On Becoming a Building

On Wednesday 24th Feb, I’ll be presenting a short film on what wearing architectural costumes means in my work as part of ‘A Not Unruffled Surface: Contemporary Sculpture and Dress’ organised by the Henry Moore Institute. The film should be made available after the event, so I will post a link here soon. Tickets are …

‘Rooms Designed for a Woman’ at Tate St Ives

25th January – 3rd May Part of the In Focus programme, which features works that connect with other exhibitions, displays or public projects at Tate St Ives. Rooms Designed for a Woman offers a response to the corresponding Naum Gabo exhibition. Speed’s work reflects Gabo’s interest in architecture as well as his architectural acrylic glass costume designs for …

Façades/Fronts

  On Saturday, the live version of Façades/Fronts was performed twice in Aberdeen as part of Look Again Festival. Although it probably seemed like the main deal from the outside, the project has been in development since last October, so it was in fact, a lovely end to a really incredible journey. Building on recent …

Possibilities Club

LIBRARIES ARE AMAZING Over the last year and a half – ish, I have been working on a thing called Possibilities Club at the invite of Maria Brewster under the ‘At The Library’ project. Based in Bootle library I have worked with Christ Church Primary School in Bootle – and their awesome teacher, Miss Ebo …

La Biennale di Venezia

Last week I spent the week in Venice at the invitation of Wave Particle, who are the lead artists and anti-curators on the Scotland + Wales collateral project for the 16th International Architecture exhibition at La Biennale di Venezia, which was commissioned by Architecture & Design Scotland. The Happenstance is a project involving lots of …

A Parade of Architectural Commas

I have been a tad lax on updates recently! A few exhibitions have gone up (and come down) in the meantime including (Re)learning to Read, a group show curated by TORQUE at the Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool Transparency, an Arts Council collection show at Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool [Re]construct at the Chapel at Yorkshire Sculpture Park …

Body Builders in Exeter

I’m so pleased that the work I made in Texas back in October is going to get an outing at Exeter Phoenix in January.  EMILY SPEED – BODY BUILDERS Fri 20 Jan 2017 – Sat 04 Mar 2017 | Gallery open from 10am-5.30pm daily (excluding Sundays) | free Here’s some more info: The exhibition is the first …