CV

Recent / upcoming exhibitions, projects & events

  • Thursday 4 April 2019 Papermaking at Heckfield Place with Hole & Corner
  • 2018 – 19 Terrain, a project set in the Surrey ANOB as part of Surrey Unearthed with Surrey Hills Arts
  • 15 – 18 July 2019 Papermaking with natural colours, West Dean
  • Last weekend in July 2019, short papermaking workshops with Hole & Corner at Port Eliot Festival
  • 9 – 15 September 2019 Past and Present Tense, The Crypt Gallery, London
  • 22 October – 11 November 2019 Lines etcOne Paved Court, Richmond, London
  • 2 November 2019 Paper, Gallery 57, Arundel, Sussex, preview 1 Nov 6pm – 8pm
  • 16 – 20 Feb 2020 4 day papermaking course at West Dean as part of Earth Matters: Materials Week

Qualifications & membership

  • 1983 BA (Hons) 1st Class, Fine Art, Kingston School of Art, Kingston-upon-Thames
  • 1995 City & Guilds 730 part 1 Further & Adult Education Certificate
  • 2006 Community Arts Training: Surrey County Arts
  • Member of IAPMA, The International Association of Hand Papermakers and Paper Artists

Solo / two person exhibitions

  • 2019 Terrain, various venues across the Surrey Hills AONB as part of Surrey Unearthed
  • 2017 Infinity, two person, Gemma Cossey & Jane Ponsford, curated by Jane Boyer, Arthouse 1, London
  • 2008 Translations, The Lightbox, Woking
  • 2008 Books from the Landscape, Farnham Maltings, Farnham, Surrey

Group exhibitions

  • 2019 The everyday has a certain strangeness, Group Exhibition, St Peter’s Church, Cambridge, C83 0AJ
  • 2019 Colour Journeys, a group exhibition alongside Women’s Work, Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft, Sussex
  • 2018 Unearthed Exhibition, Leith Hill Place, Surrey
  • 2018 SFSA Drawing Open, No Format Gallery, London
  • 2018 A contour, a curve – the lie of the land, Gallery 57, Arundel, West Sussex
  • 2017 RED, with Platform Peer Group, Rottingdean, Brighton
  • 2016 Threads – Open Textiles, selected by Mchael Brennand-Wood and Polly Leonard, Salisbury Art Centre, Salisbury
  • 2015 Select Showcase, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
  • 2015 Passing Moment, installation, Winchester City Museum, Winchester, Hampshire as part of 10 Days Chalk
  • 2015 Cloth and Thread, Two Person Exhibition, West Dean, West Sussex
  • 2014 Selected at Newark Park,Newark Park, Gloucestershire http://www.sitselect.org
  • 2013 Zeitgeist Summer Exhibition, ZeitgeistArtsProjects, London
  • 2013 Share and Exchange, ZeitgeistArtsProjects, London
  • 2012 Xmas BOGOF WW Gallery, London
  • 2011 First Anniversary: Paper, Unit Twelve, Staffordshire
  • 2009 In To Land, Arlington Arts Centre, Newbury
  • 2008 Paper Foundations, Alfred East Art Gallery, Kettering
  • 2008 Recycled by Design, Guildford House Gallery, Guildford and The Lightbox, Woking, Surrey
  • 2008 Connection, selected by Caroline Worthington, Curator of Art, York Museums Trust, York Art Gallery, BECA Gallery, New Orleans, USA
  • 2007 Delicate Situations, Web-based
  • 2006 GIFT, Museum MAN, Liverpool
  • 2006 Objects in Waiting, End Gallery, Sheffield
  • 2006 Paperworks: Paper Art in the 21st Century, Bury Art Gallery, Bury
  • 2005 The ING Discerning Eye, The Mall Galleries, London
  • 2004 Pulped, Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Honiton
  • 1999 Paper, Ikon touring exhibition, Birmingham
  • 1998 Field, exhibition touring to Scunthorpe Museum, Worcester City Museum & Art Gallery and Pitshanger Gallery, Ealing, London
  • 1997 Field, Chapman Gallery, Salford University, Salford
  • 1996 New Paper, Ruskin Gallery, Sheffield
  • 1995 In + Out of Paper, Alternative Arts, London
  • 1995 Boxing Clever, Chertsey Museum, Chertsey
  • 1994 Old Object / New Subject, Bonnington Gallery, Nottingham
  • 1994 Recent work, Space Frame, Gillingham, Kent
  • 1994 Paperworks, Towner Gallery, Eastbourne
  • 1993 Truth, Dare, Promise, Gillingham Open, Gillingham
  • 1984 New Contemporaries, ICA, London
  • 1983 Stowells Trophy Exhibition, Royal Academy, London

Curating / Selecting

  • 2013  Mr Sherriff’s Artists, for R C Sherriff Trust, Robert Phillips Gallery, Walton on Thames, Surrey
  • 2008 – 2011 Artist Residency project, St George’s Arts, Surrey
  • 2008 MAstar Selector for Axisweb
  • 2009 MAstar Selector for Axisweb
  • 1995 In + Out of Paper, Group Exhibition, Alternative Arts, London

Recent Workshops

  • 15 – 18 July 2019 Papermaking with natural colours, West Dean
  • Last weekend in July 2019, short papermaking workshops with Hole & Corner at Port Eliot Festival
  • 2 June 2019 short papermaking workshops, West Dean Festival
  • 4 May 2019 short papermaking workshops as part of a day of Natural Dye demos and workshops at Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft
  • 4 April 2019, Papermaking at Heckfield Place with Hole & Corner
  • 16 & 17 July 2016, Art in Action: Introduction to Papermaking.
  • 31 January – 4 February 2016 Experimental papermaking: Material Journeys, West Dean, Sussex
  • 4 December – 6 December 2015, Creative Papermaking workshop, West Dean, Sussex

Selected teaching and workshops

  • 2016 – present Papermaking Short Course Tutor, West Dean, Sussex
  • 2015 Papermaking workshop at Select Showcase, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
  • 2015 Creative Papermaking with Colour and Thread, Short Course, West Dean, Sussex
  • 2014 Papermaking Workshop, SIT select 2014, Painswick, Gloucestershire
  • 2012 People, Places and Papermaking, workshops at Barnard Castle and Winston, County Durham for The Heart of Teesdale Landscape Partnership
  • 2010 Papermaking workshop and demonstration, Renaissance Late, The British Museum, London
  • 2010 Practical papermaking, The British Museum, London
  • 2009 Making Paper with Jane Ponsford, Guildford House Gallery, Guildford
  • 2009 Papermaking,  with Epsom Salts, Bourne Hall, Surrey
  • 2008 Family Workshop: Papermaking, The Lightbox Gallery, Woking, Surrey
  • 2008 Pulp Fiction: Papermaking, Guildford House Gallery, Guildford
  • 2008 Papermaking, Riverhouse Barn, Walton, Surrey
  • 2008 Progressive Paper, Farnham Maltings, Farnham, Surrey
  • 2008 Assisted on Alinah Azadeh’s Crafting Space at Origin, Somerset House
  • 2007 Papermaking workshops with schools, Hurst Park Primary, St Albans, Cardinal Newman School, Surrey, Esher Church School, Surrey
  • 2007 Assisted The Making, West Dean, Sussex

Projects and Commissions

  • 2015 Passing Moment, landscape project based on walks along the South Downs, Winchester City Museum, Hampshire
  • 2014 The Collecting Instinct, materials-based project
  • 2014 A landscape in ten parts, landscape project, Newark Park, Gloucestershire
  • 2012 Home Ground, short environmental paper-making project, Elmbridge, Surrey
  • 2010 Trace, environmental art and paper-making project, ACS International School, Cobham, Surrey
  • 2008 Translations, 10 week residency and exhibition, The Lightbox Gallery, Woking, Surrey
  • 2008 Storytrees: Contemporary Art in the Surrey Landscape, The Lightbox Gallery, Woking
  • 2007 Papertrails: art in the landscape, 12-month residency in the Elmbridge woods and commons, Surrey
  • 1999 Binding Line, a series of wall-peices for Eversheds Ltd, Birmingham
  • 1997 Colour Field for the Chapman Gallery, Salford University

Competitions, prizes and awards

  • 2012 Capital Grant, The R. C. Sherriff Trust, Elmbridge
  • 2009 Shortlisted for ARC Craft Award, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth
  • 2008 Selected by Arts & Business for Visual
  • 2007 Grants for the Arts, Arts Council England, South East
  • 1993 Prizewinner, Truth Dare Promise, Gillingham Open, Gillingham
  • 1982 Travelling Scholarship, Stanley Picker, Florence

Publications and interviews

  • 2019 Jane Ponsford, an interview in Issue 18 of Hole&Corner magazine, words: Stephanie  Donaldson, Photographs: Michael Bodium
  • 2017 Infinity, an interview with Gemma Cossey and Jane Ponsford by Jane Boyer
  • 2014 Thread, a publication from a collaborative project with SHARE collective based at Fabrica, Brighton
  • 2012 BBC Surrey, interviewed by Emily Jeffery
  • 2011 Track Changes, an artist’s book with Figure Ground
  • 2010 Artists’ Books, Nature and the Landscape, Sarah Bodman: http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/7979/1/sbhandout.pdf
  • 2008 The art of blogging, a-n collections, Jane Watt
  • 2008 Visual Catalogue for Arts & Business
  • 2007 a-n Magazine, Artists’ projects in progress: Jane Ponsford, Papertrails residency
  • 1999 Paper: An Inspirational Portfolio, Gabrielle Falkiner, Watson-Guptill ISBN10:0823003043
  • 1994 Vogue Magazine

Residencies

  • 2011 Track Changes, Figure Ground, LV21, a decommissioned Lightship on the Kent Coast
  • 2010 Residency and environmental art project, ACS International School, Cobham
  • 2008 Ten week residency, The Lightbox, Woking, Surrey
  • 2007 Papertrails, 12 Month artist residency, Elmbridge Commons, Surrey