Working in collaboration with The Drawing Shed Live on the Drive was a project aimed at encouraging new and diverse audiences to Live Art.
Led by Steakhouse Live producer Katy Baird with support from visual artist Rebecca Lindsay – Addy, the project focused on a series of free Live Art workshops for young women aged 16-19 living on and around The Drive Estate, Walthamstow in North London.
The workshops looked at the history of Live Art with a particular focus on contemporary female artists as well as the practical process of devising your own work both in the space and off site.
The group attended the Steakhouse Live Festival 2016 together and afterwards held a post-festival debrief looking at the connection between the theory and the practice.
Live on the Drive has continued to meet regularly since forming and have attended many other Live Art events together.
In June 2017 they devised and performed ‘Nomadic Dialogues’, a project which saw them carry a make-shift living room around Walthamstow inviting the passing public to have a group conversation around topics that mattered to them – including London, Education and Food.
More information on the Live on the Drive project, including documentation of their performance actions and research can be found on the dedicated blog.
The Live on the Drive project is part of The Drawing Shed, a contemporary arts organisation led by visual artists Sally Labern and Bobby Lloyd from its project base, LockUpNumber11, located on two housing estates in London E17. For more information, see their website.