Saturday, 2 – 2.30pm
Visual Artist Q&A — Our Artists-in-Residence talk about their work currently on exhibition, and the art they are creating on-site during the Clear Lines Festival.
Artist-in-residence Johanna Ward will invite visitors to take part in a portrait studio that will encourage participants to make an emotional engagement with the subject of sexual violence.
Johanna will present three elements from her ongoing photographic work, entitled The Fear. This title provides the framework for a long-term project that will culminate as a collection of short stories that bear reference to the horror/thriller genre. Through the use of imagined scenarios and documentary images, she will explore the darker side of the complex relationship between women and men.
Ela Xora is an emerging British visual and performance artist whose art explores the biology of Sex, Gender Equality, and Greco Roman Mythology. For Clear Lines, Ela Xora will exhibit “The Rape of Caenis” for the first time, the next painting in her exploration of Ovid’s poetic anthology Metamorphoses.