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Jayne Wilton

Through her practice, Jayne Wilton explores ways to capture and make visible the human breath. She uses a wide range of traditional and non traditional approaches to render the breath’s ephemeral dynamics. Wilton graduated with an MA from The Slade School of Fine Art in 2010 where she used sculpture, printmaking, drawing, photography and installation to create a body of work titled Drawing Breath.

In attempting to capture a trace of the breath, Wilton makes permanent and resilient the fragile and intangible. She was recently Leverhulme funded Artist in Residence at the School of Engineering and Design, Brunel University. Her current, third, solo exhibition entitled Breathe, presents new work alongside previous studies of the human breath.  This exhibition is the culmination of a period of research and development in collaboration with staff and patients at Harefield Hospital and the Royal Brompton Hospital. Breathe is curated by George Mogg and is funded by Arts Council England. It opened to the public on Monday 15 September until 22 November 2014.

Breathe can be viewed from 8.00 – 19.00 Daily in the exhibition space at the main hospital reception and café area at the Sydney Street entrance.


Related links

  • Jayne Wilton website
  • Janye's blog which spans the last few years of her projects
  • Janye's second solo show, Suspense, is available as a free iBook with interactive features and integrated film works
  • Janye collaborated with Kate Keara Pellen in Subtle Bodies, an exhibition at Kentish Town Hall Medical Centre
  • Surge at Plymouth
  • Janye's work as part of Will Self's 'Wound' project for LRB and the Space Project

Sing 1, Breath and Light on Colour Film, 2014