Lorraine Bacchus

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My life has taken me between England, Spain and Ireland and, since February 2017, to Edinburgh. I am a visual artist and my latest exhibition, "Survivors of the Process", has just been held at The Steel Shed in Leith: https://www.dokartistspace.org My work for this exhibition was a response to the Shed's history and material. Some of the pieces incorporated the actual rust and dust from the walls and ledges; others were an attempt to symbolise the strength and vulnerability of the people who worked there. Impermanence is a theme that threads its way through my art practice - often conveyed with the disruption of a painting's surface to reflect time passing, and/or in the fragility of the materials used, such as muslin and wax. Originally from London, I have an MA in Fine Art Contemporary Practice from Falmouth University, which I completed in 2012. My BA (Hons) in Visual Art was gained in 2010 in Ireland with DIT’s innovative programme on Sherkin Island in West Cork. My work forms part of private collections in the UK, Ireland, Spain, Norway and the USA. In addition to my art practice in Ireland, I was also co-Director of the West Cork Literary Festival, during which time I helped expand it to become one of Ireland’s leading cultural events. Prior to my time in Ireland, I lived in Spain where I worked for twelve years as a freelance journalist, photographer and documentary filmmaker. I am a fluent Spanish speaker.