Freya Pocklington is currently undertaking a PhD at the Royal College of Art, examining the role of fine art portraiture within narrative medicine. Alongside this research, she continues to make work about the conflicting human-animal relationship exploring themes such as pampered pets, eating meat, environmental concerns and anthropomorphism. She uses a wide range of materials and methods within her studio practice including drawing, painting, sculpture, animation, print and sound.
Pocklington has received residencies from The Royal Scottish Academy, Scottish Arts Council, The Florence Trust, Somerset House, West Dean College and The National Trust. She has exhibits regularly in the UK and abroad. She has work in The British Museum, V&A, Chichester Cathedral, Edinburgh College of Art and Royal Scottish Academy collections. Her work is well received by the press with articles in Elephant Magazine, Country Life, Printmaking Today, Wall Street International Magazine, The Week and BBC Countryfile. She is a lecturer and tutor alongside working on portrait commissions.