Homegrown at Vivid Projects, 9th September

The final performance for Homegrown will be taking place at Vivid Projects on 9th September from 19:00 – 22:00.


It’s finally here! The grand finale! The Homegrown artists will be performing for the fourth and final time at Vivid Projects, Birmingham. It’s set to be a fantastic show. After four months of development their work has come a long way and is better than ever.

Come join us and experience an evening of extraordinary experimental performance.

The artists: Albert Smith, Andy Howlett, Caitlin Griffiths, China Dethcrash, Myah Jeffers, Sebastian H-W

The Homegrown project, initiated by Home For Waifs and Strays, has been working directly with the aforementioned artists to build on their performance skills over a number of months. For their final performance I lent me skills as curator to help them think about how to use a dynamic space like Vivid Projects. Y’all should definitely come and experience the wide range of works. There will be performances, one-to-one pieces and installations.

Homegrown – Artist Development Programme

Home For Waifs and Strays have launched an Artist Development Programme and they are looking for submissions.


An artist development project run by Jerwood Charitable Trust and Arts Council England. The project is designed to develop and showcase some of the amazing talent that the West Midlands has to offer.

This is an exciting opportunity for artists/performers/creative practitioners from across the West Midlands to:

  • Spend four months developing new work
  • Receive mentoring from some of the most innovative and exciting live artists currently working in the UK.
  • Have access to rehearsal space in a Birmingham City Central venue.
  • Receive support from the Directors of Home For Waifs And Strays throughout to provide professional practise guidance and advice.
  • Attend talks on making, documenting, producing and funding from experts in these fields.
  • Perform your work in development across four venues in the UK.
  • Receive £100 for each performance (£400 total) plus documentation of your work.

Each artist will be paired with a mentor for 8 hours of mentoring throughout the duration of the project. Home For Waifs And Strays are very excited to be able to announce that the mentors will be:

Anne Bean, Lauren Barri Holstein, Madeleine Botet De Lacaze, Ria Jade Hartley, Martin O Brien, Antonio Roberts (that’s me!), Adam Young.

In addition to this the selected artists will have opportunities to perform their work and attend talks from leading artists and producers. Full details of the programme and submission guidelines are available from the website. Deadline is 12:00 22nd April 2016.

Audio Porn, 10th December

On 10th December I’ll be taking part in the HFWAS event Audio Porn


Join us at P Cafe on the 10th December for our last event of the year! Audio Porn is the theme for this night of spoken word and sound based performance. Be warned explicit imagery may be aroused in your minds eye.

£3 entry on the door.

I’ll have a short video and audio installation called Breathless. Plus there’ll be wine!

Coffee Cake Debate: Rags to Glitches – 3rd November

On 3rd November I’ll be leading the discussion at Coffee Cake Debate: Rags to Glitches from Home for Waifs and Strays.


Glitch art is enshrined within digital, internet and popular culture, with its distorted and colourful aesthetics being regularly featured in blogs, festivals, music videos, exhibitions and games.

With it now being more commonplace, what can be done to develop it as a concept and aesthetic, and take it past being merely an image of a broken JPG or compression artifacts/datamoshing? Can it jump off the screen into other art forms? How can one glitch their own practice?

Join us at 17:30 on 3rd November Home is where… for some lively discussion about all things glitch art!