After Graduating in 2008 from Nottingham Trent Univeristy Fine Art, Jennifer has gone on to become part of a very succesfull artist led studio group, based in Nottingham, called Backlit. With successful exibitions in Nottingham, Birmingham and Liverpool she has now undertaken a Post Graduate Degree in ‘Arts Practice’.
Through her practice Ishe explores how a narrative can encourage the viewer to create their own images. Currently exploring this idea primarily through text and sound Jennifer is interested in the social and personal aspects of the interaction with her work. This sometimes includes direct audience interaction, public intervention, or passive audiences in a gallery space. Often focusing on the individual, Jennifer employs restrictions for a personal engagement with her work.
May 2010 – “In the dappled shade” – Poolside emergency – Bluecoat Gallery – Liverpool
A choir performance as part of the live festival ‘Poolside Emergency’ held at the Bluecoat Gallery Liverpool. Performed with The G.O.A choir.
November 2009 – “Crisp Frost” – Through the Looking Glass – Tonic – Nottingham
A sound piece played throughout the Bar and Restairant of Tonic’s building.
July 2009 – “Crisp Frost” – Black and white goes into the grey area – Wollaston Holmes Gallery – Liverpool
This was a continuation from the ‘Black and White’ show held at Backlit, tAhe work shown at Backlit was re-shown in Wolleston Holmes along side there own studio members work.
June 2009 – “Crisp Frost” - Black and white – Backlit – Nottingham
This was a group studio show for all Backlit members. All work had to be black and white. I exhibited a short story.
March 2009 – “Blank Canvas” – Five Brothers in Seven Sisters – Backlit – Nottingham
This was an installation sound piece comprising of six sound pieces down a slim corridor lined with blank canvas. It was part of the larger show exhibiting work from five artists from R.A curated by Thomas Livesey.
July 2008 – “In the dappled shade” – Nottingham Trent Degree show – Bonnington Building – Nottingham
Choir performance with eight singers, repeated three times in three different gallery rooms.
January 2008 – “Escape” – Postcard show – Surface Gallery – Nottingham
A small booklet with six short stories.
October 2007 – “Escape” – Tingle Tangle – Birdcage bar – Birmingham
A sound piece with six short stories overlaid: played through headphones and passed round the venue. This was part of collaboration with Birmingham University students as a way of integrating Nottingham and Birmingham Students.
January 2007 – Untitled – Nottingham Trent University – Bonnington Building – Nottingham
A small sculpture made out of circuit boards and gelatine.
November 2009 – “Through the looking glass” – Tonic bar and restaurant – Nottingham
Curated event including sculpture, illustration, sound and film.
May 2010 – ‘Re-writing history through curious eyes’ – Pickford house – Derby
Two week residency writing a contemporary response to three of the paintings exhibited within Pickford house.
April 2007 – “My Practice” – Nottingham Trent University – Nottingham
Seminar given to peers
August 2006 – “Camouflage series” – Mr N. Ingram – Regton LTD
A contact made through networking approached me to produce a painting for his companies entrance way..
October 2007- - Bishop Walsh Secondary School – Birmingham
Further Education Seminar given to year 9 students
November 2007 – Holgate Secondary School – Nottingham
Further Education Workshop and seminar given to year 10 students
May 31st 2009 – Broadcasting Assistant – Trent FM Radio – Nottingham
Researching new music, assisting with writing the links, speaking to callers.
April 30th 2009 – Volunteer worker – Beacon Art Project – Sleaford
My role included taking photographs and filming the commissioned piece of work by artist Kelly Large ‘Our name is Legion’.http://www.beaconartproject.org/2009_pages/2009.htm
2010 – Present PGC in Arts Practice - Derby University – Derby/Northampton
2005 – 2008 BA (Hons) Fine Art Degree - Nottingham Trent University Nottingham
2004 – 2005 BTEC Diploma Art & Design - Sutton Coldfield College Birmingham
1997 – 2004 A Levels & GCSE’s – Fairfax School Birmingham