Marion Cheung United Kingdom
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Hi, my name is Marion Cheung and I am a visual artist working with print, paint, stitch and electroconductive materials. I live and work in South Wales. Participatory arts and interrogating my processes are fundamental to my arts practice - engaging diverse communities. Inspiring people to make art to support quality of life brings me a lot of joy and strengthens connections within communities.

I am interested in how making art with people enhances mental health and wellbeing. My practice is drawing and painting. I use found materials to make a mark. There is layering and texture - adding to its history of making. I like to combine mixed media processes with simple stitches. I make my own brushes and pens to highlight detail, colour and movement. The layering and stitch create a tactile dimension. Stitching is a slow, meditative process, allowing me to enter a space of calm without distraction or worry. It is also a process that is conducive to building community and sharing with others. Thinking carefully about materials and processes enables me to design workshops with and for different participants. Being reciprocal within the process is important to my practice.

Sometimes, electroconductive threads make the work come to life through touch and sound. They are based on memories of places, fragmented objects. They might tell a story, depending on who or what materials I am working with. I have discovered a strength for curating participant's artwork to create a cohesive piece.


Lost Connections, Oil on canvas with mixed media collage, 2015/6, £1200


Essaouria, Morocco, Watercolour, collage - prints for sale, 2019/20, £40 + postage


For sale

Threads of Memory, Textiles, 2020


Projects and exhibitions


Touch A Flower, Talk to Me

04/04/2019 — 09/09/2019

Funded by the Arts programme within Cardiff & Vale Health Charity, TOUCH A FLOWER, TALK TO ME project was commissioned to capture the essence of Rookwood Hospital via memories to support the transition of services from Rookwood to University Hospital Llandough. It involved 54 participants including patients of Specialist Neuro Rehabilitation...

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Rookwood Hospital and University Hospital Llandough, Cardiff Details

Lost Connections

02/10/2015 — 29/11/2015

Lost Connections was exhibited at Riverfront Theatre then was part of a group exhibition with Human Nature Art Show in Bristol, Centrespace in 2015. It was shown at Art in the Attic, Porth, Barnabas Arts House and Llanover Arts in Cardiff in 2019. E-wasteland was chosen for the front cover of PPQ magazine, distributed in the Guardian reaching a...

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Barnabas Arts House/CentreSpace, Bristol with Human Nature Art, Newport, South Wales/Bristol Details
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