Artist / Curator Debbie Sharp and co-Founder of The Penthouse artist led experimental art projects.
A multi-disciplined visual artist, often site-specific and project-based, creating works in different mediums according to each projects context and needs, Working with performance, sound, print, sculpture and installation. working within spaces that you would class as "non art space" and with " Non Art Audiences" and site-specific. To Challenge and create works that are issue based and evoke emotions in the audience, by using triggers to tap into memory and senses.Themes of past works have included Bradford and The Yorkshire Ripper, Trauma and Containment, Mortality and Remembrance, Sexuality and Gender.
Sharp as previously worked on commissions with CFCCA, The Whitworth Gallery, The Peoples History Museum, Royal Northern College Of Music, and produced work for VOID Derry, Open Eye Gallery Liverpool, Manchester art gallery, Deptford x festival London, LOOK11 international photography festival,HYPERLOCAL festival Buenos Aires. Sluice art fair London and Exchange Rates New York, and been featured about her work in The Wire. Sharp was also a member of the cult punk riot girl band Valerie, and experimental band Womb.
Currently lead artist and curator of the Curfew Tower in Cushendall Northern Ireland. Where Sharp is investigating and challenging her situation as a lesbian situated in a tower that was built to imprison delinquents and the unsavoury taking into consideration ideas of restriction and liberation.
As well as this Sharp as also given talks about her practice most recently, Presenting on Queer platforms and performing Butch Identity- at LGBTQ+ Symposium on occasion of new David Hockney gallery at Cartwright Hall, Bradford. Delivered a masterclass for Peshkar under25project for young artist from Spain, Portugal and the UK. Peshkar is a multi-platform arts organisation Improving the lives of young people through the arts.
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