Holly Slingsby

Unit 23: former ‘Ancestral Name Services’

A film of Holly’s performance with costumes, Too Many Marys, can be viewed in Unit 23, new film recorded in 2020.


Holly Slingsby (born 1983, UK) is based in Margate, UK. She studied at the Ruskin School of  Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford University and the Slade School of Art, London. Her practice centres on performance and uses props, costumes and video. Her most recent work explores the female body in relation to fertility myths and medicine. Holly has had solo exhibitions and performances at CRATE, Margate (2019); Margate Festival  (2018); Bòlit, Centre d'Art Contemporani, Girona (2016); Tintype, London (2015); DKUK, London  (2015); and SHIFT., London (2012). Her work has been shown widely at venues in London. In 2018 she published an artist’s book with Publication Studio London and The Bower;  and participated in the international touring exhibition Transitional States: Hormones at the Cross roads of Art and Science.

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