textiles . photography . drawing . film . creative writing

'There is not one but many silences, and they are an integral part of the strategies that underlie and permeate discourses.'  Michel Foucault

 

Sonja Zelic is a visual artist whose inter-disciplinary, research based practice uses documentation and 'image' making, to explore interconnections between the personal, social, and political.

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

She has worked in collaboration with individual specialists, from shipping pilots, and owners of small retail businesses, to dance artists, musicians/composers and writers, and with partners such as schools, residential homes, special schools, youth clubs, museums, local authorities, and other community led groups.

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.

 

'…The deduction from this is, therefore, not to draw a line you do not understand and cannot explain to yourself. Be definite before everything ― let every form you put on paper be something, explain something.' ― May Morris, Decorative Needlework