Bronwen Sleigh



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George Street, hand coloured etching, 59cm x 59cm

Nile Avenue Study I, etching, 77cm x 76cm

Jinja Road Study I, hand coloured etching, 32cm x 32cm

nile Avenue Study XI, pen, pencil and gouache on etching, 38.5cm x 37cm

Bombo Road Study II, pen, pencil and gouache on etching, 59.5cm x 44cm

Kiyembe Lane, hand coloured etching, 77cm x 76cm


Bronwen Sleigh makes prints, drawings and objects, taking inspiration from industrial architecture, unused and forgotten urban spaces and the environment at the edge of the city. Her work aims to provoke a consideration and dialogue with these spaces - these vast engineered constructions, which have been carved into the natural landscape. Borrowing the aesthetic of the industrial and the weathered, these elements are transformed through the processes of her practice, to create images and objects which resonate with the energy of these lands. Sleigh’s work translates places by folding, twisting and abstracting them. This sees the work exploring space rather than describing it, challenging perceptions of the ordinary by presenting it in an unfamiliar way.


Born in 1980 and raised in Mid-Wales, Bronwen Sleigh received her BA from the Glasgow School of Art and MA from the Royal College of Art, where she was selected for a six week exchange to The University of Calgary, Canada. She has also worked for several prestigious arts organisations including the The Royal College of Art, The Royal Academy Schools as a Print Fellow and at Edinburgh Printmakers as their etching technician and collaborating printer. The artist has exhibited widely both in the UK and overseas. Her work is held in numerous collections around the world. Sleigh lives and works in Glasgow.


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