About

Photograph by Andi Sapey – http://www.andisapey.co.uk/

 

Dyad Creative is the artistic and professional partnership between Hannah Turner Wallis and Théodora Lecrinier.

Marked by an attention to the boundaries between making, performance, administration, curation and collaboration, Dyad Creative exists at the intersection of these disciplines. It encompasses the work made by Lecrinier and Turner Wallis together as a duo, as well as the work achieved in collaboration with others and the residencies, events and projects facilitated by the pair as managers and administrators of various creative spaces.

At the heart of this shape-shifting activity is an ethos based on the friendship between the two artists, who work together on every venture Dyad Creative embarks upon.

Thanks to their continuous shuttling between the roles of practising artists, co-ordinators of spaces and collaborators on projects, Lecrinier and Turner Wallis have gained a wealth of experience in many aspects of contemporary artistic life, including arts education, event co-ordination, artistic development and the organisation of community projects. This has provided insight and a keen interest in the means it takes to survive as an artist in the current landscape.

In particular, Dyad has an expertise in the establishment and management of artistic spaces and studios, offering consultancy, guest curatorship and creative advice. The pair has seen this form of work open onto many areas and has subsequently been involved in various local, cultural and governmental schemes and creative policies: they have run several spaces in Norwich, travelled to Berlin, Lyon and London for research, formulated educational courses and commissions for Kettle’s Yard in Cambridge and currently work as part of Guild, a three year development programme with East Street Arts.

Alongside their ongoing exploration into the creative potential and dynamics of space, Théo and Hannah allow the matter of what it takes to be an artist today to run through both their creative and administrative output as theme and as motivation, constantly seeking to perform every aspect of Dyad Creative’s work with a care for the interpersonal and interdisciplinary nature of art-making.