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Jolanta Jagiello

Project summary:

Jolanta Jagiello (ARBS) is a Welded Metal Sculptor, and freelance curator with an MA in Arts Policy and Management from Birkbeck College. Her work is assembled from discarded metal objects, which she then transforms by re-cycling them into objects of desire: some humorous; some functional; and others thematic. As an artist she has exhibited in solo shows at the Changing Room Gallery, Fovea Gallery, and in group shows at Space Station Sixty-five, V&A;, Ragged School Museum, The Knapp Gallery, The Synergy Gallery, John Lewis Watford, and MoDA.  

As a curator, she curates the annual outdoor group show at MoDA, and site-specific shows in non-gallery settings. She is twice an award winner in the sculpture category of the ‘Inspired by …’ at the V&A; in 2005 and 2008 (the image on the website refers to the winning entry – a Slave Ship). 

Jolanta body is primarily self-taught and has been attending Adult Education classes for several years at Morley College. She is looking forward to making metalwork in an Art College environment. She would like to produce a body of larger outdoor sculptures that can be included in a Sculpture Trail in Ashford, Kent. She would also like to make metalwork which can be considered as public art, and to have the confidence to apply for public art commissions advertised in the RBS newsletters. Jolanta is looking forward to sharing her experiences of making metalwork and organising and curating shows primarily in non-gallery settings. Her recent show is EdgeCentrics at the Williamson Tunnels in Liverpool where she has made three sculptures using horseshoes to represent the skeletal remains of animals that have been cooked by the wild gourmets and sited them at the entrance of the tunnels. 

'Slave ship'
welded metal & etched plate - 20 x 20 x 56cm