Brigit Connolly

PhD Work

MA work

My practice is research based. It draws on and develops my background in literature, linguistics and translation. At present I am exploring sociological, political and biological issues contained within the dynamics of the meal: the need to eat and be eaten, liminality and community, and what is implicit in having a ‘place at the table’.


  • PhD


    School of Arts & Humanities


    Critical & Historical Studies, 2009–

  • MA Degree


    School of Fine Art


    MA Ceramics & Glass, 2009

  • My first training was as a linguist. I completed degrees in Spanish and Portuguese language and literature and lived for extended periods in Spain and Latin America. After graduating I worked in the translation/publications department of Amnesty International and as a language tutor in Brixton Prison. I then trained as a translator and worked as a lecturer in translation and as a freelance translator for a period of ten years. When my fourth daughter was born in 2000, I decided to retrain as a ceramicist. My research draws on my current artistic practice and my previous experience in translation.

  • Degrees

  • MA, Translation and Linguistics, University of Westminster, 1999; BA (Hons) Ceramics, University of Westminster, 2006
  • Experience

  • English Tutor, Brixton Prison, London, 1994-7; Lecturer in Translation, City Lit, London, 1995-2004
  • Exhibitions

  • New Designers, The Old Truman Brewery, London, 2006; Dispense, Kingsgate Gallery, London, 2007; Reflection, Sir John Soane's Museum, London, 2008; Diverse Practices, Barratt Marsden Gallery, London, 2009
  • Awards

  • First prize (joint), Ceramics & Glass, Charlotte Fraser Prize, 2008