Shonagh Short

I am a social practice artist based in Bolton, Greater Manchester. I make participatory, playful work that uses language in its widest sense, including metaphor and everyday visual language, as a lens to explore class, gender and society. Aesthetically I am influenced by my working class background, utilising everyday items as materials in order to unpick preconceived notions and distinctions between high and low art, cultural value and societal status. I use humour as a site of resistance from which structural inequalities can be made visible.

Work at Convenience Gallery

Shonagh was one of a number of artists selected to be featured in our Open Call. The Future IS.

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