Vanessa Marr is an artist and academic based in East Sussex, England. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) and is currently Principal Lecturer and Course Leader at the University of Brighton. She is best known for her hand embroidered dusting cloths, which form part of an ongoing collaborative arts project ‘Women & Domesticity – What’s your Perspective?’ that invites embroidered statements on this theme. She is drawn to cloth as a medium that holds the legacy of so-called women’s work and its potential for subversion and quiet activism. Vanessa has published internationally on the theme of women’s relationship with domesticity, autoethnography and drawing as creative research practice. She regularly participates in collaborative, creative and research projects, and never stops learning, making and writing.