Lot 94 - Joanna Whittle - Barbican St Laurence Drogheda
Ink and manganese dioxide on paper
Signed on Verso
This auction is raising proceeds for The Hepatitis C Trust
Joanna Whittle is a member of the Contemporary British Painting Society, winning the prize in 2019 and selecting for it in 2021. She has undertaken numerous solo projects and has shown extensively in group exhibitions. In 2020 she was awarded Arts Council funding for her project Between Islands at the Portland Collection on the Welbeck Estate, Nottinghamshire, exploring the construction of narratives through artefact creation and display and has been awarded an Arts Council England Project Grant for her current research project with the National Fairground and Circus Archive at Sheffield University which will culminate in a solo exhibition in 2023. In 2022 she exhibited a new collection of work at Millennium Gallery, Sheffield as part of Festival of the Mind, through collaboration with archaeologist Dr Elizabeth Craig-Atkins, exploring themes of mourning in the landscape and material culture. She has worked on numerous solo projects, showing most recently at the Whitaker Museum in 2022. She is a founding member of the Heavy Water Collective who engage with archives and collections in the production of new archival material, most recently working with Cardiff University Special Collections, Sheffield General Cemetery and the Special Collections at Leeds University. The collective are currently showing work in PostNatures at Graves Gallery, Sheffield. Recent group exhibitions include Entwined, Huddersfield Art Gallery & 20-21 Artspace, 2022/23; Heavy Water, Site Gallery, 2021, Arcadia For All? Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery, Leeds University (currently) and will be showing in X, Contemporary British Painting at Newcastle Contemporary Art in 2023.
BA (hons) Fine Art (Painting) at Central St Martins & MA Fine Art (Painting) at Royal College of Art
Winner of Contemporary British Painting Prize in 2019, Winner of New Light Valeria Sykes Award in 2021
RECENT SOLO EXHIBITIONS
On Shifting Ground, solo exhibition at the Whitaker museum, Lancashire, 2022
Material Mourning, Millennium Gallery, Sheffield part of Festival of the mind , Sheffield. A body of work produced following a period of research with archeologist Lizzy Craig-Atkins (University of Sheffield) and Dr Jane Wildgoose (founder of the Jane Wildgoose Memorial Museum)
SELECTED GROUP SHOWS (current and recent only)
CURRENT Arcadia for All? Rethinking Landscape Painting Now, Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery, University of Leeds
Charlie Smith London at Gramercy Park studios
PostNatures, Heavy water Collective, Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield
Entwined, Plants in Contemporary Painting, 2021 Visual Arts Centre, Scunthorpe
The Tyranny of Ambition , Highlanes Public Gallery, Drogheda, Ireland
Entwined, Plants in Painting, Huddersfield Art Gallery
Paint Edgy, Contemporary British Painting, Barton upon Humber
The Fool, Air Space Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent
Volta Basel, Charlie Smith Gallery, Basel
New Light Retrospective, Saul Hay Gallery, Manchester
Paradoxes Contemporary British Painting Society, Quay Arts, Newport, Isle of Wight
Aggregate, Freelands Foundation, London
New Light Prize Exhibition, Tullie House Museum, Carlisle
Silent Disco, Curated by Graham Crowley, Greystone Industries, Suffolk
Heavy Water, Site Gallery (Freelands Artist Programme Residency), Sheffield
New Light Prize Exhibition, The Biscuit Factory Gallery, Newcastle
The Lockdown Interviews Exhibition, ArtTopTen, Cello Factory, London
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
The two drawings are part of an ongoing series of drawings started in 2020 when working on a project on the Welbeck estate in Nottinghamshire. They are made with Indian ink and Manganese oxide. They speak of mythologies and magic hidden in the landscape and the structures we build in it.
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