Fleur Yearsley is an well regarded artists whose work has been seen in gallery spaces for over 10 years now, exhibited in spaces such as Ruslan Faraev Institute of Art, Walker Art Gallery, House of Vans, GNYP Gallery, Royal Academy of Arts, The Crypt Gallery, The Link Gallery and so many more private collections across the world from Canada, USA and Germany.
She has received The Gwen Johnson Scholarship, Almacantar Studio Award, Jealous Prize and shortlisted for a variety of others over the years alongside being published in a host of physical publications.
Fleur's work looks at colour, community and culture whilst highlighting the fun moments we experience together and alone. Whether it is painting happenings in toilet cubicles, a cats view of a washing machine, trash and how many pairs of white socks one person can truly have.
How do you describe your practice?
90s BABY ☺
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Big, bold and sensitive
How has your time in PW been?
I only just joined PW this February as a new member, but I already feel very much at
home. The studios are lively and engaging. There’s a welcoming atmosphere and
places to socialise, as well as the gallery which all give space for an artistic community
to support and grow together.
What do you think of Manchester’s art scene?
I moved back up north last year after living in London for 6 years and still rediscovering
the art scene here. It feels like an exciting place to be right now. The city feels full of
potential, to work with other creatives and curating shows in unusual spaces.
Please recommend us 3 things in Manchester.
Affleck’s Palace – ICONIC to Manchester. Spent my teenage years hanging out there
most weekends. An eclectic mix of arts and youth culture – where I got my first tattoo.
Royal Exchange is a unique contemporary round theatre that looks like a spaceship
crash landed in the middle of a classical style building.
Go see a LIVE event at Albert Hall. An intimate old chapel complete with original organ
and huge stained-glass windows.
Check out her website here for all the information about her work, exhibitions, commissions and publications.