Artist CV

Laurel Gallagher is a visual artist, educator and place maker exploring processes of transformation and metamorphosis.  Her images, video and immersive art experiences explore states of flux between illustration and abstraction, chaos and control, capturing moments of change and imagination.


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 contracted 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 from the feral state: Paintings. Spout coffee shop, Leek

2013                 Magpies from the feral state: Paintings. Piccolos, Perth, Australia


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

2013                 YMCA community outreach bus: artist workshops with disadvantaged young people. Perth, Australia

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 High School: artist in residence. Wokingham