Tyreis Holder
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Tyreis Holder

Artist | Poet | Textiles | Visual storyteller | Community arts FacilitatorSouth London, UK
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Tyreis Holder

Artist | Poet | Textiles | Visual storyteller | Community arts FacilitatorSouth London, UK
About me
Tyreis Holder is an Artist, Poet, community arts facilitator and Visual Storyteller from South London, with heritage reigning from Jamaican/St Vincent. She works heavily in mediums pertaining to installation, textiles, performance, poetry, sculpture and sound. Her practise centres around explorations of self and identity, the relationship with the mind, particularly within regards to navigating colonial spaces. Her primary grounds for exploration explores how textiles poses as poetic language, functioning as a healing device- specifically in regards to trauma experienced by black women. Bringing lived experiences into her practice, she aims to generate conversations around how social and intimate spaces are shaped through race, diffability*, community, class, sexuality and culture. Poetry translates into garments, installations pose as poetry pages. *She interchanges the word disability with diffability and disabled with diffable. The word disabled implies lack, ‘dis’ deriving from latin meaning ‘not’. The constant reminder of lack can have a negative psychological impact. Words have weight. However, through difference, you can find power. She has coined the terms diffabiliity and diffabled – deriving from differ-bility and differ-abled, but has chosen a phonetic spelling approach drawing from the structure of patois. She has a wide interest in socially enagaged art and is looking to expand within this area. Also endeavours to keep creating and further her development as an artist/designer/poet through independent projects and collaboration.
Projects
  • •DUN DUNNAH - HANDMADE GARMENT•
    •DUN DUNNAH - HANDMADE GARMENT•Hand tufted garment 80% wool | 20% nylon blend, acrylic yarn, synthetic cowrie shells, synthetic hair Commissioned by Somerset House Studios with the support of the Adonyeva Foundation “Holder's performance centres around ideas of self, identity and lived-in experience, exploring the position of a young Black woman navigating the ever-changing states of 2020.” -extract from www.so
  • •DUN DUNNAH - SOMERSET HOUSE AGM 2020  LIVE STREAMED POETRY PERFORMANCE•
    •DUN DUNNAH - SOMERSET HOUSE AGM 2020 LIVE STREAMED POETRY PERFORMANCE•Hand tufted garment 80% wool | 20% nylon blend, acrylic yarn, synthetic cowrie shells, synthetic hair Commissioned by Somerset House Studios with the support of the Adonyeva Foundation “Holder's performance centres around ideas of self, identity and lived-in experience, exploring the position of a young Black woman navigating the ever-changing states of 2020.”
  • •JOVIALE - BLOW! | MAHOGANY SESSION•
    •JOVIALE - BLOW! | MAHOGANY SESSION•Vocals + Guitar @jovial3 Drums - @ursula.tuca.milan Bass - Ben Reed Keys - @petecoombskeys Viola - @alunakesian Saxophone - @jazzibobbi BVs - @findyourjoy BVs - @camelia.97 Production Company - @childstudio__ Director + DOP - @joshrenaut Producer - @lauren.thrills Creative Direction - @bustergreyjung + @tayo.rap Steadicam - @steadi_balls 1st AC - @dariuswalks Production Designer - @_tyreis_ Production Design Assistant - @luvkwamii Sound Recordist + Mix - @vedellucas @biglimbostudio Sound Ass
  • •SEWN AS ONE• COMMUNITY ARTS•
    •SEWN AS ONE• COMMUNITY ARTS•Tyreis Holder and Fine Art GCSE students from Year 10 at Addey & Stanhope school worked together to create a collaborative garment. The students were allocated a section of a pattern piece to decorate using the theme of community/ joy as stimulus and writing as a prompt. This was then sewn together by the artist to create a complete garment-which was later photographed. This project challenges isolation using collaboration in a time where we are forced to be separated. Upliftment happens throug
  • •I AND I AND WE ARE WE• COMMUNITY ARTS•
    •I AND I AND WE ARE WE• COMMUNITY ARTS•I and I and We are We is a summer 2021 recovery curriculum project exploring questions of identity and wellbeing with pupils at St James Hatcham Primary School. Using poetry as a stimulus, and textiles as a language, students will create punch needle rug patches to form a collaborative rug tapestry – exploring ideas of cohesion and connectivity through art, both individually and as a collective group.
  • •IDK, I'M CALLING THIS 'MIDNIGHT HUES' OR SUTTIN LIKE DAT•
    •IDK, I'M CALLING THIS 'MIDNIGHT HUES' OR SUTTIN LIKE DAT•Mixed Media with performance Commissioned by Deptford X For more pictures visit my website Deptford X 2019. Photos by Tim Bowditch
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Projects credited in
  • adidas x GUAP: meet the 2022 The Originals Creator Network cohort
    adidas x GUAP: meet the 2022 The Originals Creator Network cohortWe’re thrilled to introduce you to 2022’s cohort for The Originals Creator Network – a 12-month educational initiative for emerging young creatives in London. In partnership with adidas and GUAP, these 20 talented young folk will participate in creative workshops led by industry experts and will be provided with access to brand mentors commissions to work on live Originals projects. The Originals Creator Network has been founded in partnership with youth-led digital media platform GUAP, a crea
  • ART SALE FOR CHOOSE LOVE (help refugees)
    ART SALE FOR CHOOSE LOVE (help refugees)I organised and hosted a digital ART SALE in aid of @chooselove � over 20 amazing and inspiring artists and designers had their works up for sale with 100% of profits went to Choose Love to help those fleeing war, persecution and climate change.
  • 'Signs of Gemini' - Prince of Falls
    'Signs of Gemini' - Prince of FallsDebut music video from the Dark Prince Directed by me. Director: Faith Aylward @didudietho Creative Directors: Prince Of Falls, Faith Aylward & Jade Adeyemi @princeoffalls @didudietho @adeyumyum Producer: Jade Adeyemi @adeyumymum Assistant Producer: Kemi Lijadu & Lauren Adeyemi @kemlij @traplo.ren Editor: Craig Coole @craigcoole Colourist: Theodore Wright VFX Artists: Renato Solca & Alexander Chuyev @solcarenato @nastolnakrivay DoP: Gaffer: Art Director: Jade Adeyemi @adeyumyum 1st
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Work history
    Somerset House logo
    Somerset House logo
    Somerset House Studios residentSomerset House
    Strand, London WC2R 1LA, UKFreelance
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    Set design assistant | Art departmentSet Designer / Art Director
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Culture Capsule 2021 BET Art runner Dua Lipa 2021 Assistant art director Bumble- commercial 2021 Art assistant Saul Nash- ‘Twist AW21’ 2021 Set designer assistant Hermes – Le monde D’Hermes x Rafael Pavarotti 2020 Set assistant Facebook - commercial 2020 Art assistant Nike- Naija kit 2020 Set assistant Steff London ‘Can’t let you go’ 2020 Art assistant AJ Tracey x Not3s, ‘one more time’ UN-TOLD 2020 Stand by Art director 2020, Ghetts, ‘Proud Family’ assistant art director Nina Nesbitt ‘Cry Dancing’ UN-TOLD 2020 Art director assistant Kam-bu- ‘Black on black’ UN-TOLD 2020 Atlas artists Assistant art director/set builder Odeal,’More life’, Warner music 2020 Art assistant Prince of Falls, ‘Signs of Gemini’ 2019 Assistant art director Assisted: Studio Augmenta, Jade Adeyemi, Brabara Ayozie Fu Safira
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Skills
  • Screen Printing
  • Textile art
  • Performance Poetry
  • Wood Carving
  • Installation Art
  • Writing Poetry
  • Gallery Invigilation
  • Workshop Facilitation
  • Community Workshop
  • Fashion Textiles
Education
    Goldsmiths, University of London logo
    Goldsmiths, University of London logo
    BAFA Fine ArtsGoldsmiths, University of London
     - London, United Kingdom
    First class honours
    The BRIT School logo
    The BRIT School logo
    BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art and DesignThe BRIT School
     - Selhurst, London SE25 6LL, UK
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Awards
    Goldsmiths, University of London logo
    Goldsmiths, University of London logo
    Christine RileyGoldsmiths, University of London
    Textiles award
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    SupportedDeptford X
    Selected commission as a winner of the Supported Strand of Deptford X art festival
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