RA Graduate Rebecca Ackroyd and the ‘Politics of Shine’

Sian Toolan, 1 Granary, February 26, 2016

Rebecca Ackroyd is a graduate of the Royal Academy Schools. Her confrontational feminine forms and pastel palette made for a spectacular degree show and recent Frieze-approved solo exhibition at London’s Hunter / Whitfield. Her current group show, Is it Heavy or Is it Light?, playfully explores notions of the body, architecture and a deep-rooted domesticity. We caught up with the artist inside her South Bermondsey studio to discuss the exciting evolution of her work since leaving the RA.