Visiting Artist's Talk — Gillian Dyson

For this week's Visiting Artist's Talk (VAT), we welcome Gillian Dyson.

Gillian Dyson (b. 1966, UK) is an artist based in Leeds. She makes live performance, video and visual art works that explore identity, site and memory.

Gillian has exhibited and performed in national and international festivals, galleries and theatres, most recently: Göteborgs Konsthall (Sweden), BALTIC (Gateshead), The Tetley (Leeds) and Whitworth (Manchester).

Gillian also devises and directs community and educational socially engaged or site works, and has been a member of a number of artist-led initiatives including Hull Time Based Arts and New Work Network. She co-curated the ReROOTed programme for The Humber Street Gallery, Hull 2017 UK City of Culture.

Gillian is currently a Senior Lecturer in Performance for Leeds Beckett University, and is completing a practice-based research PhD into the uncanny deconstruction of the domestic in feminist performance art with University of Glasgow.

The Visiting Artist’s Talk (VAT) series hosts talks by an exciting range of arts practitioners from around the world every Monday afternoon from 14:00 to 15:30 during teaching weeks.

All of our talks are compulsory for our Fine Art students but open to anyone else who would like to join us.

For more information, email Aleana Turner.

Image: Gillian Dyson, Dormant: performance (2015). The Tetley, Leeds.