Via Vaudeville! is an exploration of where the practices of Blue Firth and Tomas Chaffe meet, working in symbiosis with other individuals, organisations and disciplines to realise its projects.

Formed in Nottingham in 2005, Via Vaudeville! began as a reflection of the lack of multi-disciplinary events that unite the traditional and the contemporary and a genuine interest in experience and engaging a wider audience for artistic activities. Positioning itself outside and within the established parameters Via Vaudeville! endeavour to create new methods for the dissemination of art.


Tomas Chaffe
1980 Born in Nottingham
2003 BA (Hons) Fine Art Manchester Metropolitan University
2013 MA Konstfack
Lives and works in Stockholm

Blue Firth
1979 Born in Nottingham
2003 BA (Hons) Fine Art Loughborough University
2010 MA Royal Academy Of Art
Lives and works in London

Selected Exhibitions

Where There's Smoke, The Charter Of The Forest, Chambers Wood, Lincolnshire

The Dust on the Moth, Sideshow 2010, Attic, 1 Thoresby Street, Nottingham

Via Vaudeville!’s Folly, Benjamin Carter Hall, Wilford Village, Nottingham

Transitional Thatch, Extreme Crafts, CAC, Vilnius, Lithuania
The Good, The Bad & The Ugly Proposal - Publication Of Proposals,
(launch event), Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham

The Trent Valley - Midsummer History Walk, Nottingham
May Event!, Thoroton House & All Saints Church, Nottingham

Burn Your Bad Culture!, Thoroton House & Savoy Cinema, Nottingham