Through an artist’s eye is an Arts Council England funded collaborative project about Felicia Browne, a British artist who volunteered and died in the Spanish Civil War. Through poetry and visual art we will respond to her life and her archive of drawings and letters held at Tate Britain.
Sonia Boué is a visual artist whose painting practice has latterly developed to encompass, assemblage, video and performance. Her work is research based and deals with themes of exile and displacement, with particular reference to family history and the Spanish Civil War. A background in Art History and Art Therapy informs her practice. www.soniaboue.co.uk
Jenny Rivarola is a freelance professional writer and editor and has worked in senior positions for several corporate communications agencies. She was previously at the BBC – both in radio and television – where she worked with the late Professor Anthony Clare on In The Psychiatrist’s Chair and produced documentaries, such as the Fire in the Blood series on Spain after Franco (with Ian Gibson) and Eminent Victorians (with A N Wilson).
Jenny is half English and half Spanish, and is fascinated by national and language differences and the use of language in general. She also teaches Spanish to adults and translates for the Instituto Cervantes.
Her work as a poet is often influenced by her Anglo-Spanish roots. Her Spanish father, who was a BBC World Service broadcaster, continues to be a source of inspiration, as do her regular visits to Spain.