Shrewsbury Open Studios

Jill Impey

Installation, Mixed Media, Print

Jill Impey is a socially engaged artist working with printmaking, mixed media and audiovisual installation.

Her work seeks to connect with nature, to each other. It includes, projects with people at the centre as well as making postcard art, journals and almanacs. Through her artwork Jill explores the often unnoticed; weeds, wild flowers and mosses as well as the often talked about; weather and skyscapes, the minuscule and particular to the vast and universal.

Her collection, “Honouring Weeds, Wild Flowers and Seeds” came about as the result of online workshops that Jill hosted, for Participate Contemporary Artspace throughout the 2020 COVID Lockdowns, still running in 2024.

Each week, she chose a plant from daily walks and her own small wildflower border to honour, notice and identify by drawing and making a print/collage of that plant. Making in the virtual company of other artists was and is both inspiring and beneficial for her well-being. The “Gathering Mosses, Lichen and Fungi” collection followed and alongside these works, Jill delivered an Arts Council supported project “The Weather Report” creating daily photographic or digital drawings recording the weather in the vicinity from Shropshire to Barmouth, Plymouth and British Columbia.

June 8th. & 9th Garden studio, 14 oak street (accessed via Garden Gate, AROUND the corner on Longden road)

August 10th-11th My work will be at Mrs Jones Artshop & Gallery, 118 Longden Coleham, Coleham, Shrewsbury, UK

November 23rd only (not 24th.) GARDEN STUDIO, 14 OAK STREET (ACCESSED VIA GARDEN GATE, AROUND THE CORNER ON LONGDEN ROAD).

Visit

14 Oak Street
Shrewsbury
SY3 7RQ

M: 07845 148215

Open Days

June 8/9
August 10/11
November 23/24