About the Project

Fuelled by the desire to play with people from all walks of life and inspired by the belief that everyone can draw, “The Portrait Exchange” is inspired by ideas of exchange, structured interactions, and games. The performance is a portrait exchange between the me and any willing participant who will sit across from me for a period of time, follow the rules (or break them) and play. After the interaction each will leave with a portrait of the other. It is hoped that my collection of portraits of myself, drawn by the audience, will grow over time.

The Rules of the Game: In one minute we both draw each other, but we cannot look at the page whilst we are drawing. After the game we sign, date and exchange drawings: you give me yours and I give you mine.

The Portrait Exchange has been performed at Transitions Exhibition at Museum Africa and GIBS Business School in May 2015, The Turbine Art Fair 2015, Infecting the City and Creative Womxn Conference in 2016 as well as for private functions.