Mouthing Off Magazine’s Resident Artists Programme was created in July 2020 for the purpose of helping out young adults achieve their dream of becoming professional artists.
We recognised that there was a need within the industry to provide support to those who were passionate about the arts but were unsure of how to turn their hobby into a career.
Through the magazine’s platform we hope to encourage collaboration, artistic flair, community spirit, and provide our artists with the opportunity of recieving both media exposure and financial support.
Our Resident Artists are a vital part of our platform and will become even more so as we continue to grow with them. Not only do they provide us with the resources necessary to create fantastic digital and physical exhibitions but, through the products they create, allow the magazine to become financially sustainable.
Make sure to keep track of our artists progress, their works, events, and exhibitions as we move throughout the year. You can learn more about each of our artists by clicking the button below!
Molly Lambourn is an emerging fine artist from Kent. She is currently completing her Master’s in Fine Art at UCA Canterbury and has been a resident artist with Jane Austen House and the Cordial Eye Gallery in Massachusetts.
Molly specialises in drawing, and her practice is inspired by literature – which in turn has encourage an interest in the themes of womanhood, self, and mundanity. Her work is decadently intricate and detailed, subverting conventional images of beauty and femininity to explore darker realities
Drawing is the focus of Molly’s practice, and she emphasises a dedication to detail. As such, her creative process is just as important as the outcome. Each line and mark documents a moment in history, while also serving as a cathartic release of emotion.
Molly studied her BA in History at the University of Warwick, and her interest in the lives of ordinary women throughout history has since seeped into her artistic practice. Most recently, Molly explored the life and works of Jane Austen to find connections between Jane’s world and our own. Molly explored the concept of Jane as an iconic figure, one who was far from the repressed and gentile stereotype many assume she was. As Molly has indicated, “Jane was opinionated, hilarious, and unapologetically bitchy.” Themes of repressed sexuality, an undignified female interest in money and estates, and the complex characterisation of women in Jane’s novels have fuelled Molly’s practice and portrayal of women.
Molly has always been fascinated by twentieth century history: how women’s issues then are so intrinsically like the ones that women face today. Molly has worked with Pow! Thanet to develop engaging community exhibitions, with her co-organised ‘Women in Protest’ show celebrating the Greenham Women. Adapting to Covid 19, which prevented the conventional use of galleries, the show utilised Margate’s Broad Street and took over several windows from local businesses. She was also shortlisted for the RBA 2021 Rising Star’s Exhibition.
As well as practicing Fine Art, Molly is also the founder of the sustainable slow fashion brand Sophie Stokes, selling 100% recycled plastic illustrated jewellery. Molly is passionate about sharing her journey into the world of fine art from an unconventional background. You can access entrepreneurial support and exclusive behind the scenes processes from her from Patreon and her new course for creatives.