Learn more about the Poetics of Place artists and their work, and how the thematic of the exhibition – our responses to space and place – is reflected in their practices.

Yva Jung

Yva Jung studied Fine Art in Seoul and New York before receiving her practice-led PhD from Slade School of Fine Art, London in 2016. She has held artist residencies and exhibited in numerous exhibitions in the UK and internationally.

Dave Nelson

Dave Nelson has been practising as an artist since 2013 and became an elected Arts Fellow at the Digswell Arts Trust in 2016. He has exhibited in numerous regional exhibitions and appeared on Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year in 2017. He will start on the Turps Banana Studio programme in 2021.

Fiona Curran

Fiona Curran gained her PhD from Slade School of Fine Art, London in 2016 and currently teaches at the Royal College of Art. She has exhibited widely across the UK and produced a number of temporary public art commissions for UK heritage sites. www.fionacurran.co.uk

Amanda Ralph

Amanda Ralph graduated from Coventry Polytechnic with BA(Hons) in Fine Art in 1991 and exhibited widely across the UK and internationally. 20 years later, after taking a career break to raise her family, Ralph is currently studying her final year of MA Fine Art at the University of Hertfordshire.

Kirke Raava

Following a career in design in the fashion industry, Kirke Raava graduated with BA(Hons) in Jewellery and Accessory Design in 2015 from the Middlesex University. In 2017 she become an elected Arts Fellow at the Digswell Arts Trust.

Imogen Welch

Having first studied geology, Imogen Welch pursued a career in IT. She later returned to education, graduating with BA(Hons) in Fine Art from Buckinghamshire Chiltern University College in 2005. She studied at a postgraduate level in the artist-run The Other MA (TOMA) in Southend in 2018. Welch has exhibited widely in group shows across the UK.