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Verity-Jane Keefe is a visual artist working predominantly in the public realm to explore the complex relationship between people and place.


She is interested in the role of the artist within urban regeneration and how experiential practice can touch upon and raise ambitions of existing and invisible communities. Since 2003 she has been developing new models of practice within municipal, collaborative contexts – following long term residency approaches that produce outcomes that explore the politics of participation, transferring agency and power along the way and making the work public in both the public realm and institutional contexts.


Her practice takes many forms, but always starts with lurking, place and archives. The incidental, the overheard, the conversation, the observed. Working with text, moving image, site-based research, archive, installation, writing, print, social structures and object.


She is currently delivering public commissions with Towner Gallery (Eastbourne), is the current Wheatley Fellow and Incidental Artist with Eastside Projects (Birmingham), artist in residence for Barts Hospital (London) and is a pre-doc candidate at ZHdK (Zurich).


She is an associate lecturer at Central Saint Martins where she teaches on the BA Fine Art XD pathway and also a Unit Master at the Architectural Association.

She was on the winning team for the 2022 Davidson Prize with Charles Holland Architects, Joseph Henry and the Quality of Life Foundation. The Moorings Sociable Club, for which VJK was Lead Artist on the Design Team was shortlisted for the 2022 AJ Architecture Awards in the Community and Faith category.

Imagine a world filled with time to update websites ​

See Living Together HERE

The Wood Street Retail Survey HERE

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