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Artists Index: Freya Dooley

Freya Dooley (b.1989, Gloucestershire. Based in Cardiff.) is an artist based in Cardiff. An Eastside Projects ESP member since 2017, she works with words, moving image, sound and performance. Her work combines literary and pop culture references to create unstable narratives, soundtracks and auto/biographical semi-fictions. Often referring or returning to anxious states, she works towards an articulation of the inside turned out. She is interested in the voice as something in between sound and language, thought and body. Freya also shares a collaborative practice with Cinzia Mutigli. Forthcoming solo projects include a solo exhibition at Chapter Gallery, Cardiff in 2019, supported by the Arts Council of Wales. She also recently received a Jerwood Visual Arts Bursary to develop her work with the live and recorded voice. Other solo commissions include Speakable Things, Oriel Davies, Powys, 2018; and Rhythms and Disturbances, g39, Cardiff, 2016. Freya is a member of Yellow Back Books, a project supporting artist books, self-publishing and experimental writing with Clare Charles, Louise Hobson and Becca Thomas. She is the curator of The Billboard Commission at Spit and Sawdust, Cardiff, where she also has a studio. She was a member of Syllabus III 2017-2018, a peer-led alternative learning programme, jointly delivered by Wysing Arts Centre, Eastside Projects, Spike Island, Studio Voltaire, Iniva, S1 Artspace and New Contemporaries. Freya is shortlisted for the Kleinwort Hambro Emerging Artist Prize 2019.