Approved: 02.08.2017


Artist, Maker

Approved: 02.08.2017

performing-exhibiting-making sounds. 

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        Artist Statement

        performing-exhibiting-making sounds. 


        solo exhibitions internationally include Fokidos Athens; Alma Zevi Venice; University of Atypical Belfast; Arthouse Wakefield; Edinburgh Printmakers.


        film commissions include Northern Broadsides; Graeae; Dash; Spot On Lancashire; together 2020 Disability History Month. two Sound&Music awards; sound-walk commission from the Auxiliary Teesside.  Unlimited funded book of radical photographic self-portraits.


        previously artistic associates with Disability Arts Online & Museum of Homelessness (lived experience); supported by Future’s Venture Foundation radical independent art fund; and NewBridge Project artist in residence


        housing contains the word sing is an ongoing body of work out of our lived experiences of homelessness including 3 solo theatre shows; exhibitions; albums; zines; articles; events; participation; more ...


        relevant, poetic and so original.   Alma Zevi Venice


        there's something truly special in how they capture everyday splendours and vulnerability. BALTIC

        CV & Education

        solo exhibitions

        feb - may '24 you have already survived. llantarnam grange, cwm bran. installation (banners, paper art, sound, photography) about afon wysg (river usk)


        july '23 - housing contains the word sing. installation, live theatre studio, elevator festival.

        visuals, film, sound spiralling out ov some ov our lived experience ov homelessness.


        '21 - writing liberté with lips. Edinburgh Printmakers.  supported by Future’s Venture Foundation writing-liberte-with-lips/


        '18 - 19 hyena in petticoats. celebrating mary wollstonecraft in visuals, film, sounds. commissioned for disabled history month by together. pop-up exhibition including artists book plus promenade commissioned by axisweb / manchester met university, mac birmingham / dash


        '20 '20 rose carved in rain. solo exhibition the newbridge project, gateshead


        '18 is that a bruise or a tattoo? solo exhibition, alma zevi gallery, venice


        '18 still alone in her voices (touring work) solo exhibition, university of atypical, belfast.


        '17 prisong. solo exhibition / performance. east ham library, london. together! disability history month festival in association with newham book festival


        '17 nudging meteors. art house, wakefield. residency - solo exhibition - publicatio


        '17 stitching petals to lead - solo exhibition. fokidos, athens, greece


        '13 pharmageddon. oriel beaumont. llandrindod wells


        '12 c21st illuminations (after rimbaud). whitley arts festival, reading


        artists films (see

        '21 fragisle. commissioned by dash. equipment thanks to Graeae and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation

        '21 birdbrained? spot on / lancashire libraries performance commission for families.

        '20 mazer. northern broadsides digital squad commission

        '20 we will we will rock yu. commissioned graeae crips without constraints

        '18 gregor samsa awake. premiered university of atypical belfast. altff finalist

        '18 moths &rust. mission gallery swansea in association with disability arts cymru

        '17 16/10. premièred medff, sicily, italy

        '16 stitching petals to lead. 5'40''. premièred fokidos, athens

        '16 jezebelofthewaters / cello rain twelve. premièred facade video festival, bulgaria

        '16 ur's for kurt (schwitters). 2'24''. finalist in 100 years of dada award. ica, london

        '15 firing the can(n)on. 4'59''. commissioned / premiered dash / mac, birmingham

        '14 bang! performance to camera. commissioned / premièred by tullie house carlisle


        sound-art commissions / broadcasts / exhibitions

        '20 - '21 our life replies. the auxilliary project teesside grant and commission - sonic arts weekend

        '20 her son upon a heap of feathers. radiophrenia commission.

        '20 art & heritage blue skies thinking commission - voted staff choice

        '20 night gale. disconsortia commission.

        '18 marx&angels. 10'09''. stockton contemporary, teesside

        '17 the bees sleep. 6'23'' premiered helicotrema venice.

        '17 those of us who have learnt to love our madnesses. 16'06''. premièred arts access australia

        '16 švejk's journeyings. 15'12''. premiered b#side - casarsa della delizia, italy.



        '22 void gallery derry - pop up installation / performance

        '22 NewBridge Project practice makes practice artist in residence

        '21 plant a forest after yr gone. unlimited funded collection of radical selfportrait photos under lockdown. launched NewBridge Project

        '20/'21 messages bouteille. creator of artworks for 'the invisible children', benwell high school.

        '20 -'22 associate artist with dao (disability arts online)

        '20 - '22 ideas fund supported artist, spark arts for children leicester

        '20 / '21 two awards from sound&music for our sound-art

        '20 cvan-n.e. in association with baltic - microbursary for banners

        '19 - '21 newbridge project advisory group / sound&music advisory panel

        '18 - '23 artistic associate, museum of homelessness (part of our lived experience)

        - including delivering public art commission for their new finsbury park building

        '16 one of fourteen leading international disabled artists featured in incorrigibles: perspectives on disability visual arts in the 20/21st centuries. dash.

        '12 m21 unlimited funded disability arts festival, much wenlock, dash / live art development agency

        '11/'15 artist in residence, celf o gwmpas, mid-wales

        '10'/11 residency 'reclaiming the languages of lunacy' - new art gallery, walsall / dash

        '10 artist-activist in residence, stanley picker gallery in association with live art development agency



        'the visuals for this photobook are no different. they are poetic, capturing rough surfaces, streaming lights, shadows, and self-reflections. focus and depth reveal grace, dignity, trauma. the weathered hand and the flowers display a sense of fragility, but also growth. it tells us nature/we can grow despite the circumstances. i feel lucky to have watched this project flourish and bloom. it fills me with joy that others will join me in sharing the unique beauty of gobscure.' Niomi Fairweather, BALTIC



        an amazingly light touch with very serious and important topics, giving your audience space to experience your work and concerns in such an intimate way. I find your work relevant, poetic and so original. ... we are dealing with the antithesis of all that is mass-produced, commercial; one needs time to engage and to listen to the work. It might even help us to listen to ourselves. ... a great, and singular artist, with no other justifications or conditions needed. alma zevi venice