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An Audience with Alison Jackson at Saatchi Gallery

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Join us at Saatchi Gallery for an exclusive talk and Q+A with multi award winning contemporary artist Alison Jackson, as she discusses her fascinating work with Editor-in-Cheif of After Nyne Magazine, Claire Meadows. Surveying Jackson's career, we will explore her method of working, inspirations, background, issues she has encountered in her work, and the inescapable humorous and political undertones of her practice.

This talk is a part of the After Nyne Talks Programme for Kensington and Chelsea Art Weekend.




Claire Meadows is Editor & Chief and Founder of After Nyne Magazine, one of the art industry’s most-respected independent publications. Having started her career in Extradition Policy in the UK Civil Service from 2003 -2007, she has been working within the creative arts sector since 2010. She regularly hosts art panels featuring industry luminaries and have acted as a judge on art prize panels throughout 2017 - including the Rise Art Prize and Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair. Claire also hosts a regular podcast for After Nyne Magazine and is a regular commentator on BBC Oxford Radio.




Alison Jackson is a contemporary artist who explores the cult of celebrity – an extraordinary phenomenon created by the media, publicity industries and the public figures themselves. Her work sits squarely in the middle of the current fake news, alternative facts or news debates. Jackson makes convincingly realistic work about celebrities doing things in private using lookalikes. Likeness becomes real and fantasy touches on the believable. She creates scenarios we have all imagined but never seen before.

Jackson raises questions about whether we can believe what we see when we live in a mediated world of screens, imagery and internet. She comments on our voyeurism, on the power and seductive nature of imagery, and on our need to believe. Her work has established wide respect for her as an incisive, funny and thought-provoking commentator on the burgeoning phenomenon of contemporary celebrity culture.

Alison works across all arts and media platforms in TV, Publishing, books, is widely exhibited in galleries and museums attracting extensive interest in the news and press. Her images themselves have become just as much a part of popular culture as images of the real celebrities. Born in Hampshire, Alison trained in Fine Art Sculpture at Chelsea College of Art in London, and in Fine Art Photography at The Royal College of Art. She lives and works in London.


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