Emily Campbell ... Pure Escapism



1991 - 1992 MA Alternative Media    Chelsea School of Art, London.
1988 - 1991 B.A Hons (1st Class), Fine Art. Camberwell School of Art, London.
1987 - 1988 Art Foundation Norwich School of Art.

Public Art Commissions

  • University of North Staffordshire Lead artist for new build Children’s Ward’s.
  • BSF project Dandilion Public Art Commission for Kings School Wolverhampton.
  • Blackburn New NHS Build - Major glazing commission for front of new Health Centre.
  • Manchester Children’s Hospital, - A series of images and installations for Ward 78.
  • Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Accident and Emergency Dept – Lead artist for proposed artworks in new build A and E
  • Imagining Glossop. Glossop Primary Care New Build, Glossop.
  • Imagining Bury. Bury NHS.  Large scale vinyl artworks for new Health Care Development, Bury.
  • Milton Keynes Dreaming. Working with community to create a 60 x 20 ft floor piece for exhibition at Young People’s Music Festival, Milton Keynes.
  • Imagining Plymouth. Photographic Commission for Plymouth Accident and Emergency Department.
  • Visions of Hartlepool. Hartlepool Police Station, Hartlepool.
  • Lead Artist for Haywood Hospital.  To engage with the hospital community, and commission local art students to create a body of work that documents and ‘remembers’ the Haywood Hospital.
  • Magic Perry Common.  Dove Health Centre, Birmingham.
  • From Lozells with Love and Respect. Lozells Health Centre Birmingham.
  • Views from Greenridge.  Greenridge Health Centre, Birmingham.
  • Visions of Home.  Summerfield Health Centre, Birmingham.
  • Views from Westheath, Westheath Health Centre, Birmingham.
  • Lead Artist for Reflective Space.  A Kings Fund initiative for Harplands Hospital Stoke on Trent.
  • Lead Artist LIFT.  Engaging with design teams, PCT’s, and local communities to create proposals for public artworks in five new build health centres in Birmingham.
  • Visions of You.  Research Action Project in Stourport on Severn with pro/POSIT.
  • Love Ties.  A Major Permanent Public Art Work, for Hanley Park Stoke on Trent.
  • The Medicine.  A Digital Imaging Commission for Creative Remedies Arts and Health Website.
  • Love Ties 2.  A Creative Partnerships project ‘Hearts on Fire’ digital project for Birches Head High School, Stoke on Trent.
  • How Does Your Garden Grow?.  Summerbank Primary School, Stoke on Trent.
  • Beyond My Bricks and Mortar.  Archbishop Grimshaw School Birmingham.
  • The Wall that Wished it Wasn’t There.  A consultation commission for the Haywood Hospital, Stoke on Trent.
  • Creature Carpet.  A performance space commission, for Hinckley town centre.
  • Standing Ovation/Private Views.  The Storey Institute, public art commission for Virtual Model.
  • Welcome to my Front Garden…mac/sampad, a Public art research commission for The Mac Arts Centre, Birmingham.
  • A World of Difference.  Harplands Hospital, Stoke on Trent.
  • City Building.  A site-specific research event with pro/POSIT in Stoke on Trent. 
  • Reverberations.  Harplands Hospital, Stoke on Trent.



  • Shire Hall Gallery 2110.  Invited group exhibition Visual Illusions Shire Hall Gallery Stafford.
  • Without you I am Lost… Invited digital media exhibition at The University of Valencia, Spain.
  • The Blue Butterfly…Solo exhibition at The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Stoke on Trent.
  • Mosquito Night.  Collaboration with performer Christine Watkins and scientist Angela Priestman at Herefordshire Courtyard Gallery.
  • Creature Carpet.  Selected exhibition Folly Gallery, Lancaster.
  • The Real Kitchen…Selected site-specific commission for exhibition ‘Cultivate’ Birmingham.
  • Recollections. Selected site-specific exhibition St Giles the Abbott Church, Cheadle.
  • Baby, baby...Selected site-specific commission for exhibition at The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery.
  • New Art for a New Century.  Group exhibition Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Stoke on Trent.
  • Private Views.  Selected site-specific commission at The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery.
  • Detectable.  Curated and exhibited in exhibition at The Real Gallery, New York, USA.
  • Spot.  Selected group exhibition at The Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool.
  • Mat 2.  Selected group exhibition - The Whitechapel Gallery, London.


Consultancy and Training

2009 - 2010 - Guest Lecturer for Birmingham School of Art MA Arts and Health programme.
2008 -  Exhibition selection for Potteries Museum and Art Gallery Open Exhibition.
2007 -  Public Art Training Lead speaker for a Public Art Training event, Creative Interventions.
2003 -  Design for ‘Sundance Visual Arts’ (A Commercial Audio Visual Company) created logo and name and have since had active role in advising on visual ideas.
2001-2003 -  Advisor for West Midlands Arts duties included: Writing reports about the region’s arts activities, the Local Education Authority on the Ikon Gallery’s Education Programme, advising on applications for funding.
2002 - Consulted on the development of Keele University Undergraduate Degree path in ‘Media, Communications and Culture’

Reviews, Press and Web links

2010 – John Woodhouse Interview – Nature is Child’s Play for Emily, The Sentinel Saturday 09 October.
2009 – Author Unknown. Emergency department at Derriford Hospital, Zest, Improving the Health Care Environment. http://www.zestarts.org.uk/pages/27
2008 – Steve Bould.  Floored – The Sentinel
2008 – Christine Watkins.  Mosquito Night Images.  Mosquito Night.
2008 – Mark Penfold.  Supersize Design - Computer Arts
2008  – David Williams.  Showcase Hartlepool Police Station – Commissions North.
2006 – Duncan Robertson.  Generations Combine in War Sacrifice Tribute, The Sentinel Newspaper.
2006 – Author Unknown.  The Power of Art.  A Working Partnership, Learning from the LIFT Experience.
2005 – Gabriel Gregory.  Letters of Love Which Tie a Community Together.  The Sentinel Arts Review.
2005 – Author Unknown.  Love Ties Launch.  Creative Stoke. http://www.creativestoke.org.uk/parklove.html
2004 – Nick Coligan.  Public Art Has designs on Lifting City’s Cultural Image. The Sentinel Newspaper
1992 – James Hall.  SCULPTURE / Making chaos out of order: James Hall reflects on 'Natural Order' at the Tate Gallery, Liverpool, and unnatural selection at the Whitechapel Open.  The Independent Newspaper.

Current and Recent Work Experience

1993 – Current       Lecturer in Fine Art, Staffordshire University.
2009 – Current       Artistic Director – Blue Butterfly Flooring Ltd.
2003 - 2004           Arts for Health Coordinator, North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust
1997 - 2002           Partner, Letting in the Light, in Stoke on Trent. Set up and run Socially Engaged Arts Group.

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