2013 finalists / Amy Sharrocks (Winner!)

  • Drift, 2010, 15 minute one-to-one live artwork

    Amy Sharrocks / Drift, 2010, 15 minute one-to-one live artwork. Photographer: Ruth Corney

  • SWIM, 2007, live artwork across London, 50 people, duration 1 day

    Amy Sharrocks / SWIM, 2007, live artwork across London, 50 people, duration 1 day. Photographer: Ruth Corney

  • Keepy-up, 2009, live artwork, 100 people, duration 1 hour

    Amy Sharrocks / Keepy-up, 2009, live artwork, 100 people, duration 1 hour. Photographer: Hugo Glendinning

Sharrocks is a film maker, sculptor and live artist who invites people to come on journeys, whether walking, swimming or floating, in which their own experience, communication and expression of it are a vital part of the work. She has an engaged practice and uses her audience’s brave and inventive responses as a conduit for encouraging people to question the world they have created. Sharrocks lives and works in London.

Sharrocks is creating the Museum of Water, a collection of publicly donated water and accompanying stories. Accumulating over the course of a week in lit cabinets along Broadwick Street in Soho, Museum of Water is an invitation to ponder our precious liquid and how we use it. Click here for details of how to participate.
 

www.iwanttoswim.co.uk

www.londonisarivercity.com

www.museumofwater.co.uk

www.swimthethames.co.uk
 

Click here to read the artists’ curriculum vitae.

Curriculum Vitae

Education

2000-03 | BA Hons, Fine Art, Camberwell College of the Arts, London
1989-91 | BA Hons, English & French, Bristol University
1988-89 | Diplome, Sorbonne University, Paris

Live Work & Exhibitions

2012 | Walking Librarian, part of the walking library, Sideways Festival, Belgium
2012 | A virtual tour of Stuttgart and London, Stuttgart and London
2012 | A virtual tour of Dublin and London, Dublin and London
2011 | LOST & FOUND, Chelsea Theatre, London
2011 | drifting, Shoreditch Festival, London
2010 | Thames Water, Thames Festival, London
2010 | LOST & FOUND, DISTANCE Festival, London
2010 | Ex-Territory, Israel
2009 | Keepy-Up, Artsadmin 30th Anniversary, London
2008-09 | London is a River City, series of large public walks across London
2009-10 | drift, tour, various venues around England
2008 | COMPANY, series of one-to-one walks
2008 | NECKINGER, collaboration with Ana Laura Lopez de la Torre, with South London Gallery
2007 | SWIM, across London
2006 | drift, Camberwell Arts Week, London
2006 | Espace Croisé, France
2006 | The Nunnery, London
2006 | March Town Hall, Cambridge
2005 | Side Cinema, Newcastle upon Tyne
2005 | i-Cabin, London
2005 | Speaker Palace, London
2005 | Artivism, Area 10, London
2004 | EEC live art platform, London
2004 | Sunday Drive by Darling Woman Productions, 291 Gallery, London
2004 | Is God under the Table? group performance, Area 10, London
2004 | Majorette Rospective, 291 Gallery, London
2004 | Disciplinary Procedures, London, South London Gallery
2004 | Cube Cinema, Bristol
2003 | Promises Promises: Nail Bar, 5 day live work, London
2003 | Promises Promises: Bus Journey, 12 hour live work, London
2003 | Bricking It, 3 day live work, London
2003 | Automatic Exchange Machine, group performance, Spitz Gallery, London
2003 | One to See, One to Miss, London
2003 | Annual Animal Congress, Spitz Gallery, London
2002-03 | Fight Club, series of live works, London
2002 | Pelican House, London
2002-05 | This morning I went flying, venues across England
2001 | Centenary Gallery, London
2000 | Lucas Gardens, London
2000 | Bodyworks Exhibition, Centenary Gallery, London

Awards, Grants & Residencies

2009 | Funding from Arts Council England for SWIM
2007 | Recipient of grant from Awards for All, Arts Council England
2006 | Recipient of bursary from Artsadmin
2003 | DIY Bursary from The Live Art Agency, Artsadmin and New Work Network

Commissions & Collections

2009 | WALBROOK, 2 Degrees festival, London
2007 | Oh Heavens! Sculpture commission
2004 | Pause, public sculpture, Queen’s Park, London
2002 | Sunflower, Sculpture for Lambeth Council & Planet Earth Landscape Architects

Press & Publications

2011 | Performance Art Journal
2011 | New Work Network, postcard edition of SWIM photograph
2009 | Artsadmin 30 year anniversary book, new work by 30 artists
2009 | SWIM, book of photographs and writing
2009 | The Independent, Time Out, The Guardian
2008 | Live Art Almanac 2007
2007 | The Independent, The Guardian, Swimming Times, Time Out
2006 | Aesthetica
2006 | Interesting
2000 | The Aconomist