Then I'll Begin 

September 10th 2021- April 7th 2022

Dye House Gallery Bradford BD7 1AY

Monday - Friday 10am-4pm

 

An exhibition exploring lamentation in all its forms: mourning, memorial, loss and hope. 

This body of work began over fifteen years ago, when I started to notice more public outpourings of grief in the form of flower votives left by the side of a road. It felt that people were not being given the opportunity to mourn their sadness and were finding their own ways to share this with others around them, even the stranger in a passing car: that maybe our modern world still had one taboo, which was death. Since then, the project has expanded to be an exploration of lament and the need to mourn that which is wrong in society generally; not only the passing and back story of those we love, but also the death of those who remain unnoticed and unaccounted for, the death of our planet, the death of community, the death of care, the death of justice. 

 

Long before covid hit, mental health issues were already on the rise, our health service was stretched to breaking point, poverty increasing, our communities fragmented. If anything, the pandemic has offered a counter story of hope in the prevailing spirit of humanity against all odds, including the injustices of the world we live in.

I recently heard someone call mourning a form of dissent: a way of recognizing that which is wrong and allowing the sorrow we feel to galvanize us into proactivism. Or, in the words of another, “Lament is the beginning of change”. If this is so, then maybe this exhibition goes some way to affect us for the better. It is a lamentation but also a celebration: for we have it in our hands to bring about change and hope. 

 

ALSO FORTHCOMING

Soul Art Book Publication Autumn 2021Wild Goose Publications

Everyday Sacrament Book Publication Spring 2022 Signum Publications

LINKS

https://www.recreating.net

https://www.saw-newcastle.org/sharon-caron-rose/

https://www.facebook.com/TakeCareETiaki/

http://www.artistsbooksonline.com/index.shtm

https://leedsmethodistmission.co.uk/blog

https://www.shinewestbowling.org.uk/local-history-art

https://keepsakeexhibition.wordpress.com/

http://leftbankleeds.org.uk/artist-interview-shaeron-caton-rose/

http://www.cupolagallery.com/events/2017/10/20/amid-by-shaeron-caton-rose

https://www.axisweb.org/p/shaeroncatonrose/

http://www.notjusthockney.info/caton-rose-sharon/

https://www.curatorspace.com/artists/shaeroncatonrose

http://christianartstrust.org/2016/02/17/shaeron-caton-rose/

https://www.henshaws.org.uk/blog/the-benefits-of-art-making/

http://www.yvan.org.uk/shaeron-caton-rose-4-8-4/

solo exhibitions

2019.      Taste and See Leeds University Chaplaincy

2018       Shrive St Stephen's Church, Bradford. St John the Baptist, Knaresborough

2017.      Amid. Cupola Gallery Sheffield

2017.      Amid. Left Bank Leeds 

2015.      Ordinary Time.  Community of the Resurrection Mirfield

2015.      Tears of the Angels.  Leeds Light Night

2015.      Tears of the Angels.  St James Crypt Wetherby 

2015.      Glossary.  Saltaire Arts Trail

2014.      Sticks & Stones.  Greenbelt Arts Festival

2012.      Procession.  Kirkstall Abbey Leeds

2010.      Salutation.  Pembroke College Cambridge

2010.      Salutation.  Wallspace London

2007.      Mirror.  Cliffe Castle Keighley

2006.      Mend   20-21 Visual Arts Centre Scunthorpe

2005.      Wayside Shrine. At service stations along the M62

2004.      Mirror.  Ferens Art Gallery Hull

group exhibitions

2021       Un/seen SAW Newcastle

2021       Take Care ArtHaus Orakei Auckland. International artists in collaboration with NZ artists

2018.      Keepsake Bradford Cathedral

2018       Crossings  Southwell Minster

2017.      Invasive.  With Sherry Doyal, Feva Arts Festival, Knaresborough

2013.      Exhibition for Beginners.  Black Dogs Arts Collective Bradford

2011.      EverAfter.  Home from Home Leeds

2011.      EverAfter.  Duple Lives, Double Trails, Malt Cross Gallery Nottingham

2011.      Three Sisters.  West Leeds Festival

2010.      Sticks & Stones.  York Minster

2010.      EverAfter.  Cabinet of Curiosities Leeds Artist's Book Fair

2009.      Immaculate.  Left Bank Leeds

2009.      Tied.  Bradford College of Art

2008.      Transform   With Katie Jones, Delius Centre Bradford

2007.      Colourblind. with Tehmina Shah RGB, South Square Gallery Thornton

2007.      Wayside Shrine.  Light Night Leeds

2007.      Wayside Shrine.  STIR Festival Bradford

2007.      Celestial.  Intersection, Dye House Gallery Bradford

2006.      Sleeping Partner.  Leeds Art Gallery

2005.      Throw Away. VSF Glasgow

2004.      Colourblind.  Multiples shows, Lowry Centre Salford, Saltburn Art Gallery

residencies

2017.     Foster Academy Bradford

2016.     Iona Community, Argyll Scotland

2016.     SHINE Community Charity. Bradford

2015.     The Community of the Resurrection Mirfield

social works

2018.    Delight  Installation & Community Event.   Artworks, Bradford

2017.    Women for Peace.  Bradford Peace Museum, showing at Oxford & Ely Cathedrals 

2017.    Wood for the Trees.  Forster Academy Bradford 

2017.    The Mustard Tree. Commission SHINE Comment Charity Bradford

2016.    Flock.  SHINE Community Charity Bradford

2015.    Glossary.  Henshaws Arts & crafts Centre Knaresborough

2014.    Can Do Tour de France project, Leonard Cheshire Society

2013.    Round Table.  Women's project with Gallery II Bradford University

2011.    No Limits.   Dementia project with Southampton University, touring show​

workshops / retreats

2021.   ReCreate wellbeing retreats to Growing Rooms, All Hallows and Rainbow Junction, Refugee Council, Leeds

2019.   Circle of Friendship: Interfaith quilting project, Touchstone Centre Bradford

2019.   Sensory Garden, SHINE Community Charity Bradford

2018.   Sanctuary: Women, Faith and Peace Workshops, Bradford Peace Museum 

2018.   Art & Spirituality Retreat.  Community of the Resurrection

2017.   Wild City Retreats. Leeds Church Institute

2017.    Women for Peace workshops, Bradford Peace Museum

2017.    Art Retreats, Amid. Sheffield and Leeds

2017.    Printmaking workshops.  Henshaws Arts & Crafts Centre

2017.    Refugee Away Day. Millenium Dales Trust

2016.    Flock.  Artist's residency and community workshops SHINE Community Charity 

2015.    Building Hope.  Hillsborough Congregational Church Sheffield

2012.    Community workshops, in-house training Touchstone Centre Bradford

2012.    Interfaith Residentials.  Millenum Dales Trust

2011.    Workshops 'No Limits' Dementia Project

2011.    Community Mosaic.  SHINE Community Charity Bradford

2005.    Visions Inner City Project.  Touchstone Centre Bradford

2000.    Cross-Culture.  CMS Bradford Cathedral & Yorkshire Sculpture Park

2008-2015 various art & spirituality retreats across Bradford, Seedbed Trust

education

 

1986.     BA Hons Printmaking Sheffield City Polytechnic

1987.     PGCE Art Teaching (secondary).  Bretton Hall College

1995.     MA Fine Art.  Humberside University

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