Tracy and Hobbs

A brief summary of participatory projects created with Emily Tracy.  There is a special Tracy & Hobbs website for our collaborative work together.

Whitton Small Press, Oct- Nov 2016.  ‘Whitton Small Press’ was an artist in residence project for Whitton Library, London Borough of Richmond.  The project was funded by Arts Council England Art in Libraries fund. The project took place as a part of Richmond Literature festival.

The artists responded to the unique environment of this small library by setting up residence from a cupboard at the back of the reference section. Filling the library with typewriters, rubber stamps and a photocopier they set about creating a set of small edition self published books which were presented to the library as a permanent new addition to the library.

The Foyer March – May 2015.  We are very excited to be working with a group of young people from the Foyer, Cambridge as part of Circuit – a programme connecting 15-25 year olds with artistic activity at Kettle’s Yard  in Cambridge.  Emily and I are presently working with Lucy Wheeler to present weekly sessions celebrating the work of Gaudier Brzeska. Kettle’s Yard have a lovely exhibition of his work called New Rhythms.  We’ll keep you posted.


The Bureau of Lost and Found.  In September 2014, we created  ‘Bureau of Lost and Found’ which was presented during Totally Thames Festival September 2014 with Up Projects.  We transformed ourselves and the interior of the Floating Cinema into an imaginary bureau for lost and found articles from the Thames shoreline.



Water Folk, 3’48”, 2013


A moving image commission for the Floating Cinema & UP Projects.  We collaborated with scientist Malcolm Burrows to engage 3 local community groups in a participatory project resulting in a film about the minute creatures dwelling in the canals and waterways of East London. We are really pleased to have been awarded an Arts Council Grant for the Arts award for this project.  You can follow the progress of this project on our blog if you like.

Wood Street Pop Up Picture Palace, 3’30”, 2012, a participatory art project commissioned by Wood Street Inside Out, in collaboration with Emily Tracy.

©Amy Scaife

Elizabeth Hobbs & Emily Tracy at the opening of The Pop Up Picture Palace, with Ashley McCormick (centre) ©Amy Scaife

A still image from the Pop Up Picture Palace, 2012

A still image from the Pop Up Picture Palace, 2012

Germinator, 2’20”, 2011. A First Light funded animated film created by Gayhurst Community School using archive footage from the BFI, in collaboration with Emily Tracy

Comings & Goings, 3’00” looped, 2009  A site specific animation installation with Emily Tracy, Shunt London Bridge