Approved: 26.03.2012

Jason Wilsher-Mills

Artist, Project manager, Event organiser, Arts development worker, Community worker

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Approved: 26.03.2012

In my work I try to address the issues that my disability presents to me, the pain, the medication and the fact that I have to use external 'interventions' in order for my body to work, such as the wheelchair, the drugs and other body adaptations.
I also use the paintings as a way of describing to my family how my health and disability is affecting me. My sister has been known to check my latest work

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  • Location: Sleaford, East
  • Activities: Primary education, Residencies, Workshops, Learning programmes, Arts in health, Community arts, Community consultation, Public art, Visual arts consultancy, Project management
  • Categories: Education project, Digital, Drawing, Installation, Public Art
  • Tags: Community Artist, Digital Artist, Disabled Artist, IPad painter, Painter, Digital Installations, Artist Collaborator
 

Biography

In my work I try to address the issues that my disability presents to me, the pain, the medication and the fact that I have to use external 'interventions' in order for my body to work, such as the wheelchair, the drugs and other body adaptations. I also use the paintings as a way of describing to my family how my health and disability is affecting me. My sister has been known to check my latest work on Flickr in order to ascertain whether or not it is worth ringing me, as she can tell my state of health from my daily painting. Through this process other aspects of 'my story' are unlocked and new biographies are created. I produce my work using an iPad and I then print them out, using the Giclée printing method. But I perceive the images created to follow the tradition of painting. The iPad is wonderful as it affords me the opportunity to work on a small scale, but then have the images printed at whatever size I decide as being most suitable. I have been funded by the Arts Council England for a project at the National Centre for Craft & Design, where I will be exhibiting my work for three months and delivering iPad art workshops, whilst mentoring young artists and students.

CV & Education

Solo exhibitions 2012 - WAKEFIELD WILDCATS COMMUNITY TRUST - ARTIST IN RESIDENCE EXHIBTION, THE ART HOUSE , WAKEFIELD 2011 - Art Wave Festival, Lewes, The Hive, Lewes, Brighton 2011 - Wakefield Art Walk, The Art House, Wakefield, West Yorkshire Group exhibitions 2012 - Cork Street Gallery Open 2012, Cork Street Gallery , Cork Street, London 2012 - Culture Cloud Competition - Finalists Show, New Art Exchange/Artfinder, Nottingham 2012 - Nominet Trust Street Gallery, Wecomminc8, Brighton (and then touring) 2012 - Shape Arts Open Exhibition 2012, Portobello Gallery, London 2011 - Cork Street Gallery Exhibition, Cork Street Gallery, London 2011 - I Love Leeds Festival , Nu Cafe, Armley, Leeds 2011 - In Vitro Gallery Show, In Vitro Gallery, Lincoln 2011 - Sketchbook Pro Autodesk’s Gallery at One Market opening in San Francisco, Autodesks Gallery, San Francisco, San Francisco, USA 2004 - Boston College Staff Exhibition, Horncastle College, Horncastle, Lincolnshire 1996 - Wakefield Arts Mill Annual Show, Rutland Studio, Wakefield 1995 - Wakefield College Art Tutors, Wakefield College Gallery, Wakefield 1994 - Trio, Wakefield College Gallery, Wakefield College Gallery 1990 - Young Contemporaries, Cardiff - Fine Art Year 2 show, Wakefield College Degree shows 1992 - Cardiff Fine Art Degree Show, Cardiff Institute of HE 1991 - Cardiff Fine Art Year 2 Exhibition, Chapter Arts Venue, Cardiff Curated projects 2012 - NCCD Exhibition, National Centre for Craft & Design, Sleaford, Lincolnshire 2011 - Online Gallery, Ae Editions Gallery, Nantes, France Artist talks 2011 - Artist Talk, The Hive, Lewes, The Hive, Lewes 2011 - Pecha Kucha - WTWRLFC Artist in Residency Talk, Hepworth Gallery, Hepworth Gallery - Wakefield 2011 - Talk about my work, Wakefield College - Foundation Students, Wakefield College Workshops 2012 - National Centre for Craft & Design - 'What if...' iPad Workshops, NCCD, Sleaford & Schools colleges in Lincolnshire 2011 - Ipad Art Workshop, Wakefield Trinity Wildcats RLFC - Wakefield Carers AGM, WTWRLFC Belle Vue Ground Residencies 2012 - Wakefield Trinity Artist in Residence, Wakefield Trinity Wildcats RLFC - West Yorkshire, Wakefield Competitions, prizes and awards 2012 - Culture Cloud Competition - Finalists Show, New Art Exchange/Artfinder, Nottingham 2011 - Your Art Image Consulting & Coaching Prizes, Cork Street Gallery Open Exhibition 2011, London