Bobby Lloyd is a visual artist based in Hackney, London who works both independently and collaboratively. Using diverse media, her work engages with people, communities and landscapes often in  the throes of contestation or disruption, and aims to make visible the deep traces of place. She is also interested in ideas that emerge out of  these processes and in examining these both individually and collectively. She  has worked on numerous projects and interventions in the public realm and has exhibited in galleries and  site-specific settings in the UK and internationally over three decades. 

Since 2007 she has worked with architects, technicians and builders  to site a number of significant public art works in a mixed need community housing setting (the former St Andrews hospital, Bromley-by-Bow) and at Enderby Wharf, Greenwich Peninsula, which has been a significant site for telecommunications cable construction since the mid 1800s.

Through the privilege of extensive collaborations with other artists, she has also co-led contemporary arts projects based in London within contested communities and those experiencing high levels of social exclusion,formerly through On Site Arts, and from 2010 - early 2018 through the drawing shed.

Bobby is also an UK HCPC registered art therapist, clinical supervisor, writer and lecturer. Since the early 1990’s she has worked as an art therapist in child and adolescent mental health, inner city schools and community settings both in the UK and internationally. Under Art Therapy Initiative (ATI) she has co-led projects, consultation, training, writing and research in contexts of political conflict and social upheaval. She has developed a specialist focus on working with groups, refugees, displacement, human rights and social change.

A trustee for 8 years of Art Refuge UK she became its first CEO in 2016. Since then she has led a team of art therapists and visual artists in delivering an ongoing arts-based psychosocial project with refugees on the France-UK border and Art Refuge UK’s development as a lead UK charity in the field of art therapy and refugees.

Bobby teaches in several higher education settings in the UK and further afield, informed by the work and concerns above.

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