Heather McAteer was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland and is now based in Reading where she completed a Master of Fine Art degree. Working predominantly in graphite, Heather produces evocative, tonal drawings which explore hidden narratives within social and cultural histories, and in particular issues of representation of identity, difference and dislocation. Suffused with a melancholic sense of loss and longing, the work invokes her childhood experiences of growing up during the most turbulent years of ‘The troubles’ and is a mediation on youth, memory and morality. 

Heather is an Associate artist at OpenHand OpenSpace and Jelly an also an exhibiting artist with Reading Guild of Artists.

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Click here to read an article about my work by Dr. Slavka Sverakova.