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Dorcas Casey

Dorcas Casey is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Jamaica Street Studios in Stokes Croft. She is interested in ideas about dreams, intuition, folk rituals, memory and old modes of thought that still dwell somewhere in the human psyche. Through her work she seeks to revitalise connections between the unconscious and the everyday, believing that the poignant and the absurd are two sides of the same coin. She has exhibited her fabric sculptures at Banksy’s Dismaland and performed with her costumes at Glastonbury Festival and Hauser and Wirth Somerset.  Dorcas studied Fine Art at Winchester School of Art, spending a term learning figurative sculpture skills at the University of Seville, and more recently gained an MA in Multidisciplinary printmaking at UWE. She is currently on a QEST scholarship learning to cast in bronze.



Extinction Procession Project

Commissioned by Emily Eavis for Glastonbury Festival 2019.


A mass-participatory artwork in London celebrating 100 years of votes for women produced by Artichoke and funded by 14:18 Now.


  •  Multi-Disciplinary Printmaking MA, distinction, UWE. (2019)
  • Fine Art: Sculpture BA Hons, First Class, Winchester School of Art. (2011)
  • Erasmus Exchange Placement, University of Seville. (2010)

  • COLLECT, Somerset House, London (2020)
  • British Textiles Biennial, Brierfield Mill, Lancashire (2019)
  • Jurassic Moon, Caraboo Projects, Bristol (2019)
  • RWA Sculpture Exhibition, Bristol (2019)
  • FACET, Bower Ashton Campus, Bristol, (2019)
  • Fresh off the Block, Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol (2019)
  • Two Banners, One Voice, Somerset Rural Life Museum, Glastonbury (2018)
  • MUSE: Makers in Museums, Bruton Museum, Somerset (2018)
  • The Columbia Threadneedle Prize, Mall Galleries, London (2016)
  • DISMALAND, Banksy’s Bemusement Park, Weston-Super-Mare (2015)
  • Freshair, Quenington sculpture Trust, Wiltshire (2015)
  • GRAVITAS, Antlers Gallery, Purifier House, Bristol (2014)
  • RSS Bursary Award Winners Exhibition, RSS Galleries, Dora House, London (2013)
  • Broomhill National Sculpture Prize, North Devon (2013)
  • The Open West, Gloucester Cathedral (2012)

  • Extinction Procession, Commissioned by Emily Eavis for Glastonbury Festival (2019)
  • Lead artist for PROCESSIONS, produced by Artichoke, London, (2018)
  • Beasts of the Uncanny, Hauser and Wirth Somerset, (2018) Glastonbury Festival, Somerset (2016) and End of the Road Festival, Dorset (2017/18)

  • Queen Elizabeth Scholarship in Bronze Casting (2019)
  • RWA Sculpture Exhibition Prize (2019)
  • Clifford Moss Prize for Sculpture (2019)
  • Eaton Fund Award (2019)
  • Oppenheim John-Downes Memorial Fund Award (2018)
  • Royal Society of Sculptors Bursary Award (2013)
  • Broomhill National Sculpture Prize: Public Speaks Award (2013)

  • Resident Artist-Educator Hauser and Wirth Somerset
  • Resident Artist, Threeways School, Bath
  • Lead Artist, Create Club, Edge Arts, Bath
  • Visiting Lecturer for BA Drawing and Print and BA Illustration, UWE, Bristol
  • Visiting Lecturer at Bristol School of Art and Design
  • Technical Instructor in Casting and Sculpture, UWE.


  • Tradition Redressed, Panel Discussion for Collect 2020 at Somerset House, London
  • ArtWork: An Insight into the World of Textiles, Hauser and Wirth Somerset
  • Art and Suffrage, The Women’s Library, London School of Economics
  • Art Bar, Inaugural Talk, Renatos, Bristol
  • MUSE: Spring Seminar for Museums and Artists, RAMM, Exeter
  • Artists Professional Development Day, Hauser and Wirth Somerset
  • Sculpture Slam, Royal Society of Sculptors, London


  • Women Making History, Published by Profile Editions (2020)
  • Glastonbury 50, Michael and Emily Eavis, Published by Trapeze (2020)
  • 14:18 NOW: Contemporary Art Commissions, Published by Profile Editions (2019)
  • Selvedge Magazine, June Edition (2019)
  • BBC1 Live TV Interview with Lauren Laverne (2018)
  • BBC Radio Somerset, Artists Interview (2018)
  • Project photos featured in The Times, The Guardian Observer Magazine, The Evening Standard, The Big Issue, Guardian Online and BBC Online (2018)
  • Are We There Yet?, Barry Cawston, Published by The Drugstore Gallery (2016)
  • BBC Radio Bristol, Artist Interview (2014)
  • The Language of Mixed-Media Sculpture, Jac Scott, Published by Crowood Press (2014)