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Kath Burlinson in The Mother's Bones.

photo by Charlie Carter

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Kath on the fourth plinth, Trafalgar Square. Body paint by Boudicca Blue



Kath developed the Authentic Artist programme under the mentorship of Paul Oertel and Nancy Spanier.


Prior to her work with the Authentic Artist Collective, Kath co-founded The Weird Sisters theatre company with Alison Goldie, winning 5 international Fringe Festival awards. Kath spent 8 years lecturing in English & Drama at the University of Southampton and has a PhD in Victorian poetry. She is a published writer and poet, has stage, TV, film and radio credits and won a Manchester Evening News Award for her solo show, 'The Mother's Bones.'

Welcome to the website for Kath Burlinson and the Authentic Artist Collective.

Authentic Artist Workshops offer artists from any disciplinary background a safe space to explore their work and the opportunity to be guided towards greater personal and artistic realisation.  The Authentic Artist Collective was formed in 2009 to be a production company for new work and a support network for workshop participants.  It is a Community Interest Company registered in Scotland.

The Authentic Artist Collective is an inclusive and diversity aware organisation committed to equal opportunities. We welcome queer, trans, non-binary and gender non-confirming people to all our activities and events. We are an international group working to increase the representation of people of colour in the Collective.


For a workshop trailer please click here  

For forthcoming workshop dates visit Authentic Artist Workshops

See News for forthcoming performances

For Kath's work in the private and public sectors visit Corporate Training 

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