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“SHIFT: Between Empathy & Care” / December 2022 Commissioned by Freelands Foundation 

“Sites of Laughter and Love” / September 2022
Bursary awarded by GRAIN projects

“Eulogies are meant to be sad” / December 2021
Commissioned by Public House

“Our words, Our world” December 2021
Commissioned by Iniva CAS project for Holyhead School

“Mother May I?” / 13th August 2021
Testing & Trying out hosted by Black Hole Club

“Most of all” / July 2021
Commissioned by Cheap Cheap Gallery

“Degas, De’Anne & Miss La La: A live desktop performance” / 5th May 2021
Commissioned by Barber Institute of Fine Art

“Vinora” / December 2020
Bursary awarded by ReFramed

“Break Bread With Me” / 30th October - 6th November 2020
Commissioned by Vivid Live TV

“Great-ish: The gaslighting of a nation” / October 2020
Commissioned by Film and Video Umbrella


“Iniva’s CoLab” workshops / June-July 2023
Holyhead School, Birmingham, UK

“Shaped by Emotion” Wellbeing Wednesday / 21st June 2023
Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry, UK

“Sonic Signals” / 7th June 2023
Chandos Primary School x Eastside Projects, Birmingham, UK

“The More Things Change...” family & school workshops / 29th April - 8th July 2023
Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton, UK

“Navigating the arts ... an informal conversation session led by De’Anne Crooks” / 16th July 2022
Ort Gallery, Birmingham, UK

“Write me up: a workshop evidencing queerness through photography & poetry” / 10th July 2022
Queer Youth Art Collective x Grand Union, Birmingham, UK

“Amplify” / 25th June 2022
Milton Keynes Gallery, Milton Keynes, UK

“Call & Respond: artist development workshop” / 21st October 2021
Sainsbury Art Centre, Norwich, UK

“4UBU: Saturday Art Club ”/ 21st August - 9th October 2021
New Art Exchange, Nottingham, UK

“Art students engage with A special place: IKON in the 1990’s”/ 22nd July 2021
IKON x Kind Edward VI Five Ways, Birmingham, UK

“IYP X BHC” / 18th March 2021
Black Hole Club x Ikon Youth Project collaboration, Birmingham, UK

“Contemporary Art Space Project: year 2” / 9th- 23rd June 2021
Iniva x RSA academies (working with Holyhead school, Handsworth), UK

“Two Truths and a Lie” / 3rd August- 6th August 2019
Centrala Space, Birmingham, UK


The role of the artist in public life” / 30th March 2022
IKON Gallery, Birmingham, UK

“Artist Talk” / 29th January 2022
QUAD Gallery, Derby, UK

“Artist Talk” / 8th October 2021
Birmingham City University School of Art, Birmingham, UK

“A talk for film & video students” / 16th March 2021
Birmingham City University School of Art, Birmingham, UK

“Art house lecture series guest lecture” / 8th March 2021
University of Worcester x Meadow arts, Worcester, UK

“Anti-racism, allyship and best practice” / 15th September 2020
Birmingham women’s and children’s NHS foundation trust, Birmingham, UK

“Creative Media Entrepreneurship” / 6th January 2020
De Montfort University, Leicester, UK

More than medicine” / 22nd October 2019
Birmingham women’s and children’s NHS foundation trust, Birmingham, UK


“How to do nothing”/ 23rd May - 28th May 2022
B.O.O.K, Coventry Biennial, Birmingham, UK

A Tale or Two” / 4th October 2021 - 9th January 2022
New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall, UK


“Epiphany: Temporaire”
25th August - 16th September 2023
Block 336, London, UK

29th January - 27th February 2022
QUAD Gallery, Derby, UK

“Two Truths and Lie”
23rd July- 6th August 2019
Centrala Space, Birmingham, UK


“Kultura sessions: Birmingham”
October 2022
Occupy White Walls & Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Birmingham, UK 

“PRONOUNced” Culture ConneX
30th July - 28th August 2022
Phoenix Art Space, Brighton, UK

“Collective Processes” HOME
13th - 22nd December 2021
In Partnership with Gucci London, UK

“Welcome to a New Earth” Black Hole Club
3rd -11th December 2021
Vivid Projects, Birmingham, UK

“The Soft Prison”  Museum of the Home
30th September - 28th November 2021
In partnership with Art angel Collection, London, UK

“In reality, these things need to be said”
6th - 29th August 2021
Backlit, Nottingham, UK

“DOOM: Turn away from the sun” Black Hole Club
21st - 26th June 2021
Vivid Projects, Birmingham, UK

The Travelling World Is Not Arriving
March 2021
Format Festival , Accessible online

Give birth to me tomorrow” Artists’ Moving Image Festival
21st- 24th January 2021
LUX Scotland, UK

PACK  West Midlands art exhibition ”
1st May 2020
Wolverhampton, UK

25th April 2020
BOM, Birmingham, UK

“Uncertainty and the Unknown”
5th June- 11th October 2019
Institute of Mental Health, Nottingham, UK

“When we were twelve” Graphic Design Degree show
May 2012
De Montfort University, Leicester, UK


Mentor & Workshop facilitator / May 2023 - May 2024
ATHAC (Access to Heritage, Art and Culture) Birmingham, UK

Visiting Lecturer/ March 2022 - Present
Birmingham City University, Birmingham, UK

Freelance Artist career advisor/ June 2022
Artquest One to One, London, UK

Ikon freelance workshop facilitator/ July 2021- Present
IKON Gallery, Birmingham, UK

Fine Art lecturer/ January 2021 - November 2021
Loughborough College, Loughborough, UK

Art & Design teacher/ September 2017- December 2020
Mander Portman Woodward, Birmingham, UK

Trainee Art teacher/ November 2016- April 2017
Halesowen College, Birmingham, UK

Art technician & teaching assistant/ April - August 2017
SEK International school, La Garriga, Spain

Art & Photography practitioner/ June 2016, June 2017
National Citizen Service, Birmingham, UK


40 years on and the need to rally: De’Anne Crooks in conversation with Keith Piper / January 2021
A-n The artists information company (Black Hole Club as guest editors)

Mayday reader” / May 2020
Black Hole Club

Representation in art education: The absence of Black art / 2018
Published by Yellow zine


Masters in Arts and Education Practices/ September 2019- September 2021
Birmingham School of Art, Birmingham

PGCE PCET Art & Design/ September 2016- August 2017
Birmingham City University, Birmingham

BA (Hons) Graphic Design/ October 2009- July 2012
De Montfort University, Leicester

Foundation Degree in Art and Design/ September 2008- June 2009
Birmingham Metropolitan College, Birmingham

a-n artists council member 2022-2025,
Supported by Ort Gallery & Vivid projects.

Arts Council England DYCP recipient 2022