Laurie Powell

Northumberland

Everything we need is in the soil. Paradise is a garden.

In an age of ecological disaster, I believe that we desperately need to reimagine our relationship with the natural systems that sustain us. For me, this means rewilding aspects of our culture, and living in much closer proximity to the sources of our food and material lives.

I grow and collect materials locally to make sculpture and objects that maintain their material vibrancy, whilst expressing my experience of the world. The aim is to create a material culture that is both ecologically sustainable and unique to the region in which it was made.

 

 

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Selected exhibitions
2024
Counterweight, Newcastle Arts Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne

2021
Cheeseburn Sculpture Gardens, Stamfordham, Newcastle upon Tyne

2020
Curator’s Choice, Leeds Arts University, Leeds

2019
Blinked, The Truman Brewery, London
Graduation Show, Leeds College of Art, Leeds

2018
Two, Wharf Chambers, Leeds

2017
Crime World, The Tetley, Leeds, (performance as a part of ‘non’ collective)

Awards and published writing

2023
The Edwin John Easydorchik Travelling Scholarship

2022
Arts & Heritage, Blue Sky Ideas. A proposal for Durham Cathedral published digitally.

2020
Gillian Dickinson North East Young Sculptor Award

Skills & Experience

  • Technical: exhibition build
  • Technique tuition: ceramics
  • Working with schools (primary)
  • Working with schools (secondary)
  • Workshsops (adult)
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