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Lauren Sagar

Sharon with paper birds in the Summer House Lauren Sagar
2011   Summer Glass House – Transforming space ‘Pop up Exhibitions’, supported by Lime Arts. 2011 Summer Glass House – Transforming space ‘Pop up Exhibitions’, supported by Lime Arts. Garth Williams
Sagar and Campbell

Working from Rogue Artists Studios in central Manchester, Lauren Sagar and Sharon Campbell are specialists in large-scale, largely glass, installations. They create work the within the urban landscape where the art work becomes part of people's daily life.The last few years have seen them winning a number of public art competitions in London and Manchester, such as the foyer for Arlington House, Camden; the Poetry Discs and Ice Box; and the Summer Glass House in St Mary's Hospital, which they have since used as this site for ongoing 'Pop-up' exhibitions. Increasingly their interest is in working collaboratively with other practitioners, across disciplines, on artist-led projects.As consultants, they have built up an artist database for arts agent ArtForArchitecture, and have developed and facilitated an engagement art project 'Making This Home' on the Johnson Fold estate in Bolton. Their work was awarded Arts Council funding in 2004 and 2006 as well as Arts and Business funding the same years. Since then they have continued to build a reputation for producing innovative, permanent work and devising ever more imaginative ways for people to engage with it.

Details about work or recent projects

2010 Arlington House, Camden Town, London, Reception Area Art on Wall, One Housing Group 2009 Central Manchester University Hospital, St Mary's, The Glass Summer House, Women's Courtyard 2009 Altrincham Boys Grammar School, Manchester Stained Glass Window 2008 Piccadilly Place, Manchester, The Ice Box, Argent and Global private equity firm The Carlyle Group 2006 Piccadilly Place, Manchester. The Poetry Discs, Argent and Arts and Business 2004 Wythenshawe Forum with Chrysalis Arts, artwork commission2004 Lighten Up!; Liverpool Temporary public artChrysalis Arts/ Liverpool Biennial/ Liverpool Housing Action Trust2002 Cathedral Gardens, Manchester; City Park Artworks Commissioned by Manchester City Council, Millennium Commission, Partners BDP Architects.2001 The Tea Pot; The Civic Hall Stained Glass Project, Slaithwaite. Commissioned by Open Art Swell Project and the Colne Valley Trust to create a window for the Slaithwaite Civic Hall.

Technique: Casting, Etching, Leaded and stained
Occupation: Artist
Discipline: Architectural, Installation, Public art
Areas of Interest: Competitions, Networking, Sponsorship