| [ D I S C U R S I V E S P A C E S ] | Residency project | Artist Jayne Murray
Time & Location
About the event
The [ Discursive spaces ] residency project is an annual 6 month program of mentoring and engagement between the physical and philosophical spaces in which our local communities are creating and therefore contributing to its ever expanding [ spaces within spaces ] in our city.
Jayne Murray will showcase her research and response: 24th January | 6pm - 9pm Free entry and refreshments
Then open to view daily | 11am - 3pm | 27th - 31st January
There will be further events and happenings scheduled throughout her residency.
[ About the artist ]
Jayne Murray is a visual artist who practices in the public realm. She engages people through critical practice, working with issues of social and place related significance. Her work carefully considers context and uses image and text and other everyday mediums to create accessible opportunities for making participatory public art. She is interested in art being part of the everyday and how it can be used as a means for affecting change. Her work often feeds into development plans.
[ Bio ] Jayne completed an undergraduate degree in Photographic Studies 1995 (Derby) and a Masters degree Public Art 2001 (Chelsea). During her MA Jayne established a ground up methodology of research-based engagement in her practice. Jayne has worked intensively with communities since 2001 and in 2011 co-founded Place Prospectors CIC to work creatively with communities undergoing or desiring change. She is interested in making sense of place, how communities work and their relationship with the place they occupy. In 2017 she began working in Wolverhampton through the AA2A scheme at the University of Wolverhampton and began to engage with the ring road as a metaphor for our social ills. In 2019 she received the annual research bursary from the Express and Star and Civic society through the friends of Wolverhampton City Archives and continues to explore the relationship between the ring road, the city centre and its impact upon the people of the city. During her residency ‘people in towns’ she is keen to engage the public and identify their needs in comparison to the highly influential 1968 ‘traffic in towns’ Buchanan report that shaped Wolverhampton’s roads and city centre and that Wolverhampton still lives with today, where people are segregated from the car, but the car is king. Currently based in Birmingham and working in the West Midlands region.
| About the project |
|[ H E T E R O T O P I A S ] |01/01 - 01/08 | 2020 Five West Midlands based artists have been chosen for a paid residency to produce a solo show in response to community engagement and research of ‘Heterotopia’s’. Each artist will undertake a one month residency in our gallery and studio spaces, where the research will inform an artistic outcome in the form of a solo exhibition at the end of the month. The process, research and outcomes will be presented as an academic publication – in collaboration with writer in residence Nataniel Grant - that encapsulates all five artist’s journey investigating the spaces and engaging in community discourse regarding the historical, cultural and political context of the spaces in the city.
Each artist will engage with a local space and its frequent inhabitants or lack thereof. These heterotopias or non-spaces will inform the research and the output of the final works. This can take shape in any form the artist wishes, through artistic interpretation in any medium, discussion groups, interviews, workshops or documentation etc.
Seven other artists have been invited to contribute to the publication and a final group show at Wolverhampton Art Gallery to present a narrative between 'the in-between' and what that means in our current climate.
Jayne Murray – January with a show on the 24th
Thomas J Brown – February with a show on the 21st
David Checkley – March with a show on the 20th
Remi Andrews – April with a show on the 24th
Sahjan Kooner – May with a show on the 22nd
| THE [ S P A C E S ] IN-BETWEEN | Wolverhampton Art Gallery show | 6th June - 21st June 2020
Artists showcasing are:
Jayne Murray Thomas J Brown David Checkley Remi Andrews Sahjan Kooner Fred Hubble Tariq Evans Olivia Sparrow Charlotte Dunn Helen Grundy Jackie Sanderson Theresa Bradbury
Documentation Apex Pro Media | Archived RJB Digital Archive
Supported by Wolverhampton City Council and Arts Council England