Hello, I’m Olivia! I returned to my hometown of Ipswich a couple of years ago after I graduated from Kingston School of Art, where I studied fine art, which I really enjoyed! Though I don’t currently live in Norwich, it’s great to now be involved with its creative scene as it’s definitely on my radar as somewhere to eventually move to. When I’m not doing my day job as a Gallery Assistant in Colchester, I’m often doing something creative. I love discovering new music and cooking up something tasty (or at least attempting to) but I’m a printmaker at heart and recently, printmaking has become a little bit of a side hustle for me. I’m really into sharing forms of creativity with other people, so I’m excited to see what us rrramble writers get up to.
Your ultimate desert island disc track? You & Me Song by The Wannadies.
If you had to be locked inside one gallery overnight, which would it be and why? I would love to return to The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York. It’s such a huge place that it’s near impossible to see everything in one visit and I didn’t manage this first time around, so the extra few hours would be pretty handy.
If you could have written one play/novel/poem/song, what would it be and why? No doubt that it has to be ‘Holocene’ by Bon Iver. It’s an incredible song, both musically and lyrically. Listening to it just makes you really appreciate the smaller things; it’s a sincere song about happiness and the importance of staying grounded. I’d love to have the musical talent that Justin Vernon does!
What was the last book that made you cry, or laugh out loud? (or both!) The first book that springs to my mind is Dolly Alderton’s ‘Everything I Know About Love’. The honesty and relatability of some of the events, friendships and relationships that Dolly Alderton recounts throughout the book are really comforting, if not a little too familiar perhaps. It makes for a great read and there’s even a few recipes thrown in for good measure too!
If you could live inside one painting or sculpture, what would it be? Does it count if I choose an artwork that’s an actual house? Because I could definitely live in Grayson Perry’s ‘A House for Essex’. In my eyes it’s a house incredible enough that it could pass as both a painting and a sculpture.