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Bel Pye

Bel Pye is interested in the everyday art-making that is crucial to surviving hostile times. They try to respond to injustice through small acts of accessible protest, often by adding overtly political details to everyday objects. Bel's practice is fatigue informed and grounded in the queer, mad and chronically ill communities they live in.

About Bel Pye:​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Twitter: @bel_pye

Instagram: @chronic_queer

Bel sits on a dark sofa with fruit and crochet needles and yarn at their feet. The sit within a giant cocoon - like net of crochet that they have created around themselves.

Image: Cocoon by Bel Pye

Bel was one of 31 d/Deaf, Disabled and Neurodivergent artists to take part in the DASH award winning project: We Are Invisible We Are Visible (WAIWAV).

The artists staged Dada inspired interventions in 30 museums and galleries across Britain and Northern Ireland on 2 July 2022 only​​​​​​​, marking the 102nd anniversary of the 1st Dada International Exhibition in Berlin.

​​​​​​​Bel's intervention;​​​​​​​ Cocoon, took place at the Centre for Contemporary Art, Derry, Londonderry. Find out more.

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