East Village’s public art programme

Two of my large scale works – ‘Constriction’ &  ‘Berthe’s Escape’ have been selected as part of the East Village London E20 scheme. A public art hire scheme that will feature East London Artists in a curated showcase across 32 private residential foyers within East Village, the former Athlete’s Village at Olympic Park. The work will be exhibited within the Village from December 2014 until March 2016      Left:... Read More

‘Dancer with Geese’ commission

‘Dancer with Geese’ my latest drawing commission draws upon my interest in the female form, textiles and my latest fascination with geese, since I’ve been living aboard a Narrow boat on the London canals. The below images show the process – from initial design, the drawing in progess through to delivery and installation in its new home.  Read More

Stour Space Collective Exhibition

Group exhibition Stour Space Fri 5 Dec 2014 – Mon 2 Feb 2015   Celebrating Stour Space’s 7th collective show. Participating artists: Isabella Allen & Natalie Martin, John Atherton, Daisy Bentley, Marie-Taos Dyvorne, Joanna Georgiades, Kevin Gras, Ben Gostling, Stuart Grist, Devorah Hall, Karen Le Roy Harris, Mira Iwanik, Gunther Jancke, Lily McCallin, Neil McDonald, Amy McSimpson, Molly Owen, Jamie Shaw, Hannah Jane Smith, Alexis... Read More

Skipton Open Studios, 2014

Open Studios, Jersey Studios are open: Saturday 5 & Sunday 6 July, 10am-5pm Afternoon tea at the studio: Sunday 6 July, 3-5pm  As part of Skipton Open Studios I’ll be a guest artist at The Art House Creative Collective studios in St Helier, Jersey (behind La Folie). Come along and see my latest drawings as well as the work of 8 other artists: Clare Ormsby, Pippa Barrow, Sharon Hall, Matt Daly, Peter John Thomson, David Ormsby, Andrea Tucker... Read More

Exciting opportunity – Self-portrait

I was recently asked with 5 other artists to take part in a promotional exhibition with the Jersey Arts Centre called Self Portrait. Myself, Gaby Radiguet, Lisa Macdonald, Alison Richards, Matt Falle and Kevin Pallot will be taking up this exciting opportunity. The challenge being we will arrive in the Berni Gallery on Sunday morning (20th March 2011) and we create work for the exhibition within the space by the next day (Monday 21st March) when we’ll... Read More

Vanita collection concept

The concept of this collection of work came from looking at traditional 18th century Vanita paintings, which contained symbolic objects that often looked at the fleeting nature of life. The irony was that these paintings commenting on life, wealth and the pointlessness of commodities became just that and were extremely popular paintings in their own right. The idea for the dress came from studying decaying flowers (often depicted in Vanita’s):... Read More

Vanita series of work

Take a look at my Vanita collection of work from making costumes to staging the sculptural clothing to photographs and drawing, as well as installation work. Have a look at the the Vanita series gallery. www.karenleroyharris.com/vanita-series  Read More

Red Dot Sale 2, 2010

Art exhibition, sale and live music Tuesday 14th December 2010, 5-9pm The Grand Hotel, Jersey For one night only the Red Dot Sale returns to the The Grand Hotel after a buzzing success last year. The red dot group organise different events aimed at promoting local artists as well as finding alternative venues to exhibit. If you’re hungry for some good art, then this is the place to be. A unique mix of 15 well known and up and coming artists will... Read More

Constriction Series

This series of work Constriction looks at costume making and the body. The materials chosen were a direct response to Liberty Wharf where the exhibition Carte Blanche was held in the few weeks before the new site opened. Artists often scavenge, seeing the beauty and potential in abandoned materials and with industrial materials scattered about the place an idea for a sculpture emerged. Taking these found materials, mainly... Read More

Work in progress

I’ve been working on a new drawing. It’s based on the workshops I ran at Hautlieu School with the students looking at the body as costume and the theatrical scenes that were set up. I still have a way to go – it’s a large scale image about 4ft by 7ft. Here is what it looks like so far – you can see it progressing:  Read More