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Chara Lewis

Senior Lecturer
Fine Art

Chara Lewis

Chara Lewis was born in Llanelli, Wales and was educated at The Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford University (BFA) and MMU (MA and PGCE). She lives and works in Manchester.

Chara is a member of ARC MIRIAD research group at MMU, and works on collaborative research projects with Dr Kristin Mojsiewicz (ECA) and Anneke Pettican (University of Huddersfield) as Brass Art.

Projects

2009 Meadow Arts- Witness Tree

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2011 Still Life no.1

Installation for The Whitworth Art Gallery. Details…

2012 Tatton Park Biennial, Flights of Fancy

Inflatable pieces curated by Danielle Arnaud and Jordan Kaplan. Details…

Partnerships

Ogle models and prototypes, 3D Systems, Manchester Museum, The Bronte Parsonage, Wickes and Wilson, Simon Pantling and Spencer Roberts. . Details…

Recent Funding

Arts Council England- Research and Development Grant for the Arts, Association of Art Historians (AAH) - grant for scanning museum objects, MIRIAD, University of Huddersfield and ECA - support for R+D for Tatton Park and production of Still Life no.1 for Dark Matters. Details…

Research

Chara Lewis is a member of the Future Technologies Research Group.

A selection of recent research outputs.

Exhibitions

Lewis, C. Pettican, A. Mojsiewicz, K., 2016. Reconnecting Spaces, Cultural R>evolution, ISEA 2016, Connecting space, Hong Kong, May 2016.

Lewis, C. Pettican, A. Mojsiewicz, K., 2015. Brass Art: Freudís House, International 3, Manchester, October 2015.

Brass Art: Lewis, C, Pettican, A Mojsiewicz, Dr.K, 2013. The Air Which Held Them, Barnaby Festival, 14-30 June 2013.

Lewis, C. Pettican. A, Mojsiewicz,K, 2013. The Imagining of Things, Huddersfield Art Gallery, October 2013.

Brass Art: Lewis, C Pettican, A Mojsiewicz, Dr.K, 2012. Trine Messenger, Tatton Park Biennial, Tatton Park, Cheshire.

Brass Art: Lewis, C Pettican, A Mojsiewicz, Dr.K, 2011. Dark Matters:Shadow Technology Art, The Whitworth Art Gallery Manchester.

Brass Art: Lewis, C Pettican, A Mojsiewicz, Dr.K, 2010. InsideOut (international group show), Object Gallery, Sydney, Royal College of Art, London, MIRIAD, Manchester.

Lewis, C, Pettican, A, Mojsiewicz, Dr.K, Adkins, Prof.M., 2010. The Economy of the Gift, A Foundation, Liverpool.

Brass Art: Lewis, C Pettican, A Mojsiewicz, Dr.K, 2010. The Non-existence of the Unnamed, The International3, Manchester.

Brass Art: Lewis, C Pettican, A Mojsiewicz, Dr.K, 2009. Not At This Address, Bury Museum and Art Gallery, Manchester..

Brass Art: Lewis, C Pettican, A Mojsiewicz, Dr.K, 2009. Tell it to the Trees, Croft Castle, National Trust, Herefordshire..

Brass Art: Lewis, C Pettican, A Mojsiewicz, Dr.K, 2009. The Kiss of a Lifetime, Rogue Project Space, Manchester.

Brass Art: Lewis, C Pettican, A Mojsiewicz, Dr.K, 2009. The Kiss of a Lifetime (part 2), VANE, Newcastle.

Brass Art: Lewis, C Pettican, A Mojsiewicz, Dr.K, 2008. Art Futures 08, Bloomberg Space, London.

Brass Art: Lewis, C Pettican, A Mojsiewicz, Dr.K, 2008. Brass Art: skyscraping, Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

Brass Art: Lewis, C Pettican, A Mojsiewicz, Dr.K, 2008. Jerwood Drawing prize, Jerwood Space, London and touring.

Brass Art: Lewis, C Pettican, A Mojsiewicz, Dr.K, 2008. Rotate, Contemporary Art Society, London.

Brass Art: Lewis, C Pettican, A Mojsiewicz, Dr.K, 2008. When Absence Becomes Presence Experimental Media Series, Washington Project for the Arts.

Other Outputs

Lewis, C. Pettican, A. Mojsiewicz, K., 2015. 'Folds in Time: Artists Responses to the Temporal and the Uncanny', An international conference convened by Brass Art in association with the Freud Museum London as part of the Festival of the Unconscious.

Brass Art: Lewis, C., Pettican, A., Mojsiewicz, Dr.K., 2013. 'Siggraph, Los Angeles 2012', Conference paper and Leonardo publication.

Lewis, C. Pettican, A Mojsiewicz, Dr.K, 2012. 'Staging Illusion'.

Lewis, C, Pettican, A, Mojsiewicz, Dr.K., 2012. 'Technologies of Drawing'.

Lewis, C, Pettican, A, Mojsiewicz, Dr.K., 2011. '2nd International Bodyscanning Conference'.

Lewis, C, Pettican, A, Mojsiewicz, Dr.K., 2011. 'Pairings, Collaboration conference'.

Lewis, C, Pettican, A, Mojsiewicz, Dr.K., 2010. 'ISEA'.