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Charlotte Harker

Artist with a drawing and printmaking based practice and writer of prose and poetry

Drawing is at the heart of my art practice. I approach drawing from the point of view of process. Drawing demands mindfulness and being present. I concentrate on incidental details and the quality of the mark. An open interpretation is important too because it allows the viewer to bring their own narrative. At the same time each of my drawn and printed images are of particular places and viewpoints I have visited and closely observed. The drawings and prints have a duality. Specific and open simultaneously. My landscapes are repositories. They are a diary and a recollection and most importantly they are a reminder to me of the present. 

I write short form prose and poetry often accompanied or inspired by drawings. This work adopts the understated and deadpan to depict absurd and poignant situations and incidents both imagined, invented and also informed by personal experience.










Solo exhibitions

June 2019 Yurt Cafe, St. Katherines Precinct July 2018 Yurt Cafe, St,Katherines Trust, Limehouse, London October 2017 ; Beaumont Gallery, Mere, Wiltshire; June 2017; Idea Store Gallery, Bow, London  April 2017 Green Gallery, Canary Wharf London March 2017  Pictorem Gallery, Walthamstow - September - October 2016 My Pinner Project, Pinner Arts Week, Pinner Library ; April 2016 Drawings and Prints, Travelling Through, Lower Marsh, London SE1 7AE - October 2015-  February 2016- British Psychotherapy Foundation, Mapesbury Road, London NW5; September 2015- Drawings, Barbican Centre, Level 2, London - May-June 2015 Drawing the Line, Poetry Society, 22 Betterton Street, London WC1 2014 - Species of Trees and other Landscapes, Islington Arts Factory, 2 Parkhurst Road, London 2013 - Species of Trees, The Attic , High Street, Pinner 2012 - Landscape, Place and Memory, The Attic Gallery, High Street, Pinner, Middlesex 2012 - Paintings, Free Space Gallery, Bartholomew Road, Kentish Town, London NW5 2009 - Wall Drawings, Westbourne Grove Church Artspace, Westbourne Grove, London 2006 - Drawings, Seven Seven Contemporary Art, London Fields, London 2005 - Drawings, Withers LLP, 16 Old Bailey, London 2004 - Fields of Marks, Clerkenwell Green Association, London EC1 2003 - Harding House Gallery, Lincoln 2002 - Ft Gallery, Highbury, London 2000 - Burgh House, Hampstead 1999 - Barclaycard Head office, Northampton

Group exhibitions

June - September 2022 'Life in the Age of Covid' Exhibition at Conference Centre Gallery St Pancras Hospital London ; September 2019 Pictorem Gallery, Walthamstow ; July 2019  Brady Arts Centre, Whitechapel, London  June 2019 The Hub, Lost and Found Out Exhibition, with Charlotte Mew at Victoria Park, London  May 2019 Studio 4, Chisenhale Studios, Lost and Found Out exhibition - Charlotte Harker and Charlotte Mew April Brent Arts Summer Exhibition July 2018 Printmaking Exhibition, Brady Arts Centre, London 2017 Printmaking Exhibition, Brady Arts Centre, London 2016; Travelling Through  Lower Marsh, London SE1; Spatium, (Exhibitor and Curator) Barters Walk, Pinner;  Battels, Harrow on the Hill ; Shadwell Print Makers Exhibition, Shadwell Centre, Limehouse and Brady Arts Centre, Whitechapel, London ;Open exhibition, St.Marys, Harrow on the Hill, Middlesex ; 2015 November Secret Art Sale, Heath Robinson House, West House, Pinner ; April - On Landscape, Materia Gallery, Rome, Italy ; 2014 November-December - Cafe Gallery Projects, Southwark, London ; October -Open Exhibition, Dulwich Picture Gallery, Dulwich SE21 ; West House, Pinner, Middlesex; 2013 Cafe Gallery Projects, Southwark,Park, London ;  'Off the Ground' Rowan Arts Projects, Holloway, London- Islington Exhibits and Summer Salon, Islington Arts Factory, 2 Parkhurst Road, Islington 2013 - Species of Trees and other Landscapes, 20thcQuarters, Highgate, London 2012 - 125 th Anniversary, James Wigg Practice, Kentish Town Health Centre, 2 Bartholomew Road, Kentish Town, London 2012 - 'Cabinet', Islington Arts Factory, Parkhurst Road, London 2012 - February Art Fair, Islington Arts Factory, 2 Parkhurst Road, London N7 OSF 2012 - Free Space Collective, New Space Gallery, Kentish Town, London NW5 2012 - Group Exhibition, Large Glass, 392 Caledonian Road, London N1 1DN 2012 - Islington Arts Factory Summer Salon, Islington Arts Factory, 2 Parkhurst Road, London 2012 - The Duration of Surface, The Attic, High Street, Pinner, Middx 2011 - Drawing Connections, Siena Art Institute, Siena, Italy 2011 - Drawing Crowds ( ), The Stone Space, Leytonstone E11 1HG 2011 - Incognito, St.James Schools, Kensington, Olympia, London 2011 - People and Portraiture, Oxford House Gallery, Derbyshire Street, Bethnal Green, London E2 6HG 2011 - Postcard Exhibition, Transiberian Arts Centre see , Moscow-Bejiing 2011 - Summer Exhibition, Free Space Gallery, Batholomew Road, Kentish Town, London NW5 2010 - Artworks Open, Barbican Arts Group Trust, Artworks Project Space, 114 Blackhorse Lane, London 2010 - Incognito, St.James Independent Schools, Kensington Olympia 2010 - Open Exhibition, Cafe Gallery Projects, London 2010 - Square up the Decade, druck dealer, Marktstrasse 102, Hamburg 2009 - Anima Mundi, Primo Piano Gallery, Lecce, Italy 2009 - Square up the Year, NO:ID Gallery, London 2009 - Square up the Year, NO:ID Gallery ( ), 31 Commercial Road, London E1 1LG 2008 - Miniatures, The Art Works Galleries, Newcastle 2008 - Poole Drawing Open, The Study Gallery, Poole Centre for the Arts, Poole 2007 - Group Exhibition, Rowley Gallery, Kensington Church Street, London W4 2007 - Group Exhibition and Art Auction, The Building Centre, Store Street, London W1 2007 - Postcards From The Edge, James Cohan Gallery , New York 2007 - Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Open Exhibition, RBSA Gallery , St.Paul's Birmingham 2007 - Sefton Open, Atkinson Art Gallery, Southport, Merseyside 2006 - Group Exhibition, Margaret Harvey Gallery, St.Albans 2006 - Group Exhibition, Menier Gallery, London 2006 - Group Exhibition, Seven Seven Gallery, London Fields, London 2006 - Open Exhibition, Margaret Harvey Gallery, St.Albans 2005 - Polish Art Foundation Drawing Biennale, Polish Art Foundation, Victoria, Australia 2004 - Candid Galleries, Candid Arts, Islington, London 2004 - Eastern Open, Kings Lynn Art Centre, Kings Lynn 2004 - Jerwood Drawing Prize, Jerwood Space, London 2004 - Open Exhibition, South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell, Berkshire 2003 - Forea Gallery, Harrow, London 2003 - Fovea Gallery, Harrow, London 2003 - first-art, South William Street, Dublin, Republic of Ireland 2002 - Florence Trust Summer Show, Florence Trust Studios, Highbury, London 2002 - Gallery gf2, Soho, London 2002 - Glasgow Art Fair 2001 - Art and Design Gallery, Hertfordshire University 2001 - Art Fair, Battersea, London 2001 - Beatrice Royal Gallery, Eastleigh, Hampshire 2001 - Florence Trust Studios, Highbury, London 2000 - Margaret Harvey Gallery, St Albans 1999 - University College, Northampton 1997 - Group Exhibition, Beldam Gallery, Brunel University, Uxbridge


2017 to date  Ongoing Drawing Tuition 2017 Drawing Workshops, Heath Robinson Museum, Pinner ; 2016 - September ; Drawing Trees, Pinner Arts Week, Pinner Memorial Park and Heath Robinson Museum ; 2015 - The Poetry School - Crossing the Line Workshop - at The Poetry Society, London - 2014 - Education Workshops - 'Make Art' for 7-8 yrs and 11-14 yrs at Islington Arts Factory 2011- The Big Draw, Kentish Town Health Centre, Batholomew Road, Kentish Town, London NW5


2018-2019 Victoria Park, Tower Hamlets - Artist in Residence in collaboration with Charlotte Mew and LB Tower Hamlets and Chisenhale Studios 2017 ; Artist in Residence, Heath Robinson Museum, Pinner, Middlesex ; 2016-2017 Pinner Parish Church, Pinner ; 2016-Battels Arts Cafe, Harrow on the Hill, Middlesex ; 2012 - Artist Residency, The Cill Rialaig Project, Ballinskelligs, County Kerry, Ireland 2012 - Portrait Project Artist Residency see , Kentish Town Health Centre, Bartholomew Road, Kentish Town, London 2010 - International Artists Residency, Fundacion Valparaiso, Mojacar, Almeria, Spain 2009 - Artist in Residence (see, The Collection, Danes Terrace, Lincoln 2000 - Artist in Residence, University of Granada, Granada, Andalucia, Spain


2021 Onwards - Private Architecture Drawing Commssions, Pinner 2017 Private Commission, Highpoint, Highgate, London 2016 - Private Commission, Exeter Castle Purchase of Artwork by British Psychotherapy Foundation for Permanent Collection 2014 - Drawing Commission for Queen Elizabeth School, Barnet ;2011 - Contemporary Art Collection ( Purchase of Artwork), Kentish Town Health Centre, Bartholomew Road, Kentish Town


2020 - 2023 Sometime, In A Churchyard, Collaborative Project with Poet, Louise Warren 2020 And The House Watches On  Publication of a book of illustrated poetry 2019 Lost and Found Out, Victoria Park, LB Tower Hamlets,  Residency   2017 Heath Robinson Museum Drawings, Heath Robinson Museum  2016; Never a Dull Moment, Drawings of Pinner see ; September My Pinner - Public Participation Project see; 2015 - E17 Designers 'Book-ish Fair, London E17 - 2014 - Seven Sisters Stories - Rowan Arts Projects - Drawings from 'Species of Trees' Series selected by the 'Seven Sisters' see - 2013 Keats House, Hampstead, Craft and Vintage Fair; 2013 - Dandy Lion Arts, Crafts and Vintage, The Oxford, Kentish Town, London NW5

Competitions, Prizes and Awards

2019 Winner Blue Animal Literary Magazine, Chicago, Flash fiction Competition ; Shortlisted for the WriteIdea Short Story Competition, LB Tower Hamlets, Idea Store, Whitechapel ; 2017 Poem Selected for Anthology, What the Elephant said to the Peacock, Dempsey and Windle Publishing 2017 ; Poems selected for Anthology ; Poems to Keep, Dempsey and Windle Publishing ; 2017- Arts Council Grant for the Arts, Heath Robinson Museum Residency, Pinner, Middlesex; 2017 Oppenheim John Downes Memorial Grant Award ; 2014- Grant Award, Grants for the Arts, Arts Council England - 'Species of Trees and Other Landscapes'  2012 - Grant Award, The Eaton Fund for Artists, PO Box 172, Lewes BN7 9FF 2011 - BP Portrait Award (longlisted - reached second round of selection process), National Gallery , London 2010 - Oppenheim John Downes Memorial Awards, Oppenheim John Downes Memorial Trust, Broadway, Westminster, London SW1H OBL 2009 - Arts Council Grants for the Arts Award, Arts Council England, London 2007 - Drawing Center Viewing Program, Drawing Center, New York 2007 - Oppenheim-John Downes Memorial Awards, Oppenheim-John Downes Memorial Trust, Westminster London SW1H OBL 2007 - Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, Pollock Krasner Foundation, New York 2004 - Jerwood Drawing Prize - Shortlisted, Jerwood Space, London; 1999 First Prize, Barclaycard Drawing Award

Educational Experience

2019 Printmaking, Shadwell Printmakers  2019 Drawing workshops as part of Victoria Park Residency at LB Tower Hamlets and Chisenhale Studios   2015-2018 - Printmaking, Shadwell Print Studios, Limehouse, London ; 2001 - BA(Hons)Fine Art, University of Hertfordshire, College Lane, Hatfield, Hertfordshire 2000 - Printmaking, University of Granada, Andalucia, Spain 1992 - Illustration, Chelsea School of Art and Design, London 1987 - BSc(Hons) Urban Land Economics, Sheffield Hallam University, Pond Street, Sheffield


2022 'The Novel and Other Incidents' - A Collection of Prose Poetry and Short Form Prose published by TSL Publications  2018; 'The Wear and Tear of Conversation'  a collection of poems and drawings published by Dempsey and Windle 2017 and 2018 ; Selected  Poems in Poetry Anthologies, Poems to Keep and What the Elephant said to the Peacock, Dempsey and Windle Publishing ; 2017 Makers Art Optima Magazine, Middlesex, Herts and Bucks 2017 The E-List, Review of Pictorem Gallery Exhibition ; 2016 The Villager Magazine, Pinner, Article on Drawings from Pinner ;New Reflections magazine, British Psychotherapy Foundation 2015 Selected Artist for Axisweb Artist Collaborations feature ; Nowheres, Charlotte (formerly David) Harker and Tamar Yoseloff, A collaborative project of Text and Images; Another Brick in the Wall, Article about Nowheres by John Field at ;;Write Out Loud, The Poetry of Lost Landscapes ;Selected Artist for axisweb the big draw ; Species of Trees and Other Landscapes - London Grip, Art and Culture Magazine - 2013 Species of Trees with contributions from Writer and Art Critic Ciara Healy and Poet Tamar Yoseloff ; Optima Magazine, Hertfordshire and Middlesex 2012 - Faces of Health A Portrait Project by Charlotte (formerly David) Harker, Kentish Town Health Centre, London 2010 - a-n magazine 2009 - an (Artist Newsletter) Magazine, 'Snapshot' p.8 2009 - Anima Mundi, Primo Piano Gallery, Lecce, Italy 2004 - 'Fields of Marks' The Work of Charlotte (David) Harker by Cherry Smyth 2001 - Florence Trust Summer Exhibition, Florence Trust, London


Charlotte (formerly David) Harker on Artlyst  and at Tower Hamlets Shadwell Printmakers


2022 Poetry Performance at Pumphouse Theatre Watford 2020 Performance of The Vagina Monologues at Theatro Technis, Crowndale Road, London N12019 Poetry Performance at MadHatters Theatre, Willesden Green , London 2019 Performance of The Vagina Monologues at Theatro Technis, Crowndale Road, London N1 2017 Creative Writing Workshop, West House, Pinner ; 2016-2017 ; Poetry Reading, Speak Your Mind Open Mic, West House, Pinner ; September - Public Participation Project, Open call for the public to submit photographs of Pinner for display in community library as part of Pinner Arts Week ; May Poetry Reading, West House, Pinner - April -Artist and Poet Question and Answer session at Travelling Through prints and drawings exhibition, Lower Marsh London SE1 with Tamar Yoseloff, Paul Carey-Kent and Ciara Healy 2015 Drawings and Prints - Artist Talk - Barbican Centre, Level 2 ; E17 Designers, E17 Art Trail, Walthamstow, London E17; 2013 - Keats House Fair, Keats House, Ten Keats Grove, Hampstead 2013 - Member of, Craft Makers Association, 28 Grafton Terrace, London NW5 4JJ 2012 - Administrator, Islington Arts Factory, Parkhurst Road, Holloway, London 2012 - Content Systems Management,, online 2012 - Marketing Assistant, Create(Arts)Ltd, Salisbury House, London Wall, London EC2M 5QQ 2012 - Radio Interview, Artists Lounge Arts Show, On Portraiture, Radio On FM, 101.4FM, 1 Lyric Square, Hammersmith 2011 - Print Collection, , Smiths Row Gallery,, Bury St.Edmunds 2010 - Open Studios, Harrow Open Studios, Harrow 2010 - Radio Interview, XStream East Radio - at - , St.Georges Town Hall, 236 Cable Street, London E1 OBL



British Psychotherapy Foundation

Kentish Town Health Centre

Queen Elizabeth School, Barnet

Bruce Castle, Tottenham

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