We are four artists using this definition of the word to create artwork that is driven by political and ethical topics, such as animal and human rights as well as commodity fetishism. Our artwork is varied, with a range of mediums being utilized such as textiles, ceramics, painting and drawing. Our works ambition is to raise questions about everyday life and we intend to fill the space with a variety of installation, wall-work and three-dimensional pieces.
There will be works made by Rowan Ellis in response to the refugee crisis, both right now in Syria and the aftermath of the Afghan refugees from early 2000 after she visited the campsite in January. Any work sold by Rowan will go towards a chosen charity to aid the cause.
There is also work on animal cruelty and beautiful ceramics made by Aisha Eveleigh, plates with punchy illustrations highlighting our perspectives and fetishes around eating.
Heather Meacham will be making sculptures addressing consumerism and what our attitude is towards clothing in the 21st century, making insightful and reflective works inspired by waste clothing.
Finally Stuart Bauer is an artist who’s paintings draw you in with bright and bold figures, focusing on certain areas of politics, Stuart plays with subtle messages and imagery within his work reflecting how we take in and read information given to us by our government in our society today.
We are excited to extend our practice to the creative city of Bristol and wish to involve ourselves within it’s art community. As passionate artists, we aim to use this opportunity to promote ourselves within an extremely competitive industry. By creating this exhibition, we hope to generate further opportunities that will help us within our careers as freelance artists.