Alison Jackson-Bass Alison Jackson-Bass


My current focus is primarily site specific - drawing attention to the fleeting, the ephemeral, and the unnoticed.

I am interested in process - working in 2D and 3D, exploring materials and tools, celebrating the natural world, embracing sustainability, drawing attention to the overlooked, and seeking out the unexpected.

Currently working with alternative photographic processes (pinhole, chemigram and cyanotype), found objects and reclaimed pewter.

I draw attention to the fleeting, ephemeral, and unnoticed. Due to my archaeological background I am attracted to physical signs of hidden stories through marks, damage, and patina. Using photography and assemblages I try to make the insignificant significant.

I am always searching for beauty in the accidental.

Much of my artwork revolves around display and order. Objects are gathered and modified, then placed to draw attention to qualities and details that might be overlooked, thus encouraging the viewer to value aspects of the world they may have considered insignificant. In this way I hope to encourage a sense of stewardship and respect for the world.


Due to long term ill health (chronic fatigue) I was unable to pursue higher education until my 40s

2023 MA in Arts and Place, Dartington Arts School, based around short residencies with hosts around the country:

Dartington Arts School
OVADA, Oxford
ArtDotEarth, Devon
CAST, Helston

Final MA project: Metallum - metal mining on Dartmoor

2020 Diploma in Art and Contemporary Craft, West Dean College
2018 Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, West Dean College
2002 MA in the Archaeology of Buildings
2001 BSc in Archaeological Science

Works in the following exhibitions:

2024 Sustainable Open, Atkinson Gallery, Millfield School
2023 ACEarts Open, Somerton
2023 Thelma Hulbert Gallery Open, Honiton
2023 New Jersey Pinhole Open (online)
2023 Bovey Paradiso Open
2022 RWA Open, Bristol
2021 RWA Open, Bristol
2021 Sou Sou West Open, Bridport
2019 Emergence: West Dean College
2019 South West Academy of Fine and Applied Arts Annual Open