Having spent the last few years creating images resonating from her unconscious mind, the catalyst that committed Toni Gallagher to pursuing her dreams came when she was lucky enough to spend an hour on the fourth plinth during Anthony Gormley’s One and Other project in 2009.
Her experience as a set designer and storyteller has no doubt directed the focus on hyper reality. Working in mixed media, the execution is determined by the individual project. Her current body of work aims to recreate ‘The Lady That Swallowed a Fly’, in Xrays.
These images are the beginning of immersing herself in the Kaleidoscope of life, where the ugly can be beautiful, and the beautiful can be ugly.
1998- 2009 freelance Art Director of commercials and TV
1997-1998 ice Carver , The Ice Box
1993-1996 BA Hons in Graphic Design and Advertising at Brunel in Buckinghamshire
2011 The Other Art Fair, The Bargehouse, London
2011 Nominated for Maverick Movie Award for Art Department Special Fx
2009 One and Other Fourth plinth, London