Dr Jennie Jewitt-Harris at the Royal Academy

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Posted 11th June 2018

Dr Jennie Jewitt-Harris at the Royal Academy

Former Artist in Residence at Watts Gallery - Artists' Village exhibits in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.

Local artist Dr Jennie Jewitt-Harris has two artworks selected and exhibited at the 250th Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.

Jennie studied Fine Art at UCA Farnham, and shortly after became Artist in Residence at Watts Gallery - Artists Village. She uses her experience in medicine to inform her practice which considers our relationship with time, connection with others and concerns about mortality. Her intricate drawings, assemblages and collages express what influences us over time, using metaphors such as driftwood that physically embody their personal histories. The artworks selected for the RA Summer Exhibition are Psycho Dolly and We Can Do It, drawings with collage that explore our influences in childhood and female role models.

Jennie is currently researching for a PhD in Fine Art Practice having received the Watts/UCA Scholarship. She is investigating the relationship we have with our eyes that results in many people refusing to donate their corneas after death. Jennie combines her art practice with her role as a doctor, as CEO of international charity Transplant Links.

Since completing her residency at Watts she has exhibited in a variety of exhibitions, locally and in London. In addition to exhibiting at the Royal Academy, Jennie has a forthcoming solo exhibition in London at C&C Gallery opening at the end of July.

“I am delighted to be selected for the Summer Exhibition" said Jennie. “It has been a long-held dream. It's a particularly exciting year as it's the 250th, so I feel very humbled to be part of an event with such an amazing history. The residency at Watts Gallery was a fantastic experience that really helped launch my career in art. It's a wonderful inspiring place."

The 2018 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition opens on 12th June – 19th August.

Solo exhibition of the work of Jennie Jewitt-Harris opens at C&C Gallery on 28th July.