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Fox Irving

Fox Irving’s art is shaped by the liminal, precarious identity they inhabit as queer/femme/working class. With a playful, DIY approach informed by activist strategies and centring on collaboration, Fox investigates how art can be used as a tool of empowerment by their own marginalised communities. They ask: what keeps people in place, what affords fluidity, and what kinds of assembly can be transformative?

Discouraged from studying art, Fox left school and trained instead as a nurse- to have a 'proper' job, a stable income, to create their own stability. Whilst working full-time, they went to night school to study art. They have received various awards including, Jerwood Arts Bursary for self defined professional development, Arts Council National Lottery Project Grant, DIY Project Grant 2019 with LADA and Tate Liverpool. Heart of Glass' Professional Development Opportunity for Women in the Arts Bursary Scheme and Metal’s Time and Space residency.