We’re pleased to welcome Caitlin Burns, a recent Fine Art graduate from the University of Leeds, who is taking up a residency with us in August & September as a recipient of the Graduate Award in Printmaking.
Caitlin’s practice surrounds the word comfort. She explores textile items such as quilts and soft toys which bring reassurance due to their tactility, textures and familiarity. Creating textile items has become the natural path for her to explore emotions and memories linked with bereavement, grief and mental health. Text and words are also intrinsic to her practice, forming a key reflective element of many of her textile works, as well as the use of her own visual language comprising of ‘squiggly’ lines and shapes. These shapes have become vital to her practice, functioning as a visual reflection of the comforting act of drawing these lines.
Caitlin will be exploring various printmaking techniques here with us at the workshop to further her practice and the residency will culminate in an exhibition of her work in September. Follow her on Instagram @caitlinroseart_ to find out more about her work and the residency.
The Graduate Award in Printmaking is funded by the University of Leeds and has been initiated to nurture and retain student talent in the city, and is available to one graduating student from the School of Fine Art.
Images; Caitlin Burns