Visual Artist Jamila Walker





Midlands based Artist, Jamila Walker's practice uses found objects and demonstrates a fascination with minutiae of the everyday. Implied self determined narratives, wit and humour suggest her ambivalent feelings toward her chosen subjects.


Jamila creates candid work, from a vibrant palette of ideas, using various textures and colour. Digital manipulation and mixed media including digital illustration, enable her to construct visual worlds and characters. Jamila's use of photography is an opportunity to challenge the classic theory that "the camera never lies", for Jamila

"the camera always lies".


As an image maker Jamila creates bodies of work which raise questions about my role in the world, as an Artist, woman, etc. Jamilas passion lies with narrative and visual communication, she finds it a more natural way to engage with the world, through Art.


In addition to being an Exhibiting Artist, Jamila has been invited to give artist talks, at various galleries. Jamila also is involved in Community Arts, Commissions 

& Heritage Projects.




Jamila set up the Shrewsbury Sketchbook and Journal library, through Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery with Shropshire Library service - from Jan 2017



Digital Artist, Professional Placement,

Hallam St, Mental Health Hospital, Sandwell                          Feb - March 2013

Dudley, Five Ways to Wellbeing:

Schools Arts Residencies x3 Creative Health CIC                  Feb - April 2014

Part of the Creative Health, This Way Up project                    2016 - 2017



Enter Arts Course                                                                         (2010)

Various RAW courses                                                                  (2007 - 2010)

Fine Art Photography, BA (Hons) University of Derby                 (2004)

BTEC in Art and Design,                                                              (2001)

GNVQ in Drawing & Mark Making,                                               (2001)



Axis member, from Nov 2017

AIR Member from 2008 - 2017

Member of the Shropshire Visual Arts Network - 2012 - 2014

Founding member of Collectives Hey Doll! and Elixir Arts

Hive Media Centre, Shrewsbury, Trustee, from Feb 2018



'Inspired By Newman Brothers, Coffin Works, Birmingham Conservation Trust, 2013


Community Art Commission

Hall Court, Telford, South Staffordshire and Shropshire NHS, June 2017 - March 2018












© Jamila Walker (All images)


Hair doing, 2018

Queen Mavis, 2014


Ellesmere Snowglobe, 2017


twitter-bird-white-on-blue Jamila Walker Logo 2014 72 dpi Queen Gran 72 dpi Ellesmere building Snow Globe 300 dpi Instagram-v051916 Hair doing - Artist Jamila walker facebook_logo 72 dpi Windrush All sides 1 Jamila 72 dpi Hula hooping 1 Jamila and colour