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Charlotte Dawson

  • Visual Artist

Exchange Place Studios

Charlotte Dawson (b. 1997) is an artist working across object-based practice and installation. Her practice is influenced by the materials and objects found in public and shared spaces alongside objects that reference collective experiences.

Her practice is primarily concerned with the implementation of commonplace objects as vessels for memory. Including concepts of souvenir-hood, collections - both personal and historical and the utilisation of objects in the formation of social histories and a building of self.

Often working in series, Charlotte's work plays with concepts of the hand-made-mass-produced. Referencing industrial processes through repetition whilst contextualising her pieces within collections.

Language both visual and written underpins her practice, with explorations into the marks and traces of others within spaces, the stories or histories surrounding objects and how divergence from expected materials can create new narratives around familiar forms.

She completed her BA (Hons) in Fine Art at Norwich University of the Arts in 2018.

Selected recent exhibitions/residencies include:

Bankley Exchanges #1, Bankley Gallery, Manchester (2023); 2for1, Hypha Studios, London (2023); Baggage Claim, Staffordshire Street Gallery, London (2023); HERE/THERE, Village Books, Leeds (2022); Objects at play, Middlesbrough Art Weekender, (Collaborative Exhibition with Pippa Eason) (2022); Nothing Matter, St Marys Works, Norwich (2022); Over-Turned, Reading Room, Sunderland (2022); Sculpting the City, Workshop and collaboration with Grace Clifford, Out and About in the CIQ, Sheffield (2022); Ghost-Like Traces, Unit 1 Gallery, London (2022); HERE/THERE, Bloc Projects, Sheffield (2022); YSI Sculpture Network, Yorkshire Sculpture International, (2022); HERE/THERE, Abingdon Studios, Blackpool (2022); Displace - Members Show, Bloc Projects, Sheffield (2021); Into The Wild, Artist Development Programme, Chisenhale Studios, London (2020-21); WORK/LEISURE, Residency, Abingdon Studios, Blackpool (2020); Five Hides, Manor Place, London, (2020); Under-side, Under-stood, S1 Artspace, Sheffield (2020); Bankley Open Call, Bankley Gallery, Manchester (2019); Bloc Projects Members Show, Bloc Projects, Sheffield (2019) and Set in Sediment, Airspace Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent (2018-19).