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Old Windsor artist showcasing work at Surrey exhibition

Old Windsor artist showcasing work at Surrey exhibition

Tara O'Connor

Old Windsor artist showcasing work at Surrey exhibition

An artist from Old Windsor is showcasing her work at a month-long exhibition in Surrey.

Answers by Jennie Jewitt Harris

The exhibition on the subject of time by Jennie Jewitt-Harris opened at the Watts Gallery in Compton near Guildford on June 16, and will run until July 19.

As part of a PhD in fine art at the University for the Creative Arts in Farnham, she has been artist in residence at the gallery since January last year.

Jennie went to Brigidine School in Windsor before studying medicine and psychology.

She lived in Pelling Hill before moving to Camberley, Surrey.

Alongside her PhD, the 53-year-old is CEO of charity Transplant Links Community (TLC) which has been taking groups of doctors to developing countries since 2007.

She juggles this charity work, which takes her to Ghana, Zambia, Jamaica and Trinidad, with her gallery residency.

Two groups of doctors have already been sent out this year to teach local doctors how to do kidney transplants.

Her background in transplantation medicine has inspired the artwork looking at the relationship between time and mortality.

Jennie said the work looks at the desire to live in the moment competing with a desire to hold on to memories.

She said: “Ever since I was young I wanted to be an artist. I love the process of making art.

“The artwork is all about the things that influence life.”

Entry to the exhibition is free and it is open daily from 10.30am to 5.15pm.

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