Art Club are British Art Show 9 Ambassadors

The DCRS Art Club is thrilled to be acting as ambassadors for The British Art Show 9 which will be coming to Plymouth this October.

Ingrid, Charlotte & Bev went to see the exhibition in Manchester in preparation for the exciting projects we are about to embark upon!

We were very taken by the work of Caroline Walker and are thrilled to report that she will be one of the artists exhibiting in Plymouth.

“Caroline Walker’s paintings portray women’s lives. Fascinated by the way in which the female realm has been depicted by male artists, she aims to re-present this from a female perspective. Recently, her focus has shifted from imagining the lives of privileged housewives to depicting refugees and ‘invisible’ working-class women. Home (2017) is a series that portrays asylum seekers in their temporary accommodation in hostels and shelters, a psychiatric ward and a church basement. ‘Making these works really opened my eyes to the idea of invisibility, of those overlooked lives in the city around us,’ Walker has said. This ignited an interest in women working in service industry jobs, in kitchens, hotels, offices and shops, where their work is often taken for granted or intended to be unseen.”

Image: Caroline Walker, Abi, Midday, Brixton, 2017 © the artist and GRIMM. Courtesy the artist, GRIMM Amsterdam/New York, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London. Photo: Peter Mallet