The legacy book, Jill Impey

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About the Artist:

Jill Impey is an artist in film, photography, installation and interactive art interpretation. In early 2015 she became co-founder and director of Participate Contemporary Artspace, which provides accessible, artist studios, exhibition and project space in an ex-supermarket unit in the Riverside Shopping Centre in Shrewsbury, Shropshire. Impey is also a member of re:collect, contemporary artists group working in a heritage context. Her practice focuses on exploring the role of the artist revealing truths, through notions of shifting borders, boundaries and thresholds; the human communicated through the mundane and the beautiful. Drawing on personal experience of displacement across the north /south as well as east and west divides of England, her investigations into the formation of human identity, reference place, culture, heritage and migration. She considers the abject as a touchstone in terms of inclusion and otherness, evolutionary development and the unquantifiable sublime.

About the book:

Jill Impey; Artist in film Photography and installation, was awarded ACE funding for a film project, involving 6 groups of young people from around the West Middlands in January 2012. The 3 individual films produced were exhibited at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery (Rowley’s House), Wolverhampton Art Gallery and The New Art Gallery Walsall between May 2112 and June 2013.

The project involved 60 young people from the region including Art & Design and Media students from Shrewsbury College, Walsall College and St. Peters School Wolverhampton, as well as young people from Base 25 a youth and community organisation in Wolverhampton.

Participants engaged in workshops to discuss relevant issues of culture, community and migration, and relate these issues to the histories and provenance of artworks and historical objects, from their local galleries. The responses of some of the individuals were filmed and the films exhibited in the galleries as a record of the voice of the young community. All three films were exhibited together for the first time at the New Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery, larger than human scale, evoking an important presence and a contribution not to be ignored. The legacy book of 18 postcards, is captioned with transcriptions of some of the most pertinent and moving comments that came out of the filming, youtube links to the films are also given.


The postcard book is an edition of 100, £2 per book

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