We are delighted to announce that Nina Thomas and Fern Thomas have been selected to undertake the artist commissions for Tinnitus, Auditory Knowledge and the Arts. Both artists will be developing new work on tinnitus for an exhibition in October 2021, hosted in partnership with OVADA, Oxford.
The selected artists were chosen from over 60 high-quality applications to the project’s Artist Open Call. OVADA’s director Lucy Phillips, who is acting as the exhibition curator, said:
We were overwhelmed by the variety and quality of applications for this Open Call. The large amount of artists with direct experience of tinnitus was insightful and shows that the subject matter is often not openly discussed for a variety of complex reasons. We are extremely grateful to AHRC, the Open University, Oxford Brookes University and the project team for enabling us to support the development of new artwork during what has been an incredibly difficult year for the creative industries. We are looking forward to collaborating with the commissioned artists over the coming months as we prepare for an exhibition at OVADA.
The project team are excited to be working closely with Nina, Fern and Lucy as part of their ongoing research into the relationship between tinnitus and the creative arts. More details about the artists can be found on our exhibition page.