Textiles and Photography and Drawing and Film and Stories and Conversations

Sonja Zelic is an experienced visual artist who has worked across art forms, and collaborated with a diverse range of artists and audiences ― with years' of expertise working in participatory and often also ― site-specific settings. Her work uses documentation, writing and image making, to explore relationships between the physical, social, and emotional environment.

She devises, develops and delivers community based initiatives that respond to people, place and circumstance, that explore and seek to engender relationships between people, and between people and place ― working as an artist 'on the ground', in local communities where she has lived, worked, and studied.

Textiles/cloth is a thread that runs throughout her work providing its structure and base ―literally, metaphorically, and philosophically; exploring through writing (in the form of stories and conversations) and making, the concepts and possibilities evoked by the textile object.

Born in South Wales, she studied textiles/surface design at Cardiff College of Art, and Fine Art (Critical Fine Art Practice) at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design. 

In an anagram all the elements exist in a simultaneous relationship. Consequently, within it, nothing is first and nothing is last; nothing is future and nothing is past; nothing is old and nothing is new…except perhaps the anagram itself.
Maya Deren, An Anagram of Ideas on Art, Form and Film, 1942/7