With her early experience in theatre and performance, Rebecca's work is suffused with an interdisciplinary approach. Currently based in Fife, Scotland, she has made work throughout the UK by a variety of residencies, commissions and artist-led projects.
As a writer, she has worked in collaboration with sound artists, composers, musicians, performers and visual artists, making work in formal, informal and site-specific contexts.
Recent work has combined poetry and performance (The Ballad of Juniper Davy and Sonny Lumiere), poetry and paintings (Unmapped), text and sound art (Rules of the Moon), poetry and textiles (Fathoming: setting poetry to silk), poetry and scent (Five Charms for the Potingair). Her most recent play, The Air That Carries The Weight, was performed at the Traverse theatre in Edinburgh in 2016, commissioned by Stellar Quines theatre company.
She regularly runs creative writing and interdisciplinary workshops in educational and community settings.
'Impossible not to be moved by these restless, shifting
poems… This is a beautifully balanced work, a
collection that is both unnervingly strange yet also
life-affirmingly human.' (Anna Crowe)
Photo by Raz Ullah
'fascinatingly complex, audacious and at times
brain-poppingly clever work'.
(Neil Cooper, Herald Scotland)
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'beautiful, lyrical work... a vision which is perhaps
nearer the truth than we know.' (Meg Bateman)
'A high-risk play – more great flight of lyricism than
conventional drama… downright thrilling…
At times, Sharp’s poetry is simply immense.'
(Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman)
Rebecca Sharp is a writer and artist whose practice encompasses text,
performance, visual and collaborative projects.