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Solo Exhibitions

2019:  As above so below:  elemental paintings and sculptures at Maker Space Gallery.  Part of a 4 week residency at Portland Works Sheffield.

Group Exhibitons

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

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

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

Awards

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.

Education

1990-1993  Sheffield Hallam University BA (hons) Combined and Media Arts

1989-90 Foundation in Fine Art, London College of Printing

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