Redeye's Snapshots are a series of skill sharing workshops, offering quick introductions to new creative ideas and techniques.

Jessa Fairbrother is a widely acclaimed photographic artist known for the intricate hand embellishments into her work. For this Snapshot she will be talking us through her current investigations and the use of embroidery that concentrates on knots.

Join us for this 30-minute demonstration to hear more about Jessa’s process and for her advice on trying out this technique yourself.


Photography, performance and a needle are central to Jessa’s practice. She uses the body-as-site to explore communal meanings and is concerned with making explicit the moment when performed gesture and gaze of the viewer collide. She frequently appears in her own images, piercing and embroidering them to employ process as action. Needle perforations and thread puncture the skin of the photograph, extending image-objects beyond a single time and space. Things embody feelings and the body is a material, where experience can manifest itself through stitches.

She completed an MA in Photographic Studies from the University of Westminster (2008-10) and developed her practice while working as both lecturer and journalist. Jessa started out concentrating on acting, describing this as the source of her interest in using personal experience to activate connection between observer and observed.

Her work is held in various collections including Yale Center for British Art (New Haven, US) the libraries at Tate Britain (London, UK), the Victoria and Albert Museum (London, UK) and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston (US), as well as numerous private collections worldwide. Jessa lives and works in Bristol, UK.


Who is it for?
This event is free and open to all. Recommended for anyone who wants to experiment with working into photographs whatever your level of experience.
Watch live on Thursday 18th June 2020, 6pm – 6:30pm.

Online! Booking will close on Thursday 18th June at 4pm and we will then be in touch with everyone who has registered with the meeting code and password. You will need an internet connection and a computer, smartphone or tablet. This event will take place over Zoom.
Please register for free by 4pm on Thursday 18th June to receive your invitation to the meeting.

*Booking has now closed for this event. If you have registered and haven't had a Zoom link please contact*
Image © Jessa Fairbrother.


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