Author Archives: Sharon Mossbeck

About Sharon Mossbeck

Sharon Mossbeck is a conceptual artist based in Sheffield. Mossbeck's work focuses on themes of death and religion, often presented in a vibrant, hedonistic manner. While based on themes of death, her work is more easily read as a celebration of life while questioning what may happen beyond. Mossbeck works in a variety of media, including painting, sculpture using found objects, photography and textiles. Available for commissions.

Call for Work: The Fronteer Open 2018

  Fronteer presents The Fronteer Open, an open call to submit work for an exhibition at 35 Chapel Walk, Sheffield from November 19th – December 2nd 2018. With the opportunity to win cash prizes of up to £200. Artists are free to submit … Continue reading

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Forgotten Spaces Inspirations

I recently held an exhibition entitled Forgotten Spaces at Basement Arts Project, Leeds, which featured 5 large cross-stitch works in the style of blue prints, shown in a subterranean exhibition space. As a lover of history I have come across … Continue reading

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Painting on Aida (Part 2)

My previous post about painting on Aida looked at the beginning of my experiments. After rejecting the idea of either painting or stitching the outline on painted works, I moved forward by embracing the messiness of the process.   I … Continue reading

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Painting on Aida (Part 1)

A major aim of my Contemporary Art Cross-stitch practice is to push the boundaries of what cross-stitch can be, and attempt to create new ways of working within the medium. I began to experiment with painting on cross-stitch fabric, originally … Continue reading

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Making Something Out Of Nothing

As in any of my practice, I hate the excuse that something can’t be done simply because I don’t have the right equipment or materials, or enough money etc. There are creative solutions to these problems if you look hard … Continue reading

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Taking Greek Myth to Greece

In May 2017 I was invited to join a group of artists exhibiting in Athens, Greece, as part of Platforms Project 17. I have an interest in Greek Mythology, which often comes into my practice, and so I wanted to … Continue reading

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Stars Open Call

Stars Fronteer (fronted by Sharon Mossbeck and Michael Borkowsky) presents Stars, an open call to submit work for an exhibition in Athens, Greece in May 2018. We are asking artists to submit artwork based on the theme of stars for an … Continue reading

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Stitching and Un-stitching Work

Aida can be very unforgiving if you make a mistake while sewing. Where the needle passes through the fabric it enlarges the hole, and if the sewing is then unpicked, it leaves behind a trace of where it once was. … Continue reading

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Measure: An Exhibition at Sheffield Cathedral

Measure: An exhibition at Sheffield Cathedral.   British art group Oracles have undertaken a project to explore the human soul. The group is made up of Gill Alderson, Michael Borkowsky, Sylvia Causer, Andrea Freeman, and Sharon Mossbeck. Each of the … Continue reading

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Running a Participatory Cross-stitch Project

Back in late 2014, when I began my Thread of Life project, I asked people to make and submit their own version of a pattern I had designed, inspired by a strand of DNA. I was blown away as the … Continue reading

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