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 Painting, Photography
Tags alternative photography, photograms, cyanotypes, works on paper
Website http://angelachalmers.com

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  • North Yorkshire Open Studios

    14/06/2014 – 15/06/2014
    Woodend Creative Workspace, Scarborough

    Each year, artists and makers across the whole of North Yorkshire invite the public into their studios.

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