April 2022 Winners

This video shows the results of the 2022 April Art Dare: create an artwork about your home kitchen. Discussion led by Art Prof Clara Lieu and Teaching Artists Alex Rowe and Jordan McCracken-Foster.

Prize Winner

Fiona Bachelor (United Kingdom)

“This piece is intended to portray the bleakness of incessantly cleaning alone in the kitchen. The blue-greys of the background reflects the feelings of resentment I sometimes feel towards kitchen work.

My hand is quite red – it’s alive and warm, it is what I use to to create. The redness can be interpreted as the burning desire of this hand to be doing something passionate, and/or the anger of the hand that wants to create the art, but is instead banished to manipulating a wet rag. Or, I used a lot of cadmium red.

In recent years I have been interrogating the ways in which our assigned genders limit our lives and I often feel the weight of this when I am cleaning the kitchen alone and can feel my urges to make visual or musical art, pulling me to catch up on the years I never spent creating.

For some context, I’m 41, I live with my two kids and my partner. I love them all and they deserve the effort I make to cook for them – wanted to make that clear!

I’m self-taught and began art from scratch, 4.5 years ago.
There are a number of areas that need further work, but I crammed this in about five hours and couldn’t look at it anymore.”

2022 April Art Dare: Home Kitchen
Fiona Bachelor

Honorable Mention

Sal Devito (USA)

“This artwork was surprisingly personal for me as working as a dishwasher, I hate doing dishes, so I just wash them and throw them all in the dish strainer.”

Sal Devito

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40 min. video