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Roy Claire Potter


I joined the fine art department at LJMU in 2016 as a visiting lecturer, and was appointed as a senior lecturer of contemporary fine art in 2019. I am a practicing visual artist, specialising in performance art and experimental writing with a specific interest in restrictive production methods, and socially and politically framed subject areas such as gendered violence, and the temporality of traumatic experience. I teach across the three years of the bachelor programme and supervise final year critical research writing. I also teach art writing practice methods as a visiting academic to post- and doctoral art programmes across the UK.

Since 2015 I have taught on both undergraduate and graduate fine art and theatre programmes at universities and art schools across the UK, and also in France and Holland. I have delivered interdisciplinary workshops and symposia for PhD research students of fine art, and I have acted as external examiner for studio and thesis at graduate level in both the UK and Holland. 

My bachelor degree is in contemporary creative practice and was awarded by Leeds Metropolitan University in 2008. After graduation I worked in a variety of highly gendered service roles in lap dancing bars and elderly care settings, where, latterly, I specialised in dementia care and took a particular interest in delusional temporal shifts and aphasia. 

Between 2011 and 2013 I studied as a part-time student under Prof. Maria Fusco and received a post-graduate diploma in art writing from Goldsmiths, University of London. The following year I completed and published my first book of experimental fiction, and received a grant award from Arts Council England to programme a series of events that explored modes of art writing in cities across the country. 

In 2015 I was awarded the Erna Plachte Scholarship and graduated under the supervision of Dr. John Cussans with a masters in fine art from the University of Oxford.

My art works have been commissioned and presented across the UK, and in Canada, Norway, France, Italy, and the Republic of Ireland. I have given live and broadcast vocal performances and readings, exhibited film and installation works, published experimental writing in collections and as single-authored books, and I have worked with musicians to produce audio works for commercial release and live performance.

A sample of commissioners between 2017 and 2019 are: Tate Publishing, London; David Roberts Art Foundation, London; Mostyn, Llandudno; ChelseaSPACE, London; Electra Productions, London; Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge; and A+A gallery in Venice.


University of Oxford, UK, MFA Fine Art
Goldsmiths, University of London, UK, PGDip Art Writing
Leeds Metropolitan University, UK, BA Contemporary Creative Practice

Academic appointments

Senior Lecturer, Liverpool John Moores University, 2019 - present
Visiting Lecturer, Goldsmiths, University of London, 2019 - 2020
Visiting Lecturer, Royal College of Art, 2018 - 2019
Visiting Lecturer, Liverpool John Moores University, 2016 - 2019



Potter RC, Jiha P. 2020. Roy Claire Potter and Park Jiha on The Late Junction Author Url Publisher Url

Potter RC, Piercy K. 2019. Adjurst Publisher Url

Potter RC, Hayden B. 2018. I am come from a place Publisher Url

Potter RC, Hayden B. 2015. Mother To No Swimming Laughing Child Publisher Url


Potter RC. 2019. A bridge can tell a flood nothing Wallis C, Coustou E. Tate Publishing. UK 978 1 84976 634 0 Publisher Url


Potter RC, Piercy K. 2019. Eyes Rifle Publisher Url

Carr A, Potter R, Leahy O, Gat O, O'Rielly S. 2018. She sees the shadows Carr A, Leahy O.


Potter C. 2017. Round That Way Kivland S. MA BIBLIOTHÈQUE 978-1-910055-38-0

Potter RC. 2016. Writing as research: Claire Potter Tate Publishing Author Url Publisher Url

Potter C. 2014. Mental Furniture Very Small Kitchen. Hastings 978-1-909925-04-5 Publisher Url


Potter RC. Roy Claire Potter, solo exhibition

Potter RC. Rich Curtains Pending Performance


Potter RC, Ziúr . Roy Claire Potter and Ziúr live Publisher Url

Engagement & Impact

Other invited event:

In the retreat: writing absences of space and time, University of Reading, Annual symposium organised by PhD students at Reading School of Art, with guest speakers Roy Claire Potter (Liverpool John Moores University) and Dr Honor Gavin (University of Manchester).. 2019

Conference presentation:

Is this what I'm supposed to be doing?, AUTO—, Royal College of Art, Oral presentation. 2019

Research Grants Awarded:

Primary, Work In Common Artists' Residency, Grant value (£): 1,200.

Wysing Arts Centre, Polyphonic Artists' Residency, Grant value (£): 2,000.