Corinne’s distinctly dark and evocative self-portraits reflect her ongoing struggles with mental health. As she rarely leaves home, her work is created from the safety of her bedroom.
Her life and art have become inextricably entwined. Through her use of art as therapy, she is able to find a cathartic release.
Corinne is using her residency to explore the impact of the pandemic on mental health. Each week, she shares her work and experiences, posing a series of questions to an online audience who can respond anonymously through Survey Monkey. She will draw on these responses to create an installation in her bedroom, using her bedsheets, pillows and nightdress. Her progress will be revealed at a special online event on Saturday 8 May at 2pm when Corinne will also respond to questions. To book your place please, ‘click here’.
Outside In supports artists who face significant barriers to the art world due to heath, disability, isolation or social circumstances. The New Art Gallery has partnered with them to offer two online residency opportunities. Following open submission, the two artists selected for remote residences were Tess Radcliffe (15 February – 28 March) and Corinne (29 March – 9 May).
Both artists have been supported to create new work from home and shared their practices with online audiences. Each artist has received a fee, ongoing support from both organisations and a virtual studio visit from an external artist or curator.
Saturday 8 May saw the conclusion of Corinne’s artist residency with @newartgallery and @outsidein_uk which explored the effects of the pandemic on our mental health. Corinne introduced the final installation she made in her bedroom at a Zoom event held as a pre-cursor to Mental Health Awareness Week (10-16 May). She also previewed this new film developed as part of the residency, ‘Our Mental Health Archive’, which incorporates responses received to her weekly questions she posed during the residency.
Corinne’s work was also selected to feature in our Twenty Twenty Collection, and will be exhibited in our Community Gallery space early next year.
You can follow the progress of Corinne’s work here: