Katy Swift is a Socially engaged artist and visual artist originally from Northumberland. Her work aims to create social and political change through collaboration with individuals, groups or communities through the creation of participatory art. Whilst her work is primarily dialogical, she often uses somatic movement and dance to discover how participants might express or communicate emotion using their bodies.
Katy completed her MA in Art and Social Practice with the University of the Highlands and Islands in 2019. Her current work responds to social inequality and seeks to reimagine our society, which feels increasingly important in the UK today.
‘At a time when it feels like we’re reeling from one crisis to the next, we need art to be for everyone: a sanctuary, a safe place to explore and experience the pleasure of creation.’