Burdock draws and paints from imagination and memory, creating a new world whilst referencing contemporary and historic Art and philosophy. From head, to hand, to paper to audience, she communicates through the labour of drawing and painting. Her interests lie in observing emerging ideologies as they manifest within smaller groups, looking at how they ripple through society. This year's themes are identity politics and it's impact on the individual. Last year she won the annual Artist in Residence award looking at the impact of policy on the arts, Art versus design, and gender in the workplace at Quentin Blake's Gallery, The House of Illustration. Prior to that themes related to power struggles, corruption in the workplace, populism and narrative over truth and in 2016 she won the Royal College of Art Gordon Peter Pickard Award travelling on the Queen Mary 2 transatlantic, researching a community of people in their sixties, seventies and eighties, enjoying frivolous casual encounters during retirement.