Jenny Purrett is based in the north east of England. She graduated from Bath Spa University with an MA in Fine Art in 2009 and, as well as being a practising artist, is an experienced art educator. She is a qualified teacher and has worked freelance with a range of clients including pre-school, primary and secondary students, autistic and special educational needs groups, older folks and people with dementia, and Fine Art BA and BEd undergraduates. She founded DRAW workshops at Wheelbirks Farm, Stocksfield and runs exciting courses which share her enthusiasm for drawing.

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Exhibitions, Residencies and Projects

2024  Full Circle Residency at VARC arts, Northumberland.

2023  Nature as Witness Group drawing show, no format gallery, Deptford, London

2021  Aura 100 days A Numinous Line Group drawing exhibition at The Wall North Contemporary, Hexham

2019  Thoughtful Planet 3  Large wall drawing as part of a group show at Thought Foundation, Birtley

2018  Of the Earth   Solo exhibition, Research Cases, The National Glass Centre, Sunderland

2017 Assembled    Installation, Assembly House, Newcastle

2017 Flotsam  Collaborative Installation with Helen Pailing, Thought Foundation, Birtley

2017 aa2a  Artist in Residence, Sunderland University. See for more details

2016 Making Sense    Drawing project with Sight Service, Customs House, South Shields

2015 Where is the line?    Residency at Berwick Visual Arts.

2015 Exploring Drawing    Collaborative drawing project working with Sangini women’s group at VARC, Highgreen, Northumberland

2015 Lithograph Print Commission from VARC. Group show at Breeze Creatives, Newcastle

2015 North   Group show, The World of Glass, St Helens

2015 Paper   Group Show, Salisbury Arts Centre

2014 dRAW   Selected group show, Black Swan, Somerset

2014 One Church Street Gallery open painting exhibition

2013 What is Drawing?   Group Show, Customs House, South Shields

2013 aa2a  Artist in Residence, Northumbria University

2012 Winner of One Church Street drawing Biennial 

2012 Touching with the Eye  Solo show, The Customs House, South Shields

2012 Woolgathering  Solo show, RSPB Geltsdale, Cumrbria

2011 Out of the Woods  Solo show, Newcastle Arts Centre, Westgate Road

2010-2011 VARC (Visual Artists in Rural Communities), Artist in Residence, Northumberland

2010 Passing Time Joint show with Deborah Feiler, Black Swan, Somerset

2009 First prize winner of Black Swan Open, Somerset