Biography and Exhibitions
Trisha McCrae was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1961 and lives and works in Charente France. She has exhibited nationally and internationally in site specific venues, galleries and festivals.
These include Whitechapel Gallery, London; Wall Space Gallery, London; Geddes Gallery London; Kings Place, London; Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge, UK; Babylon Gallery, Ely, UK; Hat factory, Luton, UK; Norwich Arts Centre, UK. Tulca Festival, Galway, Ireland; Centro de Historian de Zaragoza, Spain; Videoholica Festival, Varna, Bulgaria; Maison des Artistes Gallery, Riberac, France; La Brousse, Sers France; Traverse Video, Toulouse, France.
In the last few years McCrae has extended her range of activities to include working with live performance artists and musicians.
She is a founding member of Neuf, a group of experimental filmakers from Cambridge that meets regularly to exchange ideas and work on collaborative projects.
Site Specific Installations
2022 ZOU#17. Witness project sculpture and video installation La Brousse, Sers, France.
2021 Video installation Robot Cambridge UK.
2021 Neuf: Performing Collective Embodyments of Theory/Practice, online with the Arts and Creativities Research Group. Faculty of Education University of Cambridge UK.
2020 – AM I DANGER, Projection and Performance, The Auditorium, Homerton College ,Cambridge UK.
2020 ZOU#16 Witness 1, sculpture installation La Brousse, Sers, France.
2019 La Sarabandes, Rouilliac. Les Pierre Parlantes, Llorona and La Vie Par La Mort installations.
2019 ZOU#13. Plus du Lait Sculpture and video installation. La Brousse, Sers, France.
2017 ZOU#9 Les Pierres Parlantes. Sculpture and video installation. La Brousse, Sers, France.
2016 Neuf At Home 5. The smog is Lofting, Winchester, UK.
2016 Zou#7 La Lutte, Lucretia and Rockaby. Film Installation, La Brousse, Sers. France.
2015. ZOU#5 Portraits. Film Installation, ZOU, La Brousse, Sers, France.
2013 Neuf At Home 3 Drive Over. site specific installation. Brunswick Terrace, Cambridge.
2013 Neuf At Home 2 The Collectors Granchester, Cambridge.
2008 Film installation, TV studio, Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge
Publications and interviews
Co author of Chap 17 Sensing the Image-inary, Doing Rebellious Research In and Beyond the Academy. Published by Brill. 2022.
Junkpage #90 Avril 2022 En Avant review of installation Witness project at ZOU#17 by Nicolas Trespallé.
The Matador Review. Trisha McCrae: Portraits. Spring 2017. Art Editor Shayne Bailey, Chicago, llinois.
Stigmart 10 Artpress Video Focus, Trisha McCrae: Interview. October 2013.
Traverse Video ‘Faut Voir’ exhibition catalogue. Trisha McCrae Lucretia. Editor Simone Dompeyre. 2012. Resonance Radio. London. Interview about collaborative process surrounding film and live music. 2012.
BBC Radio Radio Cambridgeshire. Trisha McCrae interview by Emma Borley. 2012
Traverse Video, ‘Art Proxime’ exhibition catalogue. Trisha McCrae La Vie Par La Mort . Editor Simone Dompeyre. 2011
Art & Education. Article on Louise Bourgeois. Maman: From the Outside In. Editor Trisha McCrae.
2019 Venice Biennale Plazzo Pessaro Papafara May-July 2019. The Covering.
2018 Aldeburgh Beach Lookout Gallery. The Covering.
2016 Emporium, Brighton Ban an Farriage alongside Agnes Varda. Screening and interview. Curated by
2015 SHFF Festival, Brighton. Ban an Farriage.
2015 ART HOUSE1 London. Drive Over
2014 Aesthetica Short Film Festival. Les Rogots shortlisted.
2014 Rouen Short Film Festival Drive Over nominated for RNC special award.
2014 Shortwave Cinema Bermondsey, London. Drive Over. Curated by Rebecca Fairman.
2013 Aesthetica Short Film Festival Ban an Farriage shortlisted.
2013 Puny Gods Unexpected Exeter. What do we see..
2012 Cambridge Film Festival Lemons and Tacks, nominated for best audience award.
2011 The Potential of Vacancy, Live 8 Tulca Festival, Galway Ireland. What Do We See.
2010 Wallspace Gallery, London Agnus Dei Film Screening alongside Sam Taylor Wood. Curated by
2009 Strawberry Film Festival, Cambridge. Saz Jaz and Holly,.
2009 Arts Picturehouse, Cambridge. 999 Neuf Project,,
2008 Jerwood Moving Image Award London. What Do We See. Shortlist.
2007 Whitechapel Gallery, London What Do We See, Interviewed by Ian White.
2012 Whitechapel Gallery, London. Lucretia. Film screening and interview by Gareth Evans.
2012 Clermont Ferrand Festival, France. Lucretia.
2012 Traverse Video Festival. Faut Voir, Toulouse, France. Screening and Publication. Lucretia.
2012 Hotbed Festival Cambridge. Rockaby.
2011 Videoholica Festival Varna, Bulgaria. La Vie Par La Mort.
2011 Traverse Video Festival, Art Proxime’ screening/interview/ publication. Toulouse, France. La Vie
Par La Mort.
2010 Abandon Normal Devices Festival, Screening and international tour. Cornerhouse, Manchester,
UK. La Vie Par La Mort.
2010 Whitechapel Gallery London Agnus Dei,, London. interview by Ian White.
2009 Whitechapel Gallery London Saz Jaz and Holly. Interview by Rachel Rupdike.
2006 Whitechapel Gallery, London Forgotten Girlhood, interview by Ian White.
2006 Cambridge Film Festival, Forgotten Girlhood, Cambridge, UK.
Live Performance with films
2017 Performative Film intervention. Brigitta. Neuf Group. Cambridge.
2016 Performative Film intervention Slaughtering butterflies. Neuf Group, Cambridge.
2016 ZOU#7 The Covering. Installation video and live performance event with Rachel Evans. La Brousse,
2014 Impro Visea: Les Rogots. Improvised live music to film, Pushkin House, Bloomsbury Sq, London.
2013 Live Music and Silent Films Ban an Farriage, Pushkin House, Bloomsbury, London.
2012 Film installation and live performance event Lemons and Tacks with cellist Abby Wollston, At
Home, Seaford St, Cambridge.
2012 Flux Soup. Lucretia, Rockaby, Angus Dei. Improvised music to film.. Block 336, Brixton, London.
2012 Films and Improvised Music Lemons and Tacks. Bloomsbury Sq. London
2011 Woman Filmmakers and Improvised Music, HMS President London, UK. Live performance.
2010 London New Wind Festival, Lucretia. Bloomsbury, October Gallery, London. Live performance by
Triptik ensemble and guests.
2005 Tadlow Granary, Seven Deadly Sins, installation and performance event with Patricia Ramshaw
and Thaddeus, Wandlebury, Cambridge.
2004 Ruskin Gallery. Cambridge.UK. ‘in the name of the father’, sculpture, film and performance
Residencies and experimental shoots
2017 Quarante Neuf Residency, Narbonne, France.
2014 Mind Your Head Neuf, 6-week residency and exhibition Unit 7 Grafton Centre. Cambridge 20/5/14
2013 Dark Hours. Neuf 4 day residency and performative film exhibition at Aid&Abet gallery Cambridge.
2013-17 Various experimental film shoots and projections.
Jess and Jair. Trapeze artistis. Hackney Wick, London.
Brigitta Horváth. Buto Dancer. Villebois Lavalette, France
Beckie Tun. Performance artist. Gurat, France
Faith Obae. Performance artist. Villebois Lavalette, France.
Lulu Lockheart. Performance artist. Villebois Lavalette, France
Michal Marcus. Dancer. Rozet, France.
Barry Adams. Performance artist. Montmoreau, France.
Michel Gayout. Artist. Sers, France.
2021 Arts du Jardin, Bonne, France.
2016 Maison des Artistes Gallery, Riberac. France. Portraits: Sculpture and video installation.
2016 Geddes Gallery, London. Vasetti, site specific film installation.
2015 Kings Place London. Holly. Oil on board. Guardian inaugural exhibition.
2011 The Potential of Vacancy, Live 8 Tulca Festival, Galway Ireland. Film screening What Do We See.
2011 Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich, UK. In Close Succession, Film screening and expanded work.
2010 Wallspace Gallery, London Wall. Film installation Agnus Dei.
2009 Lothbury Centre, Cambridge. Neuf Artist Filmmakers Film Night, Screenings and artists talks by
Neuf experimental film group.
2007 Babylon Gallery, Ely, Cambridge. Lit. Film installation Forgotten Girlhood.
2006 Centro de Historia de Zaragoza, Spain. Esquilos Lejanos, installation collaboration with Carlos
2006 Broughton House Gallery, Cambridge. Sculpture installation.
2012 Mediatheque, Villebois Lavalette. Film screening Four films.
2009 Light Rain Gallery, Hat Factory, Luton. Installation of films.
2016 - 2021 WOFFF Brighton. Juror for experimental selection.
2008 Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge. Curator of MindSpace exhibition.
2016 Final Cut Pro X Editing course, London.
2012 LUX/ICA Biennial of Moving Images Curating course Institute of Contemporary Art, London.
2007 Final Cut Pro 300, Advanced Editing course, Soho Editors, London.
2007 Final Cut Pro 101 Editing course, Soho Editors, London.
2007 Arts Council Community Project Grant for Lights Camera Action, Wysing Arts Centre/
2006 Specialist Sculptural Moulding Techniques course Article Studios, Hertfordshire.
2006 Experimental Video Art course, Cambridge Film Consortium/ Kettles Yard/ARU, Anglia Ruskin
University, Arts Council East project in association with Karen Mirza and Brad Butler from no- w-here lab.
2005 to 2007 Wysing Arts Centre. Workshop leader.
2005 Arts Development and Teaching Course, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge.
2005 Creatives in Business Projects Grant. Screen East UK.
2005 Project Grant for Arts. South Cambridge District Council.UK.
2004. American Express Award. Winner.
2004 BA (Hons) Art and Art History, Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.
2016 Great Northern Hotel London. Boudicca Tapestry design.
2016 Crowne Plaza Hotel. Art works for interiors. London.
2015 Angola LNG oil paintings. London.
2006 Bean an Ti. Bronze sculpture. Cambridge.
2006 Openess Bronze sculpture. London.
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