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Hunt & Darton


Hunt & Darton is a Live Art collaboration between Jenny Hunt and Holly Darton.

Approaching Live Art from a Fine Art background they work across mediums with a sculptural approach to performance, choreographing words and movement in a sensory way and setting up alternative spaces – often creating installations to perform within. The work derives from their shared celebrations and anxieties surrounding life choices particularly as women, in Britain, now. The work has been described as deadpan and absurd, often collapsing into humour. Hunt & Darton have a persistent fetish to consistently re-assess their relationship with audience, embracing awkward moments, risk taking and constantly trying to close the gap between performer and viewer opting for a raw, underdone, conversational aesthetic.

Hunt & Darton are the creators of the award-winning Hunt & Darton Cafe, a pop-up interactive performance/installation and fully-functioning cafe where food meets art presented at Edinburgh Fringe, Tate Britain, Freud Museum, Latitude Festival and Cambridge Junction. With the support from Arts Council England Strategic Tour Fund, Hunt & Darton Cafe will visit Brighton, Cambridge and Colchester in 2014 and Folkestone, Manchester, Harlow and Peterborough in 2015.

Date Title Venue City
5 February 2016 Hunt & Darton Cafe Symposium Toynbee Studios
1 June 2014 Hunt & Darton Cafe Hornsey Street Festival London
3–31 May 2014 Hunt & Darton Cafe Cambridge
4–13 December 2013 Hunt & Darton Alternative Christmas Dinner The Rowan Arts Project London
30 September – 6 October 2013 Hunt & Darton Cafe Lakeside Theatre Essex
21 September 2013 Hunt & Darton Cafe Coastal Current Festival Hastings
Photo by Christa Holka