” Passionate, skilful and unafraid, Marian Bruce’s work reaches into the wildest, most wounded regions of the heart to retrieve images of astonishing power and tenderness ”
Lindsay Clarke


Marian Bruce trained as a dancer under Dame Marie Rambert and performed with her company in the 1960s.

Her visual art studies began in the 1970s, completing a Master’s Degree in Printmaking at Wimbledon College of Art where she was tutored by Prunella Clough, Ian Tyson and Julia Farrer.

Exhibitions include


Bermondsey Project Space; Camden Arts Centre; Institute of Contemporary Art; Victoria and Albert Museum; Royal Festival Hall; Queen Elizabeth Hall; Battersea Arts Centre; Auden Gallery; Flaxman Gallery; Bankside Gallery; Adam Gallery; Royal College of Art; England and Co.


Arnolfini, Bristol; Roche Court Salisbury; Merlin Theatre stage Frome; The Parlour contemporary art Frome; Frome Festival Somerset; Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Honiton.


Houston USA, October Gallery; Donna Rogers.

From 2009 to 2014 Marian owned The Parlour contemporary art showing Mutalib Man, Alex Relph, Eleanor Bartlett, Fiona Hingston, Samuel Lee and Tristan Stevens amongst others.

Contemporary dance designs include


Grande Theatre de Geneve, London Contemporary Dance Theatre, Rambert, Houston Ballet, Het National Ballet, Amsterdam, Deutch Oper am Rheim, Ballet Krefeld/Munchen Gladbach, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, National Ballet of Canada, Ballet Kiel, Ballet Gyor, Boston Ballet, Alabama Ballet, Washington Ballet, Prague National Ballet, Aalto Ballet Essen, Tulsa Ballet; Texas Ballet Theatre, Acosta Danza, Cuba.


Steel Garden, Grinning in your Face, Hurricane, Quicksilver, Meeting Point, Crossing, Hush, Stream.

Houston Ballet

Grinning in your Face, Nature Dances, Hush.

Mark Bruce Company

Old Demons, Moonlight Drive, Angel, Black Bird/Red Rose, Dive, Bad History, Sea of Bones, Love and War.

Ballet Mainz and Prague National Ballet

Dance at the Crossroads

Ballet Kiel and Scottish Ballet

Ten Poems

the Royal Ballet, Royal Opera House

Three Songs, Two Voices


2002 Hurricane BBC
1996 Meeting Point Radio Denmark
1994 Rooster Radio Denmark