Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Papergirl Belfast

The Traveling Mind - Jina Wallwork

Signed prints of The Traveling Mind by Jina Wallwork are being exhibited as part of Papergirl Belfast. The Papergirl concept originated in Berlin. It consists of an exhibition and then the work is distributed through U.S. style papergirls and paperboys. http://www.pssquared.org/papergirl.php

28th June – 5th July 2013
'Papergirl Belfast' at PS2 http://www.pssquared.org/
http://papergirlbelfast.tumblr.com/ 18 Donegall St, Belfast, BT1 2GP, Ireland.

Saturday, June 22, 2013


There were a few teething problems but I've finally sorted out the video. Sorry for the delay, I published it and then pulled it because it wasn't quite right. I learn more with each mistake I make. It is the nature of the process. I hope that you enjoy it.

Everything is a learning process and I'm starting to make better videos. Compare the difference between the video above and my first video below. Both are about the book 'Vision', but the one above is a giant leap
forward. I have created a new youtube channel because of the change and to enable greater Google+ integration. The channel can be found through the video above or through my Google+ page +Jina Wallwork .

Saturday, June 15, 2013


Sleep - Jina Wallwork
I empty my consciousness into a vessel of exhaustion. It waits for me, unaware of the distance. I am lost to the river. My body is weightless and I am lifted beyond this shell. I drift away from my sense of self only to discover something more, as I sink deeper into a new truth. It is a world I may or may not remember. This dream contains fragments of self knowledge, but it speaks in a language that is unique to the dreamer and I cannot be sure that is me. I want to remember every symbol and deliver each of them to my waiting consciousness. This world seems to be more than an illusion. I try to comprehend my location while I attempt to navigate this trembling dreamscape. I am controlled by the dream and I have no other choice, I must let go.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Update on the Sketchbook Tour

Originally it was going to be one sketchbook touring but now its three. Sketchbook 2012, sketchbook 2013.01 and Grass is Greener. I've already mentioned the 2012 sketchbook in the blog. In this post I've included a few of the images from the separate sketchbooks. The Sketchbook Project is a traveling mobile library of artists sketchbooks. There are a few tour dates that haven't yet mentioned, these are below.

14th June 2013
'The Sketchbook Project' at Space Gallery http://www.space538.org/
538 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101, United States.

15th June 2013
'The Sketchbook Project' at AS220, http://www.as220.org/
115 Empire Street, Providence, RI 02903, United States

16th June 2013
The Claws of a Mountain -Jina Wallwork
'The Sketchbook Project' at Darling Foundry http://fonderiedarling.org/en/
745 Rue Ottawa Montreal, QC H3C 1R8, Canada.

2-3rd July 2013
'The Sketchbook Project' at The Gallery at Avalon Island 
39 S. Magnolia Ave, Orlando, FL 32801, United States.

31st July 2013
'The Sketchbook Project' at The Funk Zone
205 Santa Barbara Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, United States.

1st Aug 2013 (mentioned recently but the date has changed)
'The Sketchbook Project' at Santa Barbara Museum of Art http://www.sbmuseart.org/
1130 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA, United States

22nd Aug 2013
'The Sketchbook Project' at American Visionary Art Museum http://www.avam.org/
800 Key Hwy, On Covington Street, behind museum, Baltimore, MD 21230, United States.

23rd Aug 2013
'The Sketchbook Project' at Virginia Commonwealth University http://www.vcu.edu/
1111 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220, United States. 

Mythical Being - Jina Wallwork
26th Aug 2013
'The Sketchbook Project' at Knoxville Museum of Art http://www.knoxart.org/
1050 Worlds Fair Park Drive, Knoxville, TN 37916, United States.

27th August 2013
'The Sketchbook Project' at Watkins College of Art and design https://www.watkins.edu/
298 Rosa L Parks Blvd, Nashville, TN 37228, United States.

29th August 2013
'The Sketchbook Project' at Crosstown Arts/The Dixon
430 N.Cleveland St, Memphis, TN 38104, United States.

30th Aug 2013
'The Sketchbook Project' at City Museum http://www.citymuseum.org/
701 N 15th St, St Louis, MO 63103, United States.

1st Sept 2013
'The Sketchbook Project' at Indianapolis Art Center http://indplsartcenter.org/
The Party - Jina Wallwork
820 E 67th St, Indianapolis, IN 46220, United States.

7-8th Sept 2013
'The Sketchbook Project' at Canal Park
200 M Street Washington, DC 20003, United States

19th Sept 2013
'The Sketchbook Project' at Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design http://www.miad.edu/
273 E.Erie Street, Milwaukee, WI 53202, United States.

22nd Sept 2013
'The Sketchbook Project' at Light Grey http://lightgreyartlab.com/
118 E 26th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55404, United States.

24th Sept 2013 
'The Sketchbook Project' at Dahl Art Center/ Rapid City Public Library http://www.thedahl.org/
713 7th Street, Rapid City, SD 57701, United States 

26-27th September 2013
'The Sketchbook Project' at Ulrich Museum
1845 Fairmont St, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS 67260,United States.

29th September 2013
'The Sketchbook Project' at Santa Fe Art Institute/ SFUAD
Greener - Jina Wallwork
1600 St. Michels Dr, Santa Fe, NM 87505, United States.

1st October 2013 
'The Sketchbook Project' at NoBo Arts District
Boulder, CO, United States.

3rd Oct 2013
'The Sketchbook Project' at University of Missouri- Kansa City http://www.umkc.edu/
5110 Rockhill Rd, Kansas City, MO 64110, United States.

5th October 2013
'The Sketchbook Project' at The Dandy Lion
310 Bank Street, New Albany, IN 47150, United States.

6th October 2013
'The Sketchbook Project' at Wexner Center for the Arts http://wexarts.org/
1871 N High Street, Columbus, OH 43210, United States. 

8th October 2013
'The Sketchbook Project' at 4000 University Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15131, United States.

11-13th Oct
'Sketchbook Project Tour' at Brooklyn Art Library www.brooklynartlibrary.com
103A N 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11249, United States

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Une idée de l'Autoportrait/One idea of a Self Portrait

Self II - Jina Wallwork

A signed Self II print by Jina Wallwork is included in the exhibition Une idée de l'Autoportrait/One idea of a self portrait. A full list of participants can be found at https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=589638831069951&id=164849603548878 The exhibition has been organized by Christophe Massé http://toffer.canalblog.com/

28th June 2013
'Une idée de l'Autoportrait' at Sous La Tente, Un lieu indépendant pour l'Art
28 rue Bouquière, 33000 Bordeaux, France.

There is a past exhibition that I forgot to mention on the website and the blog. Massive apologies.

2nd Feb -16th Feb 2013
'Voce Ai Popoli – Voice to People' at Bookique http://www.bookique.org/

The Lost Song - Jina Wallwork
Torre D'Augusto 29.38122 Trento, Italy

This was an exhibition on the theme of music. The Lost Song by Jina Wallwork was included in the exhibition. The exhibition was organized by ARRT (Attori Riuniti Rovereto Trento/Actors Gathered Rovereto Trento). Photo's of the exhibition can be found at 

This also means that the 100th exhibition to include Jina's artwork was Papergirl Kelowna.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

I'm So Green

I'm So Green - Jina Wallwork
My naivety delivers each dream. It allows the impossible to form within my mind. My ideas are not suffocated by past experience. I have not defined my reality with perceived restrictions. I love my beautiful naivety, because it encourages me to step forward and explore, while others hold back. They speak of how the world is and with each word they define their own truth. I look at the world with a smile, because I don’t know what’s possible and what isn't. I don’t need any guarantees for the decisions I make. People say that, ‘it can’t work’, ‘it’s stupid’ or ‘it’s impossible’. I watch each word mutate within the air and when they land on my ears they tell me, ‘it’s going to be difficult’. I’m not looking for comfort and security; I’m not looking for the easy road. I want to live and I want to know that I have tasted as much life as I possibly can. I’m happy to be the naive fool chasing impossible dreams; I’m happy to be so green.