Approved: 09.05.2011

Sally Lemsford

Artist, Event organiser, Maker, Project manager, Researcher

Approved: 09.05.2011

My socially engaged art practice creates events and encounters to explore the everyday, especially for those who may not step into the art gallery.

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      Artist Statement

      My socially engaged art practice creates events and encounters to explore the everyday, especially for those who may not step into the art gallery.

      I give people the opportunity to look afresh at their own space, to consider and reflect on their everyday experiences, stories and moments in life and the chance to look, read, digest unfamiliar material in a familiar way.

      These temporary relationships exist in the local and leave behind shared experiences of art as research, art as education in its broadest sense. Zines offer an alternative space to process these shared actions.

      Collaborating with other artists gives me longer-term relationships in which to explore these concepts and work towards increasing the visibility of socially engaged art so we have a voice at national debates.

      COVID 19 is challenging me to engage critically in socially distanced and digital ways.

      CV & Education

      Socially engaged/Live art/Performance

      2020 Just In Case Zine Library  national

      2020 Co-zines  national

      2020 100ZIP  England/Italy: each producing 100 zines in 6 months @lemsford

      2020 Pockets of Time  Sheffield/Dorset

      2020 Lying is the new Truth  SEAFAIR, Bridport

      2019 OFTON FESTIVAL  Derbyshire

      2019 Pop-up Fringe  SEAFAIR, Bridport

      2019 Dare to be Different  Bridport

      2019 Usherette  Social Works Live? Manchester

      2018 SEAFAIR  Dorset/Devon/Somerset

      2018 EQUALITea  Derbyshire

      2017 There's a Place J28  Maisies Way

      2016 Glasses, glasses, what do you see?  BraveART, Chesterfield

      2016 Recipe for Art  Ofton Festival, Alfreton

      2015 Flaming Skirt Festival  NW Leicestershire and Amber Valley, Derbyshire

      2015 Running Commentary  Fermynwoods Contemporary Art

      2014 Flaming Skirt Festival  Amber Valley Derbyshire

      2014 Pigs of a Time  Gnarl Fest, Lincoln

      2014 Roll'N'Rock  Spare Parts Festival, Fleetwod

      2014 cicatrix macula (restituo)  Leicester

      2013 What's the Point?  AA2A residency, Chesterfield College

      2013 cicatrix macula (paratus)  Bristol

      2013 PEN&CIL  Wirksworth Festival  

      2012 Can you spare me a minute of time please?  Nottingham

      2012 Voices from the past  Leicester Riverside Festival

      2012 Flaming Skirt Festival  Amber Valley Derbyshire

      2011 Respect3  Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution, Bath 

      2011 Everyone's a Winner  Stoke-on-Trent  

      2011 Artists' Voice: Stand Up, Speak Up  Leicester