Jason Wilde

Project Texts

Guerns!

In 2015/16 the Guernsey Museums and the Guernsey Photography Festival invited me to become the artist in residence on the island of Guernsey with the idea of developing a project based on the island’s social housing communities. Guerns! is the result.

  • 2018, Guerns! book published by Butchers Hook Books
  • 2016, BBC Radio Guernsey, Jenny Kendal Tobias Show
  • 2016, ITV Guernsey, News
  • 2015, BBC Radio Guernsey, Jenny Kendal Tobias Show
  • 2015, ITV Guernsey, News
  • 2015, Guernsey Museum permanent collection
  • 2015, Guernsey Museum, exhibition

Link to synopsis and Essay by Greg Hobson



 

Vera & John

'Vera & John’ is a series of still-life montages made with a photograph of a note layered over a photograph of a paving stone. The photographed notes in ‘Vera & John’ were all collected from one particular house on a council estate in the London Borough of Camden. Vera & John are my mum and dad

  • 2017, Vera & John book published by Butchers Hook Books
  • 2017, Source
  • 2017, the Vera & John photobook becomes part of the V&A Art Library
  • 2017, Athens Photo Festival
  • 2017, BBC Radio London, Robert Elms Show
  • 2017, The Guardian on Saturday
  • 2017, Photobook Show, St Petersburg
  • 2017, Photobook Show, Brighton
  • 2017, Moose On The Loose
  • 2017, Thats Not My Age
  • 2017, The Woman's Room

Link to synopsis and book review by Richard West, Editor, Source Magazine



 

Jason Wilde's Free Portrait Studio

Jason Wilde’s Free Portrait Studio was a mobile photo studio that ran from 2009 until 2017, making 2224 documentary portraits of visitors to a variety of venues in and around London. In return for taking part in the project each participant was able to receive a free A4 black and white print. 

  • 2018 - JWFPS 02, 2nd edition of JWFPS published by Butchers Hook Books
  • 2017 - JWFPS 01, 1st edition of JWFPS published by Butchers Hook Books
  • 2016 - The Kentish Towner
  • 2012 - The New Review - Independent on Sunday
  • 2012 - The Kentish Towner

Link to synopsis and interview with Luisa Le Voguer Couyet, editor of Hate Magazine



 

I'll Kill All Your Fish

I'll Kill All Your Fish is a still-life project made in bathrooms of the people I visited while working as a door-to-door portrait photographer.

  • 2015 - Athens Photo Festival, Shortlisted
  • 2015 - Source Photographic Review 2015
  • 2014 - H Photobook Show, London
  • 2008 - Group Show, Photofusion

Link to synopsis and Interview with John Duncan, Editor at Source Magazine



 

Somers Town

Somers Town (London) focuses on the children in Somers Town, London.

  • 2004, The Lowry. ‘Out of Time’ (G)
  • 2003, Tate Modern. ‘Out of Time’ (G)
  • 2003, Museum of London. ‘Council Housing’ (G)
  • 2003, Research Space Gallery, London (S)
  • 2002, MAP Show, London (G)
  • 2000, RISE Show, London (G)
  • 2000, Islington Arts factory, London (S)
  • 2000, Euston Station, London (S)
  • 2000, St Pancras Station, London (S)
  • 2000, National Portrait Gallery, London. ‘John Kobal’ (G)
  • 1999, National Portrait Gallery, London. ‘John Kobal’ (G)

Link to essay by Professor Val Williams



 

Estuary English (Work in progress)

Estuary English is a work-in-progress multi genre project that encompasses the Thames Estuary shorelines of Kent and Essex. 


Link to synopsis



 

Knocking Dollies Out Of Bed

Knocking Dollies Out Of Bed is a portrait project made in a number of the London Borough of Camden Youth Services playcentres.

  • 2015, Encontros Da Imagem International Photography Festival, Portugal
  • 2010, KTHC, London. Interim Show
  • 2010, Arts Council England funding

Link to synopsis



 

Silly Arse Broke It

'Silly Arse Broke It' is a series of still-life montages made with a photograph of a note layered over a photograph of bricks. The photographed notes in ‘Silly Arse Broke It’ were all found on the Clarence Way council estate in Kentish Town in the London Borough of Camden. I live on the Clarence Way council estate in Kentish Town.

  • 2015 - Photomonitor
  • 2015 - Athens Photo Festival, Shortlisted
  • 2104 - Guernsey Photography Festival
  • 2014 - Creative Review Blog
  • 2014 - Doc Photo Magazine
  • 2014 - aCurator / June

Link to synopsis



 

How To Keep Mr Gounders Tea Hot In Cold Weather

'How to Keep My Grounder's Tea Hot In Cold Weather' is a series of still-life montages made with a photograph of a note layered over the same photograph of a ‘Camden’ sky. The photographed notes in 'How to Keep My Grounder's Tea Hot In Cold Weather' were all found in the London Borough of Camden.


Link to synopsis



Sweet Fanny Adams

This is a very new project that focuses on the London Borough of Camden....... 


Link to synopsis



Camden Folks Tales

'Camden Folks Tales' is the umbrella name for three different still-life montage projects made in the London Borough of Camden:

  • Vera & John
  • Silly Arse Broke It
  • How To Keep Mr Gounders Tea Hot In Cold Weather

Link to synopsis


 


The Never Never

'The Never Never' is the umbrella name for a series of projects that are connected through their focus on England’s social housing. The Never Never is a multi-genre study, started in 2003, that continues to expand and develop:

  • Knocking Dollies Out Of Bed
  • I'll Kill All Your Fish
  • Guerns!
  • Vera & John
  • Silly Arse Broke It

Link to synopsis

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