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Elspeth Walker

Elspeth Walker is a writer and visual artist based in London, with an MA in Writing from the RCA, working with creative essays, zines, performance and workshops. Her practice is focused on the relationship between writing, materials and space, alongside exploring class, memory and feminist themes. She tries to use narrative, sayings or humour in new ways to highlight the comparison to what we say something is versus what it is in reality. She has a keen interest in how we read things, looking at how we can play with the idea of reading, from words to using objects to force people to change what they consider reading to be. She explores performance as a form of research. Her most recent work has been exploring the way in which lines and threads bind memory and personal history. She has published many zines, essays and poetry that are stocked at various places such as: Burley Fisher, Good Press, TACO, Common Thread Press and Forma Books, alongside being archived at RCA Library, National Poetry Library and Beinecke Yale. Threads of Us has also featured at the Textus exhibition, 2023 and also Whitechapel Gallery It Starts With a Thread, 2023. In exploring both her writing and visual art practice she has completed residencies at Fish Factory/Cornwall Zine Library (2022), and with Descover Artists in Hydra, Greece, 2023. In 2022 she was runner up for the Young Writers in Residence at White Chapel Gallery. She works at National Poetry library and Lavender Leonardos, and was part of the studio collective Liquid Gold. She is also trustee at the Photographers Gallery.




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