Group: Roller Derby Skaters
Definition: Skaters based in Bath who play the sport of roller derby, a contact sport established and majoritively played by all female amateur teams, with men more recently setting up their own groups.
Reasons for selecting: We were attracted to the self organised and DIY nature of derby, with members of the team each contributing key roles to aid the running and organisation of their team training and bouts (matches). Derby is a challenging and physical sport, but is open to a wide range of people (aged 18+) and abilities.
As part of their project ‘Picture in the Paper’, artists LOW PROFILE searched for all of the people in Bath who play the sport of roller derby bringing them together to make a professional photographic portrait of as many people in this group as possible.
PHOTO SHOOT DATE: 16th November 2014
TIME: 10:00 – 11:15
LOCATION: BRLSI, 16-18 Queen Square, Bath, BA1 2HN
The roller derby skaters portrait was one of 18 group photographs taken in November 2014, before being published in the Bath Chronicle and then put on permanent public display, in the new Centre for the Arts at the University of Bath when it opened in February 2015.
Roller Derby Skaters of Bath, gathered at BRLSI on Sunday 16th November 2014
Back row: Rhodri Theaker, Chantelle Morgan-Thomas, Barry Woolgar, Ryan Brady, Tom Black
Second row: Cat Clark, Amy Holder, Sarah Swallow, Lucy Conrad, Tan Grenade, Ali Vermeeren, Rebecca Fox
Third row: Cat Jarman, Samantha Grief, Elizabeth Haigh, Xina Heart, Sophie Scaplehorn, Kerri Tyler, Alice Plummer
Front row: Kim Richards, Izzi Mear, Rebecca Timms, Amy Buller, Helen Ashman, Isy Schultz, Angie Mac, Kerri Theaker
ROLLER DERBY SKATERS | PETANQUE PLAYERS | OPEN WATER SWIMMERS | AMATEUR DRAMATICS PLAYERS | BEE KEEPERS | BOARD GAME PLAYERS | BELL RINGERS | SCOUT AND GUIDE LEADERS | NURSES | COSMETICS COUNTER STAFF | INDEPENDENT RETAILERS | CHEFS | LIVE ABOARD BOATERS | USERS OF FAIRFIELD HOUSE | COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER | GROWERS | BUSKERS | GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTORS | MINECRAFT PLAYERS | ARTS AWARDS PARTICIPANTS | SOFTWARE DEVELOPERS