THE SHAKESPEARE Birthplace Trust has appointed its first ever visual artist in residence.
Self-proclaimed ‘craftivist’ Carrie Reichardt – whose techniques include ceramic, mosaic and print – aims to create a modern perspective of the Bard and the people and places associated with his home town.
Carrie has been involved in community and public art projects for over 20 years.
Recent work Voodoo Zulu Liberation Taxi raised awareness about the inhumane treatment of prisoners, while ‘Dada the Trojan Horse’ – detailed the atrocities horses have endured at the hands of man.
Carrie – who is the charity’s first visual artist in residence – said: “One of my main interests as an artist has always been in facilitating communities to explore their culture and heritage and to find creative ways to represent this rich history.
“I believe that art is the most powerful tool we have to bring about social unity.
“This is a dream project because Shakespeare is such a huge subject, a global icon.
“I’m especially interested to explore new approaches for people who like me, found Shakespeare hard to get to grips with.”