Marysa Dowling will discuss two long term projects,Blue Bag(2007-17) and The Conversation(ongoing), both on show. These projects share concerns that reoccur throughout Dowling’s practice; examining how photographic portraiture can play with and enquire into representations of identity. Dowling’s portraits often become the starting point for a visual exchange between people in different locations.
We are lucky to welcome Andreea to the Hub for the Kensington and Chelsea Art Weekend as our Polaroid Artist in Residence. As well as exhibiting her Polaroid work in the exhibition, highly acclaimed Andreea Mihaela Andrei will be documenting the entire weekend on Polaroid film.
In 2016 I felt compelled to reaffirm my own ‘feminine voice’ in the face of all the personal challenges and male-dominated political events – in particular the US elections. By basing my shooting schedule on moon cycles – an intrinsic feminine rhythm – I managed to channel the earth’s natural rhythms into the work, and explored my own reconnection to womanhood and femininity.