Debbie Sharp


Debbie Sharp is an artist, curator and co-founder of Dyke|Queer contemporary art project The Penthouse.

A multi-disciplined artist working in Performance, Sound, Film, Photography and Installation. Often working within spaces that you would class as "non art space" and Non Art Audiences and site-specific. To Challenge and create works that are issue based and evoke emotions in the audience, by using triggers to tap into memory and senses. Themes of past works have included Bradford & The Yorkshire Ripper, Trauma & Containment, Mortality and Remembrance, Sexuality & Gender.

Sharp as previously worked on commissions with CFCCA, The Whitworth Gallery, The Peoples History Museum, Royal Northern College Of Music, and produced work for VOID Derry, Open Eye Gallery Liverpool, Manchester art gallery, Deptford x festival London, LOOK11 international photography festival. Sluice art fair London and Exchange Rates New York, and been featured about her work in The Wire.

Currently lead artist and curator of the Curfew Tower in Cushendall Northern Ireland. Where Sharp is investigating and challenging her situation as a lesbian situated in a tower that was built to imprison delinquents and the unsavoury taking into consideration ideas of restriction and liberation.

As well as this Sharp as also given talks about her practice most recently, Presenting on Queer platforms and performing Butch Identity- at LGBTQ+ Symposium on occasion of new David Hockney gallery at Cartwright Hall, Bradford. Delivered a masterclass for Peshkar under25project  for young artist from Spain, Portugal and the UK. Peshkar is a multi-platform arts organisation Improving the lives of young people through the arts.