A fascination with psychology, philosophy and spirituality informs Sara Lavelle’s work which focuses on portraiture and figuration. She has been involved in a number of joint and solo shows this year, including the Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition held in the Mall Galleries, London. She was recently a finalist on Sky Portrait of the Year Award 2019.
Mhairi Lockett draws inspiration from the DIY-ethos. She uses hand-painted typography, rhyme, rhythm and moving image to advocate for social change and to encourage people to take action. She explores the role of art as protest and as a part of community-led action. She believes that art and craft are synonymous with personal and political power.