Josie Purcell

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From the Elemental Eidos series for Of Earth-For Earth relating to sustainable mining practices.

From the Elemental Eidos series for Of Earth-For Earth relating to sustainable mining practices.

From the Elemental Eidos series for Of Earth-For Earth relating to sustainable mining practices.

My Harena Now series is made with sand, seawater and sunlight. These vivid, non-documentary images meld camera-less processes with digital techniques to raise awareness of a lesser-known environmental and humanitarian issue, the global sand crisis.

My Harena Now series is made with sand, seawater and sunlight. These vivid, non-documentary images meld camera-less processes with digital techniques to raise awareness of a lesser-known environmental and humanitarian issue, the global sand crisis.

My Harena Now series is made with sand, seawater, and sunlight. These vivid, non-documentary images meld camera-less processes with digital techniques to raise awareness of a lesser-known environmental and humanitarian issue, the global sand crisis.

My Harena Now series is made with sand, seawater and sunlight. These vivid, non-documentary images meld camera-less processes with digital techniques to raise awareness of a lesser-known environmental and humanitarian issue, the global sand crisis.

My Harena Now series is made with sand, seawater and sunlight. These vivid, non-documentary images meld camera-less processes with digital techniques to raise awareness of a lesser-known environmental and humanitarian issue, the global sand crisis.

My Harena Now series is made with sand, seawater and sunlight. These vivid, non-documentary images meld camera-less processes with digital techniques to raise awareness of a lesser-known environmental and humanitarian issue, the global sand crisis.

My Harena Now series is made with sand, seawater, and sunlight. These vivid, non-documentary images meld camera-less processes with digital techniques to raise awareness of a lesser-known environmental and humanitarian issue, the global sand crisis.

My Harena Now series is made with sand, seawater, and sunlight. These vivid, non-documentary images meld camera-less processes with digital techniques to raise awareness of a lesser-known environmental and humanitarian issue, the global sand crisis.

From The Fallen series considering the menopause

From The Fallen series considering the menopause

From The Fallen series considering the menopause

Josie Purcell

My creativity is driven by our place within the natural world and our connections to natural resources such as water, soil, and sand. I am intrigued by the vastness of space and our relationship with our sun, moon and stars, the potency of science, and the mystery of fables and folklore.

My work is often rooted in abstract forms and I am fascinated by the psychology of aesthetics, with a particular interest in how non-documentary images provoke a response in the viewer.

The coastal and rural surroundings where I live provide my artist’s palette. I can often be found making work in-situ near the ocean or by the rivers, fields, and woodlands on my doorstep.

Predominantly using alternative photographic processes, I look to create curiosity and spark conversation about diverse environments and the human impact on them.

I have been devising and implementing sustainable photographic techniques for some time to reduce the environmental impact of my photographic practice.

I created Cornwall’s first/only alternative photography mobile darkroom, ShutterPod, in 2014. I continue to teach and hold workshops in techniques such as anthotype, cyanotype, and chemical-free lumen printing.

Find out more about my work via my website.

I gained a distinction in my MA in Photography in September 2018 via Falmouth University, with other personal highlights including:

2020

Selected for Postcards from Great Britain by Shutter Hub. Postcards from Great Britain launches in Haarlem on 05 March at the city’s famous Hotel Lion d’Or.

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Took part in @womeninphoto #FFconversations between artists from all over the world.

Commissioned artist for Of Earth – For Earth. This project, funded by the EU via IMP@CT (University of Exeter), is designed to create dialogues around how our modern behaviours demand that the extractive industries provide resources without damaging the planet.

Of Earth – For Earth

Selected for the Reclaim Photography Festival Beauty in Imperfection

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2018/19

Commissioned artist for REFLECT Bude

Selected for ShutterHub’s Everything I Ever Learnt at Cambridge University

Continued in Shutter Hub OPEN 2018 at the5&33 Gallery, Amsterdam.

2018

Selected for Shutter Hub OPEN 2018 at the Old Truman Brewery, London.

Nominated for the Royal Photographic Society’s Hundred Heroines project: http://www.rps100heroines.org/nominated-heroines/j/

Shortlisted for Pic.London

Exhibitions for Harena Now at Mount Pleasant Eco Park and The Fish Factory.

Shortlisted for the Eden Project/FoAM Residency: Invisible Worlds (2018).

2017

Harena Now exhibition at Hayle Heritage Centre as part of Falmouth University’s Searching for Meaning work-in-progress show.

6000 FLOWERS – Farm for AONBees – Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the University of Exeter’s Environment and Sustainability Institute’s commissioned artist.

Garden Leave – visual artists’ residency at Hestercombe Gardens, Somerset, to help develop an arts centre.

2016

14-18 NOW – short film about the artists participating in the Cornwall Crafts Association and National Trust’s WWI commemorative exhibition.

2014

Phototasia – Crowdfunded and curated a one-day alternative photography festival as part of Newquay Art8.

 

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