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NESTA fellowship of 86,500 awarded to Joy Gregory - To push the boundaries of her art through combining her expertise in historic photographic printing processes with newly taught skills in digital and moving media.
Joy, from South London, has exhibited in France, Australia, Turkey, Brazil, Chile, South Africa, the United States, Canada, the Netherlands, and throughout the United Kingdom. In addition to being an artist and photographer, Joy actively teaches and is currently Senior Lecturer in Photography at London College of Printing, School of Media (she will be on research leave for the duration of the fellowship with limited teaching duties).
NESTA support, over two and a half years, will include customising studio facilities to help with the completion of a new project, Darwin's Wall, and training in new technologies, particularly in sound and digital image making.
Joy's working practice is unusual in that it combines historic photographic printing processes with digital technology to discuss contemporary issues. At present these processes are done at separate locations but thanks to the NESTA Fellowship will now be combined under one roof to enable Joy to follow an idea through without continuously changing location.
This funding comes at what could be a creative watershed for Joy. Her work using traditional printing processes combined with new technology has the potential to produce a new way of working. NESTA is proud to be able to offer Joy the opportunity to produce work that could lead to new methods of creative expression in the visual arts.