Corrina Eastwood is an artist, art psychotherapist, lecturer, writer and activist. She is Romani and has been prompted by personal experiences of marginalisation and oppression felt at the intersect of being both GRT (Gypsy Romani Traveller) and a woman, to develop an interest in the privileging of marginalised voices and the challenging of social disparities and normative power, through art, activism and education. Corrina has been a practicing artist for over 25 years working as a painter, with film and more recently with sculptural form and found objects.
The Rokka Nixi installation is comprised of a body of work that includes a photographic essay charting the conceptual journal of the installation, small sculptural pieces and larger sculptures produced in response to the visual archiving that the photographic essay has evoked. Art based self-reflexivity and explorations of Romani identity, ethnicity, culture and trans and inter-generational trauma, have been the focus of Corrina’s art practice for some time. Much of her art-based processing of grief, trauma, ongoing explorations of self, and the making of meaning, remains wordless.
Gypsy Maker 5 Exhibition Tour Schedule 2022
9th April to 21st May 2022
Art Central, Town Hall, King Square, Barry, CF63 4RW
Monday to Saturday 10am – 4pm
5th July to 26th August 2022
The Factory, Jenkin Street, Porth, CF39 9PP
Monday to Friday 10am – 4pm
2nd September to 29th September 2022
The Riverfront, Kingsway, Newport, NP20 1HG
Monday to Saturday 10am – 5pm
Image: Ratti © Corrina Eastwood