The Tetley

Skittish: Lisa Watts & Samara Scott

21 March - 4 May 2014

The third and final part of a touring project by Sheffield-based artist and academic Lisa Watts, Skittish was jointly produced by Spacex (Exeter), Vane (Newcastle) and The Tetley. The project aims to demonstrate links between Live Art and contemporary visual art and to encourage discussion between the artists and audiences about the presence of Live Art within a gallery setting. At each venue, work by Watts was presented in dialogue with work by a sculptor whose work shares similar material or aesthetic sensibilities. At The Tetley, Watts produced a series of new live ‘actions’ alongside and in response to a selection of Samara Scott’s recent works. Displaying a mastication between textures, products and fashion Scott’s tactile work creates a dense scenery of shapes, smells and forms through her use of unconventional materials.

Watts is in residence at The Tetley throughout the project on the following dates:

MARCH     Tues 25th 12 – 5pm, Thur 27th 2 – 7pm, Sun 30th 11 – 4pm
APRIL     Tues 1st 12 – 5pm,  Thur 3rd 2 – 7pm, Tues 8th 12 – 5pm, Thur 10th 2 – 7pm, Tues 22nd 12 – 5pm, Thur 24th, 2 – 7pm, Tues 29th 12 – 5pm


24th April, 6pm. Samara Scott and Lisa Watts in conversation at The Tetley. Free, all welcome.


Artists’ Bios

LISA WATTS works and lives in Sheffield. Selected exhibitions and projects include Gummy produced as artist in residence at Site Gallery Sheffield (2010); Playout Site Gallery, Sheffield (2008); Artist in Residency at Interspace, Sofia, Bulgaria (2004); Abandoned touring commission (2004); Oh, au naturel performed in Glasgow and Sophia (2004); More Funny Feelings, touring exhibition (2001); Muscles (with Clare Charnley), Leeds City Art Gallery (1998); Bun (with Sussanah Gent) screened internationally as part of Eat my Shorts film festival (1997); Artist in Residence at Feren’s Gallery Hull (1992); performance of Breadmaking, National Review of Live Art, Glasgow (1990). PhD Fine Art, University of Edinburgh, 2011.

SAMARA SCOTT works and lives in London. Selected works include Poems, Almanac Gallery 2013); Cd0xdsspi, Rowing Projects, London (2013); Verging on the Absurd, Contemporary Art Society, London (2013); Duty Free,  Arkas幸irket Foundation, Istanbul (2012); Young London, V22, London (2012); Samara Scott & Marianne Spurr, Seventeen Gallery, London (2012); Seriously connected old Grey Hair, Christopher Crescent at HD: Projects, New York (2012); Four Seasons, Art&Jobs, London (2012); Stereopsis, The Drawing Room, London (2012); and the response, the Sunday Painter, London (2012).