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 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, with Shrewbury Museum and Art Gallery, from August 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)
AIR Member from 2008
Member of the Shropshire Visual Arts Network - 2012 - 2014
Bank Street Art - 2015
I am also a Tutora Tutor
'Inspired By Newman Brothers, Coffin Works, Birmingham Conservation Trust, 2013
Hall Court, Telford, South Staffordshire and Shropshire NHS, 2017
© Jamila Walker (All images)
Ellesmere Snowglobe, 2017