ACTION HERO



Who Are Action Hero?


Action Hero is the collaboration between artists Gemma Paintin and James Stenhouse. Together we create artworks that expand across multiple creative practices: performance, installation, sound, digital practice and work for public space.
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Fellowships


Each year, Action Hero awards a ‘fellowship’ to an artist or company who we think is brilliant, and is at a crucial point in their career and practice. In 2021-22 we’re supporting Adam York Gregory & Gillian Lees, and Alexandrina Hemsley.
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How to make a living as an artist


A blog we wrote way back in 2013 that has been viewed 86,000 times... 








ACTION HERO






A new work for the stage, created in collaboration with artist and playwright Deborah Pearson, about the voice and capitalism.
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Oh Europa is a labour of love: a project that spans a continent and cuts straight to the heart. Travelling through Europe in a customised campervan-recording studio, we’ve been asking strangers to sing us a love song.
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To celebrate 15 years of Action Hero, we created You Had To Be There, an 11 episode video series that aired weekly on YouTube during lockdown, celebrating every work we’ve created to date. The video set is now available for purchase
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Love songs collected from all over Europe, broadcast live and online over an entire day. An epic deep listening event where a heartfelt messages about love and loss emerge out of the white noise.
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A classic A.H show, created way back in 2008 and toured all over the world.
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