Hattie Godfrey is a Belfast based performance artist, writer and researcher whose work
primarily considers her own and societies increasingly complicated relationship with
concepts of ‘care’. Methodologically, Hattie uses performance, interactive installation,
writing and film in the restaging and ‘unpacking’ of personal &/collective episodes of
psychological and physical suffering until they are either fully understood or fully exhausted.
What emerges is a surreal yet detailed catalogue of human experience and emotion.
Hattie’s key focus is the development of alternative languages for describing episodes of
suffering; believing that by actively engaging in dialogue surrounding our own experiences
of suffering, we can begin to understand, reclaim and make aesthetically significant, what
was previously painful.
Hattie graduated from Goldsmiths, University of London in BA (hons) Fine Art in 2018,
receiving first class honours and Queens University Belfast in Msc Psychological Science in
2020, receiving distinction. She was recently selected as the Bbeyond New Commission
Artist, is a studio holder at Flax Art Studios and is the creative director and co-founder of
Figure This Life Drawing, a Belfast based life drawing company promoting body positivity,
inclusiveness and explorative drawing for all experience levels.