Jewell, Rebecca

Bio

Rebecca Jewell is a London-based print-maker and collage artist. Her work is a cross-cultural examination of the human exploitation and veneration of birds. Her intricate drawings of artefacts and bird specimens, and her unique feather collages (she has perfected a technique for printing directly onto feathers) are inspired by material culture and natural history collections in museums. Jewell has a PhD from the Royal College of Art (2004) and is visiting artist in residence in the Oceanic Department of the British Museum.

Jewell has exhibited widely both in the UK and internationally. Her work has been purchased by the British Museum, the Natural History Museum, the Cambridge Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, the British Library and the National Maritime Museum, as well as by many private collectors around the world.

Awards

  • 2018 Honorary Award for Experimental Printmaking , Snowy Owl
  • 2017 Commission from The Queen's House, Captain Cook's Headdress
  • 2014 Commission from Museum of Arch and Anth, Cambridge, Bird-Man of Salonika
  • 2012 Highly Commended Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize, Owl Feather

Exhibitions

  • 2019 Rebecca Jewell Solo Exhibition , CATTO Gallery, London
  • 2018 Pop-Up Exhibition, Victoria and Albert Museum
  • 2017 London Craft Week, Fortnum and Mason
  • 2016 Migrating Artefacts, British Museum
  • 2016 Migrating Artefacts, Rebecca Hossack Gallery

Education

  • 2004 PhD Natural History Illustration, Royal College of Art
  • 1998 Foundation Art and Design, London Guildhall University
  • 1985 Archaeology and Anthropology, Cambridge University

Links

Falconer's Headdress, 2012 (printed and collaged feathers)
Falconer's Headdress, 2012 (printed and collaged feathers)

AOK5864398: Falconer's Headdress, 2012 (printed and collaged feathers), Jewell, Rebecca / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Game-Keeper's Mandala, 2018 (printed and collaged feathers)
Game-Keeper's Mandala, 2018 (printed and collaged feathers)

AOK5901704: Game-Keeper's Mandala, 2018 (printed and collaged feathers), Jewell, Rebecca / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

After Dürer, 2018 (printed and collaged feathers)
After Dürer, 2018 (printed and collaged feathers)

AOK5901705: After Dürer, 2018 (printed and collaged feathers), Jewell, Rebecca / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Toucan with Egg, 2018 (monoprint and collaged printed feathers)
Toucan with Egg, 2018 (monoprint and collaged printed feathers)

AOK5901706: Toucan with Egg, 2018 (monoprint and collaged printed feathers), Jewell, Rebecca / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Ship's Compass, black; 2016 (mixed media)
Ship's Compass, black; 2016 (mixed media)

AOK5901707: Ship's Compass, black; 2016 (mixed media), Jewell, Rebecca / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Navigation Chart, shadows, 2016 (mixed media)
Navigation Chart, shadows, 2016 (mixed media)

AOK5901708: Navigation Chart, shadows, 2016 (mixed media), Jewell, Rebecca / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Owls in the British Museum, 2012 (mixed media, hand-printed and gilded labels)
Owls in the British Museum, 2012 (mixed media, hand-printed and gilded labels)

AOK5901709: Owls in the British Museum, 2012 (mixed media, hand-printed and gilded labels), Jewell, Rebecca / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Snowy Owl, 2018 (printed and collaged feathers)
Snowy Owl, 2018 (printed and collaged feathers)

AOK5901710: Snowy Owl, 2018 (printed and collaged feathers), Jewell, Rebecca / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Dawn Chorus, red, 2015 (printed and collaged feathers)
Dawn Chorus, red, 2015 (printed and collaged feathers)

AOK5901711: Dawn Chorus, red, 2015 (printed and collaged feathers), Jewell, Rebecca / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Wall of Feathers, 2018 (printed and collaged feathers)
Wall of Feathers, 2018 (printed and collaged feathers)

AOK5901712: Wall of Feathers, 2018 (printed and collaged feathers), Jewell, Rebecca / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Owl Mandala, 2012 (printed and collaged feathers)
Owl Mandala, 2012 (printed and collaged feathers)

AOK5901746: Owl Mandala, 2012 (printed and collaged feathers), Jewell, Rebecca / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Falcon Feathers, 2012 (printed and collaged feathers)
Falcon Feathers, 2012 (printed and collaged feathers)

AOK5901747: Falcon Feathers, 2012 (printed and collaged feathers), Jewell, Rebecca / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Two for Joy, 2012 (printed and collaged feathers)
Two for Joy, 2012 (printed and collaged feathers)

AOK5901748: Two for Joy, 2012 (printed and collaged feathers), Jewell, Rebecca / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Sailor's Headdress, 2012 (printed and collaged feathers)
Sailor's Headdress, 2012 (printed and collaged feathers)

AOK5901749: Sailor's Headdress, 2012 (printed and collaged feathers), Jewell, Rebecca / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Royal Swan, 2012 (printed and collaged feather in vintage frame)
Royal Swan, 2012 (printed and collaged feather in vintage frame)

AOK5901750: Royal Swan, 2012 (printed and collaged feather in vintage frame), Jewell, Rebecca / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Audubon's Headdress, 2012 (printed and collaged feathers)
Audubon's Headdress, 2012 (printed and collaged feathers)

AOK5901752: Audubon's Headdress, 2012 (printed and collaged feathers), Jewell, Rebecca / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Eagle Headdress, 2014 (printed and collaged feathers)
Eagle Headdress, 2014 (printed and collaged feathers)

AOK5901753: Eagle Headdress, 2014 (printed and collaged feathers), Jewell, Rebecca / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Horses in the British Museum, 2013 (printed and gilded labels)
Horses in the British Museum, 2013 (printed and gilded labels)

AOK5901754: Horses in the British Museum, 2013 (printed and gilded labels), Jewell, Rebecca / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Oceanic Egg, 2016 (mixed media)
Oceanic Egg, 2016 (mixed media)

AOK5901755: Oceanic Egg, 2016 (mixed media), Jewell, Rebecca / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Navigation Chart, black, 2016 (mixed media)
Navigation Chart, black, 2016 (mixed media)

AOK5901757: Navigation Chart, black, 2016 (mixed media), Jewell, Rebecca / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Turtle Dove, 2019 (printed and collaged feathers)
Turtle Dove, 2019 (printed and collaged feathers)

AOK5901912: Turtle Dove, 2019 (printed and collaged feathers), Jewell, Rebecca / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Bird-Catcher's Headdress, 2014 (printed and collaged feathers)
Bird-Catcher's Headdress, 2014 (printed and collaged feathers)

AOK5901915: Bird-Catcher's Headdress, 2014 (printed and collaged feathers), Jewell, Rebecca / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Red in Beak and Claw, 2018 (printed and collaged feathers)
Red in Beak and Claw, 2018 (printed and collaged feathers)

AOK5901918: Red in Beak and Claw, 2018 (printed and collaged feathers), Jewell, Rebecca / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Green Mandala, 2018 (printed and collaged feathers)
Green Mandala, 2018 (printed and collaged feathers)

AOK5901920: Green Mandala, 2018 (printed and collaged feathers), Jewell, Rebecca / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

A Wise Parliament, 2018 (printed and collaged feathers)
A Wise Parliament, 2018 (printed and collaged feathers)

AOK5901921: A Wise Parliament, 2018 (printed and collaged feathers), Jewell, Rebecca / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Museum Labels, 2005 (photograph)
Museum Labels, 2005 (photograph)

AOK5903207: Museum Labels, 2005 (photograph), Jewell, Rebecca / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Voyage of the Rattlesnake, 2004 (ink and watercolour on paper)
Voyage of the Rattlesnake, 2004 (ink and watercolour on paper)

AOK5903208: Voyage of the Rattlesnake, 2004 (ink and watercolour on paper), Jewell, Rebecca / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

The Bird-Catcher, 2014, printed and collaged feathers on archival print
The Bird-Catcher, 2014, printed and collaged feathers on archival print

AOK5903211: The Bird-Catcher, 2014, printed and collaged feathers on archival print, Jewell, Rebecca / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Purple Headdress, 2007, monoprint on paper
Purple Headdress, 2007, monoprint on paper

AOK5905763: Purple Headdress, 2007, monoprint on paper, Jewell, Rebecca / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Blue Headdress, 20017, monoprint
Blue Headdress, 20017, monoprint

AOK5905764: Blue Headdress, 20017, monoprint, Jewell, Rebecca / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Dodo, 2007, monoprint on paper
Dodo, 2007, monoprint on paper

AOK5905766: Dodo, 2007, monoprint on paper, Jewell, Rebecca / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo, 2003, ink and watercolour on paper
Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo, 2003, ink and watercolour on paper

AOK5905769: Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo, 2003, ink and watercolour on paper, Jewell, Rebecca / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Palm Cockatoo, 2002, Watercolour and ink on paper
Palm Cockatoo, 2002, Watercolour and ink on paper

AOK5905771: Palm Cockatoo, 2002, Watercolour and ink on paper, Jewell, Rebecca / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Dodo Monoprint, 2007, monoprint on paper
Dodo Monoprint, 2007, monoprint on paper

AOK5905772: Dodo Monoprint, 2007, monoprint on paper, Jewell, Rebecca / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

The Conversation, 2005, watercolour on photograph
The Conversation, 2005, watercolour on photograph

AOK5905773: The Conversation, 2005, watercolour on photograph, Jewell, Rebecca / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

New Guinea Feather Stick, 2004, watercolour and ink
New Guinea Feather Stick, 2004, watercolour and ink

AOK5905774: New Guinea Feather Stick, 2004, watercolour and ink, Jewell, Rebecca / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Forest of Birds, 2015, mixed media
Forest of Birds, 2015, mixed media

AOK5905775: Forest of Birds, 2015, mixed media, Jewell, Rebecca / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Cape of No Hope, 2014, (printed and collaged feathers)
Cape of No Hope, 2014, (printed and collaged feathers)

AOK5907518: Cape of No Hope, 2014, (printed and collaged feathers), Jewell, Rebecca / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

British Birds, Gold Collection, 2014, (printed and gilded labels)
British Birds, Gold Collection, 2014, (printed and gilded labels)

AOK5907519: British Birds, Gold Collection, 2014, (printed and gilded labels), Jewell, Rebecca / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Golden Eagle Wing, Left, 2018, (collaged hand-printed feathers)
Golden Eagle Wing, Left, 2018, (collaged hand-printed feathers)

AOK5907520: Golden Eagle Wing, Left, 2018, (collaged hand-printed feathers), Jewell, Rebecca / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Golden Eagle Wing, Right, 2018 (collaged hand-printed feathers)
Golden Eagle Wing, Right, 2018 (collaged hand-printed feathers)

AOK5907521: Golden Eagle Wing, Right, 2018 (collaged hand-printed feathers) , Jewell, Rebecca / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Lost Meadow, 2017, (collaged printed feathers)
Lost Meadow, 2017, (collaged printed feathers)

AOK5907522: Lost Meadow, 2017, (collaged printed feathers), Jewell, Rebecca / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Swamphen, 2007, mono print on paper
Swamphen, 2007, mono print on paper

AOK5907539: Swamphen, 2007, mono print on paper, Jewell, Rebecca / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images


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