Jenny Pope was selected as the recipient of the EP Publishing Award at the Society of Scottish Artists annual exhibition. The award offers the opportunity to produce a limited-edition print project at Edinburgh Printmakers with assistance from one of the studio master-printers. These prints are based on the sculptural works exhibited there.
Jenny’s current work is a collection of objects exploring psychological change. She combines old objects, with layers of meaning and past uses, as a metaphor for the layers of past experiences and influences that have shaped us as people. The tools have both a handheld part, a connection with the body, and a business end; to cut, measure, form, gather, press, pull, comb or scrape. People are inherently ‘doers’ and these tools are an attempt to do something when actually the process of change sometimes requires more of a ‘being with’.
Jenny Pope has a BA in Ceramics and an MA in Sculpture from Edinburgh College of Art. She exhibits in the UK and has won professional development awards. She is a professional member of SSA and VAS and is elected to the Royal British Society of Sculptors, in London. Recently she has worked on Creative Scotland funded residencies with Art Walk Projects, exhibited with 2 other artists in ’Tools for Survival’ and had a solo show at Upright Gallery, Edinburgh. Currently researching kinetic movement of her sculptures funded by a VACMA bursary.
She divides her time between practicing artist and mental health and wellbeing work and is currently a Life Coach and mentor.