LightLab Artist: Diana Birkett
Diana submitted two beautiful ideas for projections, inspired by local patterns and architecture. Nouveau Spirit was chosen for the exhibition, illustrated in the image.
“I am keen to ﬁnd new outlets and mediums for my work, and I ﬁnd light images very inspiring. I have mostly worked in oils and watercolour previously, and have had designs reproduced on ceramics, textiles, cards, placemats and many other surfaces, but have never worked with light. As an artist I believe exploring new ways of working is very important in order to reinvent yourself and your work, and this is especially pertinent at the moment when our lives are being restricted in many ways.
Fine art has always been at the root of what I do, and recently I have been exploring my love of nature and landscape with oil paint, which I find very expressive as a medium and painting itself can be a spiritual means of expression.”
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Having gained a BA in Fine Art from Exeter University and an HND in Textile Design from Somerset College of Arts, Diana worked as a swimwear designer in London, then moved to Cheshire over twenty years ago. During this time Diana’s surface pattern designs have been used on many products including ceramics for companies such as Royal Doulton, The Royal Collection, Royal Worcester, Spode, Portmerion and Wedgwood.
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Thanks to our funders
Lumen LightLab has been funded by a Project Grant from Arts Council England and match funding from the Cheshire East Council Cultural Framework fund. We are very grateful for their support and without these funds the programme would not be possible.