Marianne Walker is an award-winning contemporary artist who was born in Bridlington in 1970 and is currently based in London.
Her practice is an exploration of drawing in conversation with the material remains of the past. She is fascinated by the malleability of history and the storytelling possibilities of archaeology.
The title of Walker’s installation, Kin, points to the shared cultural and archaeological histories found in the landscape of East Yorkshire.
She has made a number of new fragmentary three-dimensional drawings that build on these histories.
The work spans eons of time referencing the Jurassic, Mesolithic, Iron Age, Roman and early Medieval eras. In addition important figures from East Yorkshire such as St Hilda and Amy Johnson are referenced, as well as works that use recognisable objects such as ceramics for playful extrapolations of drawing.