Podcast: Jocelyn McGregor in-conversation with Mariama Attah

8 March 2021

To coincide with International Women’s Day: Monday 8 March 2021 we were delighted to release a brand new podcast. 

Podcast: Anchor, Spotify

Ahead of her Castlefield Gallery solo exhibition Mantle, artist and Castlefield Gallery Associate Jocelyn McGregor discusses her practice with photography curator and editor Mariama Attah.

Jocelyn Mcgregor: Mantle, was selected from proposals submitted by Castlefield Gallery Associates by guest selector Mariama Attah, Curator at Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool and Castlefield Gallery’s Curator, Matthew Pendergast.

McGregor’s work involves sculpture, installation and animation. Taking inspiration from folklore, surrealism and supernatural fiction, she investigates the identification of the female with nature, the home and the machine. McGregor’s solo exhibition will form part of Castlefield Gallery’s 2021/22 exhibition programme, exhibition dates to be announced.

Mariama Attah is a photography curator and editor with a particular interest in overlooked visual histories, and in using photography and visual culture to amplify under and misrepresented voices. Before joining the Open Eye Gallery team, Mariama was assistant editor of Foam Magazine. Prior to that, she was Curator of Photoworks, where she was responsible for developing and curating programs and events such as the Brighton Photo Biennial and was commissioning and managing editor of the yearly magazine Photoworks Annual.

Jocelyn McGregor (b. 1989, Lincolnshire) currently lives and works in Cumbria.  She studied Fine Art at the Ruskin School of Fine Art, Oxford University (2010); and completed her MFA in Sculpture at the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL (2017). She was awarded the Lee Alexander McQueen: Sarabande Foundation Emerging Artist Award (2017), selected for Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2018, exhibited as part of the Liverpool Biennale and at South London Gallery; and was Artist-in-Residence as part of the British Council SWAP UK/Ukraine Residency Programme 2019-20. Recent exhibitions include Trespassers Will Be Detected, Dnipro Centre for Contemporary Culture, Ukraine (2020); Rain Wetting Thirst, Lewisham Arthouse, London (2019); A Field Guide to Getting Lost, The Art Foundation, Athens, Greece (2018); and Mei Yahn Yu, Kaitak Centre (AVA), Hong Kong (2018).