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Catherine Elwes screenings & exhibitions


  • Tapes shown internationally, including London Film Festival; Video Brazil, Sao Paulo; Kuopio International Festival; 'Recent British Video', New York; British Art Show, Australia; 'Imagensy Relaciones', Madrid; UK/LA Festival; Video In/Out Vancouver; 'One Minit' Festival, Brazil; Kunsthaus, Zurich Gallery.
  • Performances and installations include ICA, London, Arnolfini, Bristol; Video Positive, Bluecoat Gallery Liverpool, Posterngate Gallery, Hull; 'Recent British Video' New York; Canterbury Festival; RCA Galleries, London; Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster; Mead Gallery, Warwick, Videographe, Montreal; Videopool, Winnipeg, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto. Mead Gallery, Warwick University; Gallery 44 Toronto.


  • 1978-80 Co-organiser of "Women's Images of Men" and "About Time", I.C.A. London and touring.
  • 1984 Initiated "Cross-Currents", R.C.A. Galleries, London.
  • 1984 on Guest curator of video programmes at L.V.A, Video Positive and others.
  • 1998/00/02 Director of the UK/Canadian Video Exchanges, London, Toronto, Vancouver, Winnipeg, Montreal etc.


  • 1979, British Council travel grant;
  • 1980, Greater London Arts Association award;
  • 1982, Royal College of Art thesis prize; Arts Council award;
  • 1983, British Council Travel grant;
  • 1986, Arts Council award; Canterbury Festival commission;
  • 1987, Award for outstanding video, Hong Kong Festival;
  • 1987-90, Three Channel 4 commissions;
  • 1991, Hull Time-Based Arts commission;
  • 1992, Video Archive research award, ACGB;
  • 1993, Research award for solar-powered sculpture, ACGB (with Chris Meigh-Andrews);
  • 1995, Southern Arts commission;
  • 1991, Royal Female School of Art Digital Editing research award;
  • 1998, Year of Photography commission for Leeds General Hospital (with Pierre d'Avoine).
  • British Council & Arts Council awards for UK/Canadian Video Exchanges 1998 and 2000.
  • Canadian High Commission bursary for UK/Canadian Video Exchange 1998, 2000 and 2002.
  • 1998, artist in residence at Ontario College of Art & Design.


  • Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol;
  • National Gallery, Ottawa;
  • Graves Gallery, Sheffield;
  • Humberside College of Art;
  • Exeter College;
  • Derby College;
  • Lancashire University;
  • Coventry Polytechnic;
  • Cleveland Gallery;
  • British Council;
  • Phoenix Video, Torino, Italy;
  • Manchester City Gallery;
  • Eleni Saroglou;
  • Arts Council of England;
  • Southern Arts;
  • The Museum of Moving Image, London;
  • City Museum Carlisle;
  • Ikon Gallery, Birmingham;
  • Impressions Gallery, York;
  • Newcastle Poly;
  • Grey Suit, Cardiff;
  • Simon Fraser University, Canada;
  • Northern Film School, Sheffield.

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