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.
Diversity project work, Shrewbury Museum & Art Gallery, August 2017 - March 2018
Sourcing and commissioning a maker for a collaborative project. Designing marketing.
Distributing marketing, inc social media. Administration.Designing resources.
Devising, running and evaluating participatory art sessions
Creating and curating new art pieces. Creating products for outreach museum collection work, for local community groups to access, in order to inspire self determined, group centred activities. Setting up museum events. Working with local agencies. Hosting pilot sessions to assess how resources that I've created could work and amend accordingly.
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 x 3
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
I am also a Tutora Tutor
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)
Ellesmere Snowglobe, 2017