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Florence Peake


Florence Peake is a London-based artist who has been making work since 1995.

With an extensive training in dance and a background in painting, Florence Peake’s performance practice uses drawing, painting and sculpture materials combined with found and fabricated objects placed in relationship to the moving body. Site and audience, live and recorded text, wit and humour are key to her work.

Recent work includes; Lay me down at NoTT Dance festival (2015) and Modern Art Oxford (2015), Swell the thickening surface of at Hayward Gallery (2014), MAKE at BALTIC (2013) and Yorkshire Sculpture Park (2012); REMAKE at Baltic 39 (2012) and the Lanchester Gallery (2012); Chorus; Swell the Thickening Surface of at Tintype (2013); Paper Portraits (2010) at the National Portrait Gallery.

As a performer, Florence works with filmmakers, artists and choreographer; Joe Moran, Gaby Agis, Serena Korda, Nicola Conibere, Gary Stevens and touring with Station House Opera’s Roadmetal, Sweetbread. Florence lectures at the Universities of Surrey and Coventry, is an Artsadmin Associate Artist 2012-15 and Associate Artist with Dance Art Foundation.

Read David Brier’s review of Make in Art Monthly, June 2012 (PDF 1mb)
Watch a documentary about Make on Vimeo

Date Title Venue City
4 November 2014 – 4 January 2015 Swell the thickening surface of Hayward Gallery London
25–26 October 2014 Weekender: Fold, Unfold, Refold Toynbee Studios
26–27 September 2014 SHIFT CONSTRUCT NOW Gallery London
9–15 July 2014 Scene on a Navigable River Online
7 November 2013 MAKE Axiz Arts Centre Crewe
27 October 2013 MAKE V22, The Biscuit Factory London
12 October 2013 REMAKE Bohunk Institute Nottingham
12 October 2013 REMAKE Moving Museum London
6–7 July 2013 MAKE BALTIC Newcastle upon Tyne
17 May 2013 40 LUPA London
22 March 2013 Performance: Swell The Thickening Surface Of Tintype
3 March – 6 April 2013 Chorus: swell the thickening surface of Tintype London
17 November 2012 Remake Chisenhale Dance Space London
Photo by Jon Greenland