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Lynne O'Dowd sketch

Artist in Residence

Across festival week, the work of our inaugural artist-in-residence for the festival, Lynne O’Dowd, will be on display in York Theatre Royal.

Lynne O'Dowd

Since 1986, Lynne has worked as a freelance sculptor specialising in pictorial bas-relief and portraiture in which working drawings are used as a means to an end. By contrast, in her role as festival artist-in-residence, a series of primary responses to dramatic action and the vibrantly embodied presence of actors inhabiting powerful stories will be key.

The work on display will include drawings and sketches made during observation of the rehearsal process for York Shakespeare Project’s production of Cymbeline. In addition, Lynne will be drawing at festival performances, rehearsals and events. The resulting work will be displayed in the York Theatre Royal café in an exhibition that will evolve across festival week.

Supported by the University of York's Culture and Communication theme and the Humanities Research Centre.