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Zillah Bowes

Zillah Bowes is a filmmaker and multi-disciplinary artist with a practice in lens-based media, poetry, installation and sculpture. Her practice frequently explores the relationship between the individual and the natural environment.

Her photo series Green Dark, funded by the Arts Council of Wales, showed at Ffotogallery in 2021, RA Summer Exhibition and Welsh Parliament. It won the National Museum Wales Purchase Prize in 2022, forming part of the permanent collection. Green Dark also won the British Journal of Photography (BJP) International Photography Award and will be shown at Seen Fifteen London in 2022. Her work Allowed won in the BJP Edition 365 and International Photography Awards. It also won the Jury’s Stellar Award at Thomas Edison Film Festival, Best Film at Focus WALES and was listed for the Aesthetica Art Prize.

Residency Project Idea

Having been primarily focused on lens-based media in framed and single screen presentation, she recently expanded her practice to include installation, sound and sculpture on a Jerwood residency. This greatly changed the scope of her work. For this residency, she wishes to continue to explore installation as well as other media. In particular, she wishes to develop a new aesthetic in landscape, reframing it in context of the climate crisis. This may include photography, film, text and additional media such as audio and mixed sculpture.

Contact Information

Email: [email protected] 
Socials: @zillahbowes


Selected By

Nick Jordan and Amber Henry of Mason & Fifth, alongside Hypha Studios trustees

Mason & Fifth is a community living project who have offered fully furnished flats and studio spaces to eight artists for two months at their site in Primrose Hill. They partnered with Hypha Studios for the selection process. The live-in residencies are offered in exchange for donating a work made during the two months to Mason & Fifth, who will display the work in one of their future buildings and in an exhibition in early 2023.