A Tale or Two 
In residence with The New Art Gallery Walsall 

October 2021- January 202222

Exploring the origin, comfort, consequences, and the visual depiction of such tales, De’Anne  used this time in residence to consider the influence these tales have within different realities. In many cases, tales are shared by women which is an area of research De’Anne considers as crucial.

As the residency concluded, De’Anne was most interested in the dissonance between religion, folklore and the diaspora and plans to return to Jamaica to research the journey of significant Caribbean tales and train in traditional folk art methods. 

De’Anne wishes to prioritise ways in which the body stores, carries and desposits old wives tales between generations and the intimacy and care within  this practice. 

Photography & video credit: Mark Hinton