“Studying art has enabled me to not only learn about how the art world operates, but also how I can contribute to that world. I am finding ways to continue to have the freedom and reason to make art, especially long after leaving the safety net that institutions, such as art schools provide,” explains Anita.
The low-residency aspect of the MFA programme meant Anita was able to continue to work to make money to fund herself and her practice.
“It also gave me the space and time to really contemplate my practice, and to test and delve further into my work, with the knowledge that I’m not alone in the process of making and discovering.”
And it has been a rewarding process. Anita was a finalist for the 2013 Wallace Art awards and exhibited at the 2013 International Festival of Photography in Pingyao, China.
Anita has also enjoyed the low lecturer/student ratio at Whitecliffe and the intense professional relationship she has with her supervisor “I’ve really enjoyed having decent quality learning time with the lecturers and tutors.”
“There is also other extra help such as loaning photo equipment as you need and good library facilities with great staff.”