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Sandy Harris

Sandy Harris
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The notion of space and its relationship to the body has recently become one of Sandy's primary concerns. Her most recent work explores those things that take up or define space, in and around our homes, and how these things influence our interactions within the space.

Alongside this process she has been investigating fabric as a material in a broader sense. Using the idea of construction in fabric she is pushing the medium out of its regular use. She is interested in how it can be manipulated to produce form in the same way as other construction materials like wood or cement, but even more so, she is interested in its limitations: how it sags, pulls, stretches and warps.

www.sandyharris.co.za
Exhibitions

2019

-Home & Away
Solo Show
Mount Florida Gallery and Studios, Glasgow

-Bless Your Heart
Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh

2018

-and again
Sandy Harris and Sarah Louise Keber
The Space, Glasgow

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Group Show, Part of Glasgow Why Festival
The Savoy Centre, Glasgow

-No Safe Haven
Exhibition and Art Auction of Glasgow School of Art student, staff and alumni work in support of Glasgow Women’s Aid
The Pipe Factory, Glasgow

-Wohngemeinschaft
Group Exhibition, Emily Chudnovsky, Jeanne Tullen and Gabrielle Constantin-Dureci
Curated By Julia Psilitelis as part of the M:LITT Curatorial Practice Programme (The Glasgow School of Fine Art)
109 Great Western Road, Glasgow

2017

-The Confessional
Group Exhibition
The Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees, Oudtshoorn, South Africa
and
ABSA Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

2016

-What Now? Dialogues around Social Engagement in Art.
Sandy Harris, Aman Sandhu, Sabe Lewellyn and Dan Newton.
Curated by Fiona Allan, Marion Eele and Fiona Morandini as part of the MLITT: Curatorship Programme
Tontine Building, The Glasgow School of Fine Art, Glasgow

Residencies

- Kunstnerhuset Messen, Norway, 01 April- 26 May 2019

Work in Collections

Zeitz Foundation Collection (Zeitz MOCAA)
- Is This What You Want 2015
- Skin 2015
- Hair 2015
- In-Grown 2015
- Self Portrait in Faux Fur and Hair 2015
- Tongues 2016

African Photo Center
- Self Portrait With a Camel Tow and Uneven Breasts 2015

Ellerman House Collection
- Summit 2014

Grants/ Awards

- Gilbert Bayes Sculpture Bursary Award (2018)
- Finalist in Barclay's L'atelier Awards (2016)

Education
- MFA at The Glasgow School of Art
- BA(FA) at The Michaelis School of Fine Art (Cape Town, South Africa)

References

- Graham Ramsay, artist and supervisor (2018)
- Jane Alexander, artist and supervisor (2016)
- Peter Jenks, artist and CAD technician (2016)
- Nkule Mabaso, artist and curator (2015)
Better Together (detail)
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  • Better Together (detail)
Better Together
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  • Better Together
Better Together (detail)
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  • Better Together (detail)
Now Imagine What It Feels Like To Be There
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  • Now Imagine What It Feels Like To Be There
Now Imagine What It Feels Like To Be There (detail)
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  • Now Imagine What It Feels Like To Be There (detail)
Now Imagine What It Feels Like To Be There (detail)
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  • Now Imagine What It Feels Like To Be There (detail)
The End Depends on The Means (piled)
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  • The End Depends on The Means (piled)
The End Depends on The Means (laid out)
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  • The End Depends on The Means (laid out)

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