Amy Niamh Byrne is a third year BA (Hons) English student at MMU. She previously studied at Camberwell College of Arts and is interested in pursuing a career in creative direction or publishing. She often works with found imagery and her own photos to create art exploring issues relating to human interaction, self and identity.
Anna currently studies Graphic Design at Edinburgh College of Art. This piece, however, was part of her final personal project during Foundation at Central Saint Martins, 2017. The work explores cultural identity and aims to promote integration within multinational communities. She took the photographs around East London, and screen printed the quotations on top. The words are taken from a TED Talk by Taiye Selasi.
Find more of her work on Instagram: @the_creative_people
FACES OF THE FUTURE
Palmer combines elements of illustration, photography and collage work. Within her imagery she aims to "challenge perceptions of gender and identity." Stereotyping based on how someone physically appears can often have negative effects within society, especially for people falling outside of gender norms. Palmer says she,"realised more needs to be done to educate people" and that "art is a fantastic communication tool." Her imagery aims to be inclusive to everyone and encourages viewers to experiment, explore and connect with new identities. She believes the more people are exposed to imagery challenging gender and identity, the more accepted it will become.
Brontë Palmer graduated from Leeds Arts University in 2017 with first class Honours in Fashion Communication. Living for a year with a shaved head she realised how prominent stereotyping still is within society. To challenge perceptions of gender and identity, and to promote inclusivity, she combines illustration, photography and text to create imagery that encourages viewers to engage with social change.
Find more of her at her website, and on Instagram: @brontepalmer @brontepalmer02
Christina's practice tends to be focused on her personal experiences, her Greek Cypriot background and her family. These pieces of work are from her project 'LYME' based on her sister's battle with Lyme disease. This includes a portrait of her alongside two illustrations that Diakou created of microscopic images of 'Borrelia Burgdorferi', which is the strain of Lyme disease that she has.
Christina Diakou is a second-year photography student in Manchester Metropolitan University, from Liverpool.
Multimedia/multi-practice painting demonstrating Fenwick's perception of Identity.
Joe Fenwick-Wilson resides in Falmouth, Cornwall.
MICROCOSM / MACROCOSM
Luca Shaw is a visual artist and illustrator with an interest in bound printed forms. Her imagery is multi-layered and undergoes various processes such as collage and photogram. MICROCOSM MACROCOSM is an intersection between her poetry and artwork and contemplates our place in the pattern of the Universe. View more of her work via her instagram @luca.visual or at www.lucashaw.com.
I AM THE GHOST OUR MANGLED HEARTS
I Am The Ghost… is a digital collage from a spoken word performance and Our Mangled Hearts is a kind of charity shop sex totem. Whether through poetry or visual art, Stockley is always looking at how and why we hide behind things. We become something other to avoid the reality that, most of the time, we’re just fucking bored. See more at www.tomstockley.weebly.com. Follow Tom on Twitter/Instagram @tstheidiot and Facebook at www.facebook.com/tstheidiot