Holly Slingsby
Born Oxford, 1983. Lives and works in London and Margate.
Contact: h [at] hollyslingsby.com

Education and Awards

Sir Andrew Taylor Prize in Fine Art, 2010
MFA Fine Art Media, Slade School of Fine 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

The High Places, commission for Kunst Vardo
Knotted Mass II, Finishing Touch, London (with publication)
Knotted Mass, DKUK, London
Behind the Curtain, Tintype Gallery, London
It Was Gravity Which Pulled Us Down, Christ Church Spitalfields, London
Untitled performance, Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford

Group Exhibitions and Performances

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

FEM 15, La Bonne, Barcelona
Foam, Grand Union, Birmingham; Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland
The Centre for Remote Possibilties, Matt's Gallery, London
You cannot step twice into the same river, Pump House Gallery, London
Foam, P/N Project Space, London; AND/OR, London; Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge
Art (After) Death, Highgate Cemetery, London
EC1 and WC1 Galleries Day, Tintype Gallery, London
After/Hours/Drop/Box Live, Spike Island, Bristol

Cabaret Melancholique, St Mark's Hall, Dalston, London
After/Hours/Drop/Box Live, Modern Art Oxford
My Head is an Animal, South Square, Bradford
A Heavy Sky, Ort, Birmgham
Art Licks Weekend, performance programme, Peckham, London
Unperforming, Departure Foundation at 55 Gracechurch Street, London
Beg, Borrow, Steal #2, Dilston Grove, London

LUPA at SUPERNORMAL, Brazier's Park, Oxfordshire
Parlour Arabesque, Leighton House Museum, London
Totemic Festival, Freud Museum, London
LUPA Fete, London
The Lore of the Land, Dorchester Abbey, Oxfordshire. Co-curated with Matilda Strang
The Horse Hospital, London
RCA Secret, Royal College of Art, London
Black Maria Showcase, Black Maria, King's Cross, London

Cabaret Melancholique, St Mark's Hall, Dalston, London
LIPA, ICA, London
Art Licks Annual, ICA, London
20 rue de Jacob, Galleria Rajatila, Tampere, Finland
SUPERNORMAL, Brazier's Park, Oxfordshire
LUPA 7, London

Cabaret Melancholique, St Mark's Hall, Dalston, London
Acoustic Sessions, Shift. at Angus Hughes Gallery, London
POW, Fold Gallery, London
Soundings, St George's Anglican Chapel, Venice
Parlour Principia, Swedenborg House, London
More Soup and Tart, the Barbican, London
Ordinary Time, St Barnabas Dalston, London
Point of Conversation, 918 Bathurst Art Center, Toronto
Reflections in a Field of Heaven, Museum of the History of Science, Oxford

Cabaret Melancholique, St Mark's Hall, Dalston, London
RCA Secret, Royal College of Art, London
Live Friday,
Modern Art Oxford
Parlour Praxis, Christ Church Spitalfields, London
WW Gallery, London. Co-curated with Natasha Bailey
Slade MA/MFA Show, London
Parlour École Loqueteuse, The Ragged School Museum, London
What Is Not but Could Be If (live art event), 12 Vyner Street, London

Equal Night, The Dissenters' Chapel and Gallery, London
FEM 10, Girona, Spain

Pause and Effect 1.5, Work Dalston, London
Both Ends Burning, WW Gallery, London
Slade Interim Show, Woburn Research Studios, London
Melquiades, The Crypt Gallery, London
Parlour Chirurgie, Old Operating Theatre, London
Making Mistakes, Paradise Row, London

East End Collaborations, Queen Mary University, London
The Mortality Room, In Pieces, 39 Myddelton Square, London
Making Mistakes, The Wallis Gallery, London
Parlour, Chelsea School of Art & Design, London

Cabaret Melancholique, Mildmay Club, London
RCA Secret, Royal College of Art, London
Emergency, the Greenroom, Manchester
Zelda Rubenstein - a group show, 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
Fresh festival, South Hill Park, Bracknell

RCA Secret, Royal College of Art, London
100 Degree Show, Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford
The Heat is Rising, Modern Art Oxford
Untitled performance,
Dorchester Abbey, Oxfordshire

Cabaret Melancholique, Mildmay Club, London
Cabaret Melancholique, De La Warr Pavillion, Bexhill-on-Sea
RCA Secret, Royal College of Art, London
&Now, Christ Church Picture Gallery, Oxford
Montana Butch, The Great Eastern Hotel, London

Cabaret Melancholique, Mildmay Club, London
Atomic Art Bomb, Modern Art Oxford


FEM 15, Madremanya, Spain, 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

Teaching and Judging

Visiting Lecturer, the Warehouse Art School, OVADA, Oxford, 2016
Exhibition Selector, Nottingham Castle Open, 2013
Visiting Lecturer, Swansea Metropolitan University, 2012-2013
Judging panel, The Kevin Slingsby Prize for Funnel Vision, Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, 2007-present


Beyond Seven Mountains, review by James Steventon, a-n, 30 August 2016
Knotted Mass II
, artist's book, published by Publication Studio, 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
, a text work 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
My Head is an Animal - exhibition review, Tim Barnes, WOW247
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, interviewed by 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
More Soup and Tart at the Barbican: a review by Amelia Gregory, Amelia's Magazine Online
Venn Diagrams (artist's project), Art Licks Issue 4, Summer 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