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ljonions@gmail.com

Living in Bilston, working across the West-Midlands

Selected Projects, Events & Exhibitions

Valuable Conversations, group exhibition, Wolverhampton Art Gallery (Jan - Apr 2023)

Positively Disruptive, workshops, Being Human Festival of Humanities (2022)

Gathering Press x RAW, British Art Show 9 Legacy Project, Wolverhampton Art Gallery (2022)

Barber Print Club, workshop series, The Barber Institute of Fine Arts (2022 - 23)

Twenty:Twenty Collection, group exhibition, New Art Gallery Walsall (2022)

On Paper, group exhibition, Paper Gallery, Manchester (2022)

SpeakEasy, print window exhibition, Airspace Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent (2021)

Simultaneity of stories-so-far, exhibition co-curator, Grand Union, Birmingham (2021)

Seasonal Cards, Minerva Apothecary Garden, Birmingham (2021)

Gathering Press, (ongoing) mobile screen-printing press, Black Country (2020 - present)

Barber Home, online commission, Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Birmingham (2020)

The Twin: Coventry Biennial, group exhibition, The Row & Bell Green Library, Coventry (2019)

FLIMSIES (small acts of care), group exhibition, Art Licks Festival, London (2019)

I am because we are, collaborative project with The Haven, Wolverhampton (2019)

Archiving the Feminist Experience, group exhibition, Feminist Art Library, London (2018)

GU Women, group exhibition, Modern Clay, Birmingham (2018)

Selected Conference Papers & Publications

Maker-centricity and 'edge-places of creativity': CARE-full making in a CARE-less world, in 'European Journal of Cultural Studies, Special Issue: Craft Economies and Inequalities.' 25(6) published 7 Dec (2022) 

Printmaking Communities at the Edge of Chaos, co-authored research paper with Dr Simon Harris, IMPACT 12 Printmaking Conference, Bristol (2022) 

Printing Press as Boundary Object, research paper, 'Places, Spaces and the Printing Press Conference', CPHC Birmingham and National and University Library of Ljubljana, Slovenia (2021)

Print as a Collective Space for Learning & Social Practice, research paper, 'Print and Pedagogy,' CASS Research Seminar, London Metropolitan University (2020)

Reading Otherwise: Claiming Collective Spaces for Reading, research paper, Association for Art History Annual Conference, Brighton (2019)

Recommended Reading: GU Women, Art Licks Magazine (2018)

Being Maker-Centric: Making as Method for Self-organising, in 'The Organisation of Craft Work: Identities, Meaning & Materiality' (Routledge: UK) co-authored book chapter (2018)

            

Other Activities

Lecturer in Fine Art, University of Wolverhampton (2017 - present)

Programme Assistant, Grand Union Gallery (2014 - 2022)

Center for Print History and Cultures, Member (2020 - present)

National Association for Fine Art Education, Steering Committee (2022 - present)

Workshops

Ikon Youth Programme, The Barber Institute, Grand Union Gallery, The Feast, Gatis Community Center, Birmingham City University, National Saturday Art and Design Club, Wolverhampton Social Prescribing.

Bursary & Awards

CADRE Seed Funding, University of Wolverhampton (2022)

Classroom Testbed Bursary, Classroom Gallery (2021)

Creative Black Country Seed Funding (2020)

a-n Travel Bursary (2017)

Vice-Chancellor Strategic Research Award (2017)

Education

MA Art and Education Practices, Birmingham City University (2017)

PGCE Post-Compulsory Education, University of Wolverhampton (2015)

BA (Hons) Fine Art, University of Wolverhampton (2013)

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