Artist CV

Laurel Gallagher is an artist, educator and place maker exploring processes of transformation and metamorphosis.  She currently produces artist led interventions, events and research projects in Stoke on Trent.


2017                 Practise Research Fellow: CUSP, Leeds University

2010                 UCL Institute of Education, PG Dip in Art & Design Education

2004                 Oxford Brookes University, PGCE in Art & Design Education

2000                 Nottingham Trent University, BA (Hons) Fine Art

1997                 Hereford College of Art & Design, Foundation Diploma in Art & Design


2017                Appetite Big Feast ‘Festival site dressing’ : Follow the Birds installation & participatory art activities. Stoke on Trent

2017                 Festival Stoke ‘Art Street’ : Follow the Birds installation & participatory art activities. Stoke on Trent

2016                 Lost Gardens of Stoke developing artist commission: ‘Feral children’ site specific installation & participatory art activities. Festival Garden site, Stoke on Trent


2017                 Urban Water Explorers: Canals & Rivers Trust youth engagement. Stoke on Trent

2017                 Feral Spaces 2017: Big Lottery funded community engagement with disused urban green spaces. Stoke on Trent

2016                 Feral Spaces of Middleport: Arts Council funded community art project, curated art exhibition & community event. Stoke on Trent

Solo Exhibitions

2016                 Shadow of a feral state: Narrative paintings & video. The Globe, Hay

2017                Creatures of a feral state: Paintings. The Hub, Stafford

2014                 Creatures of a feral state: Paintings. Spout coffee shop, Leek


2017                 Werrington Prison: artist workshops with young offenders. Stoke on Trent

2016                 Sprouts: B Arts: summer school program for children in care. Stoke

2016                 Fox Cubs: family nature art workshops. Foxlowe Arts Centre, Leek

2010                 Weobley High School: art teacher and technician. Herefordshire

2004 – 2010         The Forest School: art teacher, community art officer, KS3 leader, life skills co-ordinator. Wokingham

2004                 The Forest School: artist in residence. Wokingham