Approved: 16.08.2006

Sharon Haward

Artist, Curator, Gallery educator, Lecturer / academic

Approved: 16.08.2006

As a visual artist I am interested in the way that architecture shapes our experience of space through its constant interaction with the body. I am absorbed by the way that scale, light, form and the tactile qualities of the built environment can affect our physical and psychological sense of place.

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Artist Statement

As a visual artist I am interested in the way that architecture shapes our experience of space through its constant interaction with the body. I am absorbed by the way that scale, light, form and the tactile qualities of the built environment can affect our physical and psychological sense of place.

 

I use a range of rigid and flowing materials to create structural forms, which interact with each other or make connections according to site specific cues within an exhibition space. These objects are informed by an extensive collection of photographs of architectural or bodily fragments taken on research visits to public buildings, architectural icons and cities in UK and Europe. I have used wood, textiles and projections to make interventions in industrial buildings and more recently wood, ceramic, fabric and rubber to make grids, frame-like forms, rigid and pliant folded forms that react in an informal ways to space.

CV & Education

Education

2012 - University of Brighton  MA Digital Media Arts

1981 - Newcastle University  BA Hons Fine Art

 

Solo Exhibitions

2018 Fold  Rye Creative Centre

2016 Sense of Space  Art Gene, Barrow-in-Furness

2014 Interruption  Curious Project Space, Eastbourne

2010 An Experiment in Town Planning  Monument Gallery, Southampton

2004 Remains  Sassoon Gallery, Folkestone; Ramsgate Library Gallery; Cranbrook Library Gallery

2003 Phoenix Gallery, Brighton

 

Group Exhibitions

2019 Between Skylight + Dust   Hartslane Gallery, London

         Im/material Bodies Sluice HQ, London and Rye Creative Centre, Rye

2018 Curiouser#9  Station Brussels Congres,  Brussels

         Every Story tells a Story  OpenHand OpenSpace, Reading

2017 Decorating Dissidence Mile End Pavilion/Queen Mary University of London

2014 Whitstable Biennial Satellite film screening

         Access Space  Sheffield

         Telling Stories  Kaleidoscope Gallery, Sevenoaks

2013 Parade  video screening Margate 

         Pneu  Electro Studios Project Space, St.Leonards on Sea

2011 Instants Vidéo Poétiques  video screening, Paris

2012 Feedback  University of Brighton Gallery

2010 HopSkip  Hackney Wick

2019 Circumnavigation  Redoubt Fortress, Eastbourne

2008 Anonymous Drawing Berlin

         Signs of Life 1 Liverpool Biennial Fringe

2006 Karavan Gallery, Reigate

         Breathe  Crypt at St Mary in the Castle, Hastings

2003 Art in Romney Marsh  St Mary the Virgin, St Mary in the Marsh

2002 Experimental Spaces  Hastings Museum and Art Gallery, Hastings

         Beaux Arts London

 

Prizes, Awards, Open Submission

2016 East Sussex Open (selectors Jenni Lomax, Melanie Manchot, Brian Cass)

2013 Barbican Arts Group Trust Open, London

2010 East Sussex Open

2003 Sussex Open

2002 Artsway Open

 

Residencies

2019 Process Space 29  Plovdiv, Bulgaria

2018 Identity  City of Dordrecht, Netherlands

2017 En Place  Chateau de Sacy, France

2015 Atelier Austmarka, Norwary

2014 Making Space  Fabrica, Brighton;

         Sharing Space  Eastbourne College, Eastbourne

2009 Reside:Résider  Kent and Côte d’Opale (Dover Arts Development)

         Runway  The Creative Centre (an old school), Rye

2002 Experimental Spaces  Hastings Museum & Art Gallery

 

Commissions

2020 MuseeLab  Sable-sur-Sarthe, France

2016 Alternate Legacies  The Bridge, Hastings

2016 Peek  The Space St.Leonards on Sea

2012 Seaside Hotel  St Mary in the Castle, Hastings, Coastal Currents, curator Joanna Petkiewicz

2011 Interface  de Brandwoeker, Oudenaarde, Belgium, curator Christine Gist

2011 Watchtower Romney Marsh Visitor Centre, Romney Marsh

2008 Eat  photo project, Bridge Community Centre, Hastings

2005 Mortuary window design, Conquest Hospital, Hastings

2004 Art in Hospitals,  window designs, Conquest Hospital, Hastings

 

Bibliography

2019 Decorating Dissidence (online journal) on Women Architects

2019 An Appointment at the End of the World   zine, Manchester International Festival

2017 Road Trip Figure Ground Public Art

2016 What They didn't Teach You at Art School  Ilex Press

2015 Time, space and heritage: site-specific art invades 19th century fort,  Pippa Koszerek (a-n online)

2015 Mark Waugh Notes and slippages on the schizophrenia of the day

2010 Owen Hatherley (BD Online) Experiments in Town Planning

2008 MailOut (Dec/Jan) Ghost Town & Socially Engaged Practice

2006 a-n (March) Artists Projects Four Corners

 

Collections

London, Brighton, Brussels, Edinburgh, Oxford

 

Other Relevant work/Projects

2015 Space Interrupted 3 site installation project (GfA) Electro Studios Project Space, St Leonards; Limbo Art Space (electricity substation) Margate; Fort Brockhurst, Gosport

2010 Facade 2 site installation project (GfA) The Space, St. Leonards; Old Coach Park, Dover; Replay town centre interventions, Coastal Currents, Hastings

2009 Ghost Town outdoor installation (GfA) The Bridge, Hastings

2005 Four Corners installation in empty flat, (GfA) Farley Bank, Hastings