Approved: 21.04.2016

Naomi Harwin


Approved: 21.04.2016

Artist Statement

Working predominately in sculpture and installation, my work centres around sensory experience and perceptual encounters. Most recently I have been exploring how bodily perception can cultivate resilience in the face of disorientation. With societal and environmental uncertainty, feelings of instability can arise and we seek out connection. I explore how we connect with; our bodies, each other and our environment through the senses available to us. Creating interactive and mixed media artworks that reference sensory and inclusive design, contact improvisation, architectural scenography and play. I aim to create moments of connectivity and shared experience.

CV & Education

Naomi Harwin                                                                     Studio Artist at Paradise Works 



2011 – 2014 First Class BA (Hons) Fine Art – Norwich University of the Arts


2020 Encounter - Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge, UK

2015 ‘O’ - Airspace Gallery, Stoke-On-Trent, UK


2023 Breathe Rest Play, In Transit, Online

Bankley Exchanges .1 - Bankley Studio & Gallery, Manchester UK

2021 Northside House - Hospital Rooms, Norwich UK

2019 To be an object is to possess a boundary - 1961 Projects at In Personam, Singapore

2018 Non-Working Hours - 1961 Projects, Singapore

2017 We: You, Me - Firstsite, Colchester UK

SWAP Editions AD HOC & TRADE - Artlicks Weekend - SET, London UK

The Library - McAulay Gallery at Tate Modern, London UK

The Clunker - The Playhouse and Anteros Arts Foundation, Norwich UK

SWAP Editions AD HOC - CASTOR Projects, London UK

2016 in between things - Nunns Yard, Norwich UK

Circuit Unlocks Digital - The Junction, Cambridge UK

2015 Wysing Editions - SUNDAY Art Fair - Ambika P3, University of Westminster, London UK

Shades of Yellow - Embassy Tea Gallery, London UK

2014 In the Window: Parts and Wholes - Airspace Gallery, Stoke-On-Trent UK

Process - STEW Gallery, Norwich UK


2023 In Transit Training Residency: Making Your Art Accessible

2022 -23 Contact Theatre X BBC Mentoring Programme

2022 Critical Exchange Network

2021 Night school VII – East Bristol Contemporary (Online)

2020 Distant Dialogues

2017 Island Walk - St Ives, Cambridgeshire UK

2016-17 Circuit Cambridge - Kettle’s Yard & Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge UK

2014-15 Graduate Residency - Airspace Gallery, Stoke-On-Trent UK

2012 Wysing Young Artists in Residence - Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge UK


2017 SWAP Editions - Edition No.1 AD HOC

2015 Ambergris editions - Wysing Studio Artist Kitchen Foil Print Portfolio


2021 Art and Mental Health: Facing the Future Symposium, Norwich University of the Arts and Hospital Rooms (Online)

2020 Fine Art Research Unit, Cambridge School of Art – Guest Lecturer

2019 Strategies, Professional Practice symposium, Norwich University of the Arts – Guest Lecturer

2017 MK College – Guest Lecturer


2022 MUKA X Paradise Works: Naomi Harwin Interview

2019 Feature - Minimal Zine Issue 01, Spain, EU

2018 inFloat. Feature and Interview

2017 Axisweb - Artist of the Month: Naomi Harwin