A music student at Preston’s university is the latest act to be confirmed for the Preston MAPS Festival.
The full-day arts festival will see Suzanne Hollens-Riley, who suffers from schizoaffective disorder, bring her art to the public.
Here we speak to Suzanne about her work:
Why are you taking part in MAPS? I am taking part as the next step after University as an artist to get my work out there and hopefully notice.
What is your act? The Changing Mind which is a video recording of a performance piece of music and projection.
Where are you from? Chichester in West Sussex
How long have you been an artist? Pretty much all of my life
What do you do when not an artist? I’m currently unemployed as I have just finished University.
What do you think/know of the arts scene in Preston? I think that it’s there but needs a bit more effort put into in to bring it to the forefront.
Where have you shown work before? I have shown work at Hatch and at Future Sound 2012 at UCLan
Anything else you think we should know? I have been challenged by my mental illness but not let it defeat me yet and it has produced some interesting works because of it. I sometimes feel it’s what makes me an artist.
The MAPS Festival takes place on Saturday 8 September and brings a range of contemporary artists to venues across the city.