Advent Artists: Jennifer Newbury

Every day during Advent 2015 we’ll feature a different South West artist. We’ve framed, printed or exhibited the artists featured in Advent Artists.

3rd December: Jennifer Newbury

Jennifer Newbury’s visual art has been exhibited in various galleries across the South, including O3 Gallery in Oxford, Black Swan Arts in Frome, Pound Arts Centre Corsham, at RUH Bath, 44AD, in London and Dorset. In 2015 she won a bursary from SAW which led to a residency at Dove Studios in Butleigh. The resulting work is currently showing at Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton.

Walking is central to my practice. When I walk I imagine worlds beyond our own – I’m particularly interested in the notion of parallel dimensions, worlds that overlap with our own and sometimes bleed into our own. Thresholds and portals fascinate me. I digitally manipulate photographs taken on walks, pushing elements of the image beyond what the eye perceives.

Jennifer Newbury

Jennifer is also a practising writer, and has just graduated from Bath Spa’s Writing for Young People MA. Her written work tends to explore liminality, the transitions between two states – particularly the liminal journey from childhood to adulthood. She often writes under the name J Bell.  Jennifer tends to combine her visual and written practice, and is interested in text art. She has worked collaboratively with other artists, such as Sae Murai and Emily Furnell.

Jennifer Newbury Porthleven Prize
Porthleven Prize 2014

Jennifer Newbury

Flatland at O3 Gallery, Oxford

Jennifer Newbury

Jennifer Newbury and Sae Murai
Collaborative piece with Sae Murai

Dove Studios Butleigh

Jennifer’s infographic at Dove Studios, Butleigh, supported by SAW

emily furnell and jenny newbury
Collaborative piece with Emily Furnell

Jennifer Newbury


Find out more on Jennifer’s website, follow her on twitter  and tumblr

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