Lorraine Bacchus


After finishing the BA on Sherkin Island in 2010, I went directly to Cornwall to do an MA in Fine Art Contemporary Practice at Falmouth University.  I successfully completed this in September 2012.

During my time in Cornwall, I rented a shop in Penryn, which I ran as a studio/gallery called The Pink Armchair.  It was a place where I worked and exhibited and where people came and sat for me in the armchair, in exchange for tea and biscuits.  Some of the themes that emerged in my work during the Sherkin course are still nosing their way into what I’m doing now – figures, of course, and stitch, and collage from torn up bits of earlier paintings.

Mutability in art continues to interest me, and forms the basis of a PhD proposal on which I am currently working.

I’ve moved back to Spain, where I hope to set up an artists’ residency programme.