Better Place Portraiture is an ongoing collaborative project with artist Darren Banks.

"British artists Flora Whiteley & Darren Banks use art to communicate with the paranormal by presenting pet portraits from beyond the grave. The questionability of hoax and authenticity are played with during a seance in which Whiteley enters a trance to draw pets who have passed on. Within the gallery context the drawings are not simply a tool for communication from the dead but works in their own right, questioning the validity of such practices and its relationship to performance." Catherine Hemelryk, artistic director, NN Contemporary Art.

This project has involved a range of events and performances, including exhibitions in Belgrade; Vane, Newcastle; MIMA, Middlesborough and the Barbican, London.

Photo by Jessamy Dipper
BPP at the Barbican 2010 : Photo by Jessamy Dipper

Photo by Theo Cook
Auto Italia: Photo by Theo Cook

Photo by Theo Cook
At Auto Italia: Photo by Theo Cook

Photo by Theo Cook
At Auto Italia: Photo by Theo Cook

Photo by Jessamy Dipper
BPP at the Barbican 2010 : Photo by Jessamy Dipper


 

Photo by Jessamy Dipper
BPP at the Barbican 2010 : Photo by Jessamy Dipper