Jane Cummins became the first recipient of the Belfast Exposed Graduate Residency Award in 2017 and produced a solo exhibition ‘Marrow’. Since then, Jane’s work continues to be featured and exhibited, and is now running workshops in photography.
Jane’s work is a distinctly personal exploration into the nature of self and the unstable construction of identity. The intention is to uncover the ambivalence of the self and awaken a psychological reaction to help her process and move forward from difficult or uncertain periods in her life. Her work is an expression of her inner and outer landscape made up of thoughts and emotions, rooted in the present but containing fragments that have shaped her.
After graduating from the MFA Photography programme at the Belfast School of Art, Jane became the first recipient of the Belfast Exposed Graduate Residency Award. She undertook a three-month residency at the gallery where the support and mentorship shown gave her the freedom and confidence to produce a new body of work for a solo exhibition at the gallery in October 2017. This led to solo exhibition at The Library Project in Dublin later that year. Jane’s work featured in Source Issue 94 in 2018 and is part of a number of collections including the Office of Public Works State Art Collection. Jane continues to make new work, as well as running workshops in analogue and alternative processing at her studio in Dublin.
View a selection of Jane Cummins’ portfolio below