Susan Merrick

Artist and Interpreter. Power Language Access


Susan Merrick is a multi-disciplinary Artist. She is interested in conversations, language and communication, in questioning whose voices are heard, and in the access and spaces that can challenge or facilitate this.
With a background in BSL/English Interpreting and Sociology she makes work, projects and collaborations exploring these themes, utilising a context-based mix of social engagement, live art, public installations, film making, collections and documentation.



2017 – MA Fine Art (Distinction), UCA Farnham

2007 – NVQ 4 BSL/English Interpreting

2002 – BA Hons Sociology, Durham University



Laboratory of Dissent 2 Winchester School of Art residency as Associate with CAS Artists (November -December 2019)


‘Detangling the Knots’ Invited to collaborate with Barbara Touati-Evan’s project across 2019-2020

Chapel Arts Studios (CAS) Andover: SAFE PLAY AREA summer residency

West End Centre, Aldershot – Associate Artist (Funded with part of an award from Arts Council England as part of some R&D time)

Woman Up! Podcast Series developed with Desperate Artwives and in association with Women’s Art Library, Specical Collections, Goldsmiths University. Presenting and Editing.


Statements in Semaphore and Platform 1 Gallery Residency:  ACE Artist Grant to fund ongoing project Statements in Semaphore

Wharf Residency: Floating Island Gallery Resident Artist


Hollaback London: I was 1 of 16 Artists invited as part of the 16 days of creative action across London

Twelve Month Artist Residency with FiLia – ACE Artist Grant funded project Statements in Semaphore

What does it mean to be Artist in Residence of a Place?: LADA DIY 14 workshops, Lead Artist with Bridget Floyer.


MOTHERHOUSE (Pilot): month long residency at IKLECTIK Art Lab , London.

Building a Better World: Creative Residency Project with UCA Archives, bookRooms and The Working Press Archives.

In Our Minds: Collaborative project and touring exhibition with UCA and National Archives



Saturated Space, Sandham Memorial Chapel (National Trust), CAS Artists (March 2020)


#ConversationswithAldershot West End Centre, Aldershot

SAFE PLAY AREA Chapel Arts Studios, Andover

Clothing Exchange #5, Womans House – Revisited, Hackney, London

Clothing Exchange #4, As part of Victoria Day wiht West End Centre, Aldershot

Unperforming 14 by Louise Ashcroft, part of Sigma, Sigma, Sigma by Emma Cousins, Milton Keynes Arts Centre

Clothing Exchange #3, Desperate Artwives M-Word Exhibition, One Paved Court, Richmond

Unperforming 13 by Louise Aschcroft, Arts Admin, Toynebee Studios, London


A Series of Events – Part 2, (Including Clothing Exchange #2)Statements in Semaphore project, Princes Hall, Aldershot

100 Women Artists, FiLiArt Exhibition, Manchester

A Series of Events – Part 1, (Including Clothing Exchange #1) Statements in Semaphore, Platform 1 Gallery, Wandsworth,  London 

Inside Out DAW Takeover, Leyden Gallery, Spitalfields, London   

DAW Public Takeover, Group Action, Online and in Bank, London    

Echo.Control UCA Farnham MA Alumni Show, Division of Labour Gallery, London including Live streamed 1.5 hour performance walk from ex Holloway prison site – to Division of Labour Gallery

Holloway, Curated by Bod Jaman, Islington


Hollaback London, Live Action Waterloo Station, London

FiLiArt 2017 Exhibition, IOE, London

MA Grad Show, UCA Farnham

DAW Public Takeover, Group Action, Online and outside Tate Modern

Listen, A two day collaborative residency, performance and exhibition with Angela Alexander-Lloyd at Kunsthal 45, Den Helder,  Netherlands

DAW Midsummer Madness Takeover, Leyden Gallery, Spitalfields, London

The Waiting Room, MA Group Show, Platform 1 Gallery, Wandsworth Common Station, London

In Our Minds Touring Group Exhibition, UCA Canterbury, UCA Farnham, National Archives in Kew, and in Bristol

Nasty Women Cambridge, Group Exhibition, Cambridge version of the International Exhibition

Nasty Women Newcastle, Group Exhibition, Byker Grove Community Centre, Newscastle version of the International Exhibition

Iris Turns, BA and MA UCA Group Show, Bargehouse, London

Semaphore Aerobics, as part of the ‘Desperate Artwives Takeover’, Leyden Gallery, London

Statements Group exhibition, Atellier Tammam Studio, Hastings Street, Bloomsbury, London

Desperate Artwives 5th edition  Group Exhibition, 114-118 Lower Marsh, London


FiLiArt – Group Exhibition at Oxford House, Bethnall green, London

Motherhouse Group Exhibition, Iklectic, London

Building A Better World Group Exhibition, UCA Farnham

Bound|Lines, Group  Exhibition, IKLECTIK Art Lab, Old Paradise yard, London


Procreate project launch, Photozine exhibition, Women’s Arts Library, Goldsmiths, London (part of the            Women’s Arts Library touring Archive that will visit Nottingham and New York in May 2016)

She’s in a Nightie and So Forth!, Performance, Unperforming 6, 43 Inverness St Gallery, Camden, London

Rethinking The Body, Elaine Thomas Library, UCA Farnham

FILIA,  Feminism in London Conference, Hilton Hotel, London

NOA 2015 Moving Image Gallery with ‘Yesterday’ animation.

Off d’ shelf Artist Books, Iklectik, London

Music, Art and Passion, I’klectik, London


Group Exhibition, Feminism in London Conference

Feminism in Art Exhibition, Iklectic Gallery, London

Skin, Street Art using Cosmetics outside Boots in Guildford http//



Editorial illustrations for The Mother Magazine


Colouring Book for The Mother Magazine

Welldone Publishing Nursery Range

Illustrations for Starflower Press

Illustrations and Images for The Mother Magazine

Private commissions for three authors

Commissioned to create charity cards for AIMS association

Produced illustrations for a new book ‘Cycle to the Moon’ by Veronika Sophia Robinson. Published by Starflower Press, 2014


Illustrated Children’s book “Blue Jeans” by Veronika Sophia Robinson, published by Starflower Press Feb 2014
Illustrated Children’s picture book “What A Lovely Sound!” By Starr Meneely, published by Starflower Press Dec 2013-2016




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