Natalie Finnemore’s (b. 1988) artistic practice encompasses printmaking, drawing, painting and sculpture. Finnemore’s artworks investigate the relationship between the viewer and the sculptural object. She is interested in how sculpture can orchestrate a flow of movement around them and how they can play with our expectations around form and function. Finnemore has explored this exhibiting in galleries, producing a set of bespoke furniture for a resource space and has worked with children on an educational play sculpture project.
Finnemore’s research draws influence from elements of design that are used to manipulate the user’s behaviour. Finnemore has recently shown in group exhibitions: Everything Flows at Millennium Gallery, Sheffield and Construction House: Leisure Time at S1 Artspace, Sheffield.
Yorkshire Sculpture International teamed up with John Lewis & Partners Leeds to work with Natalie to create a new sculptural installation for the store, in the window on Ludgate Hill (opposite Kirkgate Market) and on the second floor near the feature staircase. The commission was on view for the duration of the festival.
Yorkshire Sculpture International 2019 had an extensive engagement programme, working with schools, universities, communities and artists.
We explored sculpture with people of all ages, connecting them with the materials and processes used in making sculpture today and showing how sculpture can be found all around us.
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