Catherine Bullen is just finishing her studies at Cambridge School of Art. Her final show is being exhibited at Free Range 2007. Londonist has a cup of tea and a chat with her to find out what it's all about.
What should Londonist readers know about your work, Catherine?
I try to base my work around issues that effect me personally or the world in general, drawing inspiration from news stories and personal experience. This helps me to produce thought-provoking work which people can connect to. The image attached is going to be shown at the exhibition. The title is 'Reminiscence' and it's a series of 4 pieces, each piece is comprised of two panes of glass with photographic montage on.
I try and push the boundaries of photography, combining the medium with different materials to create new and exciting work. By exploring the possibilities of photography with fabric, metal or glass, for example, I aim to deepen the conceptual issues surrounding my work, whilst drawing on skills from my fine art background
I'm looking forward to getting out into the art world after the exhibition has finished! I'll be looking for work within magazine publishing or with an art gallery. If anyone has any questions about my work, they can email me.
How do you feel about the art scene in London?
I think that London, with its free exhibitions and galleries, is an ideal place for people to discover
both traditional and contemporary art work. It is a city that has a buzz about it, and isn't lacking in inspiration. I would like to see more opportunities for graduates to exhibit their work in leading galleries. I feel this would give inspiration to aspiring artists, while showcasing Britain's emerging new talent.
Catherine's work is being shown as part of the 'Ideal World' exhibition by Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University from June 14th - June 18th. You can check out what else is going on that week here.
Free Range is at the Old Truman Brewery from May 31st until 23rd July. Opening Nights: Thursdays 6pm-10pm & Show Days: Fridays to Mondays 10am-7pm. Nearest tube: Aldgate East / Liverpool Street.