Larna Campbell is a visual artist who makes work in response to her experience of the world around her. Finding inspiration in the moment and in the everyday as well as in the extraordinary, Larna develops artwork out of a process of research, dialogue, exploration and making. Current research includes exploring text and representations of emotive narratives through a series of artworks incorporating handmade paper, performance and print.
Larna makes engaging and exciting work in a variety of media including live art performance, event, sculpture, print, paper & bookworks, installation, photography and moving image. Larna's working process is research based and often collaborative in nature. For example, when developing work for public art commissions for specific locations, Larna develops artwork with communities, within communities and out of conversations and interactions with her surroundings.
Larna has developed partnerships with schools, galleries, council officers, curators, commissioners and members of the general public. Education, public art and consultancy work clients include Beam, East Street Arts, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Cartwright Hall, Creative Partnerships, Artworks Creative Communities, and Bradford Council.
Regional commissions include projects such as Bradford LINk's health and social care consultation and Arts of Place Bradford commissioned by Beam.
Larna's practice is driven by her desire to engage with people from all walks of life, both within the UK and internationally. Larna has performed at theatre festivals in Sibiu, Romania (2006) and Bilbao, Spain (2007). As a natural explorer, linguist and communicator, speaking fluent French and German, Larna is interested in developing more projects with international partners.
Larna also works as a coach with a variety of clients.
For exhibitions, residencies, consultancy, workshops and public art commissions contact Larna.