Be Here Now
Writer Anna Freeman presents a showcase of stories about the meaning of art in people’s lives.
Writer Anna Freeman presents a showcase of stories about the meaning of art in people’s lives. This week, stories of making art with what you have, where you are.
Corinne is a bed-bound artist inspired by Frida Kahlo, who also painted from the confines of her bed. Despite the limitations of her circumstance, Corinne experiments with all kinds of artistic endeavour, from photographic self-portraits to embroidered bed-sheets. Then there's Maria Contreras, who experienced a traumatic childhood; she finds comfort through making textile dolls. And Brook Tate, who discovered joy through a giraffe puppet called Martha.
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Produced by Maggie Ayre and Eliza Lomas for BBC Audio in Bristol.
- Thu 12 Aug 2021 11:30
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