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"My name is Lily and I am a sculptor and textiles artist. I am interested in exploring place, memory and landscape through texture, form and imagery. I work with mild steel in my metalwork, and naturally dyed wool in my textiles work. I want to create spaces in which people can gather, allowing occasions and memories to take place. I am always inspired by shadows and want to create objects which point outside of themselves to human presence and hold traces of the body in them – like shadows do, but represented in a much more tangible, less ephemeral way."

 

"I applied for this opportunity because I was really excited by the prospect of collaborating with other creatives, and especially musicians as this isn't something I've done before. When I saw the opportunity being advertised as a paid position, I knew that the role would allow me to continue to grow my artistic practice in a professional setting while also making a fair wage from it. I was encouraged by how Michiel had secured this funding and felt that the project would be really well structured." 

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"This project has really helped me grow in confidence. First of all, I think the application process was really well thought out, with the visual portfolio and written element, I really enjoyed creating this for a professional application. It has been a very formative and influential job to do over the summer, it has shown me how collaborative creative projects should be carried out and given me a standard to work with going forward. Making new work almost every week was definitely a great pace to work at. It created an exciting and open environment for the group." 

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"I can envisage anam creative becoming a real hub for opportunity, for up-and-coming artists and creatives. Projects like this give such great experience to new artists and I can see a real community and network forming between different groups involved with anam."