Scarlett Crawford, (b.1982, UK)
Crawford is an Artist Educator with a successful record of working in London’s inner city communities and across the UK for over 10 years.
Having recently completed her Masters in Global Cultural and Creative Industries at the School of Oriental and African studies, she is passionate about equality in the creative industries and beyond. Her photographic work examines the semiotics of race and class by creating images that try to portray narratives of the under represented and interrogate power structures.
To mark the introduction of the Race Relations Acts in 1965, 1968 and 1976, the Parliaments Speakers Advisory Committee on Works of Art has commissioned artist Scarlett Crawford to undertake a residency to create work with communities across the UK that were impacted by the introduction of the early race discrimination legislation. This will culminate in an exhibition at Westminster Palace in January 2019.
In her role as educator she has worked in Brixton with long term collaborators Photofusion Gallery since 2011, with the long term unemployed, male and female young offenders and girls affected by gender violence. She has also facilitated for organisations such as the Dulwich Picture Gallery and AfroPunk and given talks for the London Arts Fair, the National Photography Symposium and BBC Radio 4.
Artist in Residence at the UK Houses of Parliament, 2017 - 2019
Exploring the impact of the introduction of the UK Race Relations Acts 1968 Scarlett hopes her residency at the Houses of Parliament will reflect and celebrate the growth of an inclusive democracy and champion the communities who campaigned and fought for the changes in legislation. The work produced in participatory workshops will be exhibited in the constituencies where they were made before being brought down to London to exhibit at Westminster Hall in early 2019.
2019 Westminster Palace, London
2018 The Fine Art School, Leeds University,
2018 The Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool
2018 Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham
2018 Peabody Hub, Thamesmead
2018 Swansea Museum, Swansea
2018 St Fagans National Museum of History, Cardiff
2018 Glasgow Women’s Library, Glasgow
2014 Studio/14, Photofusion Gallery, London
2014 State of Origin, Unit24 Gallery London
2014 ING Discerning Eye, The Mall Galleries, London
2014 Doh Mix Meh Up: Diaspora and Identity in Art, Oxford University, Oxford
2008 Gimme Some Credit (Solo exhibition), Photofusion Gallery London.
2005 Future Maps 05, Davies Street Gallery London
Speaking and Events
2016 AfroPunk London, live arts installation.
2016 National Photography Symposium, panel member.
2016 PhotoVoice 'How to encourage Diversity, in Photography, panel member
2015 BBC Radio 4 Today programme, guest speaker
2015 'Women in the Arts: International Women's day', panel member
2015 Black Cultural Archives 'Staying Power' campaign, lead photographer.
2018 Autography at the Tate Exchange
2017 Project 507, Bletchley Prison, Gangs and Identity Formation trainer. 2015 Terrence Higgins Trust,
2013 Crisis Christmas, Reiki Therapist.
2005 Kids Company, Mentor
2004 Tate Britain, Education Intern.
2017 SOAS, Masters Global Cultural & Creative Industries
2008 Goldsmiths, Postgraduate Certificate in Education
2005 University of the Arts, Bachelor of Arts in Photography