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Lois Blackburn


Artist statement

I often use quilt forms and most recently hand fans, to create brightly coloured artworks. I aim to create artworks that give space to subjects that might be embarrassing, painful or simply hidden from view, be it grief, health issues or body-image.

From 2006-2021 I co-established/directed/ran Community Interest Company arthur+martha

I have exhibited my solo and socially engaged art practice extensively, with exhibitions at the Houses of Parliament, Peoples History Museum, The Royal Festival Hall Southbank, Imperial War Museum North, Bury Art Gallery, Bingo Halls and numerous healthcare venues and internationally at the National Gallery of Art in Vilnius, Lithuania.

I have been commissioned for a wide range of public art and private artworks and my artwork is held in public collections.

My art rejoices in peoples strength, shares ways to overcome adversity, frames experiences in new ways to understand, share & celebrate.


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