My work deals with the internal space of painting to explore the potential of cultural history and material memory. I make work about the agency of painting for a contemporary society living in fear, untrust and urgency. In a culture dominated by mass media, I believe paintings open a space to slow time. I’m interested in how the paintings I make are operating – how they are self-aware, and fully present in their material skin.

My networked painting propositions use systems of exchange to test structures of distribution and interpretation. In these projects, paintings circulate through multiple modes – encounter, dialogue, writing and sound. I’m using the space of painting to think about human value systems and the physical and imaginative spaces we inhabit. What do the slow surfaces of painting have to say to a hyper-virtual realm?


E. Jackson [b. UK 1979]
contact: atimeinplace.studio@gmail.com

education and training
2016-17 Syllabus II, a peer-led artist development programme delivered by: Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge; Eastside Projects, Birmingham; New Contemporaries; S1 Artspace, Sheffield; Spike Island, Bristol; and Studio Voltaire, London
2005-7 MA Communication Art and Design, Royal College of Art
2001–4 BA (Hons.) Graphic Design, University of Brighton

exhibitions & publications
2020 upcoming – Sounding Painting, artist edition
2019 upcoming – Writing Painting #2, artist book
2019 Writing Painting #1, artist book published
2019 Esparto (collaboration), Fundación Pedro Cano, Murcia, Spain
2018 Esparto (collaboration), Museu Molí Paperer de Capellades, Barcelona, Spain 2018
2018 Light Events, esparto shadows (bookwork) to be published 2018
2017 Group show, In the Open, Sheffield: an exhibition of collaborative artworks around place, landscape and environment | 06.09.17 – 30.09.17
2017 Guest Projects with Syllabus II

2017-18 Cambridge School of Art, AA2A artist in residence
2017 Guest Projects with Syllabus II
2013 Frans Masereel Centrum (International Residential Print Centre), Belgium
2013 Joya: arte + ecología (off-grid Art Centre), Spain
2012 Frans Masereel Centrum (International Residential Print Centre), Belgium

workshops & artist talks
2018 Artist Showcase: presentation of works on paper, Cambridge School of Art
2017 Artist Talk: presentation of works, Cambridge School of Art
2017 Discussion: New Networks: New Normal, Apt Gallery, London

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art
Colour Reference Library, Royal College of Art, London Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, Library & Archive
National Art Library, London
Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge
Special Collections, Manchester Metropolitan University Victoria and Albert Museum (Prints & Drawings), London The Women’s Art Library, Goldsmiths, University of London

RESIDENCIES (selected)

AA2A Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge
2017-18 (image shows work in progress)


Guest Projects (with Syllabus II), London
May 2017


Frans Masereel Centrum, Belgium
October – November 2013 |  June – July 2012

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