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Ashley Holmes

Liverpool School of Art and Design

Faculty of Arts Professional and Social Studies

I am a multi-disciplinary artist working with sound, drawing and collaborative projects. My work is centred around social and historical relational knowledges and the multi-layered meanings of stories, words, sounds within Black music, writing and performance.

I have hosted Tough Matter, a monthly experimental broadcast on NTS Radio since 2017 and facilitate Open Deck - a series of gatherings giving space to collectively listen and hold discursive space around relationships to music, sound, memory and oral histories.

I am currently level 4 year lead on the Fine Art BA programme, have recently supervised on critical research and publication modules and teach studio modules across all levels working with first, second and final year students at Liverpool John Moores.


2013, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom, BA Fine Art

Academic appointments

Visiting Lecturer, MA Contemporary Art Practice, Royal College of Art, 2019 - 2020
Associate Lecturer, BA Fine Art, Sheffield Hallam University, 2018 - 2020
Visiting Lecturer, BA Contemporary Art & Illustration, University of Huddersfield, 2017 - 2020


Holmes A. 2023. Tough Matter - broadcast on NTS Radio Publisher Url

Holmes A. 2022. Pending, Still (Sync n Feeling Dub) - Sound Commission for consent not to be a single being: Worlding Through the Caribbean Symposium by Hyundai Tate Research Centre: Transnational, UAL Transnational and Transcultural Arts and Culture Exchange Publisher Url

Holmes A. 2022. Celestial, Sublow - broadcast for Montez Press Radio Publisher Url

Holmes A. 2021. REWORKS / PDA - broadcast for Radio Arts Catalyst Residency, Arts Catalyst Publisher Url


Holmes A. Decaying Tail of a Sound - Jerwood Arts x FACT Fellowship, FACT Liverpool Publisher Url

Holmes A. Trust Melody - solo exhibition at Humber Street Gallery, Hull Publisher Url

Holmes A. Distend - commission for Yorkshire Sculpture International at Leeds Art Gallery Publisher Url

Holmes A. A Free Moment - solo exhibition at FUTURA, Prague Author Url

Holmes A. away, completely: denigrate - group exhibition at Narrative Projects, London Publisher Url

Holmes A. We Came The Long Way, And I Thought You Knew Author Url Publisher Url

Holmes A. Callings From The Deep

Holmes A. On Listening Publisher Url


Holmes A. Crucial - Performance at Auto Italia South East, London Publisher Url

Holmes A. Even Myself Knows That Too (Journal Dub) - FREIZE Live, Raven Row, London Publisher Url

Holmes A. Double 6


Jerwood Arts x FACT Liverpool Fellowship, Jerwood Arts, FACT Liverpool, 2022