Jenny Timmer © 2019

       I live and work in London, but my art is influenced by my early life and formative years on remote and undeveloped farms and 3 years more recently in southern Africa.

       I work in series and installations. My work is strongly influenced by a spirit of the unscientific mind to produce an impression of an anthropological collection. I want to represent the essence of human spirit, the evolution of humans over millions of years and how our common neurology manifests in language, identity and culture to make meaning from chaos.

       At Teacher’s College in Zimbabwe I majored in Art; I did an Art History degree at Birkbeck College, London and a Master’s in Applied Linguistics at the University of Aston and have been doing art classes half my life.  Not until 5 years ago did I decide to develop my art seriously and spent 3 years at the Mary Ward Centre, updating my skills and perceptions, and completed a MFA at UAL in 2018.

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Education

2016 - 2018:  Master of Fine Art, Wimbledon College of Arts

2014 - 2015 & 2015 – 2016:  Advanced Practice in Art and Design, Mary Ward Centre

2014 - 2015:  Foundation in Art and Design, Mary Ward Centre

2013 - 2014:  Pre-foundation in Art and Design, Mary Ward Centre

1992 - 1993:  MSc Applied Linguistics and Teaching English, Aston University

1983  Study Grant to Italy

1979 - 1983:  BA (Hons), History of Art, Birkbeck College, University of London.

Major in English Medieval Sculpture.

1966 - 1969:  Certificate in Education, The Teachers’ College, Rhodesia/Zimbabwe.

Major in Art specializing in Jewellery and Metalwork.

Complementary Education

1983 - 1985:  The Cass Institute, Life drawing.

1985 - 1987:  The City Lit, Life drawing and painting from the imagination.

1987 - 2013:  Mary Ward Centre, various classes including painting, drawing, jewellery making, stitch-craft, sculpture, printing.

EXHIBITIONS 

Solo exhibitions

2018:  Cast Bronzes, The Library, Wimbledon College of Arts

2017:  Mes Pensées, OMNI Institute, Denver, Col, USA

2017:  Animal Vegetable Mineral, Library, Wimbledon College of Art

2017:  Series Vegetables 4/4, Raw Chocolate Shop, Crystal Palace

2016:  Conflict, Five locations in Crystal Palace Triangle

2016:  Pop-up Exhibition, Kings Cross

 

Group exhibitions

2019:  'Speculative Fiction', Candid Arts Trust, London

2019:  fubar, The Crypt Gallery, Euston Road

2019:  Ex Libris, The Ideas Store, Canary Wharf

2019: Shhh!   Bentalls, Kingston-upon-Thames

2019:  CABINET, Espacio Gallery, Bethnal Green 

2018:  Being Human, Espacio Gallery, Bethnal Green

2018:  Survivors, Filia conference, Birmingham

2018:  MFA Final Exhibition, Wimbledon College of Arts, London

2018:  Symbiosis, Espacio Gallery, London

2018:  Netflix and Chill, Flying Dutchman Gallery, East Dulwich

2017:  One That Holds Everything, The Crypt Gallery, Euston Road

2017:  Impasse, The Back Room, Peckham

2017:  The Sentinal, The Brain Trust, Oxo Gallery, Southbank   

2017:  Life in a Shoebox, The Back Room, Peckham

2017:  17m2, UAL SUArts, Central Saint Martins

2016:  Aurora, The Brain Trust, Oxo Gallery

2016:  PEEP, Espacio Gallery, Bethnal Green

2015:  Nine Artists, 5th Base Gallery, London Bridge

2015:  Foundation in Art and Design Final Show, Mary Ward Centre

2014:  Pre-Foundation Final Show, Mary Ward Centre

1990:  2016: Mary Ward Centre, group exhibitions in the Café and Staircase

1969:  The Teachers’ College Final Exhibition, Rhodesia/Zimbabwe

1967:  The Teachers’ College Craft Exhibition Year 1, Rhodesia/Zimbabwe

CURATING

2019: CABINET, Espacio Gallery, Bethnal Green

2017: 17m2, UAL SUArts

2017:  IMPASSE,The Back Room, London

AWARDS

2017: Flow Sustainability Art Award (shortlisted)

1983: Birkbeck University Study Travel Award (Rome, Italy)

TEACHING  

2011 – 2012:  Craft club, Grahamstown, South Africa

1998 – 2008:  Therapy play room, School Project Manager and Volunteer, The Place2Be

1970 – 1971:  Primary School Teacher, Fort Victoria Junior School, Rhodesia Zimbabwe

                      Art club coordinator

1994 – 1996:  English for Specific Purposes, Christie's Education

1984 – 1986:  Lecturer, Inchbald School of Design

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