I make site- and project-specific architectural glass that I prefer to create through close collaboration with architectural design teams and the community.
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The project I am currently working on is filmed in one of the BBC’s open-plan offices, an indirect result of the exposure involved in participating in ‘Beck’s Futures’ this year.
Usually I’m on the move. I have a tendency to spend between two days and two weeks somewhere and then move on.
Becky Shaw describes how she negotiated the difference between the expectations of her work and the reality of her practice when she received a prestigious international art prize.
I relate to my work as moving still-drawings rather than animation or video.
I studied at London College of Printing and spent the subsequent decade attempting to master print as a medium.
My performances are not shown in public. I build objects that are not sculptures and I use photography for documentation without a second thought.
My work explores the boundaries between the physical body and the body of a site.
My inspiration comes from the visual impact of an aggregate assembled with many small components.
For the last five years I have painted cowboys, explorers and criminals – men seeking liberation outside the laws and limits of society in dangerous, exhilarating places.
My watercolours came about when I realised how traditional perceptions of art can be.
In 1999 we visited Moscow for the first time and whilst there contacted the British Council to propose a new work looking at aspects of the Russian space programme.
The more I see of painting, the less I understand it. But I know how it makes me feel.
Over the last ten years I have been involved in a series of ambitious publicly sited projects that have been diverse, both in their physical appearance and their scale, whilst fulfilling various conceptual criteria.
I work predominantly with glass and light, experimenting with these combined mediums to discover visual qualities that inform my ideas.
Over the past twenty-three years working with glass I have come to love the material even more than when I started.
My first exhibition after leaving college was the Serpentine Summer Show (sadly no longer in existence) which catapulted me into the art world.
I like to make extraordinary things derived from the ordinary.
I usually make a distinction between working collaboratively, as one third of Brass Art, and the work I make alone.
Curiosity for transformation is the driving force behind my work.
My practice is concerned with social and political issues; the visual language I use resides within a traditional aesthetic of truth and beauty.
As an artist-photographer my work is broad and covers many genres of photographic imagery.
My past projects led me to reflect on the fact that commissions were affecting the way I made work, I felt that I needed to work without deadlines or commission agendas.
Laurence Ward, artist-in-residence for the Community Arts Project (CAP), Darlington shares his experience of working with adults with learning disabilities and how this has enhanced his own practice.
I have been painting for over fifteen years, and I always feel there is something new around the corner, waiting to be discovered.