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.