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

'Archive of Touches' by Flora Parrott and Kelly Large is the final work in a series of four exhibitions on the theme of 'Touch' and exploring what this might mean in a virtual context. 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 'Touch' series already includes work by artists Jenny Dunseath & Kate Squires, Davinia-Ann Robinson and Holly Graham. There will be an accompanying podcast by Mark Beldan exploring all works in the series (launching August 2022).

Each season (comprising of four new virtual exhibitions and a podcast released over a six-month period) has explored themes that feel incompatible with an online experience. The work from the previous two seasons, ‘Movement’ (May-October 2021) and ‘Gesture’ (November-February 2022) is all available to explore in our archive.

The below podcast by Mark Beldan explores the themes of each of the works in the 'Touch' series and can be streamed or downloaded below. All previous Skelf podcasts can be found here.

Existing entirely online since 2016, we have presented work by over 200 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.