Lady Kitt is a maker, researcher and drag king. Based in the UK, their projects have taken place all over the world, winning awards& involving thousands of people.
Kitt describes their work as "Mess Making as Social Glue, driven by an insatiable curiosity to explore, share and (gently) insight the social functions of stuff that gets called art".
Kitt uses crafting, performance and research to create objects, interactions and events.
Some of the things that have happened as part of their work are: super-sized origami boat races, policy changes & the creation of an international feminist art magazine for and by children.
Kitt is co-lead for Social Art Network (SAN) North East, a founding member of disabled artist led consortium Disconsortia & a member of global art activism movement Nasty Women (NW), co-convening the NW International Art Prize in 2018.
Kitt's work has been selected for inclusion in The Institute for Art and Innovation (Germany), “Social Art Award 2019 Book”. Kitt has recently shown work at Atlanta Contemporary (USA), Saatchi Gallery London (UK) and is currently Artist in Residence at Durham University (UK) and one of nine "Constellations" artist with UP Projects and Flat Time House (London, UK).
"Making is important.
Making, makes people happy. It creates space and time for talking, thinking, sharing and appreciating.
Making makes people…. Well, people. The spaces and relationships we form while making, are essential to human culture. Each group of makers has their own special approach, a particular way of doing things, a culture all of their own."
Lady Kitt 2018