Scarlett Crawford, (She/Her 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 completed her Masters in Global Cultural and Creative Industries at the School of Oriental and African studies, she is passionate about working towards equality in the creative industries and beyond. Her photographic, drawn and audio work examines the semiotics of race and class by creating work that portrays narratives of the under represented whilst interrogating 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 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 culminated in an exhibition at Westminster Palace in early 2019.
In her role as educator she worked with PRU's, 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 East Street Market with Hatch Enterprise 2019 - 2020
An eleven month project explore the Market as a place of historical and cultural importance, and the impact that gentrification has on the communities that surround it. Mixed Media project with and outreach project and on site exhibition.
Artist in Residence at the London Print Studios, 2019 - 2020
Exploring the print making and it links to colonial imagery with the support of specialist training and mentorship from the London Print Studios. I intend to learn and acquire new skills through experiencing with process such as copper plat etching, aqua tint and photopolymer etching.
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.
Arts Council Development fund 2018
Funding given for setting up my first studio, specialist training in print media techniques, evaluation of practice, and development of new work.
a-n Artist Bursary 2019
Awarded for travel to network with cultural practitioners in New York City.
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
2019 Bluecoat, Liverpool, Articulating Women:Interrogating Intersectionality in a Global Perspective
2019 Q&A with Ekow Eshun and Complicite theatre
2018 National artists talks
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