Visual Artist Jamila Walker

 

 

Midlands based Artist, Jamila Walker's practice uses found objects and demonstrates a fascination with minutiae of the everyday. Implied self determined narratives, wit and humour suggest her ambivalent feelings toward her chosen subjects.

 

Jamila creates candid work, from a vibrant palette of ideas, using various textures and colour. Digital manipulation and mixed media enable her to construct visual worlds and characters. Jamila's use of photography is an opportunity to challenge the classic theory that "the camera never lies", for Jamila "the camera always lies".

 

As an image maker Jamila creates bodies of work which raise questions about my role in the world, as an Artist, woman, etc. Jamilas passion lies with narrative and visual communication, she finds it a more natural way to engage with the world, through Art.

 

In addition to being an Exhibiting Artist, Jamila has been invited to give artist talks, at various galleries. Jamila also is involved in Community Arts, Commissions & Heritage Projects.

 

 

Diversity project work, with Shrewbury Museum and Art Gallery,

from August 2017 - March 2018

Sourcing and commissioning a maker for a collaborative project. Designing marketing.

Distributing marketing, inc social media. Administration.Designing resources.

Devising, running and evaluating participatory art sessions

Creating and curating new art pieces. Creating products for outreach museum collection work, for local community groups to access, in order to inspire self determined, group centred activities. Setting up museum events. Working with local agencies.

Hosting pilot sessions to assess how resources that I've created could work and amend accordingly.

 

Jamila set up the Shrewsbury Sketchbook and Journal library, through Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery with Shropshire Library service - from Jan 2017

 

Residencies

Digital Artist, Professional Placement,

Hallam St, Mental Health Hospital, Sandwell                          Feb - March 2013

Dudley, Five Ways to Wellbeing:

Schools Arts Residencies x 3

Creative Health CIC                                                                 Feb - April 2014

Part of the Creative Health, This Way Up project                    2016 - 2017

Education

Enter Arts Course                                                                         (2010)

Various RAW courses                                                                  (2007 - 2010)

Fine Art Photography, BA (Hons) University of Derby                 (2004)

BTEC in Art and Design,                                                              (2001)

GNVQ in Drawing & Mark Making,                                               (2001)

Memberships

Axis member, from Nov 2017

AIR Member from 2008 - 2017

Member of the Shropshire Visual Arts Network - 2012 - 2014

Founding member of Vintage Inspired Craft Collective Hey Doll! and Elixir Arts

I am also a Tutora Tutor

Visual Art Collective; Here Here

Hive Media Centre, Shrewsbury, Trustee, from Feb 2018

Human Library Book, from Jan 2018

Competitions

'Inspired By Newman Brothers, Coffin Works, Birmingham Conservation Trust, 2013

Community Art Commission

Hall Court, Telford, South Staffordshire and Shropshire NHS, June 2017 - March 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

© Jamila Walker (All images)

 

Home

Robot. 2017

Queen Mavis, 2014

 

Ellesmere Snowglobe, 2017

 

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