Christine Finn is a Jersey-born artist (1959) who evolved her practice out of other careers as a journalist and archaeologist. She works with these three investigative practices, using archive, found material, film, photography, and fine art painting and sculpture techniques to make work which explores change over time, demise, and revelation. Much of her work is site-specific, including Garden States: Jersey and New Jersey, supported by Jersey Arts Trust, and Lead to Air, a durational performance work in which she typed for six hours non-stop in an empty barn in Up-state New York. She has also been commissioned by Timespan in Scotland, and the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, and Leave Home Stay, a series another former family home in Deal, Kent was supported by RIBA and Arts Council England. Preoccupation:Jersey develops a work she originally installed in the WW2 underground complex at Dover Castle, UK. This year she also holds a creative award from the Woodberry Poetry Room, Harvard, for Time:Tell, based on Seamus Heaney’s analogue recordings. and a Henry Moore Foundation grant for an upcoming project inspired by Garden States:Jersey, in Queensland, Australia.
Christine will be bringing a body of new work to the island which has evolved out of projects commissioned and encouraged by Arthouse Jersey, Garden States: Jersey and New Jersey.
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