BA Fine Art, Newcastle University.
In the work of Adonia Hirst, communication, intimacy and movement is explored through tactile sculpture that distorts the viewer’s perception of touch and interaction. Unsettling while also humorous, her use of textiles reflects gendered ideas of craft and making, while also being deeply personal.
She says: “I use discarded fabric given to me by my mother, who is a curtain maker, and the process I use consists of a combination of skills I have learnt from female members of my family.”
Degree show: A dedicated website showcasing students’ work is in development, with a physical show planned for later in the year. Students are currently profiling their work at www.instagram.com/newcastlefineart
Adonia Hirst, Boundaries, photograph of reclaimed fabric and fibre filling, 59.4×84.1cm, 2019.