Maggie Hargreaves

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My work is concerned with our interactions with and interventions in the living world. Our increasing reliance on indirect, mediated experience through TV, the internet, cinema and console games distances us from the 'real' world affecting the way it is perceived and treated.

I am interested in creating work which can be approached from various entry points. Hints of narrative trigger associations which may lead in different directions. Often photographic representation and figuration are used to encourage connection with the illusory space in the work. In some instances the illusion is further developed as an immersive installation. Processes reflect the conceptual basis of the work.

While inviting viewers to believe in the constructed spaces and scenes, the artifice of their construction is made evident and the act of viewing becomes a focus of the work.

Maggie Hargreaves CV

Early Career
Postdoctoral Research Immunologist and college lecturer in Biology

Art Education
2007-2011 BA Hons (1st Class) Fine Art, Bolton University
2006-2007 Pre-Degree Foundation, Bury College

John Ruskin Prize for Drawing- Winner 2014
West Lancashire Open – commendation, Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk, Lancashire, 2011
‘Carp in the Park’ Sculpture Commission, Queens Park, Bolton, 2010

Neo open, Neo:Gallery, Bolton
‘Re:allotted’, Gallery at St George’s House, Bolton

Sheffield Print Fair
New Mills Arts Festival, High Peak
‘Allotted’, Neo:Gallery27, Bolton
24, Mirabel Studios, Manchester

‘Multiply’, Mirabel Studios, Manchester
20:20 Print Exchange Touring Exhibition, Hotbed Press, Salford
‘Allotment’, NWAS Stand, Southport Flower Show
‘Dead Funny’, Neo:Gallery22, Bolton
A6 Dialogue, Bankley Studios, Manchester
‘Artificial Landscape’, Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal

'Outside In' solo show, The Studios Gallery, New Mills, High Peak
20:20 Print Exchange Touring Exhibition, Hotbed Press, Salford
Neo:Printprize, Neo:Gallery22, Bolton
Recording Britain Now exhibition, Millennium Gallery, Sheffield and Trinity Buoy Wharf, London
Openupnorth exhibition, Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal
'Arbitrary Ground', Neo:Gallery22, Bolton

'Playing with Shadows' , Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk, Lancashire
Lanart summer exhibition, Preston
20:20 Print Exchange Touring Exhibition, Hotbed Press, Salford

West Lancashire Open, Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk, Lancashire
'Relative Values' , The Artlounge, New Mills, Derbyshire

'Open Tensions', Bark St Project Space, Bolton
Degree show, Bolton University
West Lancashire Open, Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk, Lancashire
Neoartists retrospective, Bolton
‘Desire Lines’, Artlounge, Newmills, Derbyshire
‘Beneath the Surface’, Neoartists Gallery, Bolton

The Big Draw, Queens Park, Bolton
‘Soupcon’, Neoartists Gallery, Bolton
Bolton Open, Bolton Art Gallery, Bolton
‘Farrago’, 3 artist installation show, 28 Corporation St, Bolton
‘Ghosts’, Octagon Theatre, Bolton

‘Artfusions’, Manchester
Summer Show, Neoartists Gallery, Bolton

'Free Delivery' sculpture, New Mills Arts Festival 2014
Secret Garden Sculptures, Queens Park, Bolton, 2013
Butterfly sculpture, Queens Park ,Bolton, 2012
'Consequences' sculpture, JunkStop Project, New Mills Arts and Sculpture Trail, 2012
Hazlehurst Tree Sculpture, Hazlehurst Primary School, Ramsbottom, Lancashire, 2010

Works are held in various private collections.

Ongoing Battle (Versailles)
Ongoing Battle (Versailles)

three for a girl
three for a girl


scarcely matters
scarcely matters

Slowly Creeping
Slowly Creeping

on the edge (of darkness)
on the edge (of darkness)