David Harradine

David Harradine is co-founder and artistic director of Fevered Sleep.

As well as making work with Fevered Sleep, he works independently through collaboration with artists, designers and performance makers.  He made The Show’s The Thing at Alexandra Palace; A Present For Mr. Newton for The Wapping Project; LUX, a research project on the dramaturgy of light, at BAC; and has recently made a sound installation for The Simple Things In Life (in collaboration with Jamie McCarthy) and a piece on Bone for the BodyPods series, both with Fuel.

From 2005 – 2008 David was Research Fellow in Performance at the University of Winchester, where he investigated the links between light, photography and performance.  From 2009 to 2011 he was a Leverhulme Artist in Residence in the School of Art, Design & Media at the University of Brighton.  He is currently Visiting Research Fellow at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

David is a winner of the Jerwood Young Directors Award, and has a doctorate in Performance Studies from the University of London.


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Read the latest blog posts by David Harradine.

On Art, Children and Schools

On Art, Children and Schools

For the last fifteen years Fevered Sleep has been exploring the rich seam of creativity that appears where professional artistic practice meets children and childhood – through a series of performance works made for young audiences; projects created in collaboration with children (most recently Men & Girls Dance); research projects like Future Play (which modelled new approaches to making and touring performance for children); and by building peer networks and events that have tried to activate the conversation about art, children, quality and ambition.  It’s been a massive part of our work over this decade and a half, and it’s… Read More

Grief Work

So here we are:  working on a new project about grief…