Visual Artist working in River Studios
What appealed to you most about your studio space when you first saw it?
The possibilites of both a dark and light space. The size which allowed me to really expand my ambitions. The fantastic view across the real life docklands which light up at night like a Xmas tree.
How have you made this space your own?
I have filled it with work as well as making some additions to the physical space to suit working on the walls.
What do you create or make in your studio?
Anything and everything. I am currently recreating Victorian furniture to tell the story of where the wealth of colonisation came from and who it was stolen from, with a view to creating a 'post colonial drawing room'. This includes tapestry and beading as well as engraving on glass mirrors.
What is your favourite item in your studio at the moment (or in the whole building)?
My dremell drill which I can engrave with. I also love the new couches.
"I have been a practicing artist for 30 years, starting with three large political murals in the early 1980's
"For the last eight years I have been exclusively exhibiting my own work which currently looks at colonisation and its impact on the colonised. I am examining my own family history and the trajectory of my ancestors to the current day alongside my late husbands family who were on the other side of the frontier. I work across multiple media including traditional techniques of painting and drawing through to video, installation and sculpture."