JAN ENKELMANN: PAUSE https://jamconcert.org/pause-virtual/
As his lockdown allowed exercise, photographer Jan Enkelmann cycled through an already deserted London, taking his camera to document different parts of the city, capturing the usually buzzing landmarks and locations. From the amazing and deeply moving, almost post-apocalyptic, 90 photographs shot during the first coronavirus lockdown in the spring of 2020, Pause was born.
ANGELA C SMITH: STONE & WOOD SCULPTURES https://jamconcert.org/stone-wood-carvings-virtual/
Each image grows from looking at the shapes of things and the space around them and appreciating their beauty, vitality and poetic qualities. Angela carves the works by hand and her love of the natural materials she uses is especially important; which is clear to all who see her timeless work
SONIA MCDUFF: THE SOLSTICE SUNDIAL https://jamconcert.org/solstice-sundial-virtual/
Sonia McDuff’s aesthetic combines a love of nature with a fun and gentle activism; highlighting the beauty in our surrounding botanical world by way of ‘blueprint’ cyanotype photograms.
Discovered by Sonia during the first lockdown in the spring of 2020, the historical, Victorian ‘cyanotype’ practice gave back a photographic and creative voice to McDuff. To stop, pause and rest a moment whilst watching an alchemy of both the growth of a flower combined with the mutual creativity of a ‘slow’ photographic practice, results in a symbiotic process of wonder.
STEVE PILL: PRESENCE https://jamconcert.org/presence-virtual/
Presence is a new collection of photographs, shot in and around Romney Marsh since the beginning of the pandemic. As we emerged from a prolonged period deprived of human contact, the creative process became a search for signs of life – a fleeting figure, a still-warm seat, a flower growing amid the shingle stubble.
JULIAN WALKER: DARK HARBOUR https://jamconcert.org/dark-harbour-virtual/
Dark Harbour developed from a disappointment. Hesitating too long, Julian Walker failed to buy a print by William Black, entitled ‘Dark Harbour’. Working from memory, Julian set about trying to recreate the image, and to pursue it across a range of visual art media, printmaking in relief and intaglio, collage, drawing and sculpture. A pattern of motifs became established, together with a field of verbal imaginings and allusions.
These 5 exhibitions were on display throughout JAM on the Marsh this July. JAM on the Marsh is an annual multi-arts festival based on Kent’s Romney Marsh, working with leading lights in the fields of music, theatre, visual art, photography, poetry and education. From this live year’s festival, JAM has released JAM on the Marsh: VIRTUAL for people across the UK and worldwide to enjoy. In 2020, over 17,000 people went online to enjoy our free events. Please go www.jamconcert.org for more info about JAM.