Claire Harbottle

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Selected biography

Claire lives and works in Leeds, UK. She is the mother of two children and currently combines her photographic practice with studying for a BSc in Midwifery Studies. Claire will be joining the Yorkshire Storks Independent Midwives upon completion of her degree.


Solo and Group exhibitions:

 Abort Retry Fail South Square Gallery Bradford 2011

Traverse Video Festival, Toulouse, France 2011

Home From Home, Leeds 2011

SIX at Lifton Place, Leeds 2010

Shine, Leeds 2009-2011

Light Night Leeds 2009

Red Eric Leeds 2008

Leeds Art Fair 2005 & 2006

Don’t Look Down Leeds 2001-2002

Spice of Leeds Arts Festival 2001

Powerhouse 2, Wakefield 1996


Commissions and Awards:


Vegetable Matter Public Art Commission for Leeds City Council and Leeds NHS Trust in collaboration with East Street Arts, Leeds 2011

Axis MAStars award 2010 selected by Pippa Oldfield Senior Programme Manager Impressions Gallery, Bradford

St Stephen’s Centenary public art commission 2003

Roundhay Resource / CASAC Partnership public art commission 2002


Conferences and Symposia:


Lilla’s Birthing: Re-appropriating the subjective experience of birthing in visual art. Mothering and Motherhood in the 21st Century: Research and Activism Conference organised by Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement (MIRCI) and Centre for Research in Anthropology, Portugal (CRIA). Lisbon, Portugal February 2010


Men film and women disappear. Re-appropriating the subjective experience of Birthing in visual art. University of Leeds Symposia May 2010


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