Becky Peach is a Liverpool based visual artist and facilitator. Her practice aims to encourage participation and evoke playfulness in others through tactile objects, workshops, interactive installations and encounters. Becky’s work is process focused and often includes printmaking techniques. She has been delivering printmaking workshops at Bluecoat since 2014 and works in Engagement as a Blue Room Facilitator delivering activities for and collaborating with artists and learning disabilities. Although sessions onsite are currently on hold due to the pandemic, they have developed a fully remote programme accessible across digital platforms, meaning that Becky is now supporting Blue Room members to access content online and delivering art activities via Zoom.
Between 2017-2019, Becky was an Artistic Director at The Royal Standard producing exhibitions, events and opportunities for other artists. This included Let the Hands do the Talking featuring a collaboration with Refugee Women Connect and Blue Room Inclusive arts programme, Bluecoat. In 2017, Becky was invited as artist in residence as part of At the Library, Crosby funded by Arts Council England and the National Lottery. Following this, she was commissioned to collaborate with local carers to create an intervention of the space and delivered a range of workshops for families. In 2018 she was commissioned to deliver Moving in (Un)familiar Places at ACE funded artist-led space Newbridge Project Space, Newcastle. Becky made an interactive installation with a one-off performance collaborating with 2 local dancers.
During lockdown, Becky has been volunteering at Kensington Fields Community Association (KFCA), supporting their free meals delivery initiative. She has developed a series of printed art activities for families combining facts on nutrition and wellbeing with information on art techniques and theory. KFCA has space within the grounds of the community centre to develop a garden, the produce of which could be used to help fill the pantry of fresh goods.
During her residency, Becky wants to focus on research and development, collaborating with L7 residents to begin visualizing the garden’s potential. Becky wants to pull local voices together and create zine that explores possibilities of the garden space and how this could impact and serve the community.