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Ali Hughes

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Artwork for Ali Hughes

Fragility 1

Fragility 2

His Boots

Coronavirus Vaccine

The Presence of Absence

Fractured

Spoon

Earth to Earth

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Telephone: 
01531 670723
How would you describe the work you do and why?: 

My work explores both absence and presence and the unknown spaces in between. Ephemerality and fragility are two elements often seen in my work as I attempt to make sense of human existence and the finest of threads that hold us. My work is often inspired by dreams and the images briefly retained upon waking, and I value these as coming from an 'other' space.

For you what does being an artist mean?: 

Being an artist is for me to live my life with authenticity. Before I was able to work in this way I knew a huge part of myself was dormant; expressing myself as an artist is as vital as breathing.

Describe what you call yourself/your practice?: 

I am a Fine Artist, working with natural, found and repurposed materials as much as possible.

Your practice & activities include e.g workshops, teaching: 

I follow self-led study in my garden studio, working daily whenever possible.

CV & Education, relevant & leading to your artistic practice: 

BA (hons) Fine Art, Hereford College of Art 2015-18
MA Fine Art, Hereford College of Art 2019

Exhibitions in the last 3 years: 

Hereford College of Art MA Exhibition 2019
International Women's Day 'In The Frame' Exhibition (HCA) March 2021
International Women's Day 'Unchained Library' Exhibition March 2021

Your gallery outlets/stockists: 

none

Venues Description: 
Art at The Lodge, venue 23 (Ali & Simon Mac Donald's studios)
Venues Confirmed: 
No

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