About Sofie

Sofie has worked as an artist/ designer for 25 years. Her work includes large-scale site-specific performance, theatre, and installations. At the heart of her work is an educational and participative narrative, which has been an integral element to much of the work that she has created.

She has worked as artist in residence with Historic Royal Palaces, projects include: The Field of Flowers (2007) which was a commission to create a piece of work to mark the 10th anniversary of Princess Diana’s death at Kensington palace. 6000 people contributed to a series of 10, 3.5 meter high metal “Dandelion” sculptures. The Temple of the Imagination for Kew gardens featured in the BBC series A Year at Kew April 2006, What a Dainty Dish, an installation-weaving people’s stories into recipes on an illuminated tablecloth in the vaults at the Tower of London created with Mark Storor.

Sofie regularly collaborates with Mark - projects include For the Best - Unicorn Theatre reworked for the Unity theatre Liverpool TMA award for Best children’s Theatre 2009 produced by Anna Ledgard. Lick - Birmingham Rep Style of our Lives - LIFT. Sofie is currently creating a series of outdoor sculptures and installations for a private art collector in the USA. She works in mixed media often using textiles, metal and printing as the surface texture.

"Absolutely amazing. Spectacular. Heart Stopping!" Audience member, Run

"Puppet makers, Iron Man makers and director Jenny Sealey, designer Sofie Layton and all the design and creative team show a real understanding of how the simple and the very complex can work together to great dramatic effect…" British Theatre Guide

Press
Field of Flowers, Guardian
Field of Flowers, Telegraph
Iron Man, British Theatre Guide Review

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