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Jocelyn Brett  (they/she)

Jocelyn is a multi-disciplinary artist and writer based in Bristol, whose practice often involves and celebrates collaboration as a creative process. They take inspiration from science fiction, imagined futures and time and social theory. Jocelyn’s practice explores the bounds of human experiences from lust to disgust, together with  themes around being bodied. Jocelyn uses their work to delve into subjects like sexuality, boredom, death and grief. Memory, absurdism and humour are often used as tools within their practice to ask questions about the limits of our discomfort.
Performance for Lore: Doozy Magazine, Strangebrew, Bristol
The Conqueer Weekend, Loco Club, Bristol
Day School Winterbreak, Crisis of Gratification, Centrespace Gallery, Bristol
Conqueer Film Screening, The Cube, Bristol
UWE Alumni Exhibition, Truman Brewery, London
Unmade – space in between, Centrespace Gallery, Bristol
Queer Storytelling, Cloak and Dagger, Bristol
Haunted Siblinghood, The Galleries, Bristol
Elevator Sound (visuals), Strange Brew, Bristol
Loop ii Performance with Hat Fidkin, Arnolfini, Bristol
Loop Performance with Hat Fidkin, Spike Island Open Studios, Bristol
UWE Graduate Film Showreel, Arnolfini, Bristol
Group Exhibition – Earth Bodies, Centrespace Gallery, Bristol
Make Do and Mend – Reimagined, Online Exhibition
80s Prom, UWE Studios, Spike Island
Mirium, UWE Studios, Spike Island
Crescendo, Make a Fucking Decision
You’re Not Invited, UWE Studios, Spike Island
Foundation Exhibition, Loughborough University
Workshops and Talks
Series of Curation and Instillation workshops for UWE Drawing and Print
1-on-1 Tutorials with Fine Art Undergraduates
Bio-sonification and writing workshop with Hat Fidkin for Spike Island Associates
Night of the Fellows - Artist Talk with Hat Fidkin to the Spike Island Associates
2021 - 2023
Occasional Associate Lecturer at Bristol UWE, delivering three lectures on the relationship between art and writing to second- and third-year students
Presented research “COVID-19 and the ‘Virus of Everyday Life’” at the 2021 Undergraduate Research Symposium, on the panel ‘Time, Environment and the Anthropocene’. Talk can be listened to here
EBC Day School
2018 - 2021
Fine Art BA (Hons), First, UWE, Bristol
2017 – 2018
FND Art & Design, Distinction, Loughborough University
Relevant Experience / Jobs
2022 – present
Centrespace Gallery Manager, Centrespace Gallery, Bristol
2021 - 2022
Fine Art - Program Support Assistant, UWE Studios, Spike Island
Fine Art – Technical Facilitator, UWE Studios, Spike Island
Events Assistant, Watershed, Bristol
2020 – 2021
Peer Mentor, Off The Record, Bristol
Key Achievements
2021 - 2022
Awarded Spike Island Graduate Fellowship with Harriet Fidkin
Selected for the Deans List
Selected with Natasha Watson for the Street Corner Reading Rooms – Bristol, for a project on Creative Social Healing in a Post-COVID world
UWE Enterprise & Innovation Scholarship
Winner of Fine Art Exhibition Proposal Competition - Earth Bodies Collective
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