Tyreis Holder

Artist | Poet | Textiles | Visual storyteller

South London, UK
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About me

Tyreis Holder is a 20 year old artist/poet of Jamaican/St Vincent decent, born and raised in South London. She previously studied Visual arts and Design at The BRIT School, and is now currently studying BA Fine Art at Goldsmiths University. Her work centres around self - the relationship to the mind and the body. Through an extension of lived experiences, she generates conversations through gender, class, disability, sexuality and culture, exploring how these dynamics shape social and intimate spaces. What does it mean to occupy the position of a South London born dark skin black woman of Caribbean decent, dealing with themes of disability while navigating white spaces? she currently works at the South London Gallery as a gallery assistant, and as a play worker within the art block; working with young kids in the local area. She has a wide interest in community work, loves working with people and is looking to expand within this area. Also endeavours to keep creating and further her development as an artist/poet through independent projects and through collaboration.

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  • Screen Printing
  • Textile art
  • Performance Poetry
  • Wood Carving
  • Installation Art
  • Writing Poetry
  • Gallery Invigilation
  • Workshop Facilitation
  • Community Workshop
  • Fashion Textiles

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Companies I’ve worked with

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    New Wave Studios

    Work history


    Gallery Assistant

    South London Gallery

    Jan 2019
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • ensure all visitors are welcomed and provided with relevant information; respond to enquiries and give information about all aspects of the gallery deal with any difficult situations in a calm and effective manner • ensure the protection of all art work and visitor safety in line with current risk assessments • be an informed and approachable representative of the Gallery; and conduct daily gallery tours • With the Operations Manager and programming team, act as Front of House for events such as film screenings and performances. This includes queue management, ticketing and occasional offsite work • cover the bookshop/reception desk when required; provide a proactive and high level of customer service to bookshop customers to ensure a positive experience; maximise shop, edition and ticket sales as well as Fan membership sign-ups • answer the telephone and respond to general email enquiries • ensure all deliveries are swiftly dealt with by the appropriate staff member and maintain an organised and tidy reception area • operate in accordance with the SLG’s policies and procedures including safeguarding, employment, health and safety and equal opportunities; • Working the Sunday play space, engaging with young kids, facilitating play with young kids through play and art -Working within the Art Block, providing a safe and fun environment by engaging with wide range of kids/young people. Providing entertainment, planning activities and ensuring order.


    Mar 1999
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • EXHIBITION HISTORY 2019, Enclave, Deptford X - Stop Making Sense - Supported Strand, Deptford, London 2019, Paradise, The Groove, Kensal Rise, London 2019, D.I.Y space,Back Door, South Bermondsey, London 2019, Goldsmiths University, ‘The party’ - An exhibition curated by Jesse Darling, New Cross, London 2019, The Flying Dutchman, 8496 In the Mix, Camberwell, London 2018, Mansfield College, Impressions, Oxford 2018, Never Fade, Butterscotch, Soho, London 2018, St James Hatcham Building, You’ll know is you belong, New Cross, London 2018, Matthews Yard, Multiply London, Croydon,London 2017, The Black and White Building, Society and Culture, Shoreditch,London 2017, The Hospital Club, FMP, Convent Garden,London 2017, The Brit School, Evolve,Selhurst, London POETRY/PERFORMANCE HISTORY 2019, Deptford X - Stop Making Sense - Supported Strand, Deptford, London 2019, The Welcome Collection, Being Human: Youth private view and launch party, Euston, London 2019 - hARTslane Gallery, Pass the mic, New Cross, London 2019, ICA, Reflect Remember Reclaim Heal, The Mall, London 2019, Arthill Gallery, Feedback- New Wave Magazine, London 2019, Ace Hotel, Vibe Village Open mic, Shoreditch, London 2018, St James Hatcham Building, Goldsmiths University, You’ll know is you belong, New Cross, London 2017, New Theatre The BRIT School, R.A.P showcase, Selhurst, London PANEL TALKS/DISCUSSIONS 2019, Goldsmiths CCA, Deptford X - Stop Making Sense - panel discussion, New Cross, London FILM FEATURES 2019, Pop Up Painting, Black History month 2019, The Old Street Gallery, A heart to heart With Janine


    Sales assistant


    Jun 2018 - Sep 2018
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • • Independently responsible for opening and closing the store • Excellent customer service skills • Responsible for handling and dispersing delivery • Responsible for replenishing stock • Ensuring a tidy store at all times • Working on the till; handling money; processing refunds • Answering the phone professionally and dealing with customer complaints/enquires


    May 2018 - Oct 2019
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • • Construction of 8/10ft walls and the removing of walls • High level of physical work/endurance involving heavy lifting and ensuring safe work practices • Safe use of high powered tools; Jigsaw, Railsaw, hammers, saws, hammer drills, drills • High accuracy, precision and a fine eye for detail to ensure a professional finish • Following plans with high accuracy measurements



    Sep 2017
    • London, United Kingdom


    BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art and Design

    The Brit School for Performing Arts and Technology

    Sep 2013 - May 2017
    • Selhurst, London SE25 6LL, UK
    • Grade: D*D*D*




    Deptford X

    • Selected o be commissioned as a winner of the Supported Strand of Deptford X art festival


    People's choice award

    The BRIT School

    • Voted by the audience at The Brit School exhibition: 'EVOLVE'