Illustrator in Residence 2017: Christy Burdock

Christy Burdock was our Illustrator in Residence for 2017.

Over six months, Christy documented and then recreated the world within House of Illustration, capturing its artists, staff and visitors. 

The residency culminated in Christy Burdock: The People in the Gallery, on display at House of Illustration until 8 July 2018.  You can find out more about how Christy spent the residency at our forthcoming talk on 16 May, when she will be discussing her work with Sacha Craddock. 

Christy, a recent graduate of the Royal College of Art, describes her drawings as reflecting ‘the narrative of the everyday’. She works by immersing herself in microsocieties, observing individuals and the relationships between them, and then layering this observation with metaphor and imagination to create new worlds.

Christy Burdock said:

I am delighted to have been chosen for the residency. I am a visual communicator working within a gallery setting, looking at how wider emerging ideologies ripple through society. An opportunity to make, test and show a new body of work responding to an institution with such a unique remit is a rare opportunity and a privilege.

Read Christy's blog