We are delighted to welcome Tricia Stubberfield as one of our Community Reporters at Made in Plymouth. In her role Tricia will be helping us to connect the people of the city with its vibrant culture.
Trish is an artist, performer and designer from the Rame Peninsula, who has moved to Plymouth to complete her MA in printmaking at Arts University Plymouth.
She discovered a passion for printmaking on her return to the UK from a two year shoestring sailing voyage around parts of the Mediterranean and Atlantic. She is now channeling what was once a hobby into an ever-evolving fine art practice, using a studio at Maker Heights and the AUP print lab to create a variety of work for exhibition and sale. Her work explores the traces and textures of natural and man-made worlds through a variety of hybrid techniques.
Trish has long been involved in cultural endeavours in Plymouth, from youth workshops at Theatre Royal in her teens to her current position in digital communications at The Box. Her love for theatre and performance has not disappeared, and as well as writing and acting in pieces of her own, she was a puppeteer in 2021’s The Hatchling, helping to guide a giant dragon through Plymouth city centre and off the hoe into the night sky.
These are not the only projects that draw Trish to Plymouth: “I have been blown away by the appearance of national-scale creative endeavours in recent years, and the incredible potential for community and arts projects that is being nurtured throughout the city.”
As well as writing for Made In Plymouth and working part-time at The Box, Trish is also the designer of the Rame Peninsula’s community zine, Dasson, and runs workshops at the area’s community arts CIC at Awenek Studios. Though still actively involved across the water, she is excited to be moving to the city to explore and engage in new communities, to enjoy its spaces, stages and screens, and to take advantage of the many new takeaways available to her!
Photo credit: Dom Moore