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Lady Kitt is a Disabled artist and drag king, describing their work as

“Mess Making as Social Glue”. Kitt works on long term, collaborative

projects driven by insatiable curiosity about how art can be useful.

Projects are usually punctuated by the creation of large-scale,

vibrant installations or sites for exchange made from recycled paper,

reused plastics and raw clay, which Kitt calls shrines. These are

inspired by English folk traditions and the Catholic shrines they visited

as a child in Portugal.

Kitt uses crafting, performance, and research to create objects, interactions and events, with the wild ambition of dismantling and mischievously re-crafting spaces and systems they find discriminatory, obsolete or just quite dull.


Some stuff that has happened as part of this work is:

·      Raw clay paddling pool dances (“Pleasure Imprints” 2023-24)

·      Policy changes (“enSHRINE Project” 2020-on )

·      An international, ecofeminist art magazine for, and by, children (“(small but) FIERCE”)


Kitt is a trustee for Crafts Council and founding member of disabled artist led art rabble “kin collective” (North East Culture Awards “Newcomer of the Year” winner 2022).


Kitt’s work has won the VAMHN Arts Award 2023, been longlisted for both the 2023 and 2024 Aesthetica Art Prize, shown at Atlanta Contemporary (USA), Saatchi Gallery (UK), National Centre on Restorative Justice (USA) and been commissioned by QUEERCIRCLE ("Drag Declares Emergency" 2024), Craftspace (“Drag Declares Emergency” 2022-23), Arts&Heritage (“This, our hive of voices” 2020-22) and BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art (‘Open. Bloom. Flourish. Nourish’, 2021).

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Lady Kitt, credit Art Matters Now 2023.JPG
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