Positive Images Festival have commissioned 10 local, emerging artists to create a piece of work for the Positive Images and Words exhibition. Taking place in The Litten Tree Building from Saturday 26th March until Friday 8th April, the exhibition will celebrate the theme of eco-friendliness, with many of the pieces being created using recycled materials.
This is a great space upstairs at the Litten Tree in Coventry city centre and we will have the large space on the 2nd floor.
The 10 commissioned pieces will be displayed alongside work created in workshops with community members. The workshops have been taking place every other Tuesday afternoon at Finham Library, Coventry, with Kate Hills and Emilie Lauren Jones.
This project has been funded and supported by Coventry City Council and Positive Images Festival.
Meet The Artists
Jazmine Isha recently graduated from Art College and has thrown herself in the deep end by starting her own photography business. Every element of art is super exciting to Jazmine and she’s had the privilege of working alongside lots of artists and creatives in community workshops in and around Coventry. She loves playing with colours and styles in different media, so a lot of her work is very busy and reflects her passion for all aspects of art.
Jazmine’s portfolio can be viewed here: J I Photography (mypixieset.com)
Her Photography Portfolio is: www.jazmineisha.co.uk @JazmineIshaPhotography @JazmineIsha
Multidisciplinary artist Sherrie Edgar creates digital films, installations, photography and audio exploring loneliness, social politics of isolation, feminism, youth culture and mixed heritage. Understanding lived experiences, feelings and environments through research Sherrie produces evocative artworks by recording the voices of the unheard, volunteering and committing to fulfilled outcomes, such as ‘Imagine Equality, Create Change’ a recent series of works for Coventry Creates 2021. Examples of imagining how the arts can seek to improve human conditions and raise awareness of social unjust and climate change she has participated in many UK City of Culture projects including Walking Forest, Radford Bubbles and Creative Europe Programme sharing collaboratively and providing original performances. https://sherrieedgar.com/ @TweetSherrie https://www.facebook.com/SEVisualArt @sherriegram
Sue Francis has always loved creating things, drawing, cake decorating and paper craft. A few years ago, she began volunteering at Earlsdon Primary school. She was asked to help make a wreath for Remembrance Day but didn't really have money to make it, so she had to think out of the box. She used an old wheel and asked the children to make flowers out recycling. It turned out beautifully! Since then, she has made a gold wreath for ‘Go Gold’, a massive Xmas wreath, nutcrackers and a poppy display. All of these were made at the school, using minimal new items and a lot of donations from pupils, parents and the community. @EarlsdonPrimary
Janet Tryner is a multidisciplinary conceptual artist based in Coventry who is interested in ground level environments and species entanglements within human designed environments. She explores the ground around the places her work will be exhibited and makes art inspired by what she finds. @anatomyofasmile
SK Bansal is a Coventry UK based contemporary mixed media artist. The 3D honeycomb pattern gives a continuity and connectivity to her work. In spite of mixing into each other all the bright contrast colours keep their distinct identity. It represents that every single person deserves a special place on this earth. Her subject floats from one to another; sometimes it’s about cultural diversity or global warming and a very next time it could be about mindfulness or about a lazy hot day. She starts her work with random thoughts and gets a surprising result at the end. http://www.skb.contemporaryart.com @b.contemporaryartsk
As a child, Olugbemi Moronfolu struggled with her speech, especially pronouncing, and she started drawing to try and express herself. Olu enjoys drawing trees, bodies of water and people. https://outsidein.org.uk/galleries/gbemi/ @bobandtrevorart
Lisa Franklin is an artist and producer based in Coventry. Lisa’s practice explores the natural world, the language of growing, connection and the everyday ordinary and she often works with living materials. Lisa has been long interested in sustainability, food growing and food sovereignty. She is particularly interested in working with site specific, immersive, multi-sensory and interactive experiences and in connecting people through creativity and nature. https://lisafranklinmakes.com/ @lisfranklina
Morgan Jones is a non-binary artist from Rugby who has lived in a few areas of the Midlands and has been drawn to art from a very early age. They studied Art and Design in Royal Leamington Spa and Photography at Middlesex University. They are inspired by religious iconography and nature, they work using a range of mediums and styles depending on the artwork at the time. They have a great passion for public libraries, mental health awareness and saving the Earth. @OpusMacabre