Name: Ani Saunders

Where do you live? Cardiff

Occupation: Team Coordinator at Wales Arts International, Musician, Photographer, Illustrator.

What are you working on right now? I’m always working on a lot of different things but at the moment I’m concentrating on my first solo album which I’m pretty excited about. As I do quite a bit of photography I’ve also started putting ideas together for videos and visuals to accompany the music – I’m really into Kader Attia and Nam June Paik at the moment so hopefully it’ll all be rather interesting if nothing else!

Dawns Ysbrydion Ghost Dance - Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru bees-gwenyn-by-cardiff-to-the-see Hackney London by Cardiff to the See

From left: Dawns Ysbrydion Ghost Dance – Theatr Genedlaethol; Bees Gwenyn by Cardiff to the See; Hackney London by Cardiff to the See

Who do you want to be when you grow up? When I grow up, I want to be Tavi Gevinson.

Do you have any odd creative rituals? I like to draw with my eyes closed… it’s very liberating, especially for a perfectionist.

Describe your most inspiring working environment… Unless I’m making music, I tend to like quite a noisy working environment – radio, TV and kettle on. I think I need to work on my energy consumption and environmental impact! If I’m making music, a quiet and dimly lit room is the place for me.

Grimes by Ani Saunders  John Lee Hooker by Ani Saunders

Grimes by Ani Saunders; John Lee Hooker by Ani Saunders

What are you obsessed with? I’m obsessed with being busy which means I’m absolutely rubbish at relaxing. I’m also obsessed with looking on Pinterest for cool interior design ideas.

What’s on your bedside table? I have a candle, a plastic fish mould (?!), a catalogue book from Agnes Martin’s exhibition at the Tate (I LOVE her!) and a dirty mug.

What’s your idea of luxury? Having loads of time to do the creative things I love.

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