Amy Sharrocks

In residence 7th - 10th April

Amy Sharrocks is a live artist, sculptor and film-maker who invites people to come on journeys in which their own experience, communication and expression are a vital part.

She won the inaugural Sculpture Shock award from the Royal British Society of Sculptors in 2012 and was shortlisted in 2015 for an Arts Foundation Fellowship Award.

She makes a lot of work about falling over, questioning risk, daring and shame. Her writing about falling in Live Art was published in Performance Research and is included in The Live Art Almanac 4.

For 10 years she has been investigating people and our relationship to water: she is well-known for her work SWIM (2007), where 50 people swam across London, and drift (2009-10), where she took people one at a time to drift on swimming pools up and down the country. In 2013 she created the award-winning Museum of Water, which has toured the UK and Europe for 3 years, and was nominated for European Museum of the Year 2016.

The Museum is currently touring across Western Australia.

Amy will be talking as part of our our residency event on 7th April. Details of the event can be found here.


Image: SWIM, 2007, Photographed by Ruth Corney.

Amy's work can be found by clicking the following links:

Museum of Water 

I Want to Swim

London is a River City

Swim the Thames

Supported By

Arts Council England