Approved: 15.09.2015

Sharon Campbell

Artist, Community worker, Consultant, Maker, Project manager

Approved: 15.09.2015

Sharon Campbell is based in Manchester, recently having moved from Rogue Artists Studios, to Awol Studios, working in both the fields of contemporary visual art and architectural glass design: making sculpture, installation and interventions in gallery spaces and public settings (including public squares, social housing estates and building interiors).

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    Sharon Campbell is based in Manchester, recently having moved from Rogue Artists Studios, to Awol Studios, working in both the fields of contemporary visual art and architectural glass design: making sculpture, installation and interventions in gallery spaces and public settings (including public squares, social housing estates and building interiors).

    Sharon explores the process of engaged lead arts practise, seeing where this journey will take her and the people she is working with. She makes connections between people, creating temporary communities both face to face and online. Motivated by the personal, everyday and the familiar, to create transformative work which speaks of a sense of place, identity and community.

    Sharon is vastly experienced at working with people (in many different contexts), her process is playful and experimental, yet also engaging and accessible, about exploring narrative and turning conversations into something significant.

    Highly skilled, her methods include a strong use of form and shape alongside sensitive responses to site and context. Drawing forms a core part of the process, informing design and construction, where fine line work and draughtsman-ship are highly characteristic. She integrates conceptual ideas with a keen understanding of the properties and characteristics of a range of materials including found objects, glass and textiles to create resonant meaningful sculptural work.

    Sharon Campbell was part Sagar and Campbell a successful working collaborative partnership from 2005 - 2015: 

    Sharon continues to work in collaboration with artists and partners, starting an ongoing dialogue which balances approach and skill, opening up new and fabulous possibilities. 

    CV & Education

    Sharon Campbell   CV

    2015/2016 The Treasure of Language      
    Project in development with Rachel Ramchurn, Chapel street primary school, Surestart and Friends of Fallowfield Loop.

    2015 Heathlands Village ‘The Journeys of their People’
    Commissioned architectural glass art work, The Fed, Manchester. A celebration of an organisation and the journeys its people have made. created with Lauren Sagar

    2015 Footsteps in Time
    Hideaway Youth Project Hulme and Moss Side. Celebrating an Award Winning Project and 50 years of great Youth work.

    2012 - 2015  The Chandelier of Lost Earrings (Arts Council Funded) created with L Sagar

    2012 Residency LimeArts, Central Manchester University Hospitals

    Awards and Exhibitions  - Chandelier Of Lost Earrings    

    2014   Wins Best Arts Project category of 2014 National Lottery Award

    2015 Wins British Women's Artists award 

    2013 St Mary’s Maternity Unit, Central Manchester University Hospitals
    2014 Federation House, Manchester
    2014 Towneley Hall Gallery, Burnley
    2015 20:21 Gallery Scunthorpe
    Currently Exhibited in 3 Piccadilly Place Manchester. 
    Touring with Wewioraprojects as part of The Tall Tales Narrative Project 2015 /2016, Glasgow, London and Rochdale.

    2014 Chapel Street Totems. Commissioned school playground art work, Chapel Street Primary School Manchester.  created with Lauren Sagar

    2011 The Summerhouse Interventions 
    St Mary’s Maternity Unit, Central Manchester University Hospitals with Lauren Sagar

    2010 The Summer House                
    St Mary’s Maternity Unit, Central Manchester University Hospitals
    Commissioned by Central Manchester University Hospitals. Created with Lauren Sagar

    2010 Making This Home
    The Johnson Fold Estate, Bolton
    Commissioned by Bolton At Home.  Created with Lauren Sagar

    2010 Arlington House Wall Piece
    Arlington House, Camden Town, London
    Commissioned by One Housing group.   Created with Lauren Sagar

    2008 The Ice Box
    Piccadilly Place, Manchester
    Commissioned by Argent, The Piccadilly Partnership (including The Carlyle Group) and Arts & Business.  Created with Lauren Sagar

    2006 Poetry Discs                    
    Piccadilly Place, Manchester
    Commissioned by Argent, The Piccadilly Partnership (including The Carlyle Group) and Arts & Business.   Created with Lauren Sagar

    Selected Articles 

    a-n magazine https://www.a-n.co.uk/news/manchesters-new-art-space-federation-house
    https://www.a-n.co.uk/news/public-votes-for-chandelier-of-lost-earrings-sculpture-in-national-lottery-awards

    Telegraph weekend review 21st September 2014 p. 19. Christopher Middleton

    Arts Council http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/funding/funded-projects/case-studies/chandelier-lost-earrings-lights-manchester-maternity-ward/