We are delighted to welcome Associate Artists as part of our artist development programme. Associate Artists are offered opportunities to work on the company’s current projects, and are also offered mentoring, administrative and practical support for their own work.
Our current Associate Artists are Rhiannon Armstrong and Franki Ayres.
Rhiannon Armstrong is an award-winning interdisciplinary artist, making works with empathy, interaction, and dialogue at their core, often for unfiltered audiences. Conversation and collaboration are central to her practice: between makers of different disciplines, public contributors, and audiences. Rhiannon is recipient of the Adrian Howells Award for Intimate Performance 2019. You can find out more about Rhiannon’s work here.
Franki Ayres is an interdisciplinary artist. He writes: “My lived experience and need for hope drives work focusing on identity, transformation and bodies. Changing perceptions is at the core of the art I seek and make. My body holds intersecting identities – I’m trans and disabled – and hidden complexities – kinship and conflict – that change the shape of who I am, but aren’t solely what makes me or my work. It’s mixed up, like the mixed media I use. Playing with sculpture, printmaking, photography, sensory expression, object manipulation and shadow, my work responds to connections within and between our multifaceted bodies.”