in partnership with Hundred Years Gallery
10:00 to 19:00 Friday + Saturday
12:00 to 18:00 Sunday
GreatArt will be welcoming Jo Fisher Roberts to the front of house area for a weekend residency.
“I will be using the residency to explore the relationships between text and image, private diary and public book. My work focuses of natural history and folklore looking at how these remain part of our lives in the modern City. I will spend the weekend drawing, printing, writing and creating collages, responding to stories. I hope to collect anecdotes and folk tales from passing members of the public to weave into my work. My final piece will take the form of an art book, though this may well not look like a normal book.”
Jo Fisher Roberts is a visual artists whose work has taken many forms. Currently she is interested in books as art, the combination of story and image and how this can be experimented with through collaboration and interactive art pieces. Her work also looks at memory, both private and collective, and our relationship to the ‘natural’ world.
Jo trained at the Slade School of Fine Art and has worked as an artist/illustrator since 2000, she also teaches botanical and natural history illustration. She has been involved in various collaborative projects including Fig 2 at the ICA in collaboration with musician Mark Pilkington, a residency in Berlin with ACAVA, and a series of Public Thames Walks funded by the Arts Council from 2006 to 2010 in collaboration with Cos Chapman. She also runs the Library of Obscure Wonders which holds regular talks and art events.Learn more at www.obscurewonders.com
This residency has been organised in partnership with Hundred Years Gallery which is only a short walk from GreatArt at 13 Pearson Street, E2 8JD