Cora Stocker has worked in the Fish Factory Studio since January 2018. Perceptive and patient, Cora was a student of Art Foundation in Bradford Yorkshire and completed her BA in Falmouth as a mature student in 2012.
She has lived in Spain, Portugal, Austria and Ireland, yet describes how Cornwall seems to always compel her return, perhaps due to its inspiring “DIY ethics,” which builds projects and events “from scratch.” An avid reader, Cora draws inspiration from books and writers, describing reading as a way to understand, create and “make something.” Describing her art as a mix of text, drawings, objects and writing, she encourages a playfulness with words in her work.
By kidnapping ordinary objects and images and exploring their intrigue, objects may be reinvented and reconstructed, revealing her poetic voice and sense of perception that connects language and art.For Cora the Fish Factory itself is “an example of the power of a grass roots community arts space,” allowing a “melting pot of creative endeavours,” resulting in a unique use of space from studio to studio.
Cora enjoys observing all the developments in the Fish Factory and has especially appreciated radical music week. She is pleased her studio will allow her sustained time for practice, so she may pour all her recent experiences into new projects. For example, Cora recently returned from Palestine to teach skateboarding and is hoping to organise some exhibitions in response to her experience – skating through art and language, the Fish Factory is very fortunate to have Cora in its studio.