Leanne O'Connor is a cross-disciplinary artist-maker based in Birmingham, UK.
O'Connor is interested in the hidden, obscure and benign qualities of artifact's, archives and materiality. O'Connor is constantly curious as to the recording techniques of communities and how these records and remnants inform collective memory , with a current focus on the social materiality and industry of glass within the community of Smethwick.
Latest projects are the Living Memory Project, working with CHAS ( Community, History and Archives service) researching their expansive Chance Glass collection, activating their contents in the production of a new body of sculpture. Also, Whitworth Wallis residency with Birmingham Museums Trust, where she is showing a new body of work focusing on a remarkable stained glass artist from Smethwick, Sandwell – a Miss Florence Camm. On show until June 2020 within the Birmingham School of Art Gallery and Industrial hall.