CENTRE FOR LIVE ART YORKSHIRE:
CLAY is a centre for artworks that test boundaries and artists whose practice is hard to define. CLAY supports risk, experimentation and interdisciplinary artwork.
Building and evolving from the legacy of Live Art Bistro, CLAY has a bold ambition to be an Art Centre for Live and Interdisciplinary artwork. A building that provides space for artists to take risks in and experiment.
Established in August 2019, CLAY is an arts space run by Jessica Sweet and Matthew Allen.
We work with artists with both emerging and established practices. As a touring venue and a space to make art and performance.
- An experimental space
- A home for interdisciplinary artists
- A northern hub for live art
- Affordable working and making space for artists
- A space for professional and artistic development
- An arts venue, a bar, a social space
- A Centre for Live Art
Jessica Sweet (she/her)
Office Administrator: Fern George (they/them)
Freelance Technical Manager: Charlotte Woods (she/her)
Matt Sykes Hooban
The Grief Series
Reetso, Ben Mills & Verity Moon
Tess Seddon & Charley Miles
Age of The
Matt Allen & Lydia Cottrell
Friends and Partners:
CLAY formed after the closure of Live Art Bistro (LAB) which ran 2012 - 2019. LAB was founded by Indivisible (Becki Griffiths & Adam Young) and
Testing The Razor. In 2014 Matt Allen joined, followed by Jessica Sweet in 2015. LAB ran as a three-person curatorial team until 2019 when Live Art Bistro closed and CLAY was set up. In 2020 Matt left and Jessica took the reins leading the company
Photo Credit Danny Marsh