Ashley Holmes

Ashley Holmes: 'Double 6', collaborative performance with R.I.P. Germain at former Court Room of Leeds Town Hall; image by Jules Lister, courtesy Poor Image Projects & Index Festival

Ashley Holmes is a multi-disciplinary artist and DJ working across sound, moving image, radio broadcasts and performance. His work explores histories of resistance and anti-colonial resilience embedded in Black musical and sound-based practices to examine concepts of property, access and citizenship. In 2019 he started Open Deck, a series of gatherings giving space to collectively listen, discuss and document relationships to music and oral histories. He also hosts Tough Matter, a monthly show on NTS Radio.