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Photographs and Stories

BIOGRAPHY

Jez Hastings is an artist using photography and stories to document his walks and journeys.
Coming from a deep sense and understanding of ecology as well as environmental activism, he has worked in creative arts for over forty years interpreting and questioning place, ownership and landscapes.
His journeys are many fold and layered like the environment he occupies.

‘Where are you going?’
20 day walk across Albania and Macedonia

Apres August Perret
5 day walking around Le Havre

Caravane des Anes
In the footsteps of RL Stevenson, 15 days through the Cevennes

A film made by Christos Ioannidis

CV

SHOWS

EXHIBITIONS

RESIDENCY

  • July 2019 Walking Encounters  Prespes National Park, Laimos Germanos Gallery (Text and Photography)
  • March 2019 - June 2019 'On the Shelf:Off the Wall' Staffordshire Uni Library (Curating)
  • April 2019  “Apres Auguste Perret”  Cadman Gallery Stoke on Trent
  • December 2018 - January 2019 “Off the Shelf” Joint Exhibition Staffordshire University Library
  • November  2018  Uses of Photography  Photo Collective NS Stoke on Trent

September October 2018 ~ Caravane des Ânes France - Residency
1878 - 2018: A 140-year anniversary to celebrate ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
chemin-stevenson.org

Information on this Artist in Residency
La carvane des ânes féte les 140 ans du Chemin Stevenson (pdf)
Les étapes (pdf)
An artist residency - Jeremy Hastings (pdf)

  • July August 2018 ~ Ilam Park National Trust - Residency
  • June July 2018 ~  Brownfields Reseach Centre Airspace Gallery - placement
  • May... on going 2018 ~ The Barn Artist Led Initiative, Cheshire
  • ‘Bouyed’ May 2018 ~ Cadman Gallery
  • ‘Veiling landscapes’ Feb 2018 ~ Group Installation Staffs University
  • ‘Despatches’ Jan 2018 ~ Cadman Gallery
Long long ago…..
  • Off the Wall SCA 1997
  • Dorset Arts Week Open Studio 1997
  • Sherborne Contemporary Arts 1997
  • Orchard Gallery Bournemouth 1997
  • Victoria School Sculpture Trail Residency 1997
  • Alfred Stevens Gallery Blandford 1996
  • Dorset Arts Week Open Studio 1996
  • Bryanston School Gallery Blandford 1995
  • Orchard Gallery Bournemouth 1995
  • Lodge Gallery Lyndhurst 1995
  • NI Youth Arts programme 1995
  • Reggio de Calabria Italy Festival 1994
  • Round Festival 1994
  • Round Festival 1993
  • Wimpole Hall 1991
  • Festival do Jovem Porto Portugal 1989
  • Festival do Jovem Porto Portugal 1987

Published: You can purchase via email - see below.

2018 Caravane Des Anes      Limited edition Photobook
2019 Apres Auguste Perret    Limited edition Photobook

All images on this site are available as A3 printed (all are signed limited editions) on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag, sent with protective tube. Please email direct.

Education:

Staffordshire University 2017-2020 BA Fine Art
South Bank University 1993-95 PGDE/MSc Education for Sustainability
Alsager T T College 1982-83 Cert Ed

Artist Statement

“A landscape here, long before we ever dreamed” 

Travelling, mainly on foot, through landscapes and countries from as far north as the Arctic Circle to as far south as Southern Africa, this life has been like my practice: peripatetic. An exploring of terrain and environment. Scraping back and re-layering through text and image, sensing a vastness of time elapsed over an ever-changing horizon. A questioning of power and ownership, trespassing physically as well as pictorially over established territories. A flux where the alchemy of layers becomes deep within the horizon edge line. These are vulnerable moments, challenging rhythms and change. Like a labourer toiling on the land, the work is hidden once the yield is realised. The ordinariness of a new place, sometimes domestic, frugal, austere, with even a beat of nostalgia. These  journeys bring with them a sense of longing, melancholy and memory. Trying to understand the expansiveness and reasoning in creating a palimpsest of landscape, the stories are hidden within.