Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Gate 10 Continued...

After a significant absence I have returned with a selection of images from my last exhibition "International Departure: Gate 10" in Modena, Italy. Including installation views and a group photo of the participating artists at the opening event (see me, far left, next to the wonderful Katharina Gruzei).

Sunday, 20 June 2010

International Departure: Gate 10

I have just returned from a fantastic visit to Italy for the opening of this, it was a wonderful experience:


Modena, Ex Ospedale Sant’Agostino
12 June – 11 July 2010

Twenty six young artists from different countries are going to “land” in Modena (Italy) in the expository venue of the former Sant’Agostino Hospital, on the occasion of International Departure: Gate 10, a show devoted to the students of some of the most important European institutions dealing with Photography and Fine Arts, from 12 June to 11 July 2010.

Twenty six young artists from different countries are going to “land” in Modena (Italy) in the expository venue of the former Sant’Agostino Hospital, on the occasion of International Departure: Gate 10, a show devoted to the students of some of the most important European institutions dealing with Photography and Fine Arts, from 12 June to 4 July 2010.
On display there will be the works of 26 students selected among 11 institutions of 6 different European countries, which distinguish themselves in the field of education: Royal College of Art in London, Stills – Scotland’s Centre for Photography in Edimburgh (Great Britain); Academie St. Joost in Breda (The Netherlands); Akademie der bildenden Künste in Vienna, Universität für angewandte Kunst in Vienna, Kunstuniversität in Linz (Austria), Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig (Germany), Universidad Politecnica de Valencia (Spain), Accademia di Belle Arti in Catania, Fondazione Marangoni in Florence, CFP Bauer in Milan (Italy).
The exhibition, curated by Filippo Maggia, intends to emphasize the work of young artists who are approaching the international art scene, giving them the opportunity to exhibit in an institutional contest and to confront themselves with other European “colleagues”. This is in line with the educational aims of Fondazione Fotografia, the cultural project promoted by Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio in Modena in parallel with the creation of a Collection of contemporary photographs. In this framework has also to be set the launching of an international Master of high qualification in the field of photography and images, starting from the academic year 2011/2012.

International Departure: Gate 10 presents the works of Ekua McMorris, Emily Keegin, Nina Mangalanayagam (Royal College of Art, London), Damian Ucieda Cortes, Jennifer Hood, Tor Jonsson (Stills – Scotland’s Centre for Photography, Edinburgh), Anaïs López, Willem Popelier (Academie St. Joost, Breda, The Netherlands), C. Michael Gangemi, Sandra Kosel, Itai Margula (Akademie der bildenden Künste, Vienna), Katharina Gruzei, Conny Habbel, Chrischa Oswald (Kunstuniversität, Linz), Irene Hopfgartner, Yuko Ichikawa (Universität für angewandte Kunst, Vienna), Ulrike Hannemann, Marcel Noack, Cathleen Schuster (Academy of Visual Arts, Leipzig), Mariela Apollonio, Vicente Tirado del Olmo, Laura Vallés Vílchez (Universidad Politecnica de Valencia), Turiana Ferrara (Accademia di Belle Arti, Catania), Margherita Cesaretti (Fondazione Marangoni, Florence), Mara Costantini, Enrica Quaranta (CFP Bauer, Milan).

12th june – 11th july 2010


Daily from Wednesday to Sunday 16.00-20.00

Ex Ospedale Sant’Agostino
Largo Porta Sant'Agostino, 228
Info 335 1621739

Filippo Maggia

Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Modena
Via Emilia Centro, 283
41100 Modena
Phone. +39 059 239888
Fax +39 059 238966

Friday, 30 April 2010


I'm ecstatic to announce that I will be kicking off The Antheneum's "Art at the Atheneum" with my first solo exhibition in Aberdeen entitled "Numerology". The show is comprised of a selection of new works based around the magpie.

Surrounded by myth, superstition and misconception, the magpie is a bird of complex symbolic and folkloric origin. From the trade-mark trinket laden nest to their ominous numerically fateful flocks, the monochromatic magpie is a bird both maligned and revered throughout the western and eastern worlds. Combining their fierce intelligence with a covetous nature, the magpie is as diverse and intriguing as the objects that litter its nest, and has consequently provided a rich and fascinating research base for “Numerology”.

Numerology: A Solo Exhibition by Jenny Hood

The Athenaeum, 5-9 Union Street, Aberdeen, AB10 5BU, Scotland, UK.

Opening Tuesday 11th May 7pm-9pm

Opening Hours:

Mon - Thurs: 11:00 am - 12:00 am

Fri - Sat: 11:00 am - 1:00 am

Sun: 12:00 pm - 12:00 am

Thursday, 1 April 2010

RSA New Contemporaries 2010

I will be taking part in the Royal Scottish Academys New Contemporaries 2010 exhibition which previews tomorrow evening and features 60 emerging artists from art-schools across Scotland. My short film "Theatres of Nature" will be screening as well as some new 2D works.

Really excited to see some new work and hopefully meet the authors of some work I have been admiring!

The Royal Scottish Academy, The Mound, Edinburgh.

Saturday 3rd of April 2010- Wednesday 21st of April 2010
Mon-Sat 10am- 5pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm.

Thursday, 25 February 2010

The Thought Fox

The Thought-Fox by Ted Hughes

I imagine this midnight moment's forest:
Something else is alive
Beside the clock's loneliness
And this blank page where my fingers move.

Through the window I see no star:
Something more near
Though deeper within darkness
Is entering the loneliness:

Cold, delicately as the dark snow,
A fox's nose touches twig, leaf;
Two eyes serve a movement, that now
And again now, and now, and now

Sets neat prints into the snow
Between trees, and warily a lame
Shadow lags by stump and in hollow
Of a body that is bold to come

Across clearings, an eye,
A widening deepening greenness,
Brilliantly, concentratedly,
Coming about its own business

Till, with sudden sharp hot stink of fox
It enters the dark hole of the head.
The window is starless still; the clock ticks,
The page is printed.

Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Found 2

Here's another photo found in the Aberdeen area this time courtesy of my sister.

Thought it would be good to share! Judging by the clothes I'd say it's 90's? (though I don't want to insult any one's taste in attire). Definitely family, visible resemblances. Ooh it's fun to speculate.

Contact me: if you want to claim it! Found- Chatten Place, Aberdeen within the last 3 weeks. Appears to have been run over by a car and suffered some surface damage, handwritten no. 4 on the back, size 5 x 4".

Thursday, 17 September 2009


I found these images in a 2nd hand book, "Houses of Europe" (1960s) I got from Oxfam in Aberdeen recently. I was quite intruiged and would really love to know the story behind them. Not sure why they were stashed inside this book other than to keep them flat. They are definitely hand printed as there are two copies of the image of the boy, one slightly more overexposed.

Also, I'm not sure if the drawing was copied from a book. I can't quite place the time period either, the woman's clothes seem to be 20's style, but I'm not extremely familiar with historical fashion trends, more research is required!


Monday, 31 August 2009


I will be taking part in a group exhibition, 4 BLNK WOLS, opening this Thursday 6pm at Aberdeen Arts Centre with fellow Gray's graduates Louise Emslie, Tina Hay, Callum Kellie, Kieran McCruden and Mhairi McGhee. The exhibition will run until October.

I will be presenting three new photographic works, am a bit nervous as is my first exhibition since graduation so fingers and toes crossed. Also looking forward very much to seeing everyone elses work after being a recluse for this past while!

Come and see if you are in the Aberdeen area!

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Website Launch

I've been pretty lapse of late at updating this ol' blog. Now the reason will be revealed!


I have been working on my website! And now, it's pretty much done! Hoorah.

A little bit of tweaking... You may also notice I've given the blog a bit of an overhaul. I like the white a bit better, it makes things easier to read imo.