CEE Artist-in-Residence – Rebecca Sharp

Rebecca Sharp is a writer and interdisciplinary artist whose work encompasses poetry, plays and performance; spoken-word, installation, and print; collaborative and participatory projects – stemming from a core belief in the transformative power of creative practice. In 2020 she received a Literature Matters Award from the Royal Society of Literature to write her poetry pamphlet collection Rough Currency (Tapsalteerie), exploring various entanglements with fossil fuels and the oil economy.

Rebecca has been involved with the research centre since its launch in 2021. Her powerful poetry on oil, climate and imaginative life received second prize in the CEE’s inaugural Art of Energy exhibition, featured centrally in a poetry event held at the Byre Theatre in the lead-up to COP26, and inspired a public workshop on how poetry can empower positive change.

In September 2022, Rebecca began her residency with the Centre for Energy Ethics.

Contact Rebecca by email: [email protected]

Rebecca Sharp

Featured Artwork

This short film, Velella velella, is inspired by the poem of the same name written and performed by Rebecca Sharp.

Filmed, edited and directed by Steve Smart, the film also features and original score written and performed by Alex South.

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Award-winning poet and writer Rebecca Sharp will be taking up the position of Artist-in-Residence at the University of St Andrews’ Centre for Energy Ethics (CEE). The 18-month post will begin in September 2022.

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The Centre for Energy Ethics invites donations to the University’s Hardship Appeal for St Andrews students and staff affected by the war in Ukraine. Assisting with accommodation, living expenses and other incidentals faced in the months ahead, the Fund aims to provide peace of mind that St Andrews will remain a safe and supportive haven for anyone directly affected by the war.

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