Rokka Nixi by Corrina Eastwood for Gypsy Maker 5

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