Image from Carnesky’s Tarot Drome

Marisa Carnesky is an Olivier Award winning artist who has been staging performance art shows for over 20 years.

Marisa Carnesky

Carnesky Productions was founded by showwoman Marisa Carnesky, an artist who has been presenting performance-led work for over twenty years. Her most famous and long running piece is Carnesky’s Ghost Train, a large scale art-house theme park ride, permanently sited in Blackpool and set to celebrate its 10th anniversary in 2014. Her solo shows include Jewess Tattooess (toured internationally including ICA; BAC; Riverside Studios; LA International Festival; Scena Contemporanea, Madrid; City of Women, Slovenia; Acco Festival, Israel), and past collaborations include the Olivier Award-winning C’est Duckie (touring included the Barbican; PS122, New York; Philippe Starck Building, Tokyo). She was an Arts & Humanities Research Council fellow at The University of Sheffield’s National Fairground Archive, and Carnesky Productions is part of Arts Council England’s National Portfolio. Marisa is completing a practice-based PhD at Middlesex University.

Marisa regularly runs a scheme called Carnesky’s Finishing School. This generally takes the form of a one week intensive course ending with each participant presenting a new work at a public arts/cabaret event hosted by Marisa.

For more details of Marisa’s activity please go to or join her on Facebook.


For more information contact Lara Clifton at or call +44 (0)7876 057 351.