Nicola and Kris Canavan

25 Stratford Grove
Sunday, 28th August 2011

Nicola and Kris will be performing individually on Sunday 28th August following their residency.

Nicola Canavan

Nicola Canavan, Bittersweet, 2010, Credits: Fiona Nicholl

Nicola Canavan, Bittersweet, 2010, Credits: Fiona Nicholl

Nicola Canavan creates contemplative work spanning performance, installation and photography. With her work, audiences can explore the feminine body, the political body and the spiritual body which are interwoven in personal experience and desire. Canavan acknowledges and resists the sacred and divine by entering the flesh and installing symbol through the modification and manipulation of her body, she searches for ‘Self’ through abstraction and ritual to create a domain which is immeasurable without the consensus of an audience.

Born in South Shields (North East England), Nicola has been performing and showing work nationally and internationally since graduating with a BA in Fine Art from Northumbria University in 2006. In the same year she met Kris Canavan, now husband, and has since been creating a series of collaborations which test the constraints and boundaries of their intimate relationship.

For more information about Nicola click here

Kris Canavan

Kris Canavan, Entrapment Version 2, 2005. Credits: Antonio Genco

Kris Canavan, Entrapment Version 2, 2005. Credits: Antonio Genco

Kris Canavan was born in N. Ireland in 1980, since 2001 he has been making performance work that centres on the themes of mythology, unity, tragedy & romance.

In 2004 he graduated from The University of the West of England, Bristol.

His artworks and performances have been presented at galleries, museums, festivals, clubs and other venues including The National Review of Live Art, Bodily Functions Festival, Frankfurt Art Fair, & Palazzo Delle Papesse. His work has been published in magazines and Journals including Art Review, Dance and Theatre Journal, ABOBA and publications including Manuel Vason’s ‘Encounters’.

In 2006 he met and started collaborating with his (future) wife Nicola Canavan under the banner Anatomy_Of. They have performed across the U.K and Europe at festivals and galleries including Momentum, Bodily Functions and Platform North East. In December 2008 Nicola gave birth to their son Maxim William Canavan.

Since October 2010 he has been an AMINO Associate Artist & is currently developing new work with their support…

For more information about Kris click here

Nicola and Kris Canavan will be in residence at 25 Stratford Grove from 23rd to 28th August.
We hope you will be able to join us for their performances on the Sunday.

A timetable of the event will be available on Saturday 27th August.

Food and drink will be available throughout the day for a small cost…

Plate of delicious food: £1.50
Hot drinks: 50p
Soft drinks: 50p
Glass of wine: £1

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