Bryony Hussey

Artist and Facilitator

Email me at bryonyhussey@gmail.com

I’m an artist, educator and arts manager. My formal education includes design diplomas from Wimbledon College of Art and Universitatea de Artă şi Design din Cluj-Napoca, and a degree in fine art from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London where I focused on film, printmaking and social engaged art. My current practice centres on multisensory play, community engagement and accessibility of participatory arts for young people.

Focusing on the body as a site, and in collaboration with a range of artists, I explore new ways of translating embodied movement. This can be from drawing, costume, objects, soft sculpture, audio, moving & still image. I transpose and abstract gestures to probe the politics of display, create joyous moments of connection and uncanny site-specific work.

I work with festivals, universities, galleries and museums to empower children to tell their stories and encourage inclusive arts practices. Originally from Dublin, I lived in London for half my life and I’m now based in the west of Ireland. I am passionate about place, children's rights and neurodiverse stories. I exhibit across billboards, public screens, porches, gardens, galleries and festivals such as: Terrain Biennial USA, Kunstlerhaus Stuttgart, Cubitt Gallery London, OFFM Panels Frankfurt and Focal Point Gallery Southend.

I live in Connemara, County Galway.

2024 Agility Award, The Arts Council, Ireland
2023 Artist Support Scheme Funding, Galway County Council


2014 Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design: BA (hons) Fine Art (1st Class Honours)

2012 Universitatea de Artă şi Design din Cluj-Napoca (Romania): Erasmus courses in Glass and Textiles

2010 Wimbledon College of Art and Design: Founation Diploma in Art & Design (Distinction) 

2008 National College of Art and Design (Ireland): Sculpture and Bronze short courses 


2017 Bradley University Peoria, Illinios (USA)

2015 Whittingdale Residency in collaboration with ArtLicks London (UK)

2012 Polymer Culture Factory, Tallinn (EST)

Selected exhibitions

Gif of text: "Could an arm see for itself and keep what it saw to itself?"

2020 Up until Nau, Gardens Gallery, Cheltenham (UK)

2019 ACRE TV: Artist-Made-Tele-Vision, Aarhus, Denmark & live streaming

2018 Temporalities: A Brief History of Artists’ Film and Video, Lethaby Gallery, London

2017 Spring Salon, Cubitt Gallery, London

2017 Reel Meal, screening & dinner, programmed by TYVM [Thank You Very Much] at David Dale Gallery, Glasgow

2016 Mixed Feelings, curated by Anorak at Palermo Galerie, Stuttgart, Germany 

2016 X 308: Space, Site Screen, curated by James Ravinet at Focal Point: Big Screen, Elmers Square Southend-on-sea

2016 ProjectPlatform collaboration with Jeff Ko of KoProjects (Qatar/UK)          

2015 OFFM Public Art Panels, Offenbach am Main, Frankfurt, Germany  

2015 Cascading Relevant Information, CBS Gallery residency, Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool

2015 Open Studios, Tottenham Hale International Studios, London

2015 You Have Got My Bone, 121 Charring Cross road (Old Saint Martins campus), London

2015 Graduate showcase, CSM Museum and Study Collection, London 

2015 Cultures of Resilience Exchange, London College of Communication

2014 Q-Art Annual Exhibition, APT (Art in Perpetuity Trust) gallery, Deptford, London 

2014 Invite Only curated by X Marks the Bökship, London 

2012 Out of Place, Ataș Project Space, Cluj-Napoca, Romania 

Selected festivals

2017 Terrain Biennial, Project 1612, Peoria, Illinois 

2016 Grapple screening, Doremi Residency showcase, Florence Arts Centre, Cumbria

2015 Whittingdale Pavilion, Art Licks Weekend, London 

2015 ResonanceFM live broadcast, Metaphonica Sonic Festival, London

2014 The Tomorrow People, curated by Elevator Gallery at Hackney WickED festival 

2014 Stepping stones, Maidestone Fringe Festival 2014, Kent, England

2012 Püha Müristus, Performance festival, Polymer Culture Factory, Tallinn, Estonia 


2020 Polian, A6 xerox and lino zine and embroidered patch

2019 Lachtar, A4 mininewspaper (PDF only)

2018 She Ji: The Journal of Design, Economics, and Innovation, CaW research

2017 Prevailing Winds, A5 letterpress poetry pamphlet

2016 655.579: a fanzine by London College of Communication Library Workers (Issue #2), A5 xerox zine

2013 Two halves balancing: cluj series, A6 xerox zine 


2016      Screening and talk, Peripheral Slowness, curated by Anorak and hosted by Palermo Gallery, Stuttgart

2016      Seminar, Slow Cinema, as part of LUX critical forum, hosted by Open School East, London 

2015     Opportunity Makers Opportunity Takers, Anti University event at Goldsmiths Women's Art Library (CaW Research)

2015     CoR Exchange, London College of Communication (CaW Research)

2013     KX Archive: Opening up the archive, four part semiar series, hosted by CSM Museum and Study Collection   

Teaching/ workshops / facilitation

2022 - current  Baboró International Arts Festival for Children, Galway

2019 - current  Early Years & Family and Youth and Outreach, National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin

2020                  Art Foundation and Level 3 Diploma (Art, Design & Fashion courses), Gloucestershire College, UK

2020                  Primary School, Creative Schools initiative by Creative Ireland 

2019                  Early Years & Family Programme, Draíocht Arts Centre

2018                  Elders & Community Programme, Cubitt Artists Ltd., UK

2017                  MFA programme, Bradley University, Illinois, USA 

2017                  Youth Programme, National Citizen’s Service, The Challenge, UK

2016 - 2018       Schools & Young People Programme, Cubitt Artists Ltd., UK

2016 - 2018       GCSE and A-Level, Central Foundation Boys School, Old Street, UK

2015 - 2018       Youth & Community Programme, Tottenham Hale International Studios C.I.C. 

2015                  Family & Public Programme, National Trust England, (across East London sites) 

2015                  Primary School, Milton Keynes Arts Centre, UK

2014 - 2018       BFA and MFA programmes, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design (UAL), UK 

2014                  Secondary School, Design Against Crimes (in partnership with Natwest, RBS), UK

2012 - 2013       Alumni & Public Programme, CSM Museum and Study Collection 


Gif of text: "Would the information remain local? Images taken beyond where the eyes can see."

2017 Peoria Journal Star, Terrain Biennial review

2017 The Rib, Terrain Biennial review 

2016 Something Curated, review of THIS residency programme 

2016 Kuba Paris, Mixed Feelings exhibition review

2016 Artist Feature, Looking at Painting Volume 2 

2015 The Name of The Next Song, interview

2015 Evening Standard, You've got my bone review

2015 Cass Art, You've got my bone review

2014 Time Out, Hackney WicKED festival review

2014 Avenir Magazine #3, Artist Festure - A Day at Central Saint Martins

2013 Crack in the Road, Interview: Bryony Hussey on KX Archive Project 

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