Laurel Gallagher

An active community organiser with strategic vision, strong communication skills and 15 years experience in formal and informal education . Currently delivering youth engagement projects and developing academic research linking access to urban wild spaces with well being of young people.


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

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

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

Artist Commissions

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



2018                 Feral Creatures: Narrative Paintings. The Place to Be, Newcastle

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


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