Our first off-site programme since 2019, due to Covid, we are excited to be co-curating BIDDY, a performance art programme for
FRINGE ARTS BATH 2022 with performance artist & DWELL residency artist PETA LLOYD.
BIDDY will celebrate and promote the work of women performance artists over 50. We will encourage participants to follow their on-going interests and we will especially welcome work that challenges negative attitudes and derogatory descriptions of older women, such as BIDDY.
We will programme a range of performance types from short pop-up works which can be repeated, to longer durational pieces. They can be solo works or collaborative, you may choose to work in pairings or small groups with other selected Artists. The works can be for the indoor or the public space and can involve the general public.
We plan to programme our events for the weekend of 28th & 29th May.
To apply go to
Before you apply please note that FaB is a voluntary event. There is no funding or payment and exhibitions, events and performances take place in available empty shops and premises around the city and on the streets. If selected you will be asked to contribute £20 to the running costs. You will need to arrange your own travel and accommodation and supply all materials for your work.
Following the success of DIG in 2018 we again worked with artist curators Sam Hall and Janey Carline of Everyone's an Artist to host SWIM, a two day performance event in Oxford over the weekend of May 11th & 12th 2019.
Artists responded to the river and made exploratory work on the banks of the River Thames in East Oxford. Audience came to meet them as they worked and watched scheduled performances from 3pm each afternoon.
The event was part of the Garden of Mystery and Suspense for Artweeks and was open to the general public.
Participant artists :
Lottie Candy, Clare Carswell, Phoebe Curry, Kate Daggett, Helen Edwards, Claire Frampton, Sam Hall, James Seymour
We worked with artist and curator SAM HALL to curate DIG, a week-end long performance art event in Wallingford Oxfordshire in May 2018. Artists camped in an urban garden and made performance and installation art in response to it. The event was open to the public and was part of the Last Garden of Mystery and Suspense presented by artist Janey Carline as Everyone's An Artist.
Participant artists :
Rebekah Dean, Seher Kiran, Bella Lordwarf, Julia Mallaby, Claire Frampton, Sam Hall, Clare Carswell, Emma Stevens, Katy Ullyart, Ann Rapstoff.
In June 2017 we curated FESTAL FAVOURS, a programme of performance art, sound installation & experimental printmaking for the Charlbury Arts Festival.
The programme introduced the work of emerging artists as well as showcasing the work of major names. All made new works for Charlbury that met with the history and people of the town.
Participating artists were Isabel Wilkinson, Holly Slingsby, Aaron Williamson, Philip Lee, Brian Catling, Cally Trench, Jo Thomas, Veronica Cordova de la Rosa, Jack Catling, Rhiannon Evans, Clare Carswell, Neil C Smith & William H Harvey.
Info on all artists and events at https://festalfavours.tumblr.com
An Open Studio event at the end of
Eleanor Minney's residency in 2017 gave visitors the opportunity to chat with her about her time at the studio and to view her recent works.
We were AYYO in those days !
The culmination of US composer Flannery Cunningham's two week residency in 2016. The SKETCH installation introduced Flannery's new composition made with sensors reacting to the colour of meadow flowers she had collected suspended in ice.