Carol Jackman

The Station, Silver Street, Bristol, BS1 2AG

0117 204 7338

Saturday 27 September 2014 – Saturday 25 October 2014
Opening Hours: 10am - 6pm
Admission Fee: free

Social event

Carol Jackman Exhibition - an evening with the artist
Monday 20 October, 6 - 8pm
Booking recommended

Carol Jackman is a professional print maker and visual artist based in Bristol. This Autumn The Station has invited her to show a solo exhibition at The Station to exhibt a range of her prints depicting stories and maps of different cultures relating to her upbringing in India.

Carol was born in Shillong, North East India, close to the Brahmaputra river. Much of her early and adult life was spent living in Asia - Borneo, Singapore, Hong Kong, India and Nepal – which has inspired work that led to an exhibition on mapping in Cardiff in 2009 with Kathy Prendergast and four others.

Many of the places where Carol has lived were on or close to a border and often near a river. Some of these rivers are sacred and carry immense meaning to those living on their banks; shaping worship, daily life, the fetching and carrying of water, laundry, cooking, rituals, the scattering of the dead's ashes into the swirling currents. Storms, rain, flood, and drought - rivers shape life. Every living thing needs water. We track to water and it's sources, build by water, communities form, villages expand, tracks become roads, towns grow. As Baudelaire says 'Ah, how big the world is in the lamplight, but how small when viewed through the eyes of memory' . I collect maps, I make maps and I voyage in my mapping world.

'Maps tell shocking stories. They can be the subject of deception, distraction, lies, disguise, guile and ambush. Loaded image-making by map makers subjects us to a visual feast that is sometimes hard to read. Different types of maps though can also show us something beyond how our landscape came into existence, not only revealing our world but maybe changing the world or at least how we think about it.'

The exhibition runs from the 27th September until the 25th October and we're holding an evening with the artist on Monday 20th October, which is open to all from 6 - 8pm. The exhibition is free to attend and is part of the Cultural Identity programme of work taking place at CYN this Autumn.

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