Natalie Sirett trained in Fine Art at Newcastle University and The Royal Academy SChools. She is the Stirling Maxwell Fellow at Glasgow University and has exhibited extensively in the UK.
The tales we tell, to ourselves and to each other, reveal a huge amount about what it is to be human. In my practice, I explore stories and stereotypes embedded in our culture that prompt and guide behaviour. I am currently intrigued by female icons from Eve and Lilith, to Pandora and Barbie; using the imagery and narratives of these characters to raise questions about a woman's place in the modern world, most recently in my ongoing portrait series OTHER BRIDES encompasses hollowed-out beauties of fairytale, notorious brides such as Miss Haversham, a drag king bride distancing from her femininity and a drag queen bride yearning towards 'Entering into Natalie Sirett's world is like meeting oneself in a universe subject to completely different rules of recollection. The work is delicate and brutal, sensitive with a bite. Subsequently, one's memory of her storytelling is always full of colour.'
Libby Anson ~ Editor, Arts Writer, Author The A to Z of Art