Louisa Fairclough currently lives in Gloucester, her work takes the form of film loops, choral performances, field recordings and drawings. Louisa is represented by Danielle Arnaud.

Louisa graduated from the Slade School of Fine Art (MFA Distinction) in 2000. She has taught at many art colleges including as an Associate Lecturer at Oxford Brookes and Falmouth University. She lectured at the Slade from 2002 – 2008, co-curated Mezz from 2009 – 2011, co-founded BEEF in 2015 with the core aim of supporting and nurturing experimental film practice in Bristol and co-founded the large scale collective studios and event space The Brunswick Club in 2017.

Louisa’s work is discussed by Abadie, K. (2023) Humanity Undone: A Practice led Enquiry into Self-Injury (University of Plymouth); Knowles, K. (2020) Experimental Film and Photochemical Practices; Broome, H. (2017) Studio International review of A Song Cycle for the Ruins of a Psychiatric Unit; Lear, R. (2017) This is Tomorrow review of A Song Cycle for the Ruins of a Psychiatric Unit; Owain Jones and Louisa Fairclough (2016) Sounding grief: The Severn Estuary as an emotional soundscape (Emotion, Space and Society Journal); Baugh, T. (2015) An Artistic Equivalence of my Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (University of Plymouth); Buenfeld-Murley, G. (2014) I wish I could be a stone; Sinclair, I. (2014) Shallow Excavations; Smyth, C. (2011) Cutting the Skin of the Moment; Moloney, C. (2012) This is Tomorrow review of Ground Truth.

Exhibitions include Mental Falls – a solo show at Danielle Arnaud, London (2024); an installation of Can People See Me Swallowing in Mutations Migrations, Cinema Metamorphosis at Musée Atelier, Nantes, France (2021); an installation of FEAR LIFE DEATH HOPE at Alchemy Film Festival, Hawick, Scotland (2019); A Song Cycle for the Ruins of a Psychiatric Unit – a solo show at Danielle Arnaud, London (2017); VOICE IMAGES was commissioned by Being & Appearing at Swiss Church, London (2017); Bore Song was included in Period. at Rojas and Rubensteen Projects, Miami, USA (2017); The Incidental Musicality of a Chance Encounter was a sound installation and new drawings commissioned for the Estuary Festival, Tilbury, Essex (2016); BRUCE MCCLURE + SALLY GOLDING + LOUISA FAIRCLOUGH at The Cube Microplex, Bristol (2015); I wish I could be a stonea solo show at Danielle Arnaud, London (2014); Absolute Pitch and Compositions for a Low Tide commissioned by Whitstable Biennale 2014; Jeannie commissioned by Bristol New Music for the Arnolfini, Bristol (2014); Flecks of a Brighter Colour at ICIA University of Bath; an installation of Song of Grief at Film in Space curated by Guy Sherwin at Camden Art Centre, London (2013); an installation of Bore Song at Contemporary Art Society, London (2013); a month-long residency and solo show at Ha gamle Prestegard, Norway (2012); Ground Truth – a solo show at Danielle Arnaud, London (2011); Deep Grief, a residency at Meantime Project Space, Cheltenham (2011).

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