Tod Jones is a UK based artist whose multidisciplinary practice is concerned with creating impermanent installations that act as an ephemeral event. These events are photographed as a form of documentation and the images often become their own branch of work.
These installations are created with a ritualistic preparing of the space for which the work will rest. Simple materials such as paint dust, tape, wood and fabrics are commonly used.
Research and Interests: Installation, Sculpture, Minimalism, Architecture, Photography, East Asian Aesthetics and Philosophy.
In 2019 Tod completed a Residency at The New Art Gallery Walsall.
This residency was an award. Whilst on residency, Tod created a large-scale floor installation in the visitor entrance of the gallery. He managed the galleries Instagram page as an 'artist takeover' showing new work to an online audience.
The residency gave the opportunity to engage with visitors to the gallery. For the finale or the residency time, Tod organised an open studio event to exhibit his new work produced in-situ.
Tod was the Social Media Coordinator of Artsfest 2019 working with The University of Wolverhampton. This meant researching and documenting a range of theatre shows, creative workshops, talks and walks.
2019 - Contracted by the University of Wolverhampton to work as the official photographer for the International Glass Festival, involving talks and workshops over a few days. The IBD awareness exhibition (New Cross Hospital), the MA Degree Show 2019 which was spread across Wolverhampton Art Gallery and The New Art Gallery Walsall.
2019 - Completed a Residency at The New Art Gallery Walsall.
2020 - Was one of the Artists on the Arts Drop Project for the University of Wolverhampton and ASPIRE to HE.
2019 - 2021 - Worked and completed a AA2A - Artist Residency.
2020 - Photographer for the Science Art Workshop for the S.T.A.R.T.S project.
2022 - Published as a photographer for the book - Pâte de Verre by Max Stewart and Tone Ørvik. See the book here on the Schiffer Publishing website: https://schifferbooks.com/products/pate-de-verre
2023 - Published in The Guardian for the photography of the 2023 version of Melati Suryodarma's 'I'm a Ghost in My Own Home' 2012. This was performed at at Ikon Gallery for Melati Suryodarma's Solo Exhibition. https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2023/may/24/melati-suryodarmos-12-hours-hard-labour-hell
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Mutant Materialities Process &
Asylum Gallery, UK
JULY 20th - 29th, 2022
Somewhere Between Sharp Cheddar and Tiger.
Greenhouse, 7th Floor, School of Art, Wolverhampton, UK
JULY 5th - 19th, 2022
Out of Darkness Cometh Light.
Online Exhibition - Featuring 21 Artists
JULY 10th - 31st, 2020
Bessant Gallery, School of Art, Wolverhampton, UK
NOVEMBER 15th - 28th, 2019
Open Studio Weekend.
New Art Gallery Walsall, UK
MA Fine Art Degree Show.
New Art Gallery Walsall, UK
SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER, 2018
If, If's And And's.
Direct Art Action, Sutton Coldfiled, UK
FEB - MARCH - 2018
Work in Progress, MA show.
School of Art, Wolverhampton, UK
DECEMBER, 2017 - JANUARY, 2018
Vault Galleries, Wolverhampton, UK
SEPTEMBER - NOVEMBER, 2012
Artist in Residence
New Art Gallery Walsall