward Bound, Chisenhale Dance Space & Powerhouse 1 & Chichester Institute, London, Wakefield, Chichester

1997 - Homeward Bound, Judson Church & Tacheles Theatre, New York, Berlin

1997 - Homeward Bound, New Works Festival & Mosaics '98 & Yorkshire Dance, Leicester, London, Leeds

1995 - Experiment No 11, Yorkshire Dance, Leeds

1994 - We Surface, Yorkshire Dance & Powerhouse 1 & Institute of Higher Education, Leeds, Wakefield, Chichester

 

Group exhibitions

2014   Slices / Seams, part of Bed, Federation House, Manchester

2011 - Dwelling; a visual gazetteer, part of Open Eye, West Riding House, Leeds

2005 - Spatial Arrangement, Shift & Slack Video Screening, Leeds & Hull

2005 - Threshold, part of Zero Destination, Brahm Gallery, Leeds

2004 - Princess: peepshow fictions, Perambulator (New Work Yorkshire), Bretton Hall, West Yorkshire

1994 - 7 Lashes, Berlin, Germany

1994 - 7 Lashes and Hook, Yorkshire Dance, Leeds

1994 - We Surface and Some 'Other' Men, Crescent Arts, Scarborough

 

Solo exhibitions

2012 - Verse: Voices: Vistas, Miss Brown's Coffee House, Chapeltown, Leeds

2011 - Verse: Voices: Vistas, Leeds Media Centre

2005 - Set Apart From Others, Round Foundry Media Centre, Leeds

2000 - 7 Lashes, Waterstones Bookshop, Leeds

 

Socially engaged residencies

2013/4 - Citizens for Change, Leeds

2013 - Value in the Neighbourhood, Wachterstraat / Heukelstraat, Poelenburg, Zaandam

 

Artist book-works

2014 - Reflecting Back (online publication)

2013 - Witnessing the Event / Capturing the Particular (online publication)

2011 - Dwelling; a visual gazetteer

2008 - On Communication

 

Online / Web-based projects

2014 - ongoing... Move, Mark, Map - https://movemarkmap.wordpress.com/

2014 - Interactions Blog - https://interactionsperformance.wordpress.com/

2014 - Cornucopia Exchange - https://cornucopiaexchange.wordpress.com/

2014 - New Work Yorkshire Archive - https://newworkyorkshirearchive.wordpress.com/

2013 - Value in the Neighbourhood Blog - https://valueintheneighbourhood.wordpress.com/

2010 - ongoing... Waymarking Blog - https://waymarkingthesketchbook.wordpress.com/

 

Other projects

2014 - Interactions - initiator/manager of artist development programme on socially engaged practice

2013 - Nothing Ventured... Nothing Gained, Yorkshire - initiator/manager of international discursive events programme (part of Compass Live Art)

2012 - Live Art Meets Choreography, Yorkshire Dance, Leeds - curation of performance event

2011 - Compass Symposium, Leeds - initiation and direction (part of Compass Live Art)

2010 - ongoing... Leeds Creative Timebank - co-founder and member

2003 - 2015 New Work Yorkshire, inititator, joint manager of artist-led network

 

Education and Qualifications

2015 University of Manchester – MSC in Urban Regeneration and Development (Distinction)

2000 De Montfort University, Leicester - MA in Dance Theory; representation and somatics

1989 Sheffield City Polytechnic - BA Hons. degree in Fine Art; Sculpture

1985 Hounslow Borough College - Certificate in Foundation Art