Name

Joanna Sperryn-Jones

About

I completed my PhD; ‘Breaking as making: In what ways can making sculpture contribute to understanding perceptions and experiences of breaking?’ in 2013 registered between Norwich University College of the Arts and University of the Arts London.

I have over 15 years experience of teaching in Further, Higher, Adult education and in prisons and hold a PCGE in post-compulsory education. I am currently Lecturer in Sculpture for the BA (Hons) Fine Art and MA Fine Art at York St John University.

Exhibitions:
2015 Focal Point Unit 24, next to Tate Modern, London
2014 ‘Expansion of Colours’ Unit 24, next to Tate Modern, London.
2013 ‘You breaking me, me breaking you’ Ulsteinvik, Norway.
2013 ‘Timberlina & LAX’ Latitude Festival, Suffolk.

2013 ‘Networking Made Visible – A Tightrope Act’
Black Maria, Granary Building, King’s Cross, London.
http://www.thelondonartexchange.co.uk
http://www.facebook.com/TheLondonArtExchange
http://joannasperrynjones.carbonmade.com/projects/4693364#1

2013 ‘Crossing the line’ at Multispace of Culture and Creation of Syros, Greece.
http://www.polichoros-syros.com/pt/exhibitions/crossing-the-line

2012 ‘Game On’, WestWerk Gallery, Hamburg
www.gameonart.co.uk www.westwerk.org
2011 ‘Covering and Exposing’, University of the Creative Arts
2011 ‘Four Corners of the Earth’, Rickshaw House Gallery, London
http://www.rickshawhousegallery.com/exhibitions.php
2011 ‘Documenting Research’, Norwich University College of the Arts
2011 ‘Making & Unmaking text’, Centre for Creative Collaboration, London
2010 ‘Thinking Practice’, Norwich University College of the Arts
2009 ‘The Art of Research’, University of A&D Helsinki
2007 ‘Climate of Change’, London Art, Union St
2007 ‘Breaking’, ACAVA, Wimbledon
2004 ‘Permanent display’, HMP Reading
2003 ‘Lloyds Art Group’, Lloyds, London
2002 ‘Open’, Under Glass, Colorado, USA
2002 ‘AnOther Thought’, Hans Price Gallery, Weston-Super-Mare
2001 ‘Building’, Stroud House Gallery, Gloucestershire
2000 ‘Presence’, Winchester Gallery, Hampshire
2000 ‘5&1’, Hampshire Sculpture Trust, Winchester
1999 ‘Everything including the Kitchen Sink’, Wimbledon, London
1998 ‘Under Construction’, Loughborough University
1997 Permanent display, The Learning Shop, Norwich
1997 ‘Ripe’, Norwich School of Art & Design
1995 ‘Summer Exhibition’, Wingfield College, Suffolk
1995 ‘Exchange’, Karlsruhe Art Academy, Germany
1994 ‘Norwich Contemporaries’, Norwich Gallery, Norfolk

As part of a team:
2002 First place: International Snow-Sculpting Championships in Ontario, Canada
2002 Breckenridge International Snow-Sculpting Competition

Competitions:
October 2012 Finalist for Sculpture Shock
http://sculptureshock.rbs.org.uk/finalists
http://www.trebuchet-magazine.com/hanging-offence-ruth-garde/

Publications:
2015 ‘Cutting up conference papers: audience participation in breaking as making’. In McGuirk, Tom & Fentz, Christine (eds.) Artistic Research: Strategies for Embodiment, Denmark: Nordic Summer University Press.

2015 Graphic design for the above book: McGuirk, Tom & Fentz, Christine (eds.) Artistic Research: Strategies for Embodiment, Denmark: Nordic Summer University Press.

2013 ‘Breaking as making: A methodology for visual work reflected in writing’. In Walden, Jenny (ed.) Art and Destruction, Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Press.
http://www.c-s-p.org/flyers/Art-and-Destruction1-4438-4900-6.htm

November 2012 ‘Reflecting Visual approaches in the Verbal’ In: Maarit Makela and Tim O’Riley(Ed) ‘The Art of Research II’ Helsinki: Aalto University School of Art and Design.
https://www.taik.fi/kirjakauppa/product_info.php?cPath=11&products_id=263

December 2012 Flunker, Sabine (ed.) ‘Game On’ exhibition catalogue. Includes my artwork ‘Hanging by a thread’ and my writing on Olivier Garbay.

2009 Ebook available on line: ‘Reflecting Visual Approaches in the Verbal: Can Two Complimentary Creative Practices Meet Requirements for a PhD?’
http://tm.uiah.fi/tutpor/AOR2009/Sperryn-Jones_paper.pdf

Conference Papers:

Jul 2015 ‘Experimental sensing, sharing and shaping the everyday’ with Mie Lotus Lykke (Denmark) for ‘Crossing Context: interventions through artistic research' in the 6/6 study circle of the Nordic Summer University in Lithuania.

Jul 2015 ‘In-between conversations’ with Joanna Neil for ‘Crossing Context: interventions through artistic research' in the 6/6 study circle of the Nordic Summer University in Lithuania.

Mar 2015 ‘Knitting home and road’ with Christine Fentz (Denmark), Dr. Mi You (China), Sidsel Pape (Norway), Mie Lotus Lykke (Denmark) for ‘Crossing Context: interventions through artistic research' in the 5/6 study circle of the Nordic Summer University in Tallinn, Estonia.

Jul 2014 ‘Do not make mistakes’ with Larissa Lily for ‘Crossing Context: interventions through artistic research' in the 4/6 study circle of the Nordic Summer University in Iceland.

Aug 2013 ‘You breaking me, me breaking you…’ for ‘Crossing Context: interventions through artistic research' in the 2/6 study circle/conference of the Nordic Summer University at Ulsteinvik, Norway.

February 2013 ‘The thinking body as fertile ground' joint with Dr. Lucy Lyons, Dr Carsten Friberg & Larissa Lily for ‘Crossing Context: interventions through artistic research' in the 1/6 study circle/conference of the Nordic Summer University at Reykjavík, Iceland.

July 2012 ‘The performativity of experience’ joint with Dr. Lucy Lyons for ‘Artistic Research – Strategies for Embodiment’ in the 6/6 study circle/conference of the Nordic Summer University at Brandbjerg Højskole, Denmark.

Apr 2012 ‘Look Again… Exploring Medical Objects Through Art’ a workshop and a round table discussion with Lucy Lyons and Mette Bersang at the Medical Museion, Copenhagen
http://www.museion.ku.dk/whats-on/events/look-again-exploring-medical-objects-through-art/photos/

Mar 2012 ‘Breaking as making: A methodology for visual work reflected in writing’ for AAH (Association of Art Historians), The Open University, Milton Keynes.

Feb 2012 ‘What is the purpose of writing as an artist?’ for ‘Artistic Research – Strategies for Embodiment’ in the 5/6 study circle/conference of the Nordic Summer University, Helsinki.

Nov 2011 ‘Breaking as making: a methodology for visual work reflected in writing’ for SECAC 2011, Georgia, USA
http://www.secollegeart.org/annual-conference.html
My Paper:
https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B6uYcKO-83bdYzU3NjhkNmYtNmYzMi00MDA4LTliMDEtNWM3ZDI2MTYxNjhm

Nov 2011 ‘Breaking as Making: Form following content in art and writing’ for ‘The Edge of Our Thinking: Research in Art and Design’, Royal College of Art, London

Aug 2011 ‘Breaking For Tea: Group participation in knowledge generation from tea breaks to wikis’ for ‘Artistic Research – Strategies for Embodiment’ in the 4/6 study circle/conference of the Nordic Summer University at Falsterbo, Sweden
http://www.nsuweb.net/wb/studiekretsar/index.php?action=fullnews&id=420

Jun 2011 ‘Breaking as making: ontology of the fragment from broken body to
breaking art’ for ‘Covering and Exposing: Manipulation and Fragmentation of the Body’ conference at University of the Creative Arts, Epsom

Jun 2011 ‘Breaking as Making: Form following content in art and writing’ for the 2nd Annual International Conference on Visual and Performing Arts, ATINER, Athens, Greece

Feb 2011 ‘Breaking as making: Leaping into the void between content and form’ for ‘Artistic Research – Strategies for Embodiment’ in the 3/6 study circle/conference of the Nordic Summer University at Aarhus, Denmark

Jan 2011 ‘Breaking as making: two methodologies in continual tension’ for the conference/event ‘Beyond Text: Making and Unmaking Text Across Performance Practices and Theories’. Royal Holloway, London. Archive to be created soon: http://textmaking.blogspot.com/p/about.html
http://textmaking.blogspot.com/2011/06/joanna-sperryn-jones.html

Nov 2009 ‘Reflecting Visual Approaches in the Verbal: Can Two Complimentary Creative Practices Meet Requirements for a PhD?’ for the conference ‘The Art of Research’ University of Art & Design Helsinki.
Paper published online http://tm.uiah.fi/tutpor/AOR2009/Sperryn-Jones_paper.pdf

July 2009 ‘Making/Breaking Gendered Responses to Fragile Spaces’ for the conference ‘The Consideration of Space in Creative Practice’ at Wolverhampton University

Nov 2008 ‘Experiences and Perceptions of Breaking and Fragility’ at the Guild HE Research Symposium at York St John’s University.

Specialties

  • Sculpture
  • artistic research
  • breaking things!

Skills

  • breaking things
  • casting
  • bronze casting
  • stone carving
  • sculpture
  • artistic research
  • artists' writing

Location

Lancashire, UK