About

Ashley Sheekey is an artist living and working in Brighton, UK.

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My current research and practice consider the way we engage with and understand our experience of public space.

Rather than endlessly speeding forwards through the spaces of our super–modern1 society — transient and unaffected — I am interested in the moments where we strive towards a more fulfilling experience of place, slowing down and taking notice, questioning the rules at play and the means by which these are enforced.

Through a visual practice grounded in drawing I depict scenarios that, while imagined, make direct reference to my surroundings and components of place that seem significant. The resulting works provide a different viewpoint, one where these components of place are in focus as opposed to existing subtly, largely unnoticed. From this perspective we can question the prevalence of these elements of place and their relation to individual liberty.

Exhibitions

2019

Wales Contemporary
Waterfront Gallery & Mall GalleriesMilford Haven & LondonUK
No Wall Space Volume 2 — Off the Walls
Phoenix BrightonUK

2018

Connection
Wells MaltingsNorfolkUK

2017

Before Words
MA Fine Art Graduate ShowBrightonUK

2015

Pause[01]
Kraak GalleryManchesterUK

2014

Falmouth Fine Art Degree Show
Falmouth UniversityUK

2013

The Dark Rooms (Parameters of the Dark)
Passmore Edwards BuildingHelstonUK
Interim
The Fish FactoryFalmouthUK

Residencies

2019

Createspace Wales
FerwigUK

Publications

2019

Searching for Smooth Space (extract)
ORLA

2017

The Perfect Space
Plinth

2013

The Dark Rooms, South West Cornwall
Aesthetica Magazine

Education

2015–2017

MA Fine Art
University of BrightonUK

2011–2014

BA Fine Art
University of FalmouthUK

Site designed in collaboration with Chris Corby.