Faye Spencer is an artist and associate lecturer in moving image at the University of Central Lancashire. She was previously tutor of drawing at Bedford Crafts Centre. She is currently based in Preston, UK.


Faye is drawn to the irrational, the unclean, the unkempt, the kitsch, the ugly, the gaudy, the grotesque and the carnivalesque. She makes gewgaws, whatsits and thingummies.


She straddles that uncomfortable territory between fine art and illustration, which probably means that she isn't doing either of those things properly.




2010 - 2013 - University of Central Lancashire - 1st class BA (Hons) Fine Art


2008-2009 - Studied BA Philosophy and Theology at St. Andrews University



Group shows


July 2017 - 25 and Counting - NOHAT Colective, The Panacea Society, Bedford


July 2017 - Grounding - Ormston House, Limerick


April 2016 - Folklore, with Marcus Coates and Cassandra Harrison, Hanover Project, Preston


January-Feb 2016 Love Conquers All - Circus of Illustration - Bedford


December-Feb 2015/16 NN Contemporary Open - NN Contemporary, Northampton


July-August 2015 Stages - Circus of Illustration - Bedford


July-September 2015 - MK Calling - Milton Keynes Gallery


December-January 2014/15 - Eastern Approaches - UH Galleries, St. Albans


September 2014 - Corridor - Video piece commissioned by Exhibition Centre for the Life and Use of Books, Manchester


July 2014 - Leverhulme Scholars Presentation - Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridgeshire


October 2013 - Best, - Malgras/Naudet, Manchester


October 2012 - Art of Ours - Chorley



Solo show


November-May 2013/14 - The Monstrous Body of Perpetual Research - Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston





July 2017 - Paper Morris - improvised performance with John Macormac and Emma Fisher at Ormston House, Limerick - part of the Grounding Residency


March 2017 - New Improved Morris - part of 25 Hour Day held at UCLAN.


October 2016 - Questioning the Dead - collaboration with Marcus Coates at Arnos Vale Cemetery, Bristol, as part of the Museums at Night Festival


June 2016 - Simon Munnery's Fylm School: end of term presentation - morris dance jig in collaboration with Mill Race Folk - guest slot in Munnery’s Fringe festival show.


May 2016 - Cover Me in Pens 2 - Remixxd - solo jig as part of a rebrand event for Bedford Creative Arts


April 2016 - Pigeon Religion - a behaviourist pigeon dance at Hanover Project, Preston


March 2016 - Twa Sisters - morris dance performance in collaboration with Mill Race Folk, Bedford


December 2015 - Simon Munnery’s Fylm School - guest (morris dancing) slot in Munnery’s Fringe festival show, brought to Bedford.


November 2015 - The Bedford Songbook launch concert - morris dance to Martyn Shouler’s song ‘Cover me in Pen’. Collaboration with Andy Holden and Roger Illingworth. Commissioned by Bedford Creative Arts.


July 2015 - Wired for Morris - morris dance as 1981-era Cliff Richard in Milton Keynes, commissioned by MK Gallery


July 2014 - Nous, nous - feral morris performance in the woods at Wysing Arts Centre


December 2012 - The J.P. Foster Fragments - Lecture performance at UCLAN, Preston





May 2017 - Mine Anthology - in support for the Abortion Rights Campaign


January 2017 - Dead Singers Society volume 3 (anthology), published by Good Comics


October 2016 - Tales from the Nonniverse 1: Everything is Boke. Some publicity stuff can be found here and here.


September 2016 - Dirty Rotten Comics 8 (anthology) - Throwaway Press


May 2016 - Dead Singers Society volume 2 (anthology), published by Good Comics


December 2015 - Dirty Rotten Comics 6 (anthology) - Throwaway Press.


December 2012 - Red Rose Book of Fairytales - anthology of contemporary fairy tales - published by UCLAN Publishing





April 2016 - Nominated by CVAN to take part in CONNECT! programme with Marcus Coates as part of the Museums at Night Festival


December 2014 - St. Albans Fashion Week Award, as part of Eastern Approaches exhibition


February 2014 - Shorlisted for Beers Contemporary award for emerging artists


June 2013 - NADFAS Northwest Bursary Award for excellence in fine art





June - August 2014 - Leverhulme Scholars Art School - Wysing Arts Centre


July 2017 - Grounding, Limerick