Archive For January, 2015

4 articles
House Clearance – Fay Ballard

House Clearance – Fay Ballard

I was born at home and delivered with assistance from my father on 24 August 1957, the day before my mother’s birthday. We lived at 23 The Hermitage, Richmond, Surrey. On 8 October 1959, my brother accidently broke a gas pipe in the nursery and we both lay unconscious, saved by our father performing mouth- to- mouth resuscitation. At the…
The Art of Fay Ballard – Kathy Kubicki

The Art of Fay Ballard – Kathy Kubicki

Fay Ballard’s scrutiny, analysis and use of found objects from her father’s house following his death in April 2009 is crucial in her current creative practice, materials and methods. Ballard’s artistic practice is at the core of her understanding of who she is, as well as where she has come from. The death of a parent throws up many emotions,…