Associate Artist: Viv Gordon

Viv Gordon is a theatre maker, survivor activist and arts and mental health campaigner. She has been leading the way in developing a practice of arts activism in the South West and now, with a base at the Northcott she is growing and expanding her work.

A writer and performer of overtly political and feminist themes, she has already toured work nationally.

Northcott Futures offers a brilliant opportunity for me at a pivotal stage in my development helping me access expertise and networks and connect with new artists and audiences to grow my practice to the next level.

Having worked in Exeter on different projects over the years, it’s exciting to now be supported by the team at the Northcott to think ambitiously and strategically about my work developing visibility and voice for survivors of childhood sexual abuse and engaging the local community in arts activism projects.”

This year Viv is working on new projects that continue to explore the creative articulation of trauma: Cutting Out – part show, part installation, part collective act of resistance and Restless, an arts activism project in development using coastal landscapes to tell stories of survival.

Find out more by listening to her TED talk below.

Exeter Northcott Futures is made possible thanks to the kind support of John Nettles, The Mackintosh Foundation, Idlewild Trust and The Noël Coward Foundation.

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