Following an artist research trip to Chernobyl in 2016, I created a number of artworks in response to my experiences.
As part of the 26 : 86 Collective, led by artist Claire A Baker, new works were created and subsequently toured the following venues
Liverpool Biennial Fringe Festival 2016
Baltic Book Fair on June 18th & 19th 2016
(Works purchased as part of Baltic Collection Permanent Archive)
House of Blah Blah, Middlesbrough
01 Dec 2016 – 12 Jan 2017
St. Josephs RC Church, Stanley, Co.Durham
09 Feb - 23 Feb 2017
Northern School of Art, Hartlepool
30 Sep - 11 Nov 2017
Hartlepool Art Gallery
30 Sep – 11 Nov 2017
Pripyat (Exclusion Zone), Ukraine
07 Apr 2017 - present
The 26:86 Collective staged a guerrilla exhibition at the ‘Palace of Culture’ in the abandoned city of Pripyat. The exhibition includes images of mixed media, photography, photomontage and collage.
This period of making and showing formed the foundations of a long-standing artist collaboration and subsequent trips to Slavutych, Ukraine to collaborate with visitors and local residents within the 'satellite city'. This includes the work created during the Chernobyling Festival 'The Chernobyl Library' - a library of Cyanotype artist books, which resides in Slavutych Library, Ukraine.