Denise Startin is an artist, writer, researcher and collector. Working primarily with found objects and images her practice is curatorial in approach. To take a curatorial approach is also to ‘take care’ in the restoration, conservation and curation of minor histories, narratives, texts, images, archives and collections either discarded or forgotten. During this process a historical figure, site, place, event, voice or voices are adopted to activate the work and produce a narrative arc. Central themes include collections, archives, narrative, object, image and word relations and the intimate, a continually recurring relation is the passage of ephemera between public and private realms.