We are pleased to introduce Carla Wright, the next artist to join the EAC’s 10th Anniversary Project. Wright is a London based artist, a founding member of Ursus Housing Co-operative, part of the artist group Vulpes Vulpes, and a mother. Her work explores social housing, communal and play architecture of New Towns in the UK and cities.
Her work particularly focuses on self-build, co-operative living, and ways of remaining in a city when the current political and economic climate is pushing people out to the edges.
She received a BA (Hons) in Fine Art from Bath Spa University in 2007 and an MA in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art & Design in London in 2010.
Wright’s most recent work is The Blue Project, a collaboration between London artists and community groups in Market Place, The Blue, Bermondsey, working together over a three month period. Southwark Irish Pensioners Project and Bermondsey Community Kitchen were linked with Elaine Reynolds, Berry Patten and Vulpes Vulpes from September – November 2015. The project culminated in a dinner party in a Rouel Tenants Hall. A table setting which was decorated with colourful fabrics, handmade ceramics and plants. Artefacts from the workshops such as clay models, drawings, photographic and a collaborative collage were on display for all the participants to see. The food was cooked by the students of the Community Kitchen and served to the Irish Pensioners by the artists. All the participants sat down together to eat.
To see examples of this most recent project, as well as more examples of her art, please visit her website, carlawright.co.uk.
We are thrilled to have her on board, and look forward to the results of her interaction with the archive. Welcome, Carla!