ABOUT

Jessica Campbell-Plover is an independent artist and designer based in Cornwall.

She studied a Fashion Design BA at the University of South Wales and a Costume Design MA at The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and now creates her bold artwork in her studio.

 

Jess' artwork mixes together elements of fashion illustration, street art and erotic imagery through a variety of mediums such as collage, spray paint, acrylic paint, marker pen and Photoshop.

 

Her creations are inspired by a variety of weird and wonderful sources, such as vintage erotica, style subcultures, graffiti, abandoned places, seedy back streets, neon lights, dark comedy, album artwork and the circus.

 

Jess’ subject matter often explores socio-political subjects, with much focus based around the modern upsurge of feminism, gender issues and youth disenchantment, as her form of protest art. She juxtaposes suggestive imagery with empowering or confrontational statements as her way of reclaiming the female form from the male gaze.

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EXHIBITIONS

Outsider Open Exhibition

Don’t Walk Walk Gallery

Deal Castle, Kent

November 2019

 

Against The Grain

North Cornwall Artists and Creatives

The Castle, Bude

October 2019

 

Soho Riot

Fleek Gallery

Ilfracombe

August/September 2019

 

Balance Exhibition

RWCMD, Cardiff

The Barge House, London

June 2016

Platfform 14

National Museum Wales

Cardiff

May 2014

 

 

EDUCATION

MA Costume Design

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

September 2015-Present

 

BA Fashion Design- First Class Honours

University of South Wales

September 2011-September 2014

 

BTEC National Diploma in Art and Design-Triple Grade Distinction 

Petroc College

September 2009-September 2011

RWCMD EXPERIENCE 

Costume Maker and Designer
How I Almost Became The First Lady of the USA
Performer-George Orange of Mary Bijou Cabaret
Brighton and Edinburgh Fringe 2016

 

Costume Designer

Cabaret

Director-Paul Kerryson

Richard Burton Theatre

April 2016-June 2016

Costume Assistant Trainee

The Collection

Amazon Prime

Bay Studios

February 2016

Costume Assistant

Madness in Valencia

Director-Adele Thomas

The Caird Theatre

January 2015-February 2016

 

 

 

EMPLOYMENT

Shop Owner

Campbells Carousel

December 2016-2018

 

Costume Maker

Welsh National Opera

July-October 2016

 

Box Office Assistant 

North Devon Theatres

The Landmark Theatre/The Queens Theatre

May 2010-April 2014

 

Marketing/Backstage Work Experience

North Devon Theatres

The Landmark Theatre/The Queens Theatre

September 2008-April 2014

PRESS

Western Morning News October 2019

My Cornwall October 2019