Approved: 08.05.2009

Sharon Lovatt

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Approved: 08.05.2009

A number of theorists have recently noted that all members of society, both impoverished and privilege are suffering from a lack of belonging. In addition to a perceived loss of place artists frequently describe a lack of belonging: uncertain of their function in society. The search for identity and community and the longing for an ideal of home ‘for some place to stand, for something to hang onto’

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  • Location: Dudley, West Midlands
 

Biography

A number of theorists have recently noted that all members of society, both impoverished and privilege are suffering from a lack of belonging. In addition to a perceived loss of place artists frequently describe a lack of belonging: uncertain of their function in society. The search for identity and community and the longing for an ideal of home ‘for some place to stand, for something to hang onto’ (Lippard, 1995) is being considered within my current practice. The use of a simple androgynous drawing communicates a physical connection or disconnection. To consider how we communicate with one another, to explore and question the interaction between artist, audience and subject; to investigate personal space, interact within a building and an environment, hold a challenge for discussion and the exchange of ideas.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 1994 - BA (Hons) Fine Arts, University of Central England, Birmingham Group exhibitions 2010 - Itchy Pleasures, Touring exhibition, various 2010 - The Big Itch, The Volte Galleries, Wolverhampton 2009 - Join, Rochester Contemporary, New York 2009 - Small Art, Troika Arts, Norwich 2008 - art1st, Bonded Warehouse, Stourbridge 2001 - Journey, Year of the artists, West Midlands 2001 - Travel sick, Melbourne, Australia Curated projects 2010 - Itchy Pleasures, touring exhibition, various 2010 - The Big Itch, The Volte Galleries, Wolverhampton Workshops 2009 - education, New Art Gallery walsall, Walsall (ongoing) 2005 - freelance artist, educational institutions, various Residencies 2008 - The Art of Growing, Moorlands Allotment, West Bromwich 2007 - Toy theatres, The Rep Theatre, Birmingham 2006 - Textile sculpture, The Dormston Centre, Sedgley 2000 - Year of the Artist, The Living Gallery, Stourbridge Projects 2009 - Join, Facebook, national 2009 - Old Story, New Story, West Midlands Competitions, prizes and awards 2011 - Artists newsletter (AN), Go and See Award, Poland 2009 - A4A, Old Story, New Story, Dudley 2008 - A4A, The Art of Growing, Dudley 2001 - ACE, British Artists Abroad, Melbourne, Australia 2000 - Year of the artist, millenium funding, Journey, West Midlands Educational experience - tertiary 1995 - Lecturer, Stourbridge College, West Mids Other 2009 - Consultancy - Artists Rooms (D'Offay collection), The New Art Gallery Walsall, West Midlands 2006 - Co-Director, Touring Art Projects, T.A.P