Kelly's practice as research project is an investigation into the contemporary popular representations of working class female bodies/identities and considers how these abject bodies can be reclaimed through art and performance. From the research thus far, working class women struggle to locate themselves within contemporary representations of working class women and disassociate from cultural stereotypes, as ‘the label working class when applied to women has been used to signify all that is dirty, dangerous, and without value’ (Skeggs 1997 pp.74). Kelly's research considers how these bodies/representations can be reclaimed through autobiographical artworks and performance.

Kelly is currently a PhD student at Anglia Ruskin Universtiy, Cambridge. 


Supervisory Team: Gianna Bouchard & Heather Lilley