Lauren Sagar’s Art Projects are about storytelling and shared experience.

Through conversations with artists and members of the public, she creates visual art as a response to this collaborative process.

Using mixed media, including glass, jewellery, textiles, Lauren’s sculptures tour public spaces such as libraries, council offices and hospitals, as well as galleries, often growing as they tour.

Her work also includes permanent public installations in Manchester and London.

GRANTS AND AWARDS

July 2015 Arts Council Grant For The Arts |Research and Development project “Call for Cloth”

May 2015 awarded Live At LICA micro-bursaries | Project “In Celebration of the Un-Family – Family Portraits”

2011-14 – The Chandelier of Lost Earrings | mass engagement sculpture

2015 British Women Artists Award – Winner | Chandelier of Lost Earrings

2014 National Lottery Good Causes – Winner of the Arts Category | Chandelier of Lost Earrings

2011 and 2013 Arts Council Grant For The Arts | Chandelier of Lost Earrings

RESIDENCIES

2016 Castlefield Gallery New Art Space residency. Manchester

2015 Amani Peace Windows. Community collaboration project. Manchester

2014 Chapel Street School. Facilitating change and transition through creative experience. Manchester

2012 Lime Arts, Central Manchester University Hospital. Manchester

2011 The Summerhouse Interventions. St Mary’s Hospital, Central Manchester University Hospitals. Manchester

2010 Making This Home.  Public consultation and engagement, The Johnson Fold Estate, Bolton.

EXHIBITIONS AND COMMISSIONS

2017 A Woman’s Work Is Never Done, National Trust Quarry Bank Mill, HMP Styal. Part of the work is now in the Quarry Bank Mill collection, and part, a blanket, will stay at HMP Styal. Manchester

2017 Grimsby Minster, as part of Our Big Picture’s Art in the minster.  Chandeliers and Blankets. Grimsby

2016 Call For Cloth exhibition and talks. Rogue Artist Studios, Manchester

2016 Chandelier commission in collaboration with Agapanthus Interiors for the reception at No. 15 Great Pulteney Hotel in Bath, with Agapanthus Interiors. Bath

2016 Call For Cloth, Tall Tales, national, starting March 2016 at Swiss Cottage Library, London, then onto Touchstones, Rochdale, and finally Glasgow Women’s Library, Glasgow. The ‘London Blanket’ is to become part of the GWL collection. Glasgow

2016 Castlefield Gallery New Art Space residency and exhibition, part of Chorlton Art Festival.  A Queer Fish Oracle exhibition. Manchester

 

2015 Macc Art Lounge, Macclesfield

2015 Enlighten Festival, Manchester Central Library

2015 Rochdale Literature and Ideas Festival, Rochdale

2015 Piccadilly Place, Manchester

2015 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Scunthorpe

2015 Amani Peace Windows, Moss Side, Manchester

2015 Heathlands Village Glass Commission, Manchester

2014 Castlefield Gallery New Art Space, Federation House, Manchester,

2014 Towneley Hall Gallery, Burnley

2014 Lime Arts, Manchester

2013 The Chandelier of Lost Earrings, St Mary’s Hospital, Manchester

2011 The Summerhouse Interventions, Central Manchester University Hospitals

2010 The Summer House, St Mary’s Hospital, Central Manchester University Hospitals. Manchester

2010 Making This Home, The Johnson Fold Estate, Bolton

2010 Arlington House Wall Piece, Arlington House, Camden Town, London

2008 The Ice Box, Piccadilly Place, Manchester

2006 Poetry Discs, Piccadilly Place, Manchester

TRAINING

1988 – 1991  Apprenticeship at Kansa Craft Glass Studio, Elsecar, Barnsley.

NVQ Woodwork and Carpentry, Sheffield H.Ed.