Valerie Shemilt

MA Fine Art Interim Show

Contact student

NB. Views and opinions of students in the degree show are their own and do not represent the views of the University.


I believe there are rich pickings to be had in Morecambe Bay. Covid has provided the time frame for me to explore the area thoroughly. The promanade has become my playground. I make visual representations based on people that I have encountered whilst walking; I write accompanying narratives, with the aim to use them as a vehicle to expose current, social and political concerns in Morecambe. To make them more palatable I deliver them with a twist of humour to soften the blow. It is important that my work can be viewed across a range of locations and is accessible to all. By choosing installation, as my preferred way of working, means that the viewer is able to enter a space and have the opportunity, through art, to connect with others.