#TeamTuesday: Corkey Sinks

Corkey Sinks is an artist and designer, and she has been working at the Dixon since 2015. As Graphic Designer, Corkey works on all types of materials for exhibitions and events, the quarterly newsletter, printed materials about Dixon programs, and more. Her favorite projects are exhibition catalogs (Corkey loves books). Corkey runs a small press called Walls Divide Press through which she collaborates with artists and writers on small-scale publications. She was a guest curator of the exhibition Extension: Artists' Books, Prints, and Zines in the Mallory/Wurtzburger Galleries in 2018. In 2019, Corkey, along with her co-workers, was featured in the first Who Is that Artist? exhibition in the Interactive Gallery in the Liz and Tommy Farnsworth Education Building. Here is a glimpse into Corkey's home workspace. 

An iMac with Adobe software is an essential tool for Corkey to complete her work. She uses InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator to create all kinds of documents including bookmarks, text panels, and billboards. Below, the monitor shows a working file for a collaborative Book of Hours. Dixon visitors were invited to submit drawings following a system that Corkey uses in her own drawing practice. Next to the computer, Corkey has set up an area to photograph sketchbooks and zines. She hopes to update her website over the next few weeks. 

Corkey packs a lot into this fairly small workspace. She has a collection of books related to design and self-publishing, three desktop printers, printer paper, binding equipment and supplies, art storage (those tubs contain plastic wall hangings and small sculptures), a sewing machine and other tools for fiber art, and more. 

One thing that Corkey misses most about working at the Dixon is taking walks in the gardens when she needs a break from her computer monitor. It's a huge privilege to work in such a beautiful space. (Even if it's raining outside, there is plenty of art to see in the museum!) Corkey continues to walk her dog around the neighborhood, but she looks forward to returning to the Woodland Garden. While staying at home, a stationary bike has become a very prominent feature in her workspace. ZenStudio Memphis, a local business that has hosted Bounce and Barre pop-ups at the Dixon, adapted to stay safe at home, renting bikes and creating live and virtual classes online.  

Lastly, and most importantly, this is Pasta. He loves celery and sweet potatoes. 

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