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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

Selected Projects, Events & Exhibitions

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

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

2023

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)

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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