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Series 6 - Episode 4: Sikelela Owen - IWD 2021 Art on a Postcard Auction

In today’s episode Rosa Torr chats with Sikelela Owen, or Ziggy as she often goes by, about new motherhood, themes of intimacy in her work and her artistic practice. Sikelela Owen’s subjects are images of family and friends, of domestic life, of moments of rest and relaxation. Her dedication to the theme of intimacy lends her paintings a sense of strength, as if through searching for the precious in the everyday, Sikelela traces the shape of something subtly empowering. This is work in which a domestic muse is used to provoke an identification not with the image, but with the special sense of community and the family ties that the paintings imply. ​She holds a PG Diploma from the Royal Academy Schools and her work was featured in 2015 Thames and Hudson publication ‘100 Painters of Tomorrow’. Owen has exhibited nationally and internationally. Sikelela has generously donated 4 artworks to our Art on a Postcard Auction for International Women's Day. View lots 397-400: The Art on a Postcard Auction for International Women's Day is raising money for The Women's Prison Team at The Hepatitis C Trust to support their important work. The artists who have donated their work have used 'i am' as inspiration for the artwork. Artists include such luminaries as Claudette Johnson known for her large scale paintings of black women; ‘Punjabi, Liverpudlian’ Dr. Chila Kumari Burman whose joyous work has been adorning the Tate Britain since Diwali; Japanese born, Brooklyn based artist Yui Kugimiya whose work is unique in its use of traditional painting techniques to create quirky stop-motion animations and Antonia Showering whose lockdown year included a White Cube show. Bidding starts at £50 25 Feb – 11 March 2021 View the auction -

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