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One of our tenants has recently been part of an art exhibition in
Jessie has lived in one of our bungalows for six years, and
graduated with a first class honours degree from the Hull
School of Art and Design earlier this year.
Her exhibition, which opened at the Wilderspin National School
Museum on 3 October, was entitled 'Climate Change: Wetlands'
and focused on the Humber estuary wetlands.
She said: "I first got into the subject when I started
doing art at adult education classes. Before long, I began
visiting and researching the wetlands,
studying them in great detail.
"The three large paintings that
feature in the exhibition were all
created in my Ongo bungalow
during lockdown. I cleared a space
in the living room and, for several weeks,
I just painted. I was really grateful when
Jon at Wilderspin Art Group offered me the
Jessie also has nine paintings as part of
a 'Practice in Place' exhibition at the
Humber Street Gallery in Hull. This
will run until 13 December, and entry is free.
Check out Jessie's website at jessiedaviesart.co.uk
Being a wheelchair user means
I encounter the wetlands from a
different perspective. I often paint
whilst sat on the ground, close to
the foliage, and I hope to capture
the external sights, sounds and
textures that I experience.