Olivia Keith


Concerned by the loss of cultural diversity in the face of globalization, Olivia Keith strives to accentuate elements of intangible cultural heritage – traditions or living expressions inherited from our ancestors and passed on to our descendants.

She is interested in that which is easily overlooked as ‘common and everyday’; the way people do things, the flavour of their words, the power of place names, the ever-shifting uses and significance of weeds. . .

The making of large scale reportage drawings of people engaged in activity is Keith’s preferred method for recording and initiating dialogue with a community.

Her tangible, often multi sensory, artworks (sculptures, installations, performance and reportage drawings) are reminders that this heritage is alive and functioning. . . . . and evolving.

Click here to read about Olivia Keith’s work for The Expanded City project.
Click here to visit the page for Olivia Keith’s project Unpickling Aspic.
Click here for the page for Olivia Keith’s MA project.