Craft Emergency 2016

This winter I’m exhibiting some recent ceramic works at Aspex in Portsmouth as part of…

Craft Emergency 2016: a biennial open submission group exhibition featuring recent work in diverse media by eleven makers;

Ben Branagan, Carol Hunt, Hannah Robson, Helen Snell, Jacky Puzey, Jessie White, Kate Haywood, Peter-Ashley Jackson, Sarah Brown, Sue Paraskeva, Tessa Eastman

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The Demise of Marion Tweedy (Episodes 1 – 6) Parian, mixed clay, glazes & underglaze pencil (2015)

My work as part of the exhibition is The Demise of Marion Tweedy (2015), a series of six meta-narrative ceramic figures providing a visual reinterpretation of the character of Tweedy drawn from her soliloquies in the final chapter of Joyce’s Ulysses.

Craft Emergency aims to champion contemporary craft by emerging makers from across the UK and beyond, increasing exposure for their work, and encouraging further professional development opportunities.

Earlier this year Aspex gallery launched an international open-call in association with  Making Space, Havant. Eleven makers were selected for inclusion in the show by a panel of judges including: Annabelle Campbell, Head of Exhibitions and Collections, Crafts Council; Lynne Dick, Director, Making Space; Thomas Appleton, letter-carver and stonemason and Joanne Bushnell, Director,  Aspex.

From the shortlist of makers included in the exhibition, one will be selected to receive the prize of a solo presentation of new work at the gallery in 2018, which will include a fee of £1,000. Previous winners have included letter-carver and stonemason Thomas Appleton and ceramacist Malene Hartmann Rasmussen, whose show ‘Waldeinsamkeit’ previewed in early 2016.

Craft Emergency runs 25 November 2016 – 22 January 2017

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Polyspace

POLYSPACE
artists engaged with syncing rural, urban and digital spaces

Holly Hendry | Alexandra Hughes | Tim Shaw | Rob Smith & Charles Danby | Anna Udall

Curated by Oliver Perry and Peter-Ashley Jackson

The NewBridge Project Space, 16 New Bridge Street West, NE1 8AW /
Preview: Fri 11 November 2016, 6 – 9pm /

Exhibition: Sat 12 November – Sat 17 December / Tues – Sat 12 – 6

ps_bannerThe concept for the exhibition stemmed from conversations about spatial relations in the digital age, at a time in which space has been reconfigured and expanded by new technologies. A group of artists interested in the notion of Polyspace came together to discuss how we understand and express these developments. Conversations throughout Summer 2016 drifted between subjects such as Bitcoin, internet art, ontology, the physical presence of the internet, and strangely even Kate Bush music videos.

The artists examine the fluidity between objects, bodies and spaces, that through digital technologies stretch and alter our perceptions of ‘real’ environments. The works allude to an artistic process as collaboration between artist and technology. Polyspace was conceived as a neologism, which best epitomises the modern approach of working with varied spaces as a subject matter. These spaces explore technology (digital), architecture (urban) and nature (rural). The exhibition features mixed media installation, prints, sculpture and internet-enabled sound and video art.

Polyspace is kindly supported by Arts Council England

Postcrossing Mixtape

Since September 2014 I have been slowly working on a small side project through the website Postcrossing.com – Using the online project to share postcards across the globe I gathered responses to my request for Postcrossing members to tell me about their favourite music from their country. And I was not disappointed.

After receiving one hundred postcards by early 2016 I decided to set about compiling the musical knowledge that Postcrossers had kindly shared with me. And I decided to do so by putting the music onto a unique cassette tape; a fittingly slow medium to celebrate postcard exchange.

The project is now featured on the Postcrossing Blog Page where you can read more about the project, see more photos and find the playlist (also available on Spotify).

I hope you enjoy reading about the project and listening to the eclectic mix it provides.

Peace, Love, Music and Postcards!

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Postcrossing Mixtape (side 1) 2016

A Belgian Friend

A Belgian Friend (2016) is a new Screenprint edition of 100, made from reworking an original ink drawing from one hundred years ago.

The print is available from Newbridge Bookshop, Newcastle as well as online direct from my Big Cartel webpage www.pashleyjackson.bigcartel.com
 100yo together FINAL
A Belgian Friend (2016)
Screenprint, edition of 100
21 cm x 29.7 cm unframed
Bread and Butter Paper, 270gsm

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Deviation – A Late Night Exhibition

Late-Shows-2016

As part of the annual Late Shows extravaganza this year I will be showing new work ‘Syzygy’ – Made as a unique composition belonging to the Crystal Caverns series; the piece depicts a burst of whole and halved circles whose alignment reveal two seemingly connected portraits.

Alongside seven other artists at GOTH Studios in Gateshead Old Town Hall, the exhibition is located in the Victorian Police cells accessible through the Swinburne Street entrance, as part of Museums at Night and The Late Shows.

Saturday 14 May – One night only

Open 18.00 – 22.30 GMT – Free entry

The GOTH Studios are run by East Street Arts.

'Syzygy' - digital print, 59.4 x 84.1cm, 2016

‘Syzygy’ – digital print, 59.4 x 84.1cm, 2016

‘The Possibility of…’

…is the title of the upcoming exhibition I’m involved in.

at Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne,

Friday 29 April – Sunday 26 June

‘The Possibility of…’ presents 18 works selected to explore how artists expand their disciplines through the use of unexpected materials and content. Spanning from 18 century painting to downloadable drawing, including media ranging from tree bark to porcelain, these works expand conceptions of what art can be and what it can do.

The exhibition draws on artworks from the collections of the Hatton Gallery, the Laing Art Gallery and the Shipley Art Gallery as well as artists living and working in the North East.

My contribution to the exhibition is a free download of my Crystal Caverns series available by scanning a purpose made QR code displayed on the gallery wall.

Thanks to Laing Art Gallery and the ICCHS Masters students of Newcastle University who are hosting and presenting my artwork for this exhibition.

Crystal Caverns

Crystal Caverns is a series of drawings completed at various stages over the past three years.

Occurring naturally within underground caves Crystal Caverns are hidden in often hard to reach rock formations. These seemingly hidden depths feature mind-blowing arrangements of organic crystal formations.

Crystal Caverns 12, 2015

The drawings will be made available as an e-exhibition to download at a later date following an evening event held at the end of March. The event will invite visitors to take part in the curation of the e-exhibition and serendipitously coincides with the final printing week of the Independent newspaper as they choose to favour a digital only content approach.

Influences on the Crystal Caverns series include thinking about the fourth dimension, the Rock of Gibraltar, boredom, Vogue magazine and Alison Knowles’ The Big Book.

Watch this space for more to follow…