The Artist 

Dot graduated in 2003 from the Fine Art BA at Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design. Her creative practice was based in London until 2006 when she did an MA in Visual Performance at Dartington College of Art, Devon. Dot's artworks and creative projects are (not exclusively) rooted in live and participatory arts. She is currently based in Norwich UK where she founded Eyebrow Arts (creative projects for adults with learning disabilities and/or dementia) and collaborates with performance artist Holly Bodmer as Odd Comic.

Dot is a freelance creative learning facilitator/artist specialising in working with vulnerable adults and works regularly with and for a variety of arts venues and care settings across Norfolk and Suffolk.

A Declarations of Principals and Intentions, 2010 - present date: 


 

Creative Practice CV: 

ART EDUCATION 

2006 - 2007 MA Visual Performance (Time-based Practices)

Dartington College of Art, Devon

2001 - 2003 BA Fine Art (Hons)

Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design, London

1999 - 2000 Diploma in Foundation Studies (Art and Design)

Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design, London


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS and PROJECTS

2017

PLAY as Eyebrow Arts. A participatory arts project for people with dementia and their friends, family members and care assistants. Commencing September 2017. Funded by Norfolk County Council Arts Project Fund, the Paul Bassham Foundation and Arts Council England Grants for the Arts. Supported by Norwich Arts Centre and Independence Matters.

Artport as LACE (Live Art Collective East). A participatory visual arts project for people travelling to and from Norwich International Airport. Funded by Arts Council England Grants for the Arts. Supported by Colchester Arts Centre and Norwich International Airport.

Hoover Hairdoos as Odd Comic. Presented at FirstSite, Colchester. Artist/Performer.

2015 - 16

Live in the Moment as Eyebrow Arts. A participatory arts project and exhibition at Norwich Arts Centre. Funded by Norfolk County Council Arts Project Fund and Arts Council England Grants for the Arts. Supported by Norwich Arts Centre and Independence Matters.

2015 

My Champion Heartache an art exhibition, participatory public events and performance as Odd Comic with Holly Bodmer. Presented at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (Hospital Arts Project), Norwich Arts Centre (Norfolk and Norwich Festival) and Camden People's Theatre (Sprint Festival). Co-commissioned by Norwich Arts Centre. Funded by Norfolk County Council Arts Project Fund and Arts Council England Grants for the Arts.

2013

Would be Nice Though... as Odd Comic with Holly Bodmer. Presented at venues and events including Norwich Playhouse, Sprint Festival, Norfolk and Norwich Festival (Live Art Club, NAC), Warwick Arts Centre and The Lowry. Funded by Norfolk County Council Arts Project Fund and Arts Council England Grants for the Arts.

2012

Three Step Endeavour with Holly Darton and Vicki Weitz. Touring UK May - July 2012. Produced by ArtsAdmin. Funded by Arts Council England Grants for the Arts.

Would Be Nice Though...  East to Edinburgh, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, August '12. Funded by Norfolk County Council Arts Project Fund and Arts Council England Grants for the Arts. Supported by Norwich Arts Centre.

2011

Would Be Nice Though..., with Holly Bodmer, New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich. Performer/Artist

A Declaration of Principals and Intentions, Shunt, London. Performer/Artist

Three Step Endeavour with Vicki Weitz and Holly Darton, Arts on 5, Essex University. Performer/Artist

International Research Forum on Guided Tours, University of Plymouth Arts and Humanities Dept. Paper presentation (Title: Live Art Tours)

2010

15 Years of Norwich Playhouse, Norwich Playhouse. Curator

Viva Experimental!, 'Super K Sonic Booooum!', Manchester Science Festival. Artist/Performer

What's Under Degas' Tutu?, Late Shift, Sainsbury Centre of Visual Arts, Norwich. Artist/Performer

A Declaration of Principals and Intentions, Rhizomatic, Departure Gallery, London. Artist

Live Art Posters, AfterLive, Norwich Arts Centre Gallery, Artist

Would be Nice Though with Holly Bodmer, 'Now That's What We Call Live Art...', Norwich Arts Centre.

As It Is, As It Was, Live/Art/Event, Norwich Arts Centre. Artist/Performer

A Declaration of Principals and Intentions, Please Touch at TAP Gallery, Southend. Artist/Performer

Hop, Step and Jump with Holly Darton and Vicki Weitz, The Fling Festival, Chelmsford. Artist/Performer

Ventriloquism's Easy, Eastern Open, King's Lynn Art Centre. Artist

Hop, Step and Jump with LACE, The Junction Sampled, The Junction, Cambridge. Artist/Performer

Balls with Holly Rumble and John Boursnell, The Basement, Brighton. Artist/Performer

2009

The Royal Opera House 'Firsts '09', London. Artist/Performer 

Longwinded in Five Parts,

Hotchpotch, with Caroline Wright at the Mercury Theatre, Colchester. Artist/Performer

Hop, Step and Jump, with Holly Darton and Vicki Weitz, for 'Chester Performs'. Artist/Performer

Backstage Tours, Norwich Playhouse. Artist.

Live East, Various locations in East Anglia. Co-ordinator/Artist.

Longwinded in Five Parts, Rub Me Up the Wrong Way, Norwich Arts Centre. Artist/Performer

Longwinded in Five Parts, Spill Festival, National Theatre, London. Artist/Performer

The Junction Sampled, The Junction, Cambridge. Artist/Performer

Other/Other/Other at NAC, Norwich Arts Centre. Artist/Performer 

2008

Species of Spaces With Holly Rumble, The Late Shift, Sainsbury Centre of Visual Arts, Norwich. Artist/Performer

Nature's Force and Fury with Thalia Theatre Company, Norwich Playhouse. Performer/Video Artist.

2007

Los Artistas Unidos Jamas Seran Venchidos! The Dartington Gallery, Devon. Artist/Performer

Alytus Biennale 2, Alytus, Lithuania. Artist/Performer

OMSK Book Launch, South London Gallery. Artist/Performer

Rules and Regs, South Hill Arts Centre, Essex. Artist/Performer

I Am Your Worst Nightmare, Arnolfini, Bristol. Artist

2006

FlickOMSK, Corsica Studios, London. Artist/Performer

2005 

VibratOMSK, The Old Limehouse Town Hall, London. Artist/Performer

Under The Pavement: The Beach, Saint Pancras Crypt Gallery. Artist/Performer

2004

Expo Festival, 6th November The Bonnington Gallery, Nottingham. Artist/Performer

Somebody Loves You, Abney Park Cemetery, London. Artist/Performer

Taped and Sealed Flow, with Deb Hoy. Commissioned by The Royal Festival Hall, London. Artist/Performer

2003

East End Collaborations Platform, Queen Mary's University, London. Artist/Performer


AWARDS

2017 Eyebrow Arts Nominated for Norfolk Arts Award (Diversity in the Arts)

2010 Nominated for the Arts Foundation Fellowship (Live Performance Art)

2009 Escalator Performing Arts

2007 Arts and Humanities Research Council Grant for postgraduate studies


COMMISSIONS and RESIDENCIES

2010 Colchester Arts Centre Live Art Retreat, Ipswich

2009 Live Art Retreat, Colchester

2008 The Art of Hospitality Residency, Tou Scene, Norway

2007 Artery, in association with Graft and Mat Hawthorne, Bonnington Gallery, Nottingham

2005 Rules and Regs, Artvaults, Southampton

2004 Taped and Sealed Flow, The Royal Festival Hall, London


CURATION and CO-ORDINATION

Project Management of Live in the Moment, 2015-16 

Curation of 15 Years of Norwich Playhouse, January 2010 and August 2011

Coordinator of Now That's What We Call Live Art at Norwich Arts Centre 2010

Project Management of A Curious Meander by Sorrel Muggridge 2010

Coordinator of the Live East Live Art Mini-festival, East Anglia 2009

Co-Founder of collective Other/Other/Other (For Art That's Difficult to Describe) 2008-present date, Norwich

Front-of-house Assistant Manager for Kuba by Kutlug Ataman/Artangel, London 2005

Front-of-House Co-manager for Seven Walks by Francis Alys/Artangel, London 2005

Co-curator of Taped and Sealed Flow at The Royal Festival Hall, 2004


COLLECTIVES and COLLABORATORS

Odd Comic www.oddcomic.co.uk

Live Art Collective East (LACE) www.liveartcollectiveeast.com

Nomad, London: www.nomad.org.uk

Other/Other/Other (For Art That's Difficult to Describe),Norwich: www.otherotherother.wordpress.com

Collaborators: Sorrel Muggridge, Artist, 2013-17, Holly Bodmer, Performance Artist, 2010-17; Bill Leslie, Sculptor and Video Artist, 2007-8; Emma Bennett, Artist and Writer, from 2007; Holly Rumble, Sonic Artist, from 2007; Caroline Wright, Artist, 2009; Deb Hoy, Sculptor, 2004-5, Holly Darton and Vicki Weitz, Live Artists, 2009; Michael Ridge, Sonic Artist, 2009

 

PUBLICATIONS

5 Bookworks by Dot Howard and Bill Leslie, published by Bonfire Books, UK, 2008

OMSKBOOK, Ed. Clare Maloney, OMSK, UK, 2007

The Observer 2nd January 2005 "Doubly Troubling", Tim Adams

The Independent on Sunday, ABC, 29th August 2004 Talk of the Town "Leave her Alone, She's a Performance Artist", Hermione Eyre

Time Out - London, 18th - 25th August, Issue No. 1774 Around Town "Taped and Sealed Flow"


SELECTED WEB PRESENCE

www.eyebrowarts.co.uk

www.oddcomic.co.uk