2019: As above so below: elemental paintings and sculptures at Maker Space Gallery. Part of a 4 week residency at Portland Works Sheffield.
2022 Open Up Sheffield
2021 Unit 21 Group exhibition of Portland Works Artists at Makerspace.
2020-21 Lifestream Art Collaboration. Working with a group of international artists exploring process and collaboration.
2020 Meet the locals. Fronteer Art Gallery Sheffield
2019 Symbol, Cupola Art Gallery, Sheffield.
2019 Old and New, reflecting on our creative paths. Chapel Walk Gallery Sheffield.
2019 Cut and Paste, the art of collage. Masham Gallery North Yorkshire
2018: Makers Market and Open Studio Portland Works
2018: Abstract Expressionism. Chapel Walk Gallery Sheffield.
2017: Open Up Sheffield and South Yorkshire
2017: Irish Connections, Portland Works Makerspace.
2017: Eco house, Heeley City Farm, Sheffield
2016: International Festival for business, Beach hut Liverpool
2016 Art in the Gardens. The Botanical Gardens , Sheffield
2016 Open up Sheffield and South Yorkshire.
2016 Irish Connections, Old Market Gallery, South Yorkshire.
2015 Open up Sheffield and South Yorkshire.
2010 Alchemy Heartbeat Gallery, The Orchard Centre Sheffield
2010 Portland Works, Bank Street Arts, Sheffield
2010 Irish Connections, The Workstation, Sheffield
2010 The Ferens Gallery Open Art Exhibition Hull
2007 Open up Sheffield and South Yorkshire.
2006 HOST06 Art Fair, Northlight Gallery Huddersfield
2002 Abstraction and decay , The Tin Drum Café Brighton
1999 Network Gallery touring Exhibition. The Visual Arts Trust Shrewsbury
1999 Portfolio Showcase, Midlands Art Centre, Birmingham
1994 Signals Changing, Huddersfield Art Gallery and Mappin Art Gallery
Workshops and teaching
2020-present Providing clay figurine workshops in my studio at Portland Works.
2012- 2020 Teaching ESOL and Art with Sheffield Association for Voluntary Teaching of English, Sheffield City Council and Family Voice. Working with asylum seekers, refugees and speakers of other languages. Incorporating English and art techniques to encourage and stimulate language and conversation.
1994-2012 Delivering art workshops to community groups in Sheffield. Including Untitled Gallery (Now Site Gallery). Crucible Youth Theatre – “Falling Project”. Sheffield Museums and Galleries, schools and youth groups in South Yorkshire.
Publications, talks and residencies
2022: Joined Northern Potters Association https://www.northern-potters.co.uk/artists/sewell-mary/
2020: Volta Art by Women. Work included on an on-line gallery to promote and showcase the work of women artists. https://www.voltagallery.co.uk/index.php/artists
2019: Artist residency at Portland Works Sheffield. This four week residency resulted in an exhibition in Makerspace.
2019: Included in the LibraryX publication WordPower: Language as Medium compiled and edited by Sarah Peace. https://libraryx.org.uk/wordpower-language-as-medium/
2019: Wake up screaming E-zine. #17 The Mind. https://wakeupscreaming.com/mary-sewell-as-above-so-below/
2018: Artist talk at Rotherham Open Arts Renaissance.
2017: The force that through the green fuse. https://opencitydesign.com/2017/01/13/the-forge/
2016: Signs of an Open City. http://opencitydesign.wordpress.com/2016/12/11/great-work-mary-sewell
2007: The Last Mile to develop a website and marketing material. Granted by Inspiral
2006: Travelled to Somaliland to attend and speak at a conference about women in the environment and at work. To research and document women in Somaliland to illustrate an educational book ‘Travelling with the Bedouin women of Hawd’ and ‘The Asylum Seeker’ Funded by MAMA East African Women’s Project
1998: Arts Portfolio Award. To produce a photography portfolio and show case at Midland Arts Centre. Granted by West Midlands Arts
1997: Arts for everyone: Working with a group of artists to develop an interactive art website . Grated by Yorkshire Arts.
1996: Digital Imagery Award: To attend a digital imagery workshop to learn how to use photoshop. Granted by Yorkshire Arts.
1995: Kala Vasudha Arts residency Madhya Pradesh India: Granted by The Nehru Centre and Yorkshire and Humberside Arts.
1990-1993 Sheffield Hallam University BA (hons) Combined and Media Arts
1989-90 Foundation in Fine Art, London College of Printing