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Jacqui Dodds

Jacqui Dodds

Glyndwr (BA (Hons) Fine Art , 2009)
My work revolves around memories of places and buildings.  Then I retrace; relive images and feelings  and create an essence of these spaces in painting and print, removing superfluous detail.

               

Colour is important in the role of my work and I choose a subdued palette and a reductive aesthetic,  however, occasionally I will juxtapose these with resonating colours to alter the mood of the work.  Recent work has included pieces devoid of colour. Further I have  an interest in printing onto diverse materials such as: aluminium; Mylar; Japanese and Chinese paper.

 

Previously I have been involved in art projects including one at Wightwick Manor for the National Trust and Enter Arts which culminated in an exhibition there in the house and garden.

In 2011 I was awarded a place on a professional development project to coincide with the opening of the new Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery.  As part of this project I created some blind embossing prints, which showed traces and surfaces of Geological objects from Shrewsbury Museum.  The prints take ambiguous states, being skeletons or fossils of creatures that were previously alive and the collection was  in the process of being rehoused offering the viewer, partial, fleeting glimpses of their existence.

 

The following year I was commissioned to make new artwork for the museum .  My work was entitled  'The Space Between’  and explored physical and temporal space between the herringbone floor and the earth below at the Roman site of Wroxeter.  I made a concertina book with a leather wrap around cover and inside is a laminated screenprint depicting the herringbone floor pattern, also resembling the geo – physical surveys carried out there as only 1/60 of the city has actually been excavated.   At the present time the floor lies hidden from sight in the city beneath a protective membrane. Artefacts depicted in the work are situated in Wroxeter’s museum and one ‘wild card’ which is exhibited in the British Museum.

I also made some blind embossings which were  derived from the snow laden landscape surrounding Wroxeter Roman City in early spring.   Snow simplifies the landscape and leaves bare bones of the features: hedges; trees; boundaries and marks on the landscape.   

In 2015 I was involved in touring a Cabinet of Curiosity in Shropshire and the Welsh Borders with a group of artists that came together called re:collect.  The artwork made for the Cabinet of Curiosity changed at every venue that it was exhibited at. Members of the public were encouraged to bring along their own artwork and artefacts and to interact with the cabinet.

Alongside this I have been delivering some print workshops and have created a range of stationery and textiles from my own designs, some of which has reflected the spaces in which I have been researching.

 

This autumn (2016) I have been involved with a new collaboration with BPN Architects in Birmingham. I made a series of prints themed 'Reveal, Conceal' which referencs the changing landscape of building work interspresed with glimpse of iconic bulidings and older architecture around the Jewellery Quarter. 

I  live in Shropshire and print at Birmingham Printmakers.  In 2014 I was a finalist in the neo:Print Prize, and the Nottingham Castle Open exhibition Prize

 

 

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Exhibitions

2014-2015   ‘The Space Between’,  Roman Gallery,  Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery 2014             Edinburgh Art Fair, exhibiting with Staithes Studios 2014             Neo:printprize 2014, Neo:gallery, Bolton 2014             Royal Academy Summer Show - shortlisted 2014            'Surface', Masham Gallery, North Yorkshire 2013             Midlands Open 2013, Tarpey Gallery, Castle Donington 2013             Nottingham Castle Open 2013 2013             Birmingham Printmakers: Thirty Years  of Printmaking, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery 2013             Shrewsbury Open Studios 2013             BVA Group Show, Willow Gallery, Oswesty 2012-2013  Object Lessons - Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery 2012             Much Wenlock Open -  Edge Arts Centre, Much Wenlock 2012             Open Studios, Borderland Visual Arts, Oswestry 2012             Birmingham Printmakers at Birmingham & Midlands Institute 2011             ‘Material’ – Bear Steps Gallery, Shrewsbury    2011,            Making Art History & Enter Arts, Art Project & Exhibition, Wightwick Manor & Gardens, National Trust 2011             Ditherington Flax Mill, Shrewsbury, English Heritage 2011             The Way, Oswestry Heritage Centre 2011             Three Printmakers, Edge Arts Centre, Much Wenlock 2010             Birmingham Printmakers at Staff House Gallery, University of Birmingham 2010             3 @ 7,  Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury 2009             Inside Out Exhibition, Pandy Mill Gallery 2009             Inside Out Exhibition: ‘Time & Place’, Llanarmon DC  2009             ‘Memory of Place’  - Joint Exhibition , Gateway Gallery3, Shrewsbury 2008             ‘Memory, Space & Body’ – Gallery 103, Glyndŵr University 2008              Inside Out Exhibition, Llanarmon DC 2006              Shropshire Print Open, Gateway Gallery3, Shrewsbury    

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