Approved: 16.09.2013

Lauren Sagar

Artist, Maker

Approved: 16.09.2013

I work full time as a freelance visual artist based in Manchester, UK at Rogue Studios, in the fields of contemporary visual art. 

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      Artist Statement

      I work full time as a freelance visual artist based in Manchester, UK at Rogue Studios, in the fields of contemporary visual art. 

      CV & Education


      Rogue Artists Studios since 2008

      Contact details. 2 Sibson Court, Sibson Road, Manchester M21 9RG. 07737591422 

      [email protected] 


      Exhibitions, commissions and projects


      2019 Urban Gardeners Are Heroes 

      Hanover Project, UCLAN Preston

      Mapping Preston’s soil health 

      2018 March of the Artists exhibition  

      Testbed, Preston

      2018 March of the Artists project. 

      Manchester to London walk, funded by the Arts Council

      2017 A Woman’s Work Is Never Done  

      National Trust Quarry Bank Mill, HMP Styal.  

      Working with an artist who is an inmate at HMP Styal to create artwork for a public exhibition at Quarry Bank Mill, Manchester.

      2017/18 Call For Cloth exhibition and talk series

      Art in the Minster Our Big Picture

      Grimsby Minster, Grimsby 

      2016 Call For Cloth exhibition and talk series

      Rogue Artist Studios, Manchester

      2016 Chandelier commission  

      No. 15 Great Pulteney Hotel, Bath 

      2016 Tall Tales Tour 

      London, Rochdale, Glasgow 

      Call For Cloth - commissioned public engagement project

      2016 A Queer Fish Oracle. 

      Castlefield Gallery New Art Space, Manchester  

      2013/14 The Chandelier of Lost Earrings.

      Mass engagement project funded by the Arts Council


      The Chandelier of Lost Earrings tour:


      2019 Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston

      2018 Manifesto, Rogue Artists Studio, Manchester

      2017 Grimsby Minster, Grimsby

      2016 Glasgow Women’s Library, Glasgow

      2016 Touchstones, Rochdale

      2016 Swiss Cottage Library, London

      2015 Macc Art Lounge, Macclesfield

      2015 Enlighten Festival, Manchester Central Library

      2015 Rochdale Literature and Ideas Festival, Rochdale

      2015 Piccadilly Place, Manchester

      2015 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Scunthorpe

      2014 Towneley Hall Gallery, Burnley

      2014 Lime Arts, Manchester

      2013 St Mary’s Hospital, Manchester






      Public art commissions in glass


      2015 Heathlands Village Glass Commission, Manchester

      2010 The Summer House, St Mary’s Hospital, Central Manchester

      University Hospitals. Manchester

      2010 Arlington House Wall Piece, Arlington House, Camden Town,


      2008 The Ice Box, Piccadilly Place, Manchester

      2006 Poetry Discs, Piccadilly Place, Manchester




      2019 Back in the Closet. Commissioned by Greater Manchester Combined Authority, in partnership with House Proud and the LGBT Foundation. 

      Exploring the lack of LGBTQ+ visibility in retirement schemes and care settings.

      2015 Amani Peace Windows, Moss Side, Manchester

      Inter generational stained glass project

      2014 Chapel Street School, Manchester. 

      Facilitating change and transition through creative experience


      Grants and awards


      2020 Arts Council Emergency Response Fund: for individuals grant.

      2018 Arts Council Grant For The Arts March of the Artists

      2018 Artist Bursary from Castlefield Gallery, Manchester to attend Jamboree 2018

      2015 Arts Council Grant For The Arts Research and Development Call for Cloth

      2015 Live At LICA micro-bursaries In Celebration of the Un-Family – Family Portraits

      2011 and 2013 Arts Council Grant For The Arts The Chandelier of Lost Earrings  mass engagement sculpture

      2015 British Women Artists Award – Winner  Chandelier of Lost Earrings

      2014 National Lottery Good Causes – Winner of the Arts Category  Chandelier of Lost Earrings



      Education and training


      2017 - 2019  MA Fine Art at UCLan, Preston. Awarded a distinction and the Steele Art Prize

      1988 – 1991 Apprenticeship at Kansa Craft Stained Glass Studio, Elsecar, Barnsley.

      NVQ Woodwork and Carpentry, Sheffield H.Ed.





      Arts Emergency. Mentoring charity and support network with young people in UK 2017

      Koestler Arts. A prison arts charity, encouraging people in the criminal justice system to change their lives by participating in the arts. 2017/2023


      Community projects completed over 10 years ago


      2004 Stretford/Kenya linked art project. Girls at Stretford schools sharing creative work with girls at an orphanage in Kenya

      2006 Manchester Cow Parade. Young artists from five Wythenshawe schools

      2011 St Mary’s Hospital, Central Manchester University Hospitals. Manchester 

      The Summerhouse Interventions. Staff at St Mary’s maternity Hospital in Manchester

      2010 Johnson Fold Estate, Bolton. Making This Home. 

      Public consultation and engagement project, working with children and adults





      1996 - 2016 Manchester Stained Glass: commissions/designing and teaching/employing teachers and practitioners