Delpha Hudson was born in Surrey in 1963. She has an MA from Dartington College. She has curated and shown video and performance works internationally since 1998, had work commissioned by Tate St Ives and galleries around the UK.
MA Visual Performance, Dartington College of Arts, 2003
BA Hons Fine Art, Solihull, Coventry University, 2001
Media Studies (City & Guilds 770), Solihull College, 1994
PGCE, Institute of Education, London University, 1986
BA Hons History, Westfield College, London University, 1985
Selected Artist Commissions
Sept-Nov 2019 Artcore HOME residency, Derby Small Promethean Acts, sculpture and sound installation gallery show
July 2019 Small Promethean Acts, sculpture and sound installation at the Hypatia trust
2017 Double Burden, performance with Desperateartwives at Leydon Gallery, London
2017 Bear-heamian Rhapsody, live-art performance collaboration with Nigel Bispham Haphazard, Hab arts, Manchester
2016 Place Settings, collaborative sound performance with Nigel Bispham for Borders Festival, Venice
2013 RED HERRING! Text and sound performance, and installation with Nigel Bispham at Suspended Sentences, Turner’s Warehouse, Newlyn,
2013 Saw Sings (Sourcings), sound art performance with Nigel Bispham at CAZ RESOUND festival, Penzance
2012 Lovers’ Letters, installation as part of SITE-NON-SITE, at Kestle Barton, Manaccan, Cornwall
2011 Vox Populi video for net art project Electronic Village Galleries
2009 Object Readings, performance for Insite, site-specific performance in Penzance
2005 Comfort Zones, digital photographs & video, Wolverhampton University
2007 Miss-Readings, site-specific performance at the Barbara Hepworth Museum, St Ives. Part of Tate St Ives ‘Cornwall Art Now’.
2006 1,000 Kisses, site-specific performance at The Window Gallery, Birmingham
2005 Pleasure in Slowness, site-specific performance at Mailbox Intervention Festival, B’ham.
Selected Solo Shows
2017 Sister Series at the Acorn Theatre Gallery, conceptual bitumen and oil paintings
2017 Embodied at the Redwing Gallery, large conceptual bitumen and oil paintings
2013 Liquid Selves, bitumen painting at Helston Folk Museum Gallery, Cornwall
2013 Objets-Textes, small assemblage works with text at Helston Folk Museum Gallery, Cornwall
2004 Something’s Fishy, Surface Gallery, Nottingham
2002 Written in Honey, Helmsley Castle, Yorkshire, English Heritage Residency
2001 Double-Void, performance, video and installation at Newlyn Art Gallery
Selected Group Shows
2018 Open House, art work by mothers, desperateartwives, Platform 1 Gallery, London
2017 Marginalia small sculputre at NSA Borders, Tremenheere Sculpture Park Gallery.
2014 Liquid Selves paintings at Helseltine Gallery, Truro
2013 Through, drawings in bitumen at Drawing the Line, at Millenium Gallery, St Ives
2013 Objets-Textes, a selection at Kestle Barton, Manaccan
2011 Liquid Selves, bitumen drawings shown at various galleries around the country: Marburae Gallery, Off the Shelf, Saltburn, the Art Lounge, Derby, Double Lives, Nottingham, Tactile Bosch, Cardiff, Redearth gallery, Devon, and St Ives School of Art.
2010 Domestic Mottoes, large bitumen drawings for HOME, Chapel Gallery, Omskirk
2009 Objets-Textes, assemblage installation at RWA Bristol
2008 Vintage Cornfields, bitumen drawing at Drawing the line, Hilton Young Gallery, Penzance
2007 Walking a tortoise (femme flaneur), video and painting Illuminating Hours – Folio (i) Green at Truro cathedral, and at the Vitreous Gallery, Truro.
2005 On The margin, performance video from St Ives, (7 minutes) shown at Tulca, Ireland, November. Body Parts Festival (SSA), Edinburgh, January. Performance in Nature, Serbia, March.,and The Phoenix, Exeter, September.
2004 Dos Palabras, performance and video for Stringing a Sentence Together, at the Tabernacle, Notting Hill, London.
2004 Dead Women Walking, performance at Dartington Hall. Part of Art, what is it good for? curated by Tracey Warr
2004 Tealady, performance at SEEN festival, Leicester.
2003 Inte(xt)change, performance at Exeter HEM festival.
2003 Singing Theory, performance as part of We Are Relentless at the Custard Factory, B’ham
2002 M/Utter, performance at Crossing Time Festival, Devon
2002 To the Lighthouse (and Back), silent video, 10 minutes, shown at Newlyn Art Gallery, 2002 and at Wild Dog, London, summer 2005
2001 Man Created the Word, performance at VAIN’s Live Art Platform, Oxford
2000 A Walk with Jane Austen, video performance installation, Solihull Library
2013 Salon de Textes, with CAZ and ALIAS, featuring art and artists that use text
2013 Mixing it up! Colour Stories, at the Redwing Gallery, Penzance
2007 Art Surgery, setting up LAF (Live Art Falmouth) with Andy Whall
2006 Co-curating Tract, a site-specific performance project for Art Surgery, with Newlyn Art Gallery. Arts Council Funded including artists Alistair McClennan, Richard Lazells, Roddy Hunter, and Kira O’Reilly.
2003 Live Platform, with Art Surgery Julie Bacon and Roland Miller.
2002 Videoteque. international video in the window of Ten Gallery, St Ives. with Art Surgery.
1999 Real Art (and a Sense of Place), an Arts Council funded Live Art Project, co-director of Art Surgery, curating work by Bobby Baker, and Andre Stitt
Selected Publications and Papers
2019 presentation at INdialogue, Mansions of the Future, Lincoln 2013 Objets-Textes, self-published book on the process and theory of assemblage works
2012 Lover’s Letters, self-published book on the process and theory of, ceramic text installations
2011 Liquid Selves: The Fragmentary and Multiple Nature of Self , self-published book about the self and bitumen works
2010 Article on artist Sam Hall in Ceramics: Art & Perception, Issue 81, p.79
2008 Revolver, ISBN 987-0-9505680-5-8
2007 Art Cornwall Now, TATE St IVES, ISBN 978-1-85437-751-7
2007 Chairing BAIT seminar on ‘Women’s Work’ at the Salt Gallery, Hayle
2005 Lecture on site-specificity for BAIT, ALIAS funded series of seminars
2004 Performance lecture, A Body of Work, Coventry University.
2004 Panel leader for discussion at Site/Sight Seminar, Exeter University.
2001 Article on performance art, The Guardian.