2021/22 Artist In Residence: Gwen Riley Jones

We are delighted to announce Gwen Riley Jones as our socially-engaged photographer in residence for 12 months, in partnership with Open Eye Gallery. The post is part of our wider digitisation, documentation and access project – aiming to make the Collection more accessible, useful, and more widely enjoyed.

Gwen will work with local communities using the Collection as a starting point, asking: who are collections for? what stories can they tell? whose voice can we hear? and how can we think differently?

Introducing: Gwen Riley Jones – read our introductory blog post from Gwen here.

Socially-Engaged Photographer in Residence Blog: December 2021 – Gwen shares some updates and insights from her residency so far.

Gwen Riley Jones selects January’s Artwork of The Month: Wu Chi-Tsung, Wrinkled Texture 027, 2015.

Gwen gets to know members of Salford Youth Council. Their conversation begins by discussing ‘What is NOT art?’

Artwork of the Month May 2022 – Gwen Riley Jones discusses Antony Barkworth-Knight’s Homage to the Rain and her work with young people from Action for Conservation.

Exhbition: ‘Planting for the Planet’ at RHS Garden Bridgewater – work made by young people from Action for Conservation working with Gwen, alongside Antony Barkworth-Knight’s Homage to the Rain.

Can art help stop climate change? – Gwen Riley Jones discusses her work with Action for Conservation, the RHS, the Planting for the Planet exhibition, and anthotypes.

Salford Rediscovered, 16th June 2022 – Gwen discusses her anthotype workshop at Salford Rediscovered and you can follow her recipe to have a go at this plant based photographic method yourself!