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Juliet Middleton-Batts


Sea Like a Mirror
Sea Like a Mirror Juliet Middleton Batts InstallationSea Like a Mirror Juliet Middleton Batts Installation

Sea Like a Mirror

Developing my concept of a cylindrical ‘machine for drawing’ by utilising lighthouses; looking at the psychological and emotional aspects, internal/external spaces, as well as the associated purposes and perceptions. Working initially with Smeaton’s Tower on Plymouth Hoe, I am also considering concepts of
displacement and the changing conditions of ‘place’.

Mixed media

Introduction

 

My practice focuses on the site-specific, with narratives of past and present, fact and fiction; visualising the invisible, revealing the presence of absence through reflection and creating the visual illusion of a parallel world.

 

Statement

Juliet’s practice is research-led with excavated traces interwoven into experimental, creative processes. Memory, gender and the archive are recurring themes, with a desire to look beyond the surface and uncover forgotten or invisible histories of people and place. She folds the past with the present to create a junction between personal recollection and social history, in order to produce an apposite presentation of narrative.

Juliet’s contemporary modes of representation create a distinct visual language in a dialogue between the dualities of analogue and digital, with a multi-medial approach that includes moving image, audio and print. She has exhibited in London and the South West and her site-specific installations have been presented in some unusual spaces, including a lighthouse, telephone box and slaughterhouse, with works that inform and delight in equal measure.

eating the presence 

Biography

Sept 2014 - Jul 2017MA Contemporary Art Practice, Plymouth University
Dec 2013 - Feb 2014Plymouth Arts Centre/Internship
June 2013Natalie Sitar Memorial Award for Most Outstanding Student
Sept 2010-June 2013BA (First Class Hons) Fine Art, Plymouth University, Devon
Sept 2008-May 2010Foundation Diploma in Art & Design, Saltash College, Cornwall (Distinction)
Jan 1997 - Jun 2003Plymouth University/Graphic Designer
May 1990 - August 2008EGM Graphics/Freelance Graphic Designer
Dec 1986 - May 1990Nucleus Design/Graphic Designer
Jan 1983 - Dec 1986Osborne & Little/Graphic, Exhibition & Display Designer
July 1982Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers' Prize
Sept 1979-July 1982London Diploma in Art & Design, South Bank Polytechnic, London (Distinction)