Artist Studios

Charlie Fitz

Charlie Fitz is a UK based sick and disabled artist, writer and medical humanities postgraduate at Birkbeck, where she is a recipient of a Wellcome Trust studentship. She is a member of Resting Up Collective and of the arts practice group TRIAD³. Her multiform projects broadly explore experiences of illness and trauma. She worked as the engagement assistant for ‘Coming Out’ (2017) was on the activist panel consulting on curatorial and learning strategies for the ACC exhibition ‘Woman, Power, Protest’ (2018) both Arts Council Collection(ACC) Exhibitions at Birmingham Museum & Art gallery (BMAG). She was a guest speaker at Robinson College Feminist Society at Cambridge University, presenting on Feminist art & activism (2019). The same year she produced her first joint exhibition ‘Radical Acts of Care’ (2019) in collaboration with Oscar Vinter. The exhibition was hosted online and in person in London and Manchester. Fitz had work in Profile Gallery’s ‘Virtual Exhibition'(2020), Oddball Gallery’s ‘Locked/Down'(2020) and ‘See You At Home'(2021) by Able Zine x Kiosk N1C. She currently has artwork in the virtual show ‘Exhibition: Work in PROGRESS’ by Triad³ and has an upcoming group show for women’s history month called HYSTERICAL in aid of UN Women UK and Mermaids Charity. She has had short fiction, nonfiction, poetry and visual art published.
A collage with a beige painting of 3 women lounging with text over the top that says 'I am not an imposter'.


As an artist who didn’t go to art school I often undervalue myself. There are some key areas when it comes to the professional side

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A screenshot from premier pro showing a section of Charlie Fitz's film piece, with a collage painted woman in a hospital waiting room.

Painful process

Image description:  A screenshot of Adobe Premiere Pro consisting of a timeline with blue, pink and purple shapes and a green wave form at the

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A square of green lined paper full of black almost illegible cursive text in English.

Archival thoughts

In our first group crit this week we discussed several aspects to my work-in-progress audiovisual pieces. One of these discussions was about how to represent

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A screenshot of a section from the short film clip. There is pink digitally sculpted landscape with peaks resembling digital sand dunes, with the appearance of identical grooves over the landscape. There is a caption in yellow text on a back background at the bottom of the screen which reads “[The sound of someone eating. It is a loud, wet squelching and crunching sound.]”

Audio Visual Sensitivity Sketch

Audio Visual Sensitivity Content warning: viewer discretion is advised, this video includes flashing images that could trigger photosensitive epilepsy and sounds that may be uncomfortable

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A shoal of green fish.

MRI audio-visual sketch

As part of my the residency I have been experimenting with archival film and audio, exploring how I can create sequences that represent my experiences

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A screenshot of Adobe Premiere Pro consisting of a timeline with blue, pink and purple shapes and a green wave form at the bottom. Above in the top right is a playback box which shows a still of an x-ray dissolving into a swarm of bees. On the left is the effects tab with a list of different parameters.

Filmmaking Process

This week I have begun my filmmaking process. I have started with the pain sequence. To begin with I wanted to focus on my ribs.

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A digital collage photo by Charlie Fitz. There is a vintage sepia photograph in the background of doctors in light robes, head and face coverings. At the front and bottom of the image is a photo of Charlie's face in colour, with a straw hat on. Her head is attached to a black and white image of a nurse putting a facemask on a patient in a bed. In between her shoulder there is text, which says "it's all in your head".

Residency project plan and background

As one of the resident artists for the In Transit Pilot, Charlie Fitz writes about her residency project plan, gives background information on her research and defines her method of the assisted-self portrait.

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