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Visual Artist

Bury, Greater Manchester/Lancashire

Alison Erika Forde

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Part visual artist/maker/painter exploring my mixed heritage, motherhood, class, the male gaze and northern-ness through art and zines.

Creating distinctive imagery on an eclectic mix of objects. By re-using old, unwanted items including mass-produced second-hand prints, bric-a-brac and household wood, I inject new purpose into the discarded remnants. Drawing on imagery sourced from high art to the subcultural, painting a window through to an alternate universe simultaneously familiar and unnerving, reaching for hope through darkness with disarming playfulness.

Originally from Wigan and now living in Bury, I have been practising art in and around Greater Manchester since graduating from MMU in 2008, exhibiting regularly in the UK and overseas, including exhibitions at Manchester Art Gallery, York St Mary's & Glasgow Women's Library.

Also a founding member of art collectives Yiiikes! and Gang Of Five, as well as making limited edition zines.

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