Over the last 20 years Delpha has been involved in making art that uses many different types of media including performance, live art, film, sculpture, and installation.
Many of the research and ideas developed during the last 20 years of arts practice feeds her contemporary painting practice.
Like a Ship Righting Itself made during lockdown in June 2020, is the first film (4 mins long) of a series of microfilms about women and mental health. Each film starts with an idiom, a domestic object and a story or text. They are then ‘acted upon’ in a local landscape. They contain metaphors of survival and suggest that we can all be ‘makers of self ‘ through narrative re-structuring.
Themes found in the film echo ideas from Theatre of the Self; that exploring the stories we tell ourselves – about ourselves suggest that we can re-write our stories and move differently across the ‘page’ of experience.
The film has now been made available publicly to view on: https://vimeo.com/430538146
The second film Swept Under the Carpet, (3.5 mins) made in August 2020, features a writing and performance collaboration with Dr Marianne May and again follows themes of women, mental health and story telling.
This film is now also available to view online: https://vimeo.com/452888602
A Walk with Jane Austen, Solihull Gallery, 1998