Jemima Hall is an artist and student/teacher of ancestral skills based in Scotland where she provides her foraging and WildCraft workshops. She encourages people of all ages to reconnect to their natural surroundings through art, craft and play whilst being educated on local plants, wild foods and elements of bushcraft.
Jemima seeks to regain a knowledge of ancestral skills through play, survival and intuition with what material is there, provided by the landscapes in each of the seasons.
Her art practice is a record of her time spent in intimate interactions with wild natural landscapes. She captures this interaction through sculpture, visual poetry and performative art.
Please get in contact if you would like to know any more about Jemima and her art practice, or if you are interested in any workshops or collaborative work.
"As I exit the womb of the earth, the roots of the tree, breathing in soil, I wonder. Am I able to regain an ancestral familiarity with what is beneath my feet? Is it something that is lost, or simply forgotten? I spread my scent and leave my tracks, not to own, but to belong. I reintroduce and rediscover my relationship to the soil, as a way to define my existence. It becomes an intimate interaction. A symbiosis between my body and the landscape."
Artist talk, workshop and visiting tutor - Fine Art, Oxford Brookes University, February 2023
Two day visit to Oxford Brookes University to run a workshop for the first year Fine Art course, as well as an artist talk and series of tutorials for the Fine Art department
Short film by Enrique Tarazona 2022
3.54 minute short film on Jemima Hall's art practice by film maker Enrique Tarazona
Music design by Paul Musek
Click here to watch.
VACMA award 2022
Visual Artist and Craft Makers Award, Scotland
Docwerk short documentary December 2018
A short 5 minute documentary on my art practice made by Docwerk film maker Linnet Deen, shown on the national Dutch TV channel NPRO2Extra on 18.12.18
Screened at Docwerk Filmzappen 23.01.19 and DOCfeed 23.02.19
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The Batsford Prize 2017
Fine Art and Applied Art Category
Entry of my sculptural installation, ‘Temporality’ under the theme ‘Interpreting nature’
The Cass Art Bursary 2017
Entry of my sculptural installation, ‘Temporality’
2.11.20 - 16.11.20
Knockvologan Studies artist in resident, Isle of Mull
Leading a conversation and workshop for 20 locals on 15th Nov
June - July 2020
Off Grid Kids, Nature-art summer sessions
Leading 8 weeks of weekly themed art classes, children aged 5 - 11
Out of the Blue Makers Marque, Edinburgh
Free soil painting workshops 12-5pm
20.02.20 - 08.03.20
She Performs: The Body 'An exhibition of contemporary women artists'
Exhibiting 'Womb Exploring'
Holistic Ways Festival
Artist stall, exhibition, talk
24.05.19 - 09.06.19
MUD workshops at Fringe Arts Bath with Emma Stevens
Leading two weeks of free workshops sculpting and painting with mud and pigmented soils for people of all ages at the ICE Space Bath
Two weeks of live art, sculpting and painting with mud in the Walcot Chapel
Fine Art Degree Show, 'Hoi Polloi', Oxford Brookes University
Exhibiting 'Roots', a photographic, performative and sculptural installation
Fine Art Second Year Show, ‘Situate’, Oxford Brookes University
Exhibiting fourteen sculptures of my piece ‘Temporality’
‘Hatched’, International Women’s Day, North Wall Gallery, Oxford
Collaborative live performance with Magali Esberg, ‘It (’s a girl)’
CARU 3rd Anniversary Event, OVADA gallery, Oxford
Collaborative live performance with Peta Lloyd of ‘This Side Up’
Fine Art First Year Show, ‘JAM’, Oxford Brookes University
Exhibiting my recorded performance of ‘Set Free’