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Diana Ali

What Do Axis Artists Do All Day? Diana Ali

As part of our film series, "What do Axis artists do all day?", we feature Diana Ali, a Nottingham-based artist, curator, Axis Trustee and mentor known for her engaging role on BBC’s ‘Big Painting Challenge’.

In this personal and revealing film, Diana discusses her evolution from a painter to creating compelling 'fictional narratives' through film, using vintage found footage. Her story highlights the convenience and joy of blending living and creative spaces, and the unexpected paths an artist's career can take.

Diana shares a touching moment when her artistic work led to an unexpected opportunity in television, reinforcing the impact of recognition on an artist's journey. Her involvement in TV has not only broadened her own practice but also touched many outside the conventional art audience, encouraging them to explore their own creativity.

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