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Deborah True

Exhibiting Address

ACAVA Lombard Road Global House, 21c Lombard Road, Wimbledon

Opening Dates

September: 21, 22

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Personal statement

Deborah True studied BA (Honours) Visual Arts: Painting (1998-2001) and MA Printmaking (2001-2003) at Camberwell College of Arts. Completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (2005-2006) at London Metropolitan University. Deborah completed her PhD in 2017 at Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon Colleges of Art, University of the Arts London. In 2004 Deborah joined Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design to teach on the Foundation Course. In 2007 she began teaching Printmaking to BA (Honours) students at London College of Communication. Deborah has exhibited in the UK and abroad. She has works in both the Camberwell and Tate Collections.

Artistic Statement

My interests lie in history, both personal and general, and the way in which the two become interwoven to produce an enriched fabric. I use oral history as a source for invention and in particular to inform my practice in relation to creating a narrative about a particular place. I create narratives from the multiple readings collected from respondents of oral history interviews. Through an exploration of artistic practices, appropriation and intervention my investigations consider processes of transformation through methods of intervention and strategies of use and reuse of the interview-based research material that is collected.

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Narrative, Place, Oral History, Memory