Artist, Curator, Participation…
Debbie is a visual artist living in the East Midlands, working nationally and internationally.
Her practice currently revolves around public engagement, photography, sound and light, and over the last few years she has worked extensively with archive imagery and oral history, drawing from these techniques to feed into her aesthetic. Debbie Adele Cooper’s work moves between digital and analogue and seeking to create new conversations between the past and today.
Debbie’s background is in participation, having worked as Participation Curator for QUAD for many years. Her interest with the public features heavily in her artwork, inviting and enabling interactions, exploring everyday moments and shared experiences, feeding public responses into the creation of new work.
Debbie is currently artist in residence for; Dartmoor Prison working with inmates on a Conscientious Objector Archive project. NHS Ayrshire & Arran on a mental health photographic archive project. St Helens Council working with glass plate negatives.
Debbie also runs regular glass plate photography workshops at Street Level Photoworks in Glasgow