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After a degree in Theatre Design at Trent Polytechnic I worked for a number of years as a designer and maker for Notts County Youth Theatre and Arts Education programmes. Since then I’ve worked in the wider community art sector to creatively enhance local events, festivals and carnivals through celebratory lanterns, costumes, puppets, flags and banners.
I continue to work on participatory arts projects, facilitating groups and individuals to celebrate creatively whilst also developing my own artist’s practice.
JESS KEMP – STUDIO
I share a light and airy studio space with fellow artist Sarah Manton at the Curious Studios in Sneinton Market Avenues, Nottingham. It’s a very creative environment to work in being surrounded by many other exciting creative businesses and the eclectic ephemera we like to furnish our studio with!
JESS KEMP – WORK
I’m inspired by the colourful flamboyance and community spirit of carnival and parades, exploring how we express ourselves through fabric, colour and movement. I love using a multitude of materials and lights to create large scale costumes and puppets or taking a quiet moment to paint patterns from nature onto silk.
Open Studio: 29-31 May (BH), 10 to 5
- There are a variety of cafes nearby.
- Partial wheelchair access.
This little video shows the various stages involved in painting a silk banner and a few examples of large scale silk painted creations.