Sharon Thomas: ‘Rural Rides’ Preview: Friday 3 September 6-9PM Artist Talk: Saturday 18 September 2pm ‘Rural Rides’ presents the work of artist Sharon Thomas, spanning the last 15 years, offering significant works made in New York during the troubled years of the early 2000’s to those made in recent years in Glasgow. Thomas’ work implementing…

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Kathy Chambers, Herstory Portrait, 2011, Egg tempera on gesso on beech panel 20cm x 20cm

Frances Robertson introduces the conversation:  At the start of the Herstory Portrait project back in 2010, before any sketches or paintings were produced, Sharon asked me to work alongside her in order to turn her proposed portrait sittings with powerful and influential women into conversations, joining her in our journeys to meet the sitters, taking notes, and adding more…

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Embody Without Burden, RGI 2020

‘Embody Without Burden’, Royal Glasgow Institute, March 2020

Opening Reception of ‘Embody Without Burden’, curated by Karen Mailley-Watt: Saturday 7 March 2020, 6-8PM

This group show invites an artist’s interpretation of the experience of motherhood to celebrate International Women’s Day 2020. Artists included Sam Ainsley, Rosemary Beaton, Adrian Wiszniewski and Thyme James and others.

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Sharon and Catriona McAra, Leeds Art Uni, 2019

Feminist Public Sculpture is a public sculpture and related research and engagement project championing the achievements and recognition of women in the city of Leeds.  Conceived by Rachel Reeves (MP Leeds west), and project-managed by Leeds arts University in collaboration with Leeds City Council, this aim is a more balanced gender representation of public sculpture…

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Herstory Portrait, Leeds Arts University, 4 July 2020

4 July 2020 An exhibition of Herstory Portrait, 2011 at Leeds Arts University; set  as a backdrop for the presentation of  proposals offered by the four shortlisted artists to be commissioned to make a statue in Leeds city centre recognising the legacy of women’s power in the city.   Herstory Portrait, Leeds Arts University, July…

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The team, Barberium, Cassart,, July 2019

‘Barberium’ is a plenary of men with hairy faces drawn as they sat before the Glasgow based artist Sharon Thomas.  Some men captured are strangers, some she came to know as she drew them and some she had known forever. This collection marks an important period in Thomas’ career, where the pencil captured the portrait…

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Installation and opening reception of ‘Apotropaic’, the first solo show of Sharon Thomas composed of work made in the New York, Rome and Glasgow. This installation ran concurrently with that of the solo show of queen of Denmark Margrethe II, and involved a busy week of collaboration with the installation team at the museum.

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