Caraboo Loops

Free, Bold and Joyous (conversations with seaweed)

March 22, 2022

In this episode artist, curator and educator, Bryony Gillard interviews people who have found their lives or research intertwined with seaweed. Through the lens of environmental justice, marine biology, community activism and media theory, their conversations explore seaweed’s slippery relationship to place, identity, community and responsibility.


Bryony Gillard is an artist, curator and educator with an MFA from the Dutch Art Institute, School for Art Praxis.

Situated between writing, workshops, performance, video and exhibition making, her practice reflects upon events, creatures and ideas that refuse to be pinned down or categorised. Through a process of both uncovering and layering ideas, herstories and conversations, her work attempts to create a space for generations of intersectional feminist practice that are elusive, messy and entangled in contemporary concerns. She is drawn to thinking with and through the more-than-human-world and is committed to intersectional feminist and anti-colonial doings underpinning her practice and approach.

Recent projects include a solo exhibition at Jerwood Arts (London) in 2021 and a commission with the University of Bristol Doctoral College in 2022. Her work has been commissioned and presented on a variety of national and international platforms including ESTUARY (Kent), Holden Gallery (Manchester), Cinema Maison at BB15 (Linz), Ocean Archive Programme at TBA21 Academy (Venice), Arnolfini (Bristol), The Royal Albert Memorial Museum (Exeter), FLATLAND Projects (Hastings), De Pimlico Projects (London), The Arts Institute (Plymouth) and Turf Projects (Croydon). She was included in the Tate touring exhibition, ‘Virginia Woolf: an exhibition inspired by her writings’ and awarded the 2019 Royal Albert Memorial Museum artist commission.

She is an associate lecturer on MA Fine Art at University of Gloucestershire and BA Fine Art at University of the West of England and facilitates creative workshops with adults and young people. 


A full transcript and research material collected by Bryony is available on our website.

Edit, Mix and Original music: Rowan Bishop

This episode was commissioned by Caraboo Projects and kindly supported by Arts Council England 

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