An opportunity to hear and see the conceptual and practical image making processes of this Sussex artist – how history and place become ink and paper.
Emily’s playful, serious, and intelligent work also spans poetry and politics. Over the last 30 years she has collaborated with many poets to produce books and her work has been widely commissioned by campaigning organisations, including New Internationalist, The Land is Ours, the Women’s Environmental Network. Her investigative touring projects include: ‘Conscious Oil: Myth and Mind in the Age of Petroleum’ – images exploring the history of oil; ‘Drawing Paradise on the ‘Axis of Evil” – Britain’s relationship with Iran over the last century; ‘The World is My Country’ – a People’s History poster series celebrating the anti-war movements of the First World War. She teaches wood engraving at the Towner.
Emily Johns studied geography at Durham and immediately afterwards studied fine art at Goldsmiths because pictures seemed to be the right medium in which to think about the world and drawing was her documentary tool. The concerns of the geographer and the schematic and cartographic ways of thinking find their way into her images.
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