SHOWCASE - Questions and Answers from the artists

Questions and Answers from our 11 SHOWCASE artists exhibiting at the Arts Forum in June.

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HELEN SCALWAY:
What is your earliest memory of art?
Aged four, drawing on the wallpaper with my mum’s lipstick. (Got into trouble).

ANNY EVASON:
Who is your favourite living artist?
Probably Prunella Clough, because, for three months I can go down to the Jerwood to gaze at her gorgeous work which shines with integrity.


SARAH HEENAN:
What is the most important lesson your have learned about art/being an artist?
That it can restore your soul, and uplift you (in a non-religious sense). And that it is a fantastically satisfying way to communicate with other people.


KATHLEEN MULLANIFF:
Which artists have influenced your work?
Many over the years Agnus Martin, David Bomberg, Paula Rego, Oskar Kokoschka, Judy Chicago to name just a few.


STEPHANIE FAWBERT:
What is your earliest memory of art?
In my first class at infant school, my friend Anne Bowtell, taught me how to draw necks on people. I’ve never looked back.


MAGGIE HENTON:
Who is your favourite living artist? And artist from the past?
How can I single out just two? Impossible, but today the names that spring to mind are Cornelia Parker and Agnes Martin; or could I have Mona Hatoum and Eva Hesse.