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Exhibition of printmaker's work starts 7pm Woodbridge gallery, Moseley. Do feel free to come along and take a look, meet the artists.

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Jacqui Dodds


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Traces and places
My work revolves around memories of places and buildings I visit and then I retrace; relive images and feelings of these spaces. With these images and ideas I then create my own narrative and essence in painting and print, removing superfluous detail.
Sources of inspiration appear from heritage sites such as Wightwick Manor, Ditherington Flax Mill, and Venice; at other times it can be from reflections on glass buildings in the centre of Birmingham city centre, and elements of nature in the Welsh countryside.
Some spaces at first glance appear ‘abandoned’, however, on closer inspection they resonate with a quiet energy and a  sense of waiting to be rediscovered and spring into life again. Scratching beneath the surface reveals more – however, these are fragile environments – alter them too much and their equilibrium shifts. Often they are places that we pass every day and their presence becomes etched into our subconciousness.
Colour is important in the role of my work and choose a subdued palette and a reductive aesthetic,  however, occaisionally I will juxtapose these with resonating colours to alter the mood of the work. Further I have  an interest in printing onto such diverse materials such as: aluminium; Mylar; Japanese and Chinese paper; used on their own as hangings or incorporated into paintings.
At present my work is in exhibition in the Roman Gallery, Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery and in 2014 I was shortlisted for the neo:print Prize at the neo:gallery in Bolton which was selected by:
Gordon Cheung (Artist, Printmaker)
Paul Coldwell (Artist & Professor in Fine Art, University of the Arts London)
David Cleaton- Roberts (Co-Director Alan Cristea Gallery)
Eileen Cooper RA (Painter, Printmaker, Keeper of the Royal Academy)


Selected Exhibitions

2015       Salon 2015, The Waterhall, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
2015       Midlands Open, Tarpey Gallery, Castle Donington
2015       ‘The First Casualty of War is Truth’, Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery
2014 – 2015 ‘Cabinet of Curosity, touring exhibition with re:collect at: Powis Castle;                                                                             Shrewsbury    Museum;Wenlock Poetry Festival; Unitarian Church Shrewsbury; Wrexham Museum

2014-2015   ‘The Space Between’,  Roman Gallery,  Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery
2014        Shortlisted, Royal Academy Summer Show
2014        neo:print prize –  shortlisted, neo:gallery, Bolton
2014       ‘Surface’  Masham Gallery, North Yorkshire
2013       Midlands Open 2013, Tarpey Gallery, Castle Donington
2013       Nottingham Castle Open 2013
2013       Birmingham Printmakers: Thirty Years  of Printmaking, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
2013       Shrewsbury Open Studios
2013       BVA Group Show, Willow Gallery, Oswesty
2012-2013  Object Lessons – Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery
2012       Much Wenlock Open –  Edge Arts Centre, Much Wenlock
2012       Shrewsbury Open Studios
2012       Open Studios, Borderland Visual Arts, Oswestry
2012       Birmingham Printmakers at Birmingham & Midlands Institute
2011       Group exhibition, Blue Gallery, Shifnal
2011       ‘Material’ – Bear Steps Gallery, Shrewsbury
2011       Inside Out, Space Gallery, Ellesmere
2011       Open Studios, Borderland Visual Arts, Oswestry
2011,     Making Art History & Enter Arts, Art Project & Exhibition
                Wightwick Manor & Gardens, National Trust
2011       Ditherington Flax Mill, Shrewsbury, English Heritage
2011       The Way, Oswestry Heritage Centre
2011       Three Printmakers, Edge Arts Centre, Much Wenlock
2010       Birmingham Printmakers at Staff House Gallery, University of Birmingham
2010       3 @ 7,  Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury
2009       Inside Out Exhibition, Pandy Mill Gallery
2009       Inside Out Exhibition: ‘Time & Place’, Llanarmon DC
2009       ‘Memory of Place’  – Joint Exhibition , Gateway Gallery3, Shrewsbury
2008       ‘Memory, Space & Body’ – Gallery 103, Glyndŵr University
2008       Inside Out Exhibition, Llanarmon DC
2006       Shropshire Print Open, Gateway Gallery3, Shrewsbury