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Michael Mayhew


I am an artist.
It is the most comfortable location for me to be.
It enables me to be perpetually displaced.
With my bursary I am going to travel over land to Australia to look for a sister in the desert. I am locating that which has vanished. Her name is Carole.

Michael Mayhew has been working in the new performance sector for 20 years. In that time he has engaged with a multiplicity of art forms that have often been inspired by the environments he finds himself in. Performances manifest according to what is happening in the world, whom he met that day, what he’s heard or witnessed, what matters to that particular audience in a particular place and time.

Presently Artist in Residence at the School of Environmental Development, University Manchester and Honorary Associate Artist at the National Review of Live Art.