ABOUT

Lady Kitt is a maker, researcher and drag king, based in the UK.

 

Kitt describes their work as "Mess Making as Social Glue, driven by an insatiable curiosity to explore, share and (gently) incite 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,  trustee for Crafts Council UK, a founding member of disabled artist led consortium Disconsortia & a member of the ITAC (International Teaching Artists Collaborative) Climate Collective.

 

In 2017 Kitt co founded of Nasty Women North East, the first UK based group in the global art activism movement Nasty Women (NW) and co-convened 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”. Their work has recently been shown at Atlanta Contemporary (USA) and Saatchi Gallery London (UK).

 

Kitt is currently Maker in Residence at Durham University 2020-21 (UK), recipient of an Arts & Heritage "Meeting Point 4" award (2021-22) and one of nine "Constellations" artists 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

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