Julia Tant

Country: England

Title:  Marnia at the Door

Medium: Mixed media

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Tant never went to art school until she was 45 years old, completing her degree in Fine Art and Critical Studies at age 50 from Central St. Martins, London. She is a lesbian from a working class background, and the subject matter of her work is homosexuality, women, class, and children. On the lighter side, she also creates small abstract pieces under glass. All of her work is three-dimensional, mixed media, and often incorporates found objects.

Her piece, Marnia at the Door, is a tribute to a good young friend, a lovely dancer and writer, who committed suicide in 1993. The African fertility dolls placed at each side of Marnia are for protection.

Tant has shown her work in many places over the years. She likes to exhibit in a variety of venues including restaurants, clubs, shops, galleries, libraries, cinema foyers, even her local opticians and Building Society. Tant states, "Put the art where the people are, as well as get the people to go where the art is." She had a show in Carnaby Street, London, from which her work was published in the national newspaper, The Independent.
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