Alice Gale-Feeny (b.1989) is an artist, writer and facilitator, working with performance, text, and video. She devises structures for emergent processes to take place; where language and material forms, construct realities and build fictions. Alice graduated from BA Fine Art in 2012. Her performances and video works have been shown nationally and internationally at New Art Gallery Walsall, Eastside Projects, Nottingham Castle Museum, Space One Seoul, amongst others. Her first poems were published in ‘As Parts’ with Jess Charleston, and in Pocket Litter’ edited by Laurence Upton. Her most recent performance was presented at Seventeen, London in 2021 as part of Performance Exchange. She recently completed her MFA in Creative Practice: Dance Professional Practice at Trinity Laban, receiving a Gill Clarke bursary and Leverhulme scholarship.
Alice will be using the space as a residency and performance space, focusing around a series of poems she has written over the pandemic that explore themes of isolation, divergent thinking, love and neighbourhoods, as well as working with a paper-based archive of exhibition ephemera she collected over 10 years. Alice will also make a series of sculptures and hand-sewn books that bring together this archive.
Saturday 8th January 10.30 – 1.00pm Writing & reading workshop
In this facilitated workshop, Alice will lead writing exercises to support you to write in different forms, and voices. There will be an opportunity to read/perform to each other, and to bind writing into a book or experimental form.
“We will consider the (pre) and (post) pandemic worlds we occupy. How our immediate environment, our neighbourhood, our mental health, and the stuff around us, inform our experiences. We will consider what the relationship may be between our own voice, and the voices in books, and on paper, that we collect. Simple book binding materials are provided.”
In The Studio
Roisin Ingleby, Curator of the William Morris Gallery in Walthamstow
Roisin specialises in Morris’s international links and influences. She has curated various exhibitions including ‘William Morris and the Bauhaus’ (2019), ‘Distant Fellowship: Morris & South Asia’ (2021) and ‘Young Poland’ (currently on display). Following a post-graduate degree from the Bard Graduate Center, New York, Roisin worked at the V&A Museum, Historic Royal Palaces and Teien Museum, Tokyo. She is currently developing an exhibition exploring Morris’s relationship with the Japanese mingei craft movement.