I am a performance designer and visual artist. My personal work often adopts the act of play as a means of devising performance, utilising and adapting toys/ready made objects to surreal effect. I am fascinated by simple acts of playful exploration and physicality, and so explore the performative potential of these through experimentaion and documentaion.  

This utilization of play as a tool in the development and delivery of performance I explore further, and in a group setting, through my performance workshop The Ludens Lounge.

 

I am serious about play.

 

As a professional I have over 13 year experience as a maker and designer. Details of past commercial projects can be found at the link below to my studio website. 

Education 

University of Brighton 

BA Honours Illustration 2007-2010

University of Leeds 

MA Performance Design 2018-2019

Exhibitions/Events 

Object Abuse, KK Outlet London, UK. 2011 Exhibiting Artist 

Blank Canvas Festival Riga, Latvia. 2014 Exhibiting Artist.

Gauze,  Stage@Leeds Leeds, UK. 2019 Performance designer/ Performer

Ludens Lounge, Stage@Leeds Leeds, UK. 2019 Performance designer/ Researcher

 

Press

Its nice that reviewed some of my older works and experiments 

https://www.itsnicethat.com/articles/matthew-tully