Amy Sharrocks

Biography

For many years Amy has been investigating people and our connection to water. On 12 July 2007 she made SWIM, where 50 people swam across London from Tooting Bec Lido to Hampstead Heath Ponds. She then drifted her boat on swimming pools across the country. Amy is currently gathering donations for Museum of Water, a large public collection of water that people want to preserve, in the container of their choice. She continues to make many walking, stumbling works across Europe, and is encouraging people to sign up for Swim the Thames, a mass swim in 2015 across The Thames River, underneath Tower Bridge. In 2012 she won the Sculpture Shock award from the Royal Society of British Sculptors, and spent her time there making many falling works, including the large participatory pieces, Invitation to Fall, Time to Fall and Flop. Her writing Anatomy of Falling is about to be published in Performance Research Journal.