Kitty McKay is an artist, researcher, DJ and facilitator from Liverpool, now living, working and studying in Newcastle upon Tyne. Their interdisciplinary practice embraces politics of community and encompasses social engagement and social impact research, moving image, sound, installation, sculpture, collage, live works, and writing.

Embedded in grassroots collectivity, Kitty’s work looks to spark hopeful imaginaries for the future and produces formats for gathering. They are especially interested in queer, crip and feminist frameworks for exploring space and place. 

Kitty often works with other people to produce live and socially-engaged works, and they are often part of collaborations with other artists, academics, community groups and collectives. They are co-founder of Incursions, a collaborative art and research project which uses group walking to explore space and place through radio and audio, moving-image and film, mapping, archiving and writing. Incursions hosts regular group ‘walking forums’, designed to invite diverse groups of people to walk and talk, documenting different experiences of the places we live. 

While studying for their MFA at Newcastle University, Kitty works part-time at The NewBridge Project, an artist-led, DIY art and community venue. They are a resident and committee member with Slack’s Radio, a Newcastle-based independent radio station, and are a former member of School of the Damned. Kitty works with More Than Meanwhile Spaces, looking at long-term futures for artist-led spaces and workspaces in the North East of England. They have exhibited with and been supported by Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, ICA London, South London Gallery, Northumbria University, Newcastle University, Farrell Centre, The National Trust, and Bloomberg New Contemporaries, amongst many others. 

The NewBridge Project The Shieldfield Centre 4-8 Clarence Walk (off Stoddart Street) Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 1AL

Skills & Experience

  • DBS Checked
  • Documentation: video
  • Project management
  • Technical: photographic / moving image
  • Visiting lecturer (HE)
  • Workshsops (adult)
  • Workshops (family / general)
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