Ailsa Sinclair

MA work

Wide awake and jolly as fuck.

To be heard is an amazing thing and building upon previous constructed conversations, I am creating a new space in the gallery exploring the positive attributes that come with mental illness. 

There is an overwhelmingly large amount of people working in the arts who suffer from mental health problems. I am hoping that by celebrating the positive attributes like creativity, humour and divergent thinking, it will begin to destigmatise the taboo often associated with them. 


  • MA Degree


    School of Communication


    MA Visual Communication, 2016

  • Human beings fascinate me. And I believe the power of conversation is one of the most potent forms of communication. 

    I am a multidisciplinary designer and I have defined my work as constructed conversations. Using a diverse range of media, from radio and film to furniture and graphics, I stage dialogues varying from deeply personal with universal human issues to more academic subjects. My work is as much a conversation with the materials as it is with the content. 

  • Degrees

  • BA Graphic Arts, Winchester School of Art, 2012
  • Exhibitions

  • Type Club, Rag Factory, London 2011; Yellow, Pop Atelier, Winchester 2011; PDYE, Rag Factory, London 2012; Reworked:Reloved, Old Deport, Edinburgh 2013; Hockney Badminton, Hockney Gallery, London 2014; Isle of Lost and Found, Hockney Gallery, London 2015; OFFPRINT, Tate Modern, London 2015; WiP, Gulbenkian Gallery, London 2016; No Monkey Business, Q-Park Soho, London 2016; RCA Secret, Gulbenkian Gallery, London 2016; Untitled, Dulwich College, London 2016; Houserules, The Rum Factory, London 2016
  • Publications

  • 'iLL', Informed Annual 2015, 74 – 76; RED TAPE Validation Beyond the Gallery, ResonanceFM, 19th April 2016