Leanne O’Connor is a visual artist and producer based in Birmingham, UK.
She is enticed by the hierarchy of remembrance(s) that pervades the archive and collective histories, also the changing face of heritage preservation today. Using the artefacts that remain as a response stimulus to shake the dust off these orphaned histories, O'Connor uses the medium of steel and glass, and translates these through the production of sculpture, print and projects that lift these histories up and away from the dust.
Latest works are the Whitworth Wallis residency with Birmingham Museums Trust, where she is focusing on a remarkable woman stainedglass artist from Smethwick, Sandwell – a Miss Florence Camm. Camm also studied at Birmingham School of Art in 1896-1912, responding to the Camm collection of Birmingham museum and art gallery and Sandwell heritage centre and archives, working towards a body of work to be exhibited in 2019.