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ljonions@gmail.com

Born in Telford (1991)

Living in Bilston West-Mids.

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Studio holder and co-director at Eagle Works

About

 

I have a printmaking practice, in the broadest sense, often adopting sculptural, painterly and social forms to hold and share spaces to learn. The manoeuvres of printmaking (contact, transference, intimacy) underline these activities in which a focus on co-creation, and making together have emerged as my approach. My recent practice has been nomadic, in connection with people, landscape and the narratives of public space. 

Selected Projects, Events & Exhibitions

2024

Start the Press! , Ikon Gallery

2023

Gathering Press at Dartmouth Park Pavillion, Multistory

Constellations Cohort 2023, UP Projects

Gathering Press x Ikon Slow Boat, Wolverhampton

Valuable Conversations, group exhibition, Wolverhampton Art Gallery

2022

Positively Disruptive, workshops, Being Human Festival of Humanities 

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

Barber Print Club, workshop series, The Barber Institute of Fine Arts

Twenty:Twenty Collection, group exhibition, New Art Gallery Walsall

On Paper, group exhibition, Paper Gallery, Manchester

 

2021

SpeakEasy, Airspace Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent

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

Seasonal Cards, Minerva Apothecary Garden, Birmingham

 

2020

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

Barber Home, online commission, Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Birmingham

 

2019

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

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

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

 

2018

Archiving the Feminist Experience, group exhibition, Feminist Art Library, London

GU Women, group exhibition, Modern Clay, Birmingham

Selected Texts, Papers & Publications

2024

Making Bread With Your Feet, workshop for 'Gentle Gestures' stream at 'Midlands Conference for Critical Thought,' (April 2024). 

Gathering Press: Towards an Environmentally Resonant Pedagogy, in 'Makings Journal: Gentle Gestures, Contexts, Spaces and Approaches Beyond the Academy,' (May/June 2024).

2023

Leadership Seminar: Studio Culture & Pedagogic Change, Council for Higher Education in Art & Design (CHEAD).

Studio as a Space of Exception, session convenor, 'On Not Knowing: How Artists Teach', conference, Glasgow School of Art & Uni Arts Helsinki.

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

2022

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

2021 

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

2020

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

2019

'Reading Otherwise',research paper, Association for Art History Annual Conference, Brighton

2018

Recommended Reading: GU Women, Art Licks Magazine

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

            

Other Activities

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

Fellow, Higher Education Academy (208 - 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

Multistory, 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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