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Lois Karen Meiklejohn

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Artwork for Lois Karen Meiklejohn

10% Nylon

1% Elastane

2%Elastane

Discomfort

Fossillis

Contaminate

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How would you describe the work you do and why?: 

I am an environmental artist. My work is often site specific and I almost always utilise reclaimed, found or recycled materials.
My interests include social history, archeology, geology, clothing and textiles. Feelings of loss and healing, are woven through artworks, encompassing personal feelings alongside environmental methodology.

Currently I am exploring the composting of textiles. Looking specifically at mixed fibre garments and household items. The work highlights the problems of textile pollution juxtaposed with the beauty and wabi sabi of future remains.

For you what does being an artist mean?: 

Being creative and making things has been something I have always done. It is part of my being. I have only recently started to refer to myself as an "artist" as my work now contains more meaning and attempts to share a message or narrative, rather than being purely visual in content.

Describe what you call yourself/your practice?: 

I am an interdisciplinary artist, educator and community arts worker.
I have been running creative arts workshops for schools and community groups for the past 30 years and have recently starting creating my own personal art work.
I see myself as an emerging visual artist.

Your practice & activities include e.g workshops, teaching: 

I run a small arts company called The Green Eyed Monster Company . We have been running workshops for schools and community groups for the past 18 years.
I am manager and creative practitioner at Rose Tinted Rags, community textile project. Here we work specifically with vulnerable adults and also run a textile reclamation shop and resource centre.

Exhibitions in the last 3 years: 

Old Mayors Parlour - h.Art winner 2021
Hereford Open 2021
Royal West Academy Open exhibition 2022
Cowbridge Open 2022 - Award winner
Royal West Academy Photography Open 2023

Your gallery outlets/stockists: 

I am currently looking for galleries to stock or exhibit my work.

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