Home Live Art’s first project, in 1998, was a site specific visual arts exhibition produced in a family house in Camberwell. The company continued to use the house as a venue for public exhibitions and then, more predominantly, performances and events for the next 7 years. Home Live Art became well known for its “Salons”, programming intimate works that explored the unique domestic context, the relationship between art and life, and the dynamic between site, performer and audience.
In 2005, Home Live Art directors brought the salon series to a close in order to explore making work in other sites and contexts. The company produced a landmark site specific performance arts festival that same year in rural mid-suffolk in and around an extraordinary medieval village church site. “The Church Ale Festival” programme was developed in response to the site and catered for a diverse audience that integrated arts professionals and local rural community members. This project set the scene for Home Live Art’s current specialism in developing work that responds sensitively to location and context, and our commitment to bringing live art performance practice to accessible contexts and engaging new audiences.