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Gaylene Gould is a multidisciplinary artist who creates projects out of a desire for a more compassionately connected world.
She explores a deeper healing relationship with herself and the cultural world through writing, performance, visual making and broadcasting projects.
Her participatory live-art experiences draw on collaboration, visual art, performance, conversation, play and ritual to create imaginative spaces for healing exchanges that build compassionate communities. Her deep desire for a more equitable world means Gaylene is drawn to work with communities who most need such spaces.
She specializes in site-specific works that connect the buried memories of a place with the memories of the people currently dwelling on the land, as a way to more deeply root a sense of self and place.
Her projects have been commissioned by the Tate, V&A, Clore Leadership, Selfridges, Durham University, Moderna Museet Sweden and BAM, New York amongst others.
The Space To Come, the company she founded, is currently the home for much of this work.
Gaylene is also a culture broadcaster and is currently host of Serpentine podcast.
She is also a respected cultural leader and has headed up major cultural institutions and projects including Head of Cinemas at BFI. She has worked for national and international organisations such as Arts Council England, Toronto International Film Festival, National Theatre, Young Vic and Bernie Grant Art Centre. She was a Cultural Ambassador for London, is a Clore Fellow and on the Artistic Advisory Board for Brixton House, Leeds 2023, the Advisory Board for the Decolonising Arts Institute, University Arts London. She is a Trustee for the magical ANU Productions.