Another Adele

Women with her hair in curlers

Another Adele is a collaboration between Adele Fowles, 60, performance artist and former massage therapist, and contemporary artist and curator Alison Kershaw.

Adele studied Theatre and English at Lancaster University and Alison studied fine art at Falmouth School or Art and an MA in Art as Environment Manchester Metropolitan University. Adele performed with avant garde theatre company Index Theatre in the early 1990s

Alison and Adele work together to develop live art installations, performances and actions. The name ‘Another Adele’ was arrived at when Adele felt so frustrated that her once fairly unusual first name suddenly became one of the most recognised on the planet around 2008. It also reflects the idea of reinterpretation of the self.

Adele and Alison have been friends for 28 years, lived together as a couple for 23 years, and were married as civil partners in April 2012 in a spectacular ceremony for friends and family in Blackpool – one of their first joint productions. The work they do together uses (though not exclusively) material from their own autobiographies. They live in Manchester and have a whippet called Ziggy.

Although working together was always on the cards and often discussed over the years, Another Adele’s first work was Dancing The Davids, shown as part of the International exhibition UN-REST at Victoria Baths, Manchester in 2014. Since then they have developed more work that usually includes found objects or images, text, performance/actions and sound.

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