Delighted to appoint Erika Cann as our Young Artist in Residence
We’re delighted to share that we have appointed Erika Cann as our first Kickstarter Young Artist in Residence. Erika recently graduated in Fine Art from Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford and has recently moved back home to Exeter. Erika has a keen interest and feels strongly about contributing to the thriving arts scene. Although Erika studied in Oxford her art practice is situated in Devon where her work investigates place through accounts, both historical and contemporary, within the guides and maps of an area. She navigates the environment through climbing, pushing, pulling, jamming and squeezing her way up and through time, geologies and accumulated narratives. Erika’s work can be viewed on her website
Erika was on the Youth Artworkers panel for the Visual Arts South West ‘Together We Will’ conversations where there were discussions about how the region can improve accessibility to the arts and jobs in the arts for young people living in the area. This partly inspired Erika to stay in the South West and start her career in the arts with the aim of helping other young people in the future.
Over the next six months Erika will be working on our ongoing young people programme and forthcoming heritage project, together with her own project that she’ll be developing whilst she works amongst our creative community.