Approved: 04.06.2022

Pamela Crowe

Artist, Researcher, Writer

Approved: 04.06.2022

I’m an artist and writer based in Leeds. I work with text, image, video and performance making work about writing, voice, and acting. 

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Artist Statement

I’m an artist and writer based in Leeds. I work with text, image, video and performance making work about writing, voice, and acting. 

I’m interested in words and how we say them, either written, verbally, silently; by occupying a space together, by being apart. 

My practice explores how we form in response to others, as a work of relief perhaps, according to the spaces and gaps that another’s physical and psychic form allow. So power eventually, I look at power.

My performance work attempts to clarify the author’s voice and anchor it permanently to the text; to create a direct, authentic voice that interrogates what it means to 'act'. I publish, exhibit, and perform live and online, most recently with The Poetry Society, Leeds Art Gallery, The Poetry Archive, Hyde Park Art Club, Winchester Poetry Festival, Spelt Magazine, LEEDS 2023, Queer Folio, Leeds Summer Group Show, Soanyway Magazine, Leeds Poetry Festival, 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Corridor8 and Leeds City Museum. My work has been shortlisted for the Bridport Poetry Prize, the National Poetry Competition and the Winchester Poetry Prize. The Bell Tower my first collection, is published with The Emma Press.

CV & Education


b: 1974, Stockport, UK



MA School of Fine Art, History of Art & Cultural Studies    University of Leeds

BA English Lit & Theatre Studies, School of English          University of Leeds


Commissions & Exhibitions

2023      SCRIPT, Leeds Artists ShowLeeds Art Gallery

2023      Queer Folio, 1623 Theatre Company - working with Sam Metz

2023      8 days, Creative Mothers Project, Humbl Cafe, Leeds

2022      AXISWEB, Phygital



2022      grow (~faience, spine) Soanyway Magazine

2022      School of Languages, Cultures & Societies, 23PRESS

2022      TACTILE OPTIC SHOCK, 20-21 Visual Arts Centre

2022      How-to Creative Writing, 20-21 Visual Arts Centre

2021      LEEDS 2023 artist commission MWMCMN, Small Press

2021      Auto door I, II, III, Leeds Summer Group Show 2021

2021      Dialogues, Leeds Museums and Galleries, City Museum

2020      Aire Place Studios, Postcard 2 Exhibition, ‘Auto door’

2020      Otley Rd Glen Road, Leeds Summer Group Show 2020,

2020      Arts & Minds Annual Exhibition

2019      Leeds & York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

2019      Arts & Minds Annual Exhibition

2018      Creative Mothers Project, Aire Place Studios & Leeds City Museum

2018      P_amela, Love Cure, Pamelashop, LMG, The Tetley



2023      SCRIPT, text & performance, Leeds Artists ShowLeeds Art Gallery

2023      Vertices, for Queer Folio, 1623 Theatre Company - working with Sam Metz

2022       The dig, SPELT Magazine

2022       River, 2022 Winchester Poetry Festival, Prize Winners Anthology

2022       THE BELL TOWER, Poetry collection The Emma Press

2022       Frida Kahlo: Making Herself Up (V&A, 2018) Soanyway Magazine

2022       Kara Chin: Show Real & Ashley Holmes: Trust Melody at HSG, Corridor8

2021       What is it?The Poetry Society – Poetry News, Winter 2021

2021       ‘Like everything is the end of a love affair’, Penny Thoughts #45

2021       Shortlist, National Poetry Competition 2020

2020       ‘Magnetic North’, Compass Live Art Festival, Corridor8

2020       Soanyway issue #6

2020       Taus Makhacheva at The Tetley, Corridor8

2019       Yorkshire Sculpture International at Henry Moore Institute, Corridor8

2019       Shortlist, Bridport Poetry Prize 2019

2019       'The Water’, Dwell Time

2019        Influence & Participation Toolkit, content writer, Mind

2019        ‘Novel Writing for Depressives: A Study of P & Non-P’, Wake Up Screaming

2016        ‘Burn Time’, Leeds Museums and Galleries

2016        ‘Up from Below’, Leeds Museums and Galleries

2016        ‘Kitchen Cabinet of Curiosities’, Leeds Museums & Galleries



2023        SCRIPT, Leeds Artists ShowLeeds Art Gallery

2023        Vertices, for Queer Folio, 1623 Theatre Company - working with Sam Metz

2022        The Poetry Society, What is it?

2022         How-to Creative Writing, 20-21 Visual Arts Centre

2021         The Poetry Archive, ‘Auto door’

2021         East Leeds FM, Love the Words

2021         Future History, Loudspeaker, Open Source Arts

2021         Loudspeaker LIVE, Chapel FM

2021         Meanwood Festival Poetry Showcase

2021         Chapel FM, Leeds, Loudspeaker, spoken word radio

2021         Sable Radio, Leeds

2021         Watch Your Mouth Film Festival, Open Source Arts

2020         Soanyway issue #6

2018         Ey Up with Harry Meadley #34, recorded at The Tetley, Leeds


Curation, Facilitation, Teaching

2023         Lecturer in Art, Architecture & Design, Leeds Beckett University

2022         Creative writing workshops, Burberry & National Literacy Trust

2022         Creative writing workshops, School of Languages, University of Leeds

2022         Co-creating Artist Book, THE BOOK OF BOOK IDEAS, Rainbow Junktion

2022         Co-creating ‘SEVEN SHORT CIRCULAR WALKS’ publication

2021         Creative writing workshops, 20-21 Visual Arts Centre

2021-22    Artist Facilitator 23PRESS – LEEDS 2023

2021         Open Show 2021, Pyramid, Project Management, Facilitation & Curator

2021         Writing workshops, ‘I belong’ programme, University of Leeds

2020         MA Dance Practice & Performance,  Salford University

2020-21    Artist, Pyramid, Leeds

2017-        Artist Educator at The Tetley, Leeds

2018-19    Art Tutor, Adult Education, Leeds



2022        The Poetry Archive Winner 2022

2022        2022 Winchester Poetry Festival shortlist, commended

2021         The Poetry Society  Winner, Poetry News, Extinction & Survival

2021         The Emma Press  ‘The Bell Tower’, Poetry Pamphlet Competition, winner

2021         Shortlist, National Poetry Competition 2020

2019         Shortlist, Bridport Poetry Prize 2019

2018         Artist Bursary, Love Arts Festival, Leeds


Work & Freelance & Advisory

2023.        Lecturer in Art, Architecture & Design, Leeds Beckett University

2022         YVAN Equality, Diversity and Wellbeing Working Group

2022         Same Skies Think Tank, Arts, Health & Wellbeing Group

2022         FailSpace Champion, AHRC research project, University of Leeds & QMU

2021-        Access Support (freelance, ongoing)

2021-        Producer and Artist Development (freelance, ongoing)

2021         Grants Assessor, Leeds Community Foundation (ongoing)

2021         Grants Assessor, Culture Recovery Fund, Arts Council England/DCMS

2021         Artist mentor & Access Support, Pyramid

2020-21    Artist, Pyramid

2020         Grants Assessor & Panel Member, Mind, Loneliness Fund (DHSC

2020         Grants Assessor & Panel Member, Mind, Coronavirus MHR Fund (DHSC)

2020-21    General Manager, Joss Arnott Dance, Yorkshire

2019-21    Personal Assistant to Disabled Students, University of Leeds

2019         Influence & Participation Film, part of co-production team, Mind

2019-        Artistic and Quality Assessor, Arts Council England (ongoing)

2018-20    Advisor to Agenda/Mind Women Side by Side programme, London

2018-20    Peer Support Facilitator, Leeds Mind

2018         Grants Panel Assessor to Agenda/Mind Women Side by Side

2018-        Core Member and Facilitator, Creative Mothers Project, Leeds (ongoing)

2017-        Freelance Artist Facilitator, The Tetley, People Matters, Pyramid (ongoing)