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a is for able at - Room 408 Part II

My new short film is debuting at Room 408 on

Friday 13th March

You can watch it here.

The second part of the two night event combines an exhibition, screenings and performances from;

Julia Warr, Junie Jangyeun Jun, Caro Halford, Sista Pratesi, Louisa Elderton, Alexander Barrett, Claire Frankland, Donald Harding, Kirsty Harris, Susan Kempster, Taey Rohe and Nick Turvey.



Room 408, ASC Erlang House, 128 Blackfriars Rd, London, SE1 8EQ


aldeburgh, caroline wiseman, lookout tower, xvi collective, kirtsy harris,ARTIST

Horror Hotel

International Première – Oct 31st 7-10pm

The world première of the scariest film ever made.
Written and directed by Harris & Clarke.


Short Order Project Space


Please come along and help us celebrate the long-awaited release of our most recent blockbuster.


Aldeburgh Beach South Lookout Tower

xvi collective are excited to be taking part in a week long residency at The Aldeburgh Beach South Lookout -

Broadcast Residency


Tuesday 9th until Saturday 13th of September 2014

Private View – Saturday 13th September  2-4pm

Caro Halford, Sarah West, Laurie Nouchka, Jane Oldfield, Paul Stanley, Julia Miranda, Karolina Magnusson-Murray & Kirsty Harris from xvi will all take part in creating new work during the week spent at The South Lookout Tower, also inviting other artists and performers to get involved.


The opening is 2-4pm and Performances at 3pm and 9pm on Saturday 13th September.


Images from the residency HERE


Lubomirov-Easton at Art Athina 2014

Lubomirov-Easton Gallery will be showing a drawing

of mine on

Stand 24 – Platform Projects

15-18th May Faliro Pavillion, Athens, Greece.


Cat Found, Pencil on paper, A5, 2014

will be for sale on the stand along with work from these artists;

Bonita Alice, Brandon Alvendia, Ralph Anderson, Rachel Ara, Akiko Ban, David J Batchelor, Richard Bateman, Michael Boffey, Juan Bolivar, Vivienne Boucherat, Jane Boyer, Joanna Brinton, Samuel Capps, Thomas C. Chung, Carlos Correia, Cecilia Costa, Deb Covell, Amelia Critchlow, John Crossley, Amy Cunningham, Karen David, Bella Easton, Liz Elton, Holly Frean, Cadi Froehlich, Mikey Georgeson, Henk Gieskens, Alison Gill, Alison Goodyear, Maria Gouveli, Fiona Grady, Oona Grimes, Seth Guy, Kirsty Harris, Chris Hawtin, Jane Hayes Greenwood, Brian D Hodgson, Phill Hopkins, Laura Hudson, Mandy Hudson, Hannah Hughes, Julian Hughes-Watts, Lisa Ivory, Karin Janssen, Evy Jokhova, Katherine Jones, Young Joo Kim, Tabitha Knight, Hiroe Komai, Maggie Learmonth, Maria Letsiou, Rachel Levitas, Katherine Lubar, Iavor Lubomirov, Lee Maelzer, Colin Maitland, Enzo Marra, Sam Marshall, Zoe Martin, Nigel Massey, Michael McNamara, Sam Mogelonsky, Satoshi Nakajima, Valeriya N-Georg, Sarah Pager, James Petrucci, Carolina Piteira, Gareth Proskourine-Barnett, Quinn and Harvey, Frances Richardson, Pippa Ridley, Greg Rook, Steve Rosenthal, Laura Smith, Elli Sou, Aaron Steed, Joseph Stokes, Dolly Thompsett, Albeiro Rojas Tomedes, Claude Vergez, Marianne Walker, Grant Watson, Alice Wilson, Dan Wray and Margita Yankova.


For this year’s Platform Projects @ Art Athina, LUBOMIROV-EASTON has invited a large number of international artists to send a letter to Greece.

Atomic exhibition


A video made by Benjamin Bridges of Hollow Earth with an  interview with the curator Alli Sharma.


In a fusion between East and West London, Transition Gallery travels from Hackney to Hammersmith to present an exhibition of small works with big ideas by more than 40 selected artists.


I have one of my silverpoint drawings of an atom bomb in the show;


Open until Sunday 15th December 12-6pm

60 Ravenscourt Road, London W6 0UG


Transition Gallery's website here


King's College Hospital Charity Auction
100 Artworks

I've donated this framed silverpoint drawing to the King's College Hospital art auction.

Happy to say my piece sold for above the catalogue guide price and King's College Hospital raised over £30,000 in total, excellent news!


A group of King's nurses, patients and local people have organised an auction of 100 artworks to celebrate 100 years of King’s in Camberwell and the rich artistic heritage of the local area. The auction will take place on December 12th.

All the works will be on display in the James Black Centre in the grounds of King’s College Hospital and can be viewed from the 1st of December by appointment.  There will be a private view for ticket holders with mulled wine, minced pies and music between 6pm and 7pm immediately prior to the auction. We are immensely grateful to the efforts of our team and to MDM Props in Herne Hill for their help in making this exhibition possible.

The auction will then commence at 7pm in the Boardroom located opposite the shop in the Hambleden Wing of the Hospital. Paddles will be provided on arrival.
If you would like to attend the auction and share in the fun of bidding or just come and buy some specially created greetings cards and enjoy a minced pie please
purchase a ticket online or in person from the Friends gift shop on the ground floor Cheyne Wing from Monday 11th November . Tickets are £5 and proceeds will go to support King's College Hospital.

Rosebery’s Auction House, the Alan Cristea Gallery and the Antic Pub Group are kindly supporting this event.



Animamus Art Salon; A Living Gallery, London

All throughout October 2013 Animamus will be running events, exhibitions, workshops, screenings, crits and hosting artists in residence from London and afar.


Harris & Clarke will be filming a Horror Film live on 26th October find out how to get involved with WFIIA here.



For the month of October 2013, Animamus Art Salon will be turning Apiary Studios into a playful and flexible community space for international artists and locals while offering programmed events all free of charge and open to the public.




Image; Sylva Dean & Me performing in NYC, photo by Andy Badge.

sluice art fair 2013, kirsty harris, xvi collective, london
Sluice Art Fair 2013

I'm taking part at Sluice Art Fair in October with the xvi artist collective, we're very excited to have been given pitch 19 there to show Secret Histories.

Sluice will be open to the public on the 19th and 20th October 2013  12-9pm

47-47 Tanner St, Bermondsey, London, SE1 3PL.

Drowning Dogs annotated interview


I was asked to participate in the Drowning Dogs project which you can explore here.


"Drowning Dogs is a collection of hand written interviews conducted with artists, designers and makers.


The name was inspired by a Francisco Goya (c.1819-23) painting. The dog is one of Goya’s so called ‘Black Paintings’ worked directly onto the walls of his house just outside Madrid in the years after the artist had suffered the illness that left him completely deaf.

“The Dog” is the starkest, sparsest, most timeless of these nightmarish visions; it shows the head of a dog struggling between the great volume of empty space above and it’s equivalent below, each a kind of depthless oblivion. It is a proverbial image – the dog trying to keep it’s head above water, not so much swimming as sinking.

The image of this drowning dog is a lovely allegory for the struggling artist trying to keep their metaphorical heads above water as they pursue their practice, and thus Drowning Dogs was born."

WW Solo Award 2013

Really happy to have been selected for the WW Solo Award exhibition;

The WW SOLO Award is a structured opportunity, created to provide support and development for contemporary artists working in any medium and at all stages in their career.

Opening Tuesday 30th July - Closing reception Saturday 24th August.

Wilson Williams Gallery, 34 Hatton Garden, London.


Artists - Harriet Aston, Trevor Banthorpe, Maria Konstanse Bruun, Clare Burnett,  Zoe Crosse, Laura Fitzgerald, Nigel Grimmer, Donald Harding, Kirsty Harris, Nikolai Ishchuk, HaYoung Kim, Bryan Lavelle, Amy Moffat, Daniella Norton, Taz Pollard, Michael Radford, Anna Reading, Connie Sides, Yuhwa Son, Sophia Starling, Claire Undy, Nicola Wallis, Rachel Wilberforce, Kim W. Wilson, Sarah Kate Wilson & Ben Woodeson.


2013 Judges - Alison Wilding, Charlotte Mullins, Ceri Hand & Gill Saunders.


Psycho Salon

On 10th August 2013 Harris & Clarke performed for 8 hours in their first collaborative work at DKUK,

Ancient and Modern Gallery, London.


To see a gallery of pictures and videos from the day please click here.






S. Jepps “I haven’t had one single depression or problem since visiting the psycho salon an hour ago, I can’t recommend you highly enough.”






The State of Art

Representational and Abstract

Volume 1

By Barehill Publishing


I've been selected for inclusion in Barehill Publishing's first The State of Art book.


The State of Art books provide a snapshot that represents current contemporary art practice.


Click on the image to preview and order the book.

HOT-ONE-HUNDRED at Schwartz Gallery

HOT-ONE-HUNDRED is a show of 100 emerging contemporary artists based in the U.K.

Private view: Wednesday 17th July 6 -10 p.m

Schwartz Gallery, 92 White Post Lane, Ground floor, Building 2, London, E9 5EN

Exhibition dates: 17/07/13 – 03/08/13

Summer Opening Hours: Thursday – Saturday 12 – 6 p.m

First Thursdays late opening: Thursday 1st August

Announcement of solo exhibition competition winner on website: Saturday 3rd August 2013.

Curated by Ismail Erbil and Patrick Michalopoulos.


Cos Ahmet, Pam Aldridge, Jack Spencer Ashworh, Dr Kat F Austen, Bailey&Carreira, Delia Baillie, Tom Bayliss, Jo Berry, Ingrid Berthon-Moine, Paul Bloomfield, Josué Borges, Daniel Bourke, Kristina Butigan, Samuel Capps, Graham Carrick, Marco Contino, David Cooper, Rowan DG Corkill, Sam Crabtree, Chris Daniels, Nicholas Dedics, Alexandra Drawbridge, Ralph Dunn, Jaime Eastwood, Philip Elbourne, Susan Eyre, Neill Fuller, Slaven Gabric, Toni Gallagher, Matt Gee, Kerry Gerdes, James Gilna, Aylwin Greenwood-Lambert, Soliana Habte, Simon Hall, Kirsty Harris, Steven Harris, Robert Hitzeman, Mark Houghton, Luke Humphries, David Hunt, Kaoru Ishikawa, Chiho Iwase, Alun Rhys Jones, Adam Kelly, Neil Kilby, Leo Koivistoinen, Laura Bodo Lajber, Toby Lattimore, Calvin Lau, Luna Jungeun Lee, Zac T Lee, Chloe Lelliott, Fernando Leon-Guiu, Durbin Lewis, Matthew Lloyd, Joshua Lockwood, Eugene Nyee Macki, Louisa Mahony, Tyler Mallison, Antonio Marguet, Rei Matsushima, Georgina McNamara, Adam McGowan, Vanessa Mitter, Harriet Murray, Mark Nader, Noemi Niederhauser, Martynas Noreika,  Ewa Obrochta, William O’Donnell, Guy Oliver, Hilary O’Mahony, Ashleigh Owen, James Petrucci, Jasmine Pradissitto, Henrijs Preiss, Simone Fontana Reis, Ian Robinson, Scott Robertson, Marion Sagon, Andi Schmied, Cybil Scott, Sam Shendi, Erin Solomons, Yuhwa Son, David Samuel van Strien, Jack Sutherland, John Swarbrick, Neil Taylor, Claire Tindale, Kazuya Tsuji, Hannah Weatherhead, Mark Wheatley, Rachel Wickremer, Mandy Williams, Hannah Williamson, Thomas Winstanley, Guimi You, Alia Zapparova.

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Shelf Life at Leytonstone Library

As part of the Leytonstone Arts Trail

2013, members of the xvi artist collective take over the Octagonal cabinet in Leytonstone Library, each generating a piece of artwork in response to a book from the collection. Choosing written works that have a notable significance to them there will be a small publication available to the public, with information about the books that inspired the xvi


The exhibition will take place 6-27th July 2013.

The Magic Shop

Curated by

Karolina Magnusson Murray

From the 23rd to 27th of April The Magic Shop will be open, and the xvi collective of artists will establish a welcoming Living Room/Salon environment. The xvi is a multi-disciplined collective engaging in a wide range of media including performance, painting, video and photography. The artists create work surrounding, gender, age, intimate relationships and what feminism means to them today. They further explore the various roles they take on in their daily lives (such as mother, father, daughter, housewife, author, artist), how these roles affect their mental health and the ways in which they inform the work the artists make.

Karolina Magnusson Murray’s piece, The Magic Shop anchors this exhibition. The artist has taken this known technique Magic Shop as a conceptual point of departure transforming the space into an 18th Century Medical style shop that is only open for men in their 50’s and 60’s, in which they can purchase human qualities.

For my piece I chose the book A Guide to Writing Your Own Will: The Easyway by James GrantISBN - 9781847162175I will hand type The Last Will and testament of Kirsty Sarah Harris and copy the legally binding document, signed by two witnesses.

Tasty Modern exhibition at Schwartz Gallery


I'll have this miniature silverpoint drawing on show for the first time in the Tasty Modern exhibition at;

Schwartz Gallery,

Ground Floor, Building 2,

92 White Post Lane,


E9 5EN

The opening is 15th February 6-10pm and the show is open until 9th March.

Picked for TimeOut's First Thursdays Top 5 - open until 9pm on Thursday 7th March.

​Study of a skull 1 (Patagonia) Silverpoint drawing on gesso panel, 2.5 x 3.5", 2012


Animamus – A living art salon

is touring NYC - next stop is Bushwick Open Studios, 31st May - 2nd June 2013.

Curated By Ventiko​.

February 26th - 3rd March

I’ll have a piece of work in this week long event – Curated by Ventiko.

It looks like such an amazing event – head down there if you live in New York!

Animamus  Art  Salon:  A  Living  Gallery Culture  Fix, 9  Clinton  Street,  NYC

26  February  -­  3  March  2013

Opening:  Tuesday,  26  February  7  PM

The  Living  Gallery  at  Culture  Fix  is  a  weeklong,  salon-­style  exhibition  and  installation which  incorporates  work  by  over  50  artists.

Kirsty Harris artist, kirsty harris art, miniature, spine, anatomical drawing, scoliosis, miniture silvepoint

ZAP Share & Exchange exhibition


I had this drawing in the ZAP share and exchange exhibition in South London. Each piece shown was exchanged via a lottery so we all went home with a new piece of work. I managed to bag the youngest artist’s work there. It was a great chance to meet lots of the twitter folk in real life. Thanks to Rosalind and Annabel from ZAP.


Scoliosis, right thoratic curve, Silverpoint drawing on gesso panel, 2.5 x 3.5", 2013

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WW Gallery’s BOGOF exhibition


I’ll have this print in the WW Gallery’s Xmas bogof.

Loads of great artists to choose from!

WW Gallery will hold a unique sale of art works by 100 emerging and established contemporary artists.


Ms Lomax, Oil on oak panel, 4 x 6" 2012

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LDN-BCN at Untitled BCN Gallery


Very excited to be flying off to Barcelona on Friday to install our show at

Untitled BCN Gallery.

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