Marcia Ley

Senior Lectuer


Printmaking, Painting, Art in Health, Intersection of Craft and Contemporary art, Fine Arts project Management, Mixed Media

Profile I was born in 1959 in Hertfordshire. I graduated in Painting at Ravensbourne College of Art and Design in 1980 and went on complete an M.A in Printmaking at Chelsea College of Art and Design (1980-81). I have based myself in the Northeast of England since the early 80’s. I am am Artist and Lecturer Teaching . I am stage 1 leader and Admissions tutor for Fine Art. I am also head of Printmaking and I teach on the MA in Participatory Arts. I have taught nationally and presented my research internationally. I have worked extensively on public art and participatory arts projects. I have worked as a project manager for ISIS Arts and currently hold an Artists residency at Art Studio Sunderland working with people who suffer from mental ill health. I am also a trustee more...

Research and Practice My research is largely around my practice as a participatory artist specialising in arts in health. I have worked with people facing life-limiting illness and I'm currently working with people who live with mental ill health. As well as my interest in and practice as a Participatory Artist I also have an active studio practice. In my studio practice I use everyday objects and activities to create paintings, prints, videos, photographs and collages. My work is playful and unashamedly decorative. I am also interested in personal experiences of public spaces, I have explored this by staging artistic interventions in space through actions such as yarn bombing. I am also part of the WALK research group that focuses on art walking and looking at the environment we more...

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Latest Additions

  1. Dr Mike Collier, Dr M, Marcia Ley, M.G.P and Keith Bowey, K (2015) Response to Bewick. [Show/Exhibition]
  2. Collier, Mike, Ley, Marcia and Bowey, Keith (2016) Thomas Bewick Woodcuts. [Show/Exhibition]
  3. Ley, Marcia and mulqueen, Mark (2014) Room for You: Arts in Health (Participatory Arts). In: The Art of Good Health and Wellbeing-International Arts and Health Conference, 11-13 Nov 2014, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia. (Unpublished)
  4. Collier, Mike, Ley, Marcia and Bowey, Keith (2015) String Bedes , Walk 3 August 2106. [Show/Exhibition]