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Dream City, 2016

Alice May Williams

Artist. Born 1985. Lives and works in London.


2011 - 2014 MFA Fine Art (Distinction), Goldsmiths, University of London

2004 - 2007 BA (1st Class Hons) Fine Art Painting, Winchester School of Art

Solo Exhibitions

2017 And Now...Grants for Irish Lesbians!, Tintype, London

2016 Jerwood/FVU Awards Borrowed Time, (jointly with Karen Kramer), Jerwood Arts, London and CCA, Glasgow

Speke of The Future, Speke Hall (and Bluecoat), Liverpool

2015 An Unreliable Witness, Project Space, Jerwood Arts, London

2013 PLU 123, TAP, Southend

Selected Group Exhibitions/Events

2021 Companions, ForumBox, Helsinki

2019 On Edge; Living in an Age of Anxiety, Science Gallery, London

Future Cities, Technopolis and Everyday Life, CFCCA, Manchester

2018 A Woman's Place, Knole House, Kent

Ocular Inc, Thameside Studios

2016 Essex Road III, Tintype, London

MoreUtopia; Another Proposal, ANDOR, London

Liberties, The Exchange, Penzance

Artist's Film Club, ICA, London

2015 Plymouth Contemporary Open, Peninsula Arts, Plymouth

Liberties, Collyer Bristow, London

Sunday Screenings; Direction of Travel, London

Conduire, Online Presentation

London Art Fair 2015 (in Catlin Guide), Business Design Centre, London

2014 Goldsmiths MFA Degree Show, London

Sub Cell, Brighton

Tenderflix, ICA, London

Dizziness of Freedom (with MoreUtopia!), Bermondsey Project Space, London,

Little Experiment, POSK, London

Catalyst Arts Recent Graduate Show, Belfast

1840s GIF Party, Late at Tate, Tate Britain, London


2018 A-n Artist Mentorship Bursary

2016 Nominated for Arts Foundation Fellowship in Essay Filmmaking

2016 Artist in Residence, Speke Hall (National Trust)

2016 Jerwood/FVU Award

2014 Goldsmiths Warden’s Purchase

Shortlisted for Acme Studio Award

Selected Publications/ Reviews/ Articles

2021 'Companions is a Safe Healing Space', totuus, September

2021 'London's Prestigious Feminist Library Came to the ForumBox' Taide, September

2019 ‘On Edge, Living in an Age of Anxiety’, Time Out, October

‘Can Visual Art Really Help Us Combat Anxiety?’, Elephant, October



'The Art of Feminism' edited by Helena Reckitt, Elephant Books, London

‘A Woman’s Place’ Art Monthly, September

‘A Woman’s Place’ Index Magazine, August

‘A Woman’s Place at Knole’ Art Quarterly, Spring

2017Artist to Watch; Alice May Williams’ Contemporary Art Society, 29 June

‘Filled with Pride’ Hackney Gazette, 27 June

‘Displaying works of gay abandon’ Islington Tribune, 23 June

2016 ‘Essex Road III’ FAD, 8th December

'London’s Best Bits; Essex Rd’ Time Out, 6th December

'Alice May Williams; Speke of The Future' Art In Liverpool, 10 November

'Speke Hall unveils its new artworks' Liverpool Echo, 23 September

Resonance FM, Conversation with Lizzie Homersham and Alice May

Williams, 12 April

Jerwood/FVU Award essay, 'Borrowed Time' Lawrence Scott, March

'Jerwood/FVU Awards; Borrowed Time' Time Out, 17 March

How two dead power stations fuel the art of catastrophe' New Scientist, 16


'Jerwood/FVU Awards; Borrowed Time' this is tomorrow, 15 March

'The Many Lives of Battersea Power Station' Londonist Out Loud, 12 March

'5 to see this weekend' Aesthetica, 11 March

London Live interview, broadcast 9 March

Metro, 8 March

'Exhibition Preview' The Quietus, 28 February

'Interview with Alice May Williams' Aesthetica, 13 January

2015 Liberties Catalogue essay, 'Now, Then, and Again: Between Anniversary and HERitage' Dr. Alexandra M. Kokoli, July

'something like life-writing' Alice Butler for Jerwood Visual Arts Writer in

Residence Blog, 11 June

Resonance FM Interview and excerpts from ‘An Unreliable Witness’, 9 June

'Project Space: Alice May Williams / Jerwood Encounters: 3-Phase, review’

Evening Standard, 1 June

Kultur & Gespenster, Issue 15, Poster Insert of Critical Hand Gestures

The Catlin Art Guide 2015


2019 1 day Rise Up! Climate Change FC Workshop for Young People’s Gallery, Bluecoat

1 day Collage workshop for Creating Change @Baltic, Gateshead and Football Beyond Borders

Ongoing Audience Consultation Workshop Design for East End Women’s Museum

8 week Reading Friends, Workshop series for Opening Doors LGBT Group

6 week Islington’s Pride Archive creative responses workshops at The Hub, MIND

2018 2 day Echoes of Holloway workshop design and lead for young women @Platform Youth

1 day Art of Protest Family Day creative activities at Islington Museum

2017 2 day Islington’s Pride Archive, workshop co-design & lead with LGBT youth @ Platform Youth

2016 2 day Speke Hall creative workshop design & lead for Blue Room group, Bluecoat, Liverpool

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