Becky Kidner

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Occupation Study Abroad Officer / Artist
Location Bradford / Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Introduction I have a fine art degree from Kingston University (Graduated in 2008)... As part of my degree I studied in America (Grand Rapids, Michigan) for 4 months, which is pretty much the best thing I've ever done!... I now work as a Study Abroad Officer at Leeds University which I love, and outside of that I'm a self employed artist. I volunteer at the Hyde Park Picture House (an awesome art house cinema in Leeds) every other Saturday which I've been doing for about 7 1/2 years which means I get to watch lots of movies for free! My main artistic practice is my ongoing 'Diary Drawing' project that I have been doing since September 2007, you can see all of my diary drawings on this blog (I am now on Volume #14!), so please do have a peruse... I love doing zine fairs, selling my wares whilst talking to people about my work. I also do commissions and have done 15 so far which you can also find on here. Feel free to get in touch with me if you want to buy a zine, talk about a potential commission, or anything really!
Interests Art, Movies, Cities, Travelling, Zines, People, Comics, Galleries, Wandering, Doodling, Chatting, Silliness...
Favorite Movies My favourite film is Taxi Driver, closely followed by Rocky. After that comes a vast array of films including Eraserhead, 2001 A Space Odyssey, Annie Hall, Naked, Dead Ringers, the Graduate, The Good the Bad and the Ugly, The Big Lebowski, 12 Angry Men, Superman 2, Being There... and a million others which I could not possibly list as I'd be here forever! I ruddy love films!
Favorite Music I'd say Radiohead are my favourite band, but I think my taste in music is quite eclectic really! I used to be utterly obsessed with the Beatles, I love Tubular Bells, Fleetwood Mac, Leonard Cohen. In recent years I have really loved Public Service Broadcasting & John Grant. I like listening to soundtracks to films and also random songs like MacArthur Park! ("I'll never have that recipe again - oh nooooooo"!) 6 music is my radio station of choice - but sometimes that gets a bit out there in which case I can usually rely on my old fave - Radio 2!....My husband makes playlists every quarter in the year, so I do listen to those mostly - Love the Matty Taylor Q Specials! <3
Favorite Books I'm not a massive reader, but I do love Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas, Them by Jon Ronson, Helter Skelter (fascinating book surrounding Charles Manson), the Air is on Fire(an utterly amaaaaazing David Lynch book which includes a CD!), Art Books generally, the Red Riding books by David Peace, various comics/ graphic novels - particularly Batman related, or Alan Moore. At the moment I am reading Lena Dunham - Not That Kind of Girl, and also the Steve Coogan autobiography. Anything which anybody happens to reccomend to me I'll give a go!...