Jack Brown

Artist, Project manager, Event organiser, Gallery educator

I am a socially engaged artist working across a range of mediums and media.

I make work with other people, I work collaboratively with artists, teach, consult, co-curate and lead public realm projects. I make work that stretches and shrinks the gap between artists, audience, studio and artwork.

The artworks I make are often by-products or reactions to my socially engaged practice. They act as points of reference, articulations and are sometimes integral parts to a larger critical or organisational framework.I also work from a collection of ideas and notes. New projects work as catalyses for this collection; they provide context and occasionally an idea/artwork re-emerges and I find it can be made within or alongside a project or exhibition.

In either case, it's the social/public projects I work on that give weight to and legitimise the artworks I make. My work is about real things, it is influenced by collective situations I construct and is often an annotation of a moment, thought or detail within my working life.

I try not to have a particular style and a new piece of work tends to be in a new medium, this reflects an investigative approach to 'ways of making' as well as the way those 'made objects' interact with the world around them.

As my practice has become more socially engaged I'm interested in how I control/allow the collapse of boundaries between work, art-making, collaborative processes, employment and making things I want to make.

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Location London
Activities Primary education, Secondary education, Adult education, Practice-based research, Residencies, Workshops, Learning programmes, Community arts, Participatory projects, Public art, Private commissions, Gallery education, Studio practice
Artforms / type of project Consultancy, Curatorial project, Education project, Drawing, Film & Video, Installation, Mixed Media, Painting, Participatory, Public Art, Sculpture
Tags education, painting, sculpture, consultant, coordinator, artist,