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Venue 51

Jill Boualaxai


OPEN: 7+8 September

1 Vernon Cottages



Prior to becoming an artist, Jill was an archaeologist; now her work is about archaeological storytelling. Abandoned spaces, their histories and the objects discovered within; what remains and what has faded, testifying to permanence and impermanence.

Old maps, abandoned spaces, their histories and the archaeology of found objects discovered within them, is a consistent thread that weaves through her past and present projects. Archaeological treasure: old computer fragments, electrical components, mechanisms, found metal and glass, old boxes, architectural salvage, broken plastics and wood revealing traces of histories. What remains and what has faded, testifying to permanence and impermanence. Many of these objects are then incorporated into her work either as inspirational starting points, or as part of an end piece. They are often interwoven with drawn and printed elements, cast into replica forms or incorporated with sound, light and video to create immersive site-specific installations.



Biography:





Site Specific / installation work:
May 2018 - Ghost Lines, Hidden Door Festival 2018
September 2017 – ‘Re/covered Re/formed’, Edgelands Project,
Art Walk Porty
June 2017 – ‘Fossil’, Hidden Door Festival
May 2016 - ‘E.R.R.R.’ (EJECT RELOAD REWIND REPLAY),
Hidden Door Festival
May 2015 – 'The Space in between’, Hidden Door Festival
April 2014 - 'Spadework' Vault 5, Hidden Door Festival

Selected Exhibitions:
Sept 2018 – Portobello Art Walk Art House
February 2016 – Stratigraphic, Gayfield Creative Spaces
September 2014 – Colony of Artists
June 2013 - Leith Late Festival- 'Composite Landscapes',
The Old Ambulance Depot


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opening times:
sat - 10am-6pm
sun - 11am-5pm

sat/sun 7th+8th sept