Andrzej Jackowski: The Voyage

4 Apr

5 April – 17 May 2013 [Closed BH 6 May]

Paintings, Drawings and Prints

andrzej jackowski exhibition

Jackowski’s paintings plumb the depths of experience, in some cases his own experiences of dispossession, distant recollections of a family history in Poland and the first eleven years of his life spent in a refugee camp. These, along with photograph albums and other ephemera, are the raw materials of his images. This exploration of personal and collective memory is at the root of his research into identities and cultures as handed on and explored through stories and images.

“The current set of drawings was initiated by coming across a photograph of a man sitting in the hold of a small boat reading; a book, a letter or perhaps a diary. He was sitting on a bench; there was a wooden table in front of him, a single bed in the corner. There was a ladder going up on deck and on the floor there was a bucket with a rope attached. The man was wearing a cap. This was my kind of space: made of wood, sparse with all the tools for depth-diving. The drawings were made quite fast, two a week, over about nine months.

I let my unconscious guide me: initially the images were familiar and then after a few weeks the bucket dropped to a new depth, new images emerged, new creatures, new relationships. In the hold-space of the drawings, the instruments of exploration, as well as the stories, became one.”

Andrzej Jackowski 2012


Monday to Thursday 10am – 5pm, Friday and Saturday 10am – 4pm

Closed Sundays and Bank Holiday Monday 6 May 2013 Admission Free                                                      

T:  0191 227 4424 E: W:

University Gallery, Northumbria University, Sandyford Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8ST


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