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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


As the Authentic Artist community has grown, so have opportunities to connect.  In 2014, Authentic Artist Asylums began as monthly events in London and Edinburgh where previous workshop participants can continue to share their practices. For dates please see Authentic Artist Collective.


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.

Kath launched her Authentic Artist Workshops in 2007.  The intention is to 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.

For a workshop trailer please click here.  

For forthcoming workshop dates visit Authentic Artist Workshops.

For Kath's forthcoming solo show, visit InVisible Lines.

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

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