It’s not just about the art practice, it’s also about the artists and giving everybody a chance to be creative.
Please tell us a bit about your work and your influences
My artwork is my creative response to my research project with young carers, where we explored the versatility of paper- folding, twisting, painting, writing, drawing and sculpting, and transforming the mundane into something of value. Like the participants, I’m also a carer, and I wanted my artwork to reflect and celebrate being a carer and the humble piece of paper.
How have you found your course and time at Brighton?
I started the course before lockdown, and continued during lockdown, and now after lockdown, so it’s been a bit of a challenge, but in some ways a great time to study Inclusive Arts Practice! I think, during lockdown many people tried to find some sort of creative outlet, and access to the Arts has been highlighted as something of great importance to promote and support good health and wellbeing.
How did you choose your course – why did you choose to study Inclusive Arts Practice?
I chose to study Inclusive Arts Practice because I’ve always believed that art is for everybody – whether it’s visual art, photography, writing, dance, music or theatre, and this course is unique, and it has allowed me to explore how we can create those opportunities for everyone to have access to art. It’s not just about the art practice, it’s also about the artists and giving everybody a chance to be creative.
What are your plans after graduation?
I would really love to set up a community-style workshop hub, where people can access a safe space to do art, dance, theatre, music, and crafting, and invite mentors/experts to teach or help develop skills in carpentry, painting, writing etc. , so that those attending these workshops can develop skills, which could create opportunities for them.