Luci Gorell Barnes
A visual artist exploring themes of childhood, place and belonging, whose participatory practice and responsive processes aim to help people think imaginatively with themselves and others.
Luci Gorell Barnes began her professional life in the world of physical theatre but migrated to the realm of visual arts. Her work revolves around themes of childhood, place and belonging, and she writes, and makes artists books, maps and animated films that explore these ideas.
Her participatory practice is concerned with those who find themselves on the margins for one reason or another and she develops responsive processes that aim to help people think imaginatively with themselves and others. Her creative collaborations contribute to a range of disciplines that embrace family support, community development, academic research, and education.
She runs Companion Planting, a project that brings people together through organic gardening and creative practice.