Holly Slingsby (b. 1983, Oxford) lives and works in Margate and London, UK


MFA Fine Art Media, Slade School of Art, University College London, 2008-2010

BFA (Hons) Fine Art, Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, University of Oxford, 2003-2006

Foundation Diploma Art and Design, Wimbledon School of Art, London 2002-2003

Solo Exhibitions and Performances

2019 Approaching Virditias (Epilogue), CRATE, Margate

2018 Approaching Viriditas, Margate Festival, Margate

2016    A Song of Ascents, FEM_16 and Bòlit, Centre d'Art Contemporani, Girona, Spain

           The High Places, commission for Kunst Vardo TV

           Knotted Mass II, Finishing Touch, London

2015    Knotted Mass, DKUK, London

           Behind the Curtain, Tintype Gallery, London

2012    PROPS FOR THE SKY, SHIFT., London

2009   It Was Gravity Which Pulled Us Down, Christ Church Spitalfields, London

Selected Group Exhibitions and Performances

2019 How small a thought, Margate Festival, Margate

The Immeasurable, Thames-Side Studios Gallery, London

Transitions, Cavò, Trieste

Fertility Fest, The Barbican, London

emBEDded Stories, Kosar Contemporary, Bristol

2018 Ecstasy in Norwich, Lower Green, Norwich

Radio Thamesmead (RTM fm), TACO, London

Visions of Science, The Edge, University of Bath

Parlour Geometrique, Chiswick House and Gardens, London

Nit de Performance, Bòlit, Centre d'Art Contemporani, Girona

Transitional States, Project Space Plus, Lincoln; Peltz Gallery, London; CCC Barcelona; and LABS Bologna

2017   PARKED, Saint John's Garden, London

 Venice Agendas: The Contract, Turner Contemporary, Margate

           Festal Favours, Charlbury Festival, Oxfordshire

2016    Cabaret Melancholique, Peckham Liberal Club, London

           Parlour Arboretum, Harcourt Arboretum, Oxfordshire 

           Beyond Seven Mountains, Fermynwoods Contemporary Art, Corby

           ALT (Art Licks Trading) shop and performance night, Safehouse 1, London    

           Lupercalia Live, Bosse and Baum, London

           Duration and Dialogue, Katzman Contemporary, Toronto

2015    Cabaret Melancholique, St Mark’s Hall, Dalston, London

           FEM_15, La Bonne, Barcelona

           Foam, Grand Union, Birmingham and Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland

2014    The Centre for Remote Possibilities, Revolver II, Matt’s Gallery, London

           You cannot step twice into the same river, Pump House Gallery, London

  Foam, P/N Project Space; ANDOR; Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge; One Thoresby Street, Nottingham

           Sweet Thames Run Softly, The Mayflower, London 

  Art (After) Death, Highgate Cemetery, London

  EC1 and WC1 Galleries Day, Tintype Gallery, London

  After/Hours/Drop/Box, Spike Island, Bristol

2013    After/Hours/Drop/Box, Modern Art Oxford 

  My Head is an Animal, South Square, Bradford

  Stop, Look, Listen! Art Licks Weekend performance programme, London 

  Beg, Borrow Steal #2, Dilston Grove, London 

  LUPA at SUPERNORMAL, Brazier’s Park, Oxfordshire

  Totemic Festival, Freud Museum, London 

  Lore of the Land, Dorchester Abbey, Oxfordshire. Co-curated with Matilda Strang

2012     LIPA, ICA, London

  Art Licks Annual, ICA, London

  20 rue de Jacob, Galleria Rajatila, Tampere, Finland 

  SUPERNORMAL, Brazier’s Park, Oxfordshire 

  LUPA 7, London

2011     Acoustic Sessions, SHIFT. at Angus Hughes Gallery, London 

  POW (Performance Over the Web), Fold Gallery, London 

  Soundings, workinprogress at St George’s Anglican Chapel, Venice 

  More Soup and Tart, the Barbican, London

  Point of Conversation, 918 Bathurst Art Center, Toronto

  Reflections in a Field of Heaven, Museum of the History of Science, Oxford

2010    Live Friday, Modern Art Oxford

  Babel, WW Gallery, London. Co-curated with Natasha Bailey

  FEM 10, Girona, Spain

2009    Both Ends Burning, WW Gallery, London

  Melquiades, The Crypt Gallery, London

  Making Mistakes, Paradise Row, London

2008    East End Collaborations, Queen Mary University, London

  Making Mistakes, The Wallis Gallery, London

2007    Zelda Rubenstein, Paradise Row/ 7-9 Princelet St, London

  Making Mistakes, The Wallis Gallery, London

  Rules & Regs, South Hill Park, Bracknell

  European Night of Open Museums, Museum of the History of Science, Oxford

  Fresh Festival, South Street, Reading and South Hill Park, Bracknell

2006    The Heat is Rising, Modern Art Oxford

2005    Cabaret Melancholique, De La Warr Pavillion, Bexhill-on-Sea

  RCA Secret, RCA, London

  &Now, Christ Church Picture Gallery, Oxford

  Montana Butch, The Great Eastern Hotel, London 

2004    Cabaret Melancholique, Mildmay Club, London

  Atomic Art Bomb, Modern Art Oxford


Talkie Walkie, Walkie Talkie, Fructose, Dunkerque, July 2019

FEM_16 and Bòlit, Centre d'Art Contemporani, Girona, December 2016

FEM_15, Madremanya/Girona/Barcelona. November 2015 

Simon Faithfull's Mobile Research Station No. 1.2, Skulpturenpark Zentrum, Berlin, October 2009

Artist in residence, South Hill Park, Bracknell, March-April 2007


Holly Slingsby, Grain MoonArt Licks issue 22, March 2018

Artist Interview: Holly Slingsby, Axisweb, 1 February 2018

Holly Slingsby and Beth Bramich, Knotted Mass IIpublished by Publication Studio London, January 2018

Holly Slingsby, Art Worlds Margate, Artquest, October 2017

Artist of the Month: Holly Slingsby, Axisweb, 3 February 2017

Holly Slingsby, Margate City Report, Art Licks Issue 20, Spring 2017

Beyond Seven Mountains, James Steventon, a-n, 30 August 2016

Holly Slingsby: Behind the Curtain, review by Helena Haimes, this is tomorrow, 2 June 2015

Holly Slingsby – Behind the Curtain at Tintype Gallery, The Upcoming, Jodie Shelpy, 28 May 2015 

Unpeeling Reflections, exhibition text for Behind the Curtain, B. Catling, 8 April 2015 

FEAST, a text work commissioned for Neru Phyut, edited by Ross Taylor, 2014

My Head is an Animal, exhibition catalogue, edited by Clare Nadal, 2013

My Head is an Animal – exhibition review, Frances Lightbound, 2|1|4|1, 2013

My Head is an Animal – exhibition review, Tim Barnes, WOW247, 2013

Being Without Walls: Art Licks Weekend 2013, edited by Holly Willats, 2013

#7: Holly Slingsby, Le Contact Lens, 2013

Nottingham Castle Open: Spotlight on the judges – Holly Slingsby, Jennifer Gleadell, 27 August 2013

Lock In Performance Art at the ICA: Elena Colman Reflects, Maude Magazine, 2012

Holly Slingsby interview, Jack Catling, Parlour Collective website, 2012

Venn Diagrams (artist’s project), Art Licks Issue 4, Summer 2011

More Soup and Tart at the Barbican, Amelia Gregory, Amelia’s Magazine online, 20 April 2011

Speed, Light, Time/ Colour, Scale, Space, published by the Slade, London, 2010

The Independent, 17 November 2006: Work featured in preview of RCA Secret Exhibition

The Pestle, Spring 2006: Interview by Anna Horakova