Luminara Florescu United Kingdom
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I work with a range of media and processes embracing a playful, humorous and sometimes subversive attitude to art-making. My inspiration comes from many sources including Process Orientated Psychology and the Fluxus Art Movement.

Testing and transcending perceived boundaries of art, I often draw knowledge from non-art disciplines such as spiritualism, mythology and paranormal phenomena. Working with diverse mediums and processes to embrace a playful, humorous and sometimes, subversive attitude to art-making.

My limited edition, artist book, titled ‘Noble Offerings' is part of the V&A Museum’s permanent collection of Artists Books. The British Arts Council chose ‘Home Town’ video art installation to represent British artists in Milan and my short film script ‘Penny Collectors’ was awarded a production grant by the Welsh Film Council.

In 2019, I co-curated and was a contributing artist of the ACE funded ‘B-Wing’ exhibition in Shepton Mallet Prison. I am currently developing long-term, art projects and opportunities for artists with the prison starting with the Artist Prison Residencies Programme in September 2021.

In 2020, I co-founded HEARTHSTONE Ways CIC an artist-led organisation whose purpose is to bring Contemporary Art as a form of Well-being to communities in the South West through socially engaged and collaborative art projects. Working with local and national professional artists, HEARTHSTONE Ways’ aim is to demystify contemporary art by creating immersive art experiences in which the public are invited to engage with the artwork in a collaborative process with artists, therefore nurturing a sense of ownership. HEARTHSTONE Ways is committed to an inclusive artistic process for all, through its projects and workshops.

Artwork

B-Wing, Installation, 2019

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Prison Residencies Programme , Installation, 2021

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Open Circles, Social Practice, 2020/21

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The ‘pOrtal’ – Fourthland, Sound, 2020

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Upcoming events

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    OUTSIDE IN - Somerset Art Weeks 2022

      Shepton Mallet Prison  |    Exhibition  |    01/10/2022 to 09/10/2022

    Following on from the well-received Artist Prison Residencies in 2021, curator and artist Luminara Florescu will be returning to Shepton Mallet Prison with a new exhibition for Somerset Art Weeks 2022. From 1st – 9th October, six artists will be taking over C-Wing in Shepton Mallet Prison in Somerset to create an exhibition of site responsive, immersive artworks. Curator and contributing artist,

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Projects and exhibitions

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Prison Residencies

18/09/2021 — ongoing

A group of artists have been inspired by the historic records of Shepton Mallet Prison, including “crimes” such as being a Suffragette or the theft of butter. The artists will be spending time in the prison to create work inspired by the building and its history. The thirteen artists – all women – will be based in the cells of C-wing...

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'B-Wing'

21/09/2019 — 06/10/2019

B-Wing was an Arts Council England funded project. A multi-disciplinary arts events involving 6 artists and 2 writers making site-responsive works leading to an exhibition and performances in the unique spaces of B-Wing at Shepton Mallet Prison during Somerset Art Weeks Festival.

Artworks including sculpture installation, textiles, light,...

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