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A new experimental research and performance project from creator Henry McGrath in association with Eden's Cave

Skiin is a performance project that examines contemporary society's obsession with image and appearance, intensifying questions about self, identity and belonging.

Skiin has been a two year project in the making that has come out of Henry’s relationship to his own skin as a sufferer of eczema. This varied and volatile journey since being diagnosed as a young boy, is the motivation and inspiration for the project. 

In 2018, I began the process of exploring my skin artistically, writing a collection called the ‘Red Poems’, examining ideas of the ‘mask’ from my steroid use and probing questions on self and identity. Through dance and poetry, I have investigated my skin expressively. It has shown me the vast potential artistic form has to offer here.

Workshops will take place in Gloucester, Stroud, Bristol, Plymouth and online to connect with people who suffer from eczema in August and September 2021. If you would like to be in touch, please contact,