Course studied: BA (Hons) Fine Art
Graduating year: 2017
Jackson graduated with a degree in Fine Art from Bath Spa University in 2017. Originally from Kent, he decided to move to Bristol last year, along with two Bath Spa University Creative Music Technology graduates. The trio went on to set up Do-IY, a collaboration of art, music and technology.
Having been very driven during his course, Jackson was determined to continue his practice after university and apply all the tools and knowledge he gained towards setting up his own business.
Jackson had the opportunity to join the Fellowship Scheme at Spike Island soon after graduating. He received a very warm welcome from the other studio holders and has taken full advantage of his time there.
Having saved throughout his degree, Jackson was able to work full-time in his studio, commenting, “If I’m going to make it, then I have to have a body of work.”
He’s used his time in the studio to research material science, seeing how it fits within contemporary painting.
The result has been a collection of works called ‘Aco Series', which play with natural materials such as slate, chalk lime and terracotta on traditional canvas and board.
“Save up, stay determined, get your work out there, chat to everyone and make sure that people are aware of your name.”Jackson Woodcock
Jackson’s work has already been selected for several exhibitions, including Visions of Science at the Edge at Bath University, and he's selling work via graduate selling site Rise Art. He’s even sold a piece of work via his LinkedIn page.
So, what’s next?
After completing his Fellowship, Jackson moved into Paradise Studios in Bristol – a multi-disciplinary space that’s part of the Artist Project Space.
He’s also been busy applying for a number of residencies, and is considering postgraduate study.