The Community Power Coat is a symbol of what communities feel, in reaction to COVID19. ‘The Shirt Off Your Back’ is part of a saying Kate has grown up with; her Scouse roots are born from her Mum’s nature to do anyone a favour and this coat acknowledges that this is actually a city-wide attribute. The coat is made up of remnants and reminders of community power in Kate’s local area.
Kate Reilly James is a professional journalist but it’s photography and textiles that fuels her creativity. Writing has led Kate to a passion for podcasting and photography; on location she often finds herself more interested in the visual aspects of the interview than the words, and art is how she combines the two.