Warwick Stafford
2016/17: Kathryn Elkin



Northumbria University is pleased to announce the new Warwick Stafford Fellow for 2017 is artist Kathryn Elkin.

Kathryn Elkin was born in Belfast, 1983. She graduated from Glasgow School of Art’s Environmental Art course (2005) and received a Post Graduate Diploma in Art Writing from Goldsmiths College, London (2012). She was a Lux Associate Artist (2012-2013) and Artist in Residence as part of the BBC’s Artists in the Archive project (2014).

Her performance and video works concern roleplaying and improvising, along side an ongoing interest in the ‘out-take’ and clowning ‘on set’. The videos often resemble simplified versions of music videos and TV talk shows.  Elkin’s works typically manifest through citing a referent—such as an artist, a song, a writer, or performer—upon which she applies personal methods of translation, transcription and representation. She has an ongoing interest in shared ‘cultural’ memory (e.g. those produced by popular music, television and cinema) and the melding of this information to biographical memory.

Kathryn recently had a solo show, Television at the CCA, Glasgow and her work Michael’s Theme was the result of her BBC Artists in the Archive Project.

Kathryn Elkin

Stuart Tait

Laurence Kavanagh

Luke McReadie

Eleanor Wright