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Leah Fusco

MA work

My practice as an image-maker is concerned with place. The driving factor behind this work is a fascination with the overlooked, the obscure, or the isolated and the need to document these in an attempt to understand identity and place within society. My current project looks at historical and contemporary smuggling in Romney Marsh, Kent, and how this unique landscape has led to the survival of such an industry. I’m particularly interested in the relationship between history and the present day, and observing when the two overlap.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Communication

    Programme

    MA Visual Communication, 2010

  • My practice as an image-maker is concerned with place. The driving factor behind this work is a fascination with the overlooked, the obscure, or the isolated and the need to document these in an attempt to understand identity and place within society. My current project looks at historical and contemporary smuggling in Romney Marsh, Kent, and how this unique landscape has led to the survival of such an industry. I’m particularly interested in the relationship between history and the present day, and observing when the two overlap.

  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons), Illustration, University for the Creative Arts, 2007
  • Experience

  • Sessional lecturer, University for the Creative Arts, Maidstone, 2010
  • Exhibitions

  • DRAW: Turning Thoughts into Lines, Royal College of Art, London, 2010; text/gallery-The Art of Lost Words, German Gym, London, 2009; Beachy Head, Abbott & Holder, London, 2008; V&A Illustration Awards, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2007
  • Awards

  • Third prize, Oberon Book Illustration Awards, 2010; Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers Grant, 2009; First prize, V&A Illustration Awards, 2007