Rose Finn-Kelcey

Finn-Kelcey made performances that explored sound and language as absurd and included whispers or birdcall – in particular live magpies. Her work questioned the gendered power divide and literally finding one’s voice.

Rose Finn-Kelcey

Performance documentation / Examples of works

One for Sorrow, Two for Joy, 1976, Acme Gallery, London

The Boilermaker’s Assistant, 1977, Shaftesbury Avenue, London


BATTISTA, Kathy (2013) Re-negotiating the Body: Feminist Art in 1970s London, London: I. B. Tauris
Study Room Ref: P2121

BRETT, Guy et al (2013) Rose Finn-Kelcey, London: Ridinghouse
Study Room Ref: P2270

ROBERTS, Ellie (2015) Restless Images: The Feminist Performances of Rose Finn-Kelcey, Oxford Art Journal, 38 (3): 387-403
Study Room Ref: A0668

TICKNER, Lisa (1980) One for Sorrow, Two for Mirth: The Performance Work of Rose Finn-Kelcey, Oxford Art Journal, pp 58-72
Study Room Ref: A0658


Rose Finn-Kelcey’s Website