Projects

The process of artistic collaboration is rewarding: The personal and shared experience of creating work adds an extra dimension to the unknown and possible. The engagement with place and people is important to the social research aspect of my work as exemplified in the following quote by artist Joseph Beuys.

“Every human being is an artist, a freedom being, called to participate in transforming and reshaping the conditions, thinking and structures that shape and inform our lives”

Rendezvous aux jardins

Ascribing human qualities to inanimate objects is called anthropomorphism. As my mother got older she collected garden ornaments, which fall into this anthropomorphic category. I have now inherited these once cherished objects and find it difficult to part with them,...

Flora

Flora Flora, a project initiated by Myfanwy Johns and set up in collaboration with Joss Burke. In Roman mythology Flora was the goddess of flowers and of the season of spring. The art of translating and interpreting flowering vegetation onto a ceramic...

Project B: sebilj

Project B: sebilj 2008 Led by artists Françoise Dupré and Dr Myfanwy Johns in collaboration with architect Sabina Fazlic and participants from the Bosnian Cultural Centre-Midlands (BCCM). Project B: Sebilj, is a Birmingham-based transnational collaborative...

Project B: avlija

Project B: avlija 2007 An installation based on the courtyard garden space of a traditional Bosnian Muslim home. A collaborative architectural community project working with fellow artist Françoise Dupré in collaboration with architect Sabina Fazlic and...

Shadow Hut 2006

Shadow Hut 2006 Commission proposal by Myfanwy Johns with Architects Kinetic AIU. Shadow Hut interprets the vernacular beach hut through exploiting its structure, format and skin. Pattern is applied to the surface as a means of defining territory. Just as...