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Is He on the Line...?

Jez is making a new live performance working with Icelandic composer Ingibjörg Yr Skarphéthinsdóttir. The work is based on research and interviews undertaken as part of Jez's Icelandic residency visits, and is scored for four male voices & overhead projectors. The piece will premiere at Heads Up Festival in Hull in March.

OHP visuals

NATUR - North Atlantic Tales

Jez has been invited by Einkofi Productions, Iceland to undertake a residency in Reykjavik, to examine how cultural heritage has left out queer culture and stories. NATUR is a project which connects the cultural heritage and creativity of the North Atlantic and North Sea. During his residency in Iceland, Jez will be undertaking a number of open participatory sessions, including showing work and giving a talk and workshop at the National Gallery of Iceland. NATUR is produced by Curated Place in the UK and Einkofi Productions in Iceland, and is supported by the UK Embassy in Iceland. The first part of the residency took place in August 2018, with a follow-up visit in February 2019.

Jez showed his work Wolfenden (2016) at the National Gallery of Iceland in August 2018

NATUR is funded as part of the European Year of Cultural Heritage

Print - A Catalyst for Social Change

Jez has been invited, by Senior Curator Kat Au, to co-curate this exhibition at Bury Art Museum the exhibition will feature work from Bury's permanent collection, contemporary printmakers and private collections. The exhibition will include a diverse exhibition and participation programme. Print - A Catalyst for Social Change 9th February - 27th April. The exhibition is supported by Arts Council England and Superbia.

Art B&B, Blackpool

Jez has been commissioned to create a room for Art B&B a pioneering platform for experiencing contemporary art within a traditional Blackpool B&B reimagined for the 21st Century. Jez will be looking at Blackpool's queer heritage to inform his work on the project. Further details to follow.