Connections

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The University of Central Lancashire’s Hanover Project presents ‘Connections‘.

Hanover Projects first solely online exhibition. Including practising artists, current 3rd-year students, alumni and UCLan tutors. Curated by Gallery Intern Abigail Rooney.

During the lockdown, my heart has been breaking for creative students; they had to leave their studios and gallery spaces. There is nothing quite like the atmosphere of an active artist studio for making that ‘magic’ happen, outside of that space it can be difficult. However, they have taken this challenge in their stride and been incredibly proactive. This will be the Hanover projects first entirely digital exhibition, and I am so proud to be part of it.

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Blind Spot

Blind Spot, Jane Elizabeth Bennett

Blind Spot – ‘Coming together to reflect on works by, and for, women practitioners and thinkers.’

I am so pleased to be giving an informal presentation with my colleague, collaborator and friend; photographer, Jo Garrett. Blind Spot is a new monthly space for individuals to come together and reflect on the work of women practitioners.

We invite you to join us for the informal presentation in the Victoria Building VB005 on the University of Central Lancashire’s main campus from 17:00 on Wednesday 4th March.

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Perceptions

Of Distance, Artist Book, Perceptions Exhibition Exhibition opening night at the PR1 Gallery

An exhibition by technicians ‘Perceptions’ at the PR1 Gallery.

‘Perceptions’, an exhibition by University of Central Lancashire technicians, opened on the 20th September 2019 in UCLan’s PR1 Gallery.

Curated by darkroom specialist Joanna Garrett, the exhibition highlights works by the University’s Creative Industries Support Technicians.

It has been a great experience showing previously unseen works along with my new book series ‘The Gaps Between‘. New works include screen prints made using MRI data from recent scans at the Center for Neuroimaging Sciences at King’s College London. (Read more about that here.)

Other works include a print from my series ‘Location Adrift‘ an experimental darkroom project. Through this project, I am exploring feelings of disorientation and dissociation that occur whilst in liminal places.

UCLan's Art Gallery Exhibition opening night at the PR1 Gallery
The Gaps Between Book Display

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North

Seeking Identity Close up

I feel so privileged to be mentioned in Volume 4 of ‘North’ as part of Jo Garrett’s wonderful interview on the darkroom.

North Magazine, Volume 4 featuring Jane Elizabeth Bennett and Jo Garrett
North Magazine, Volume 4 Jo Garrett’s Interview featuring Jane Elizabeth Bennett

I love the way that Jo talks about the magic of the darkroom, the physical interactions between chemistry and light, it is alchemy and I adore it. I think it is so easy to disassociate the physicality of making work from the final outcome which often ends up, framed and pristine, on a white wall.

When I’m working in the darkroom with Jo, I can relax. We often discuss the crossovers and co-dependencies of printmaking and photography. How each process informs, shapes and directs the evolution of the other, while still remaining very separate artforms.

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