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Multiple Sclerosis

On Sunday 17 March 2019 I will be exhibiting work accepted for the What a Nerve exhibition.

I am one of 6 Artists that explore the disease Multiple Sclerosis.

The day-long event brings together stem cell researchers and people affected by MS.

The art exhibition expresses the disease, science and cells through acrylic, glass, paper, paint and sound by artists Kelly Briggs, Elizabeth Fraser, Virginia Mayo, Charlotte Morrison and myself.

Co-ordinated by Liza Reed from Growing Art Partnerships.

To book tickets for the free event please register your interest here.

John Hughes Arts Festival

On 12 February 2019 the Secret Postcard Art Auction will be taking place.

I was asked to donate artwork to the cause and over the Christmas break I worked on a postcard oil painting and a woodcut etching.

Enjoy looking for them!

For more information please go to the website.

Oils coming along...

I have been very focussed on producing work for my upcoming solo show at Cambridge Contemporary art in May 2019.

I have just been informed that a recent submission for a Cambridge Science Festival exhibition has been accepted for March 2019 so back to the studio....

Judging panel participation

I have recently been involved in several panels judging various art events. Two of my favourites have been the Cambridge Open Art, (an annual art event), and the Liverpool Art Book (image from the Cambridge Art Book is shown here).

Solo Show - Cambridge Contemporary Art

From 11 May - 2 June 2-19 I will be exhibiting at Cambridge Contemporary Art, Trinity St.

This is my first solo show at the Gallery so I am busy working on new canvasses and prints.

The exhibition is titled Cambridge to Coast.

I have always been interested in my personal dialogue with the landscape that surrounds the city where I live.

I grew up in London and while some may find a city lonely, I thrive on the anonymity and comparative privacy that they offer.

I have a utopian vision of the landscape around me, in particular the flatlands that start from Cambridge and finish at the edge of the East Anglia coast. In comparison to this romantic notion of the land that I portray in my oil paintings I produce prints from views of the city that often focus on a solitary figure.

The solo show at Cambridge Contemporary Art in May 2019 will showcase a new body of work that reflect this personal dialogue that I have with my surroundings.

For more information please visit the gallery website.

Completion of MA Fine Art Printmaking

I finally completed my MA in Fine Art Printmaking in September 2018. I received notification in December that I had received a Distinction.

Working for my MA proved to be one of the most challenging times of my life but I am so glad I persevered.

Cambridge Original Printmakers Biennale

I cannot believe how the Cambridge Original Printmakers Biennale has developed since a doorstop conversation with fellow printmaker Anthony Hopkinson in 2013.

 

I am no longer part of the organising team, as I wanted to concentrate on my Masters in Printmaking but I will be showing some of my Cambridge Walkabout range of solarplate etchings that are exclusive to Cambridge Contemporary Art. Doors open at 10.30 on Friday 21 September and continues until Saturday 29 Saturday 2018. At the Pitt Building, opposite Fitzbillies.

MA exhibition

My final MA exhibition at The Cambridge School of Art showcased a new direction for me.

I have been working on installation and woodcut prints for the past eight months. Working in site-specific locations will be something I will be pursuing during the next year.

On the radio...

I was recently interviewed at Cambridge Contemporary Art by Daniel Baker.

Here is the link.

Jo Tunmer in the Cambridge Conversation

Jo Tunmer and has been a professional artist for 11 years. If you’re a regular at Kettle’s Yard you’ll also know her as being an Artist Facilitator and leader of workshops. Jo tells Daniel Baker about her journey.


Shed

Shed is the name for my final Masters in Fine Art Printmaking at Cambridge School of Art.

I have been studying for my MA for the past two years and I will be finishing at the end of September 2018.

Come along to the Preview on Thursday 6th September from 5-8 pm. The exhibition then continues until 13th September 2018. The Ruskin Gallery is at the back of the main building of Anglia Ruskin University, East Road, Cambridge.

Shed explores recycling, regeneration, the past, the present and the future, and pays architectural homage to this simple ubiquity of suburban living.

MA Printmaking

I am now in my final 2 months of my MA Printmaking studies at Cambridge School of Art.

My work is all about the garden shed.

If you would like to know more about my final project then please do come along to the Private Preview on 6 September. The show will then be up until 13th September.

RIP - Ryan Williams

Ryan Williams was a legend.

A fellow MA friend who inspired us all.

This week we say goodbye, but he will not be forgotten.

RIP mate.

Cambridge Walkabout etchings

My collection of etchings that are exclusive to Cambridge Contemporary Art in Trinity St, Cambridge are proving in demand. New colourways will be available during the next few months.

Kettle's Yard Studio Sundays

Once a month you'll find me at Kettle's Yard running their Studio Sundays art event.

I devise workshops that are suitable for all ages - from 2 years - 100 years!

Literary Lunch 5 December 2017

I am looking forward to  taking part in a literary lunch with Emma Bennett and Rebecca Stark on Tuesday 5 December 2017. Tickets are running low but if you would like to join us for lunch at The Old Bull Inn, Royston then please follow this link. Tickets for a lovely lunch is £15.00.

Cambridge City Art Fair with the Cambridge Art Book

From the 9th - 12 November I have been invited to exhibit my Cambridge range of solarplate etchings at the Cambridge Art Fair.

My Cambridge Walkabout range is exclusive to Cambridge Contemporary Art but for this special event I will be exhibiting a small collection.

Do come and say hello. I will be at the Private Preview and there again on Friday and Saturday morning.

 

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Effects of development on urban trees

I am currently working on a site-specific module for my MA Printmaking course at Anglia Ruskin University.

Due to my interest in the juxtaposition of urban development and the effect on trees I have situated my work within the city central Cambridge Botanical Gardens.

This is a subject close to my heart and one that will be on-going after the completion of my masters final project.

For more information please do email me.

Espacio Original Print Fair

I have been invited to exhibit for the first time, at the Espacio Gallery in London.

The Original Print Fair showcases 18 Printmakers specialising in hand-pulled prints. You will be able to see a vast array of work and also a print demonstration on the 5 November.


Doors open on 31 October and will run until 12 November 2017.  1pm - 5pm.  I will be there on the 2 and 3 November so do drop in and say hello.

Espacio Gallery

159 Bethnal Green Road

London

E2 7DG

Addenbrooke's Arts

I have just delivered 8 pieces of work to Addenbrooke's Arts. The work is all to be hung in the new Hematology Department.

Centre stage will be 'Reverie', A large oil on canvas.

Cambridge Art Book

On Tuesday 18 July 2017, the new Cambridge Art book edited by Emma Bennett will be launched at Heffers Bookshop, Cambridge.

It is full of fantastic images by 51 artists depicting scenes of Cambridge UK.

 

Please go to the book's website for further details but if you would like a copy, please contact me.

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