Photo: Paul Samuel White

Sheila Ghelani and Sue Palmer

Sheila Ghelani and Sue Palmer both work individually as artists whose work spans performance, audio and moving image. Each artist's practice centres on using research to make artistic work with detail and resonance, for public places, made for the passer by or the guest; making new work with and for the public is the meeting point between artist and context. 

Sheila and Sue first collaborated as part of Sheila's Rambles with Nature project, developing an experimental collaboration bringing their strengths and interests together through language and object, music and lyric, political and social geography, wit and wryness. 

Each brings an incisive intelligence, an ambitious and inquisitive approach to making work, with a wealth of experience in working collaboratively with institutions, places and people. Both artists are skilled and crafty at using charismatic live performance and visual media to present intimate, implicating and gently unfolding connective experiences for audiences, with exquisitely produced visual materials.

Sheila Ghelani and Sue Palmer's b-side Portfolio

Performers at sea front

b-side Festival 2018

7th15th September 2018

The festival showcased the very best in contemporary art, made in response to this beautiful, intriguing and extraordinary island. Over 15,000...

Cinepoem Still


8th16th September 2018

A specially created ‘cine-poem' by Lucy Cash, Sue Palmer and Sheila Ghelani will be premiered at b-side and available to view throughout the

Photo: Paul Samuel White

Common Salt

15th September
Royal Manor Theatre

Common Salt is a performance around a table – a ‘show and tell’ exploring the colonial, geographical history of England and India from the first