Jenny Hogarth (b.1979, Scotland) is an artist based in Edinburgh.  In 2022 Jenny showed new moving image works ‘Flow Co Motion’ (2022) and ‘If You Talk About The Volcano Will You Talk About Yourself’ (2022) at the Talbot Rice Gallery and the Freelands Foundation respectively. Other recent moving image works ‘Wild Thing’ (2019) and ‘Channelling’ (2020) were shown at Threshold Arts, Perth in March 2020.

Jenny uses an unscripted approach to making moving image. Her work exists within the feminist genre of auto-theory and engages with the relationship between domestic life, creative work, and individual subjectivities. Exploring the contradictions of being both a mother and an artist she presents experiences that open up social conventions to scrutiny and offer different ways to look at the world.

In an embodied manner, different forms of knowledge are represented in her work – the body as a basis for emotion, sensory perception, lived experience alongside literary and citational knowledge.  As a mother and as an artist filmmaker Jenny takes a radical approach that is ‘speaking nearby’* neurodivergent spectrums. In this respect her work is tracing a pathway of self-care and self-fulfilment, in which connection and play are used as tools for learning, communication and for reaching towards feeling.

Between 2003 and 2013 Jenny created numerous co-authored moving image and live works with Kim Coleman including ‘If You Can’t See My Mirrors I Can’t See You’ (2010) commissioned for the Serpentine Gallery’s CINACT programme London; The artists recently rekindled their collaboration during a digital residency with Axisweb, producing a new video work, ’The Mechanics of Love’ (2021) which acts as a prequel and sequel to ‘If You Can’t See My Mirrors I Can’t See You’ (2010).

Jenny is the recipient of a number of grants and awards, most recently Elephant Trust (2021) and City of Edinburgh Visual Artists Award (2019). She was Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Fellowship Artists (2010–12) and LUX Associate Artists (2009–10) Between 2019-2022 she was one of the Talbot Rice Gallery Artists in Residence.

View some of her work here –

Talbot Rice Residents provides time and support for early-career artists based in Scotland within the unique context of Talbot Rice GalleryEdinburgh College of Art and the University of Edinburgh.

The Talbot Rice Residents programme is part of the Freelands Artist Programme. The Freelands Artist Programme is a five-year programme that supports emerging artists across the UK in partnership with g39, Cardiff,PS², Belfast, Site Gallery, Sheffield and Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh. Further information on this programme is available here.

*Trinh T. Minh-Ha, “Speaking Nearby:” A Conversation with Trinh T. Minh–ha – Chen – 1992 – Visual Anthropology Review – Wiley Online Library.

Image: ‘When You Talk About The Volcano Will You Talk About Yourself’, single channel video, 32’48”, video still (2022).