Jillian Harvey LSDC


About Jillian
Artist/Printmaker living in Hampshire. Graduated from Chichester University with a First Class Hons Degree in Fine Art, majoring in printmaking. Jillian's practice is influenced by the Far East where she worked in a previous incarnation. Her passion is screen printing in small editions where the white paper is integral to the overall composition. Colour and pattern are also integral to that journey. The trilogy of nature, architecture and pattern are themes that appear constantly in her work, as are details that she likes to abstract within the image.
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Jillian Harvey approaches her screen printing as an observation of place; inspired by her travels and translated through a process where white space becomes increasingly important. That white space is a metaphor for her own detachment when travelling, as the majority of her images and sketches are made in solitude. The Far East influences her work and that aesthetic runs throughout and is best described by the Japanese word “Ma” (間); a pause, an area between two structural parts.

The pause is meditative and integral to Jillian's process and wellbeing, giving her time to breathe physically and metaphorically as she looks at her surroundings and takes in the architecture and elements around. The elements and buildings pique her interest and inform the development of ideas, colour, form and presentation: she draws them all together into the finished piece from the pictures in her mind, sketches and photos.

As important as the breathing space is the celebration of colour and pattern within the finished print and each palette is chosen as a reflection of the season. With up to 15 individual layers, the transparent and opaque inks often form new shapes and create new colours; this exploration is never-ending and in itself is a path on which to travel.

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  • March 2023 Exhibiting Artist Herbert Headley, Gallery & Life Style, Petersfield
  • November 2022 Making Space Organisation, Havant
  • Make Merry Curated Creatives Craft & Art Fair
  • March 2022 The Great Pot & Print Fair
  • September - October 2021 Group Exhibition Resilience & Renewal, The Japanese Paper Place, Toronto, Canada
  • October 2019 Group Exhibition Streatham Arts Festival, London
  • September 2019 Group Exhibition Awagami International Miniature Print Exhibition, Yamakawa, Yoshinogawa City, Japan
  • June - August 2019 Group Exhibition “Semi Skimmed” University of Chichester
  • June 2019 Accepted Artist/Printmaker 33 Art Sale, Children On the Edge Charity Auction, Petersfield
  • May 2019 Graduated University of Chichester BA (Hons) First in Fine Art
  • January 2019 Designed and built Studio
  • November 2018 part of the Design Collective Pop Up in Petersfield,
  • November 2018 Collaboration in Screen Print with MA Student, University of Chichester
  • May 2018 Exhibited Foyer, Art One, University of Chichester
  • September 2017 Exhibited at the Haslemere Arts Society
  • September 2017 Volunteer setting up University of Chichester MA Degree Show
  • August 2017 Volunteer at the judging/packing stage of the National Open Art Exhibition 2017
  • June 2017 Exhibited under the SOAS Art Trail, Studio Tuesday, Haslemere, Surrey. Exhibited and sold work with my co-partner at Studio Tuesday
  • December 2016 Exhibited and sold work at Studio Tuesday, Haslemere, Surrey. Running alongside other artists in the area
  • May 2015 Curator Group, Otter Gallery, University of Chichester. Curated the MA Summer Show for those graduates completing their MA
  • December 2014 Curator, Cowdray Park, Studio Tuesday Pop Up. Curated an exhibit for local artists
  • April 2013 Set up Studio Tuesday, collaborative art studio with fellow artist
  • 2013 - 2019 Batchelor of Arts Degree First (Hons) in Fine Art
  • 2012 - 2013 Foundation HND Art & Design, UCA Farnham, Surrey
  • 2011 - 2012 Foundation Diploma, West Dean College, West Sussex
  • 1995 - 2011 Director of Administration, Fine Art Auctioneers, Christies/Spink, London, Singapore, Hong Kong, Washington, Australia
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