Photo: Angela Chalmers in Scarborough, Yorkshire

Angela Chalmers

Artist, Maker

My work explores themes of gender, memory and identity using the process of painting, printmaking and alternative photography. Paintings of human forms evolve through a method of pouring and dripping a limited palette of water-based media onto selected handmade and plastic-coated papers. My photogram studies (cyanotypes) use objects connected to the feminine and domestic function. These are often items of antiquity, in particular fragments of lace and articles worn for rites of passage, such as a wedding or christening gown. These items evoke memories, and become treasured keepsakes. I am interested in historical social structures and roles of women, particularly in the Victorian era focusing on domestic confinement, passive natures and association with crafts. read full statement

Location Scarborough, Yorkshire
Activities Private commissions
Artforms / type of project Painting, Photography
Tags alternative photography, photograms, cyanotypes, works on paper

News & Events

  • Luminous

    08/09/2014 – 09/01/2015
    Rural Arts, The Old Courthouse, Thirsk

    Work inspired by light.

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  • Portraiture

    13/09/2014 – 03/10/2014
    Palace Hub Gallery, Esplanade, Redcar, TS10 3AE

    …in the eye of the beholder

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