A NESTA Fellowship of £86,500 will allow cutting edge photographer 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
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.