Berenice Carrington


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You Can't take it with You, charcoal on paper

Casting Leather, charcoal on paper

In the Hill, charcoal on paper


Berenice Carrington lives on a croft in Shetland. Her work brings together drawing and ethnography; both require an insider’s perspective. These practices share the characteristic of slow and considered immersion.

Her focus is on objects that are in a liminal space; the stuff we don’t use, but can’t yet rid ourselves of: “I create drawings because they remain on edge; a drawing’s history is inherent to its completion. There is something performative about a drawing that attracts me. My work derives from story-telling, the objects that I’ve studied become the subjects of portraits that convey their purpose”.