Skelf is a virtual project space, accessible to anyone, everywhere.


'Zoomin' by Richard Phoenix & Robin Smith is both the document of an exchange between two painters and an invitation to work alongside them, in a gesture that aims to support the viewer's own practice.

This is the first work in our 'Gesture' season. Each season (comprising of four new virtual exhibitions and a podcast released over a six-month period) will explore themes that feel incompatible with an online experience- firstly ‘Movement’ which ran May-October 2021, then ‘Gesture’, and finally ‘Touch’ in April 2022.

Each exhibition has been created specifically for Skelf, working with artists whose practice often relies upon a physical encounter, and reimagining their work immaterially to see what further possibilities are presented.

The 'Gesture' series will also include work by artists Alice Hartley (launching December 2021), Llew Watkins (launching January 2022) and Frank Kent (launching February 2022), with a podcast by Mark Beldan exploring all works in the series launched in March 2022.

The below podcast by Mark Beldan explores the themes of each of the works in the 'Movement' series that ran from May - October 2021 and can be streamed or downloaded below. All works from the Movement series can be explored in our archive.



Existing entirely online since 2016, we have presented work by over 150 artists and writers on our virtual platform. You can view these works in our archive. This project is supported using public funding by Arts Council England.


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