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Carrie Reichardt

Carrie Reichardt is a leading contemporary artist, who works from a mosaic-covered studio in London, The Treatment Rooms.  A figurehead for the Craftivism movement, Carrie uses murals, ceramics, screen-printing and graphic design in her work and is called upon to speak on the use of craft and art as protest – most recently for the British Association of Modern Mosaic’s annual symposium at the Victoria and Albert Museum in 2012. This year she will be the keynote speaker at the Mosaic Association of Australia and New Zealand International symposium.

Inspired by William Morris and the long-standing tradition of subversive ceramics in the UK, Carrie Reichardt has created ‘Mad in England’.  A series of affordable, subversive souvenirs that celebrate the protestor and tap into a national mood of dissent that reaches from Occupy the City to UK Uncut.  

Carrie trained at Kingston University and achieved a First class degree in Fine Art from Leeds Metropolitan.  She was Artist in Residence at Camberwell Art College in 2009.  Following a period as Artist in Residence at The Single Homeless Project, she remains a proactive supporter, donating a percentage of the profits from some of her ‘Mad in England’ series to the charity.  Her work has appeared in leading galleries around the world and she represented the UK as part of a group of international artists invited to mosaic the Argentinian Government building in Buenos Aires.

Carrie has been awarded the Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowship for 2013 and will be funded to travel and study in Chile and Mexico with the aim of ‘Advancing the craft of community mosaics in the UK” on her return.

Carrie’s recent work includes:

The Tiki Love Truck – commissioned by ‘Walk the Plank’, specialists in outdoor performance, this mosaic-covered pick-up truck, was dedicated to the memory of a death-row inmate.  Winning first prize at the inaugural parade in Manchester, the truck has since participated in the Illuminated Parade in Blackpool and the Glowmobile Parade in Gateshead

Trojan Horse –a life-sized resin horse, with a skull for a face and coated in a mosaic of hard hitting facts about the abuse of horses, made in collaboration with sculptor,  Nick Reynolds. An audacious protest against equestrian cruelty, displayed at the Cheltenham Festival Races, an event symbolic of the British establishment and an international epicentre of horse racing. The project was featured in The Guardian

The London Elephant Parade 2010 – Carrie’s mosaic elephant, ‘Phoolan’, was part of the largest ever public art event – taking pride of place outside London’s Natural History Museum

The Milan Elephant Parade – Carrie and Nick Reynolds’ elephant was inspired by the revolutionary spirit spreading across the world and conveyed the message that ending capitalism is the only true way to save the elephant and the planet. The elephant was displayed outside the Triennale de Milan Museum of Art.

Mary Bamber – Carrie’s life-sized ceramic-adorned figure of the revolutionary socialist, Mary Bamber, is now on permanent display at the Museum of Liverpool.

Carrie has recently become a committee member of Acton Arts Forum and is working with them to help established the new community run W3 Gallery on Acton High street and on various local projects to incorporate art into the local area.

Carrie Reichardt’s work has featured in the press including, The Observer, The Guardian, The Evening Standard, Tile and Stone and in several books  including; ‘1000 Ideas for Creative Reuse,’ Garth Johnson, ‘Mural Art No 2’, Kirikos Iosifidis and ‘The Idler 42 - Smash the System’ – Tom Hodgkinson.

The Treatment Rooms – Chiswick W4

Carrie Reichardt exhibited at -

Artcore International 14