Drawing from her artistic practice Eva is a freelance Artist Facilitator and Collaborator. In her work as a facilitator, she is interested in sensory and enquiry-based approaches to facilitation through the observing and recording of one's surroundings, using photographic techniques and processes.
She is currently facilitating the Photoworks West Sussex LGBTQ+ Photography Club for 13 - 18 -year-olds. Here she leads the participants through a variety of creative exercises to look at the repurposing and reordering of images to explore how queer histories resonate with a present queer experience.
Recently, she was one of four Associate Artists on Leap then Look's project Play, Interact, Explore: PIE was a 9-month Arts Council-funded project which culminated in an exhibition and residency at Towner Eastbourne in February - March 2023.
Eva is currently working as part of The Photographers Gallery education team as a teaching assistant on the widening participation programme EPQ in Photography. Additionally, to this, she has worked with a number of art, community, and heritage organisations including The Royal Academy, The Dartington Trust, Queer Heritage South, Aspex Portsmouth, Towner Gallery, Brighton CCA, The Hummingbird Project, Switchboard, and English Heritage’s national youth engagement programme, Shout Out Loud.
She works collaboratively as 1 of 4 co-founders of UnderExposed, a practice-based research collective interested in unlearning practices, mutual learning processes, and community-building and gathering.
UnderExposed is currently working on acquiring funding to develop the second stage of Critical Pulse a co-commission by Photoworks, the University of Sussex, and Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts that explores the working conditions of cultural workers through a mass participatory project, public programme, and workshops.
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The students are still talking about the workshop days later. It was such an engaging, inclusive, calm approach that ensured all of the young people could access it at their level.
Tania Banks / Downsview SEN School Brighton, March 2023 as part of PLAY, INTERACT EXPLORE residency at Towner Gallery, Eastbourne.
The LGBTQ+ Photography Club was the first club I'd taken out of school and I was nervous but now it's like a second home - I count down the hours to the next one.
Tilly, Club participant April 2021 - present, Photoworks LGBTQ+ Photography Club
Image from 'Image Climbing Frames' looking at gestural points in which legs and hands meet to make human climbing frames as part of a commissioned workshop for Corridor as part of In This Place, April 2023.