Lower Leigh Atelier, Lower Leigh Farm,
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Artist Profile

Prudence Maltby

Prudence is concerned with exploring frameworks of autobiographical reference. Orwell suggested that – ‘if you want to keep a secret, you must also hide it from yourself.’ With a focus on the manifestations of truth when reality has little meaning… she flirts with disguise and cover up; hide and seek, making the work private and yet aware of the anomaly of wanting them to be seen. Again, and again, they oscillate between exclusion and inclusion, between here and there, then, and now.  Prudence combines working at her studio practice with curating exhibitions and coordinating visual arts projects, in England and abroad, her most recent, Insect Odyssey.

She was a founder member of Cicatrix, an Arts Council awarded 4-year touring project, involving other artists and Commonwealth partners. She studied at Winchester School of Art. Her work is held in two public collections and numerous private collections

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