Moira Jarvis

About | Exhibitions | Artwork | Projects – In memory of Moira:1949-2018

PillowTalk, Tate Modern – Alongside fifty other artists, with text selected from the Women’s Art Library, Moira’s pillow of Gaia, the ancestral mother of all life was on display. The drawing below is a preliminary sketch.

Interview: Moira Jarvis at Tate Modern for Pillow Talk

I’m Inside, Ring the Bell – an interpretation of Judy Chicago’s The Dinner Party. Alongside thirty seven other artists Moira was invited to make a place for a woman who had ‘influenced and shaped her creative practice’. Selecting Barbara Hepworth, the design of the altar cloth is developed from forms found in Hepworth’s work that relate to the womb and the Cornish coastline.

Glimpsed – Sculptures were made from handmade paper using plant material, foraged from ancient coppiced beech and hazel rows and made in response to a fragment of ancient farmland where human intervention dates back to the Bronze Age.

The Foragers : Honeybees, La Maison du Paysage, Normandy – This project was a collaboration with French artist Anne Maurange and took the form of a series of small studies, realised on a daily basis over several weeks, gathered and gleaned like a forage. Work included drawing and wood marking with fire to represent the wings of the bees.

Dark Fire White Fire – This collaboration with Ilinca Cantacuzino at All Saints Church was part of Dulwich Open House. The installation used charred and living wood to play with the constantly changing light in the church and also referenced the church’s own particular history of fire. 

Moira Jarvis collaborated with many artists and creatives including:

Editor, Angela & Cameraman, John Adderley
Musician, Edward Lee
Poet, Frances Lee
Writer & Artist, Susan Wood Curator & Artist, Melissa Budasz
Artist, Sally Booth
And others, such as ceramicist, Barbara Aldridge