Nikkita : "I am a Political Textile Artist. I have made a collection of political textile wall hangings, using grey poly-cotton fabric as my base material. This material evokes memories and symbolizes banners/flags, annual parades and commemoration, whilst using a range of processes and techniques to communicate complex visual narratives regarding Ireland’s cultural landscape (drawing, collage, sublimation printing, digital, hand & machine embroidery). The imagery I have used are places, spaces and territories that relate to my concept, such as the Europa Hotel (the most bombed hotel in Europe) and to my hometown and county which is prominently a Catholic/Nationalist area, whilst collaging imagery of figures from riots since 2010. I also write the place names in Irish to distinguish my viewpoint."