We are delighted to introduce you to Kirsty Biff Nicolson, one of our Sensory Collective team. Kirsty is one of six artists who will create work with, by and for people who face multiple barriers to accessing mainstream arts.

Kirsty Biff’s practice spans drag, clown, voice, play, performance making, creative enabling and support work. They work in community and professional spaces, creating collaborative experiences with artists, audiences and participants. 

Kirsty often works as a creative enabler; supporting other disabled artists’ creative processes and co-founded Garvald Edinburgh’s drama and performance workshop, where they created collaborative, devised, disability-led work and experiences. Kirsty is one half of the anarchic drag-clown duo Oasissy, named “one’s to watch” by The List. Through lockdown, Kirsty established the Creative Well-Being programme in collaboration with Lung Ha artists, developing artist-led ways of exploring their creative practice online. 

They have collaborated with Surge, Luke Pell and collaborators, Janice Parker and collaborators, Anatomy, Craig Simpson, Dive Queer Party, Queer Theory and more. They are delighted to be part of the Sensory Collective. 

Photo by Kat Gollock