Aileen Collis is Digital Artist in Residence at the Archives Hub, creating a new digital image inspired by archive material each week.
Aileen has recently completed two years as Artist in Residence in Textiles and Paper, part of the School of Materials at The University of Manchester. Having graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a degree in Fine Art in 1992, Aileen then went on to work as an Assistant Conservator in the Paper Conservation Department at National Museums Liverpool, from 1992 - 2003. Her work in conservation included re-mounting botanical specimens from an historic herbarium, conserving and re-housing an archive of large format photographic negatives, and repairing water-damaged historical documents. In 2003, Aileen left NML to return to full-time education, completing an MA course in Surface Pattern Design at the University of Central Lancashire in 2005. Aileen's design process begins with photography, which is then manipulated using computer software to create multi-faceted, decorative patterns.