Grace Alison’s work documents and articulates the world around her. Through multi-disciplinary installation, she examines how we inhabit spaces, questioning our relationships with them and how they reflect those who live within. The artist has used photography, sculpture and craft media to create a multi-dimensional series exploring her Nana’s home, after it was unused for over a year. Two for Joy contemplates how memories can be held within a space, reflecting on thoughts of the home and familial relationships. Through layering and composing these motifs with objects associated with memories – such as photo frames – she creates a personal representation of domestic space.
Restoration through Nature
Each year Aesthetica selects an undergraduate student from York St John University for its Fine Arts Graduate Prize. The 2016 recipient, Harriet Sutcliffe, impressed judges with her contemplative video piece, Uncertainty.
Niamh Cullen is an aspiring children’s illustrator whose work is focused on the playful, exploring themes of childhood, magic and wonder.