Kit smiling dressed in smart clothes holding a plant
Modelling for a Photography project
Kit in drag
Kit painting a mural at A festival
Kit in drag for an event
Kit working on fabricating set peices
Queerology in 2018
I’m Kit, and my pronouns are They/He
My work explores themes of identity, queerness, history and spirituality.
I'm a creator based in Leeds.
I am a studio holder at Assembly House, and part of Queerology Leeds.
Originally from Cumbria; I attended Foundation at Carlisle , before graduating Visual Communication (Ba) at Leeds Arts University with honours
My work is wide ranging, from mural design for music festivals & local charities to make-up workshops with adults and young people for Leeds Pride.
As a trans person with a visual impairment, I am driven to create works that are community and accessibility driven, with a social conscience.
My keen interest in community, and where people find a sense of belonging, led me to create my first documentary film ‘Tete a Trans’; which interviewed six trans people in Leeds, exploring the differences and intersections in personal and collective experience.
During and after Uni I became involved with local drag collective Age of The, started by another fellow lgbtq+ LAU graduate. This let me continue to pursue set and costume design, as well as create safer spaces in our shows, (on top of visually exciting ones.)
After graduating I gained experience in a creative factory making and painting scenery and costumes for seasonal themed sets and costumes / animatronics.
In 2021 I completed a course with Lord Whitney aimed at young creatives, Designers of the future. This gave me more experience with set design and building, as well as experience passed down from industry professionals.
In 2022 I completed the introduction to wood working & recycling course with Leeds Wood Recycling.
Now in 2023, I work with Museums, art organisations, as well as freelance commissions.