March 2019 – Swallet – A film commission as part of an AHRC-funded project called Reviewing Spectacle.

February 2019 – The Shepherd’s Whistle – John Hansard Gallery, 16 February — 27 April 2019.

December 2016 – Group exhibition, Midpointness, AirSpace Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent

November 2016 – BIFPA 16 Belfast International Festival of Performance Art. Exhibition of sculpture and performance

September 2016 – Commissioned artwork and group exhibition for the Kakimori Bunko Museum in Japan. The Walking Poets exhibition is being made in conjunction with the Wordsworth Trust, curated by Mike Collier

February 2016 – Performance and workshop for Beyond The Body, Forum for Live Art Research and Education. University Gallery, Northumbria University

July 2015 – Commissioned performance and installation at York Guildhall, for Qui Performance

September 2015 – Screening of Return to Battleship Island for event at CCA, Glasgow

February 2015 – Name. 16mm film transfer, still projections and reading. Tempus Fugit, Syson Gallery, Nottingham

March 2014 – Haiku: Drafting – BALTIC 39, Newcastle (Installation and Performance)

July-Aug 2013 – If to Drift. Maine (ME, USA), with Marilyn Arsem, Alastair Maclennan, Sandra Johnston & Joanna Rice, and at Mobius Boston (Mass, USA) (Performance)

September 2012 – Dialectical Exorcism – Garage Studios, Worcester

June 2012 – Lurking Truth Theatre Company: “I Saw Myself”, by Howard Barker, Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff (Stage Designer)

March 2012 – The Gift, Fado Performance Art Centre, Toronto, Canada (Installation and Performance)

March 2012 – And Me a Head Full of Horse, Mobius, Boston MA, USA (Performance and Installation)

October 2011 – Nothing To See Here, Ways of Looking, Bradford, Ways of Looking (Performance)

May 2010 – Late Tate, Tate Modern, Fordham Gallery (Documentation – Installation)

August 2009 – Post-Colonial Cluster-Fuck, Trace Collective, Trace Displaced, Artspace, Sydney, Australia, (Performance and Installation)

July 2009 – Almost Beside Myself, Fordham Gallery: London (Installation)

May 2009 – Tell it to the Trees, Croft Castle, Herefordshire (Curator – performance event for Meadow Arts)

November 2008 – Meddling, 16mm film. Reading Experimental Film Festival

November 2008 – Trace Collective: National Review of Live Art, Glasgow (Performance and Installation)

February 2007 – Fettle 2 National Review of Live Art, Glasgow (Performance) March 2007 – Like a Budgie With Two Mirrors Cardiff Art in Time (Video Installation)

February 2007 – Film work for Muscle Memory Eddie Ladd, Royal Opera House

November 2006 – Fettle 2, Switchroom, Interface, Belfast, (Performance)

May 2006 – Fettle 1, Hay Festival (Performance and Installation)

September 2005 – Splitting, Beijing, China, Danshanzi International Festival, (Performance and Installation)

November 2005 – Franklin Furness, New York, Group Show August 2003 – Venous Pulse, Museum of Art Krakow, Poland, (Film screening)

May 2003 – Charlie’s Place, Annely Juda Fine Art. Group Show (Film loop Installation)

March 2002 – Light Structures, Tate Britain, Millbank, London SW1. (Film screening of Venous Pulse)

May 2002 – Arnolfini, Bristol, Commotion Artists’ Film Programme. (Screening of Venous Pulse)

October 2001 – Toronto Biennale (Film Screening of Venous Pulse)

September 2001 – From Here to There, Annely Juda Fine Art. Solo installation

February 2001 – Like a Budgie With Two Mirrors, Trace Gallery, Cardiff, (Performance and Installation)

June 2000 – Skylark Fashions – Fordham Gallery, 20 Fordham Street Whitechapel (Film installation)

2000 – Sustrans public sculpture commission and film, From There to Here, for the Contemporary Sitings on National Cycle Network


2018 – The Future of Ruins: Reclaming Abandonment and Toxicity on Hashima Island. A co authored book with Professor Carl Lavery. To be published by Vernon Press USA.

2016 – Syncope in Performing and Visual Arts. To be published by Via Artis, Le Manuscrit, edited by Stéphanie Jamet.

Carl Lavery with Lee Hassall, Deborah Dixon, Carina Fearnley, Mark Pendleton and Brian Burke-Gaffney (2016) Return to Battleship Island in: Radical Space. Exploring Politics and Practice. Edited by Debra Shaw and Maggie Humm. Rowman & Littlefied International.

Lavery, Carl and Hassall, Lee (2015) A future for Hashima: pornography, representation and timePerformance Research: A Journal of the Performing Arts, 20 (3). pp. 112-125. ISSN 1352-8165

Lavery, Carl and Dixon, Deborah P. and Hassall, Lee (2014) The future of ruins: the baroque melancholy of HashimaEnvironment and Planning A, 46 (11). pp. 2569-2584. ISSN 0308-518X

Stitt, Andre (Ed.) Trace: Displaced,Parthian Books ISBN 978-1-906998-04-2


2017 – War Islands – a curated exhibition and book project sited in Belgrade, Serbia. The outcome of the project will be an exhibition of texts and images, sited in Belgrade, and a subsequent publication will take the form of an edited, bilingual book. Curated by Dr Marko Jobst, Architecture Theory Coordinator The Department of Architecture and Landscape, Faculty of Architecture, Computing and Humanities, University of Greenwich.


2013 – I was a co-investigator on a recent AHRC project funded as part of the ‘Care For the Future’ scheme. As part of this project I made a film ‘Return to Battleship Island’ it has been screened in numerous places and venues throughout the world, including Argentina, the US, the Japan Foundation, the Millennium Centre, Cardiff and throughout the UK.


March 2016 – Launch and symposium is 17th March at the FRAC (Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain) Picardie – 45 Rue Pointin, 80000 Amiens, France.

March 2013 – Association for Asian Studies Conference, San Diego

April 2013 – Association of American Geographers, Los Angeles

May 2013 – Department of Geography, Exeter University

May 2013 – Post Traumatic Landscapes Conference, Sheffield

September 2013 – East Asian Societies in Transition: Challenges and Connections, Nottingham

2014 – Keynotes at the ‘Big Ruins Conference’ at the University of Manchester and at the University of Warwick.

2015 – CARPA4, Helsinki – The fourth Colloquium on Artistic Research in Performing Arts – The Non-Human and the Inhuman in Performing Arts- Bodies, Organisms and Objects in Conflict.


2013 – For much of 2013, I was involved with the AHRC funded project Future of Ruins: Reclaiming Abandonment and Toxicity on Hashima Island. As part of the project I collaborated with Professor Carl Lavery (Glasgow University) on an 80-minute performance piece called Return to Battleship Island. We have toured the performance throughout the UK, and Internationally.

18 to 21 June 2009 – I was on the advisory panel for LIVING LANDSCAPES the annual conference of the Landscape and Environment programme, a thematic, multidisciplinary initiative funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council under the direction of Prof Stephen Daniels (Nottingham University). The conference was hosted by The Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies in collaboration with the Institute of Geography and Earth Sciences and was a major international conference on performance, landscape and environment held on 18 to 21 June 2009.


PGCE CERT – UNIVERSITY of NEWPORT (September 2008-2009)

MA FINE ART – CHELSEA COLLEGE of ARTS (September 1998-1999)

BA (Hons) FINE ART – SLADE SCHOOL of FINE ART at U.C.L (October 1994-1998)



UNIVERSITY OF LINCOLN – Senior Lecturer in Fine Art (April 2014 – September 2016)

UNIVERSITY OF WORCESTER – Subject Leader Art & Design, Course Leader Fine Art (September 2010 – April 2014)

HEREFORD COLLEGE OF ARTS – Lecturer BA Fine Art (September 2007 – September 2010)

HEREFORD COLLEGE OF ARTS – Lecturer Foundation Studies – Art & Design (September 2004 – September 2007)

CHELSEA COLLEGE OF ARTS – Lecturer MA Fine Art (September 2003 – September 2004)