Philippa Jones is an artist who calls St. John’s NL, home after immigrating over a decade ago. Jones is a mother, visual artist and Executive Director of Eastern Edge Gallery. Central to Jones’ work is the exploration of constructed realities, our relationship to mortality and time, active myth making, wonder and the inquisitive mind. Jones completed a BFA and an MFA at Falmouth University (UK).
Jones’ diverse art practice includes: sculpture, drawing, painting, stop motion animation, art games and interactive installations. Jones has exhibited widely, including: The National Gallery of Canada, The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery(NL), Beaverbrook Art Gallery (NB), Two Rivers Gallery (BC) and the Confederation Centre (PEI). 2012 Jones was the recipient of the Excellence in Visual Arts Emerging Artist award, and in 2019 won the Milestone Award. Jones was longlisted for the Sobey Art Award in 2019 and in 2020 was shortlisted for ArtsNL Artist of the Year.
Designing my installations to engage, enthral and fill with wonder, I care deeply about those that experience my art, considering them at every point of its creation. With an egalitarian approach, I prioritize accessibility to the concepts and points of connection to one another, exploring relatable concerns and subjects that many of us share. Levels of depth and meaning can be found, interactive and responsive elements encourage dialogues of exchange.
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The Christina Parker Gallery
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