Joanna Wright is one of the staff at an talla solais, and she is also an artist.
She was brought up as a naval child, living in many scattered places and countries. She studied English Literature at Newcastle University, and later went on to do a Masters, in International Community Development, at the University of East Anglia.
Her job with an talla sola is gallery manager.
The exhibition ‘Resolution’ held in June 2015 at Bridge House Art, was the result of a pledge between herself and Eleanor White to make a drawing or painting each week during October 2014 to May 2015.
In Joanna’s own words –
“I made a series of small pictures of pots and cups on paper, which led to working in the same way on board and with collage, trying to look at the objects as two-dimensional patterns made up of arrangements of shapes. This led to working with patterned panels, partly inspired by the Islamic idea of repetitive images signifying the boundless presence of God. Being able to arrange and rearrange the panels to make their own infinite compositions has been part of the pleasure of working in this way.”