Jes Fernie is an independent curator and writer based in Essex, UK. She’s interested in art, architecture, feminism, literature and destruction. She works with artists, architects, curators, developers, taxi drivers, bishops, engineers, choirs, fabricators, writers, academics, publishers and farmers to make art, architecture, conversations and books.
For many of her projects, Jes organises events in far-flung places with a wide range of people. These have included lectures on buses, workshops with blacksmiths, performances at the end of the world’s longest pleasure pier, cake-as-sculpture competitions, curators’ tours of forgotten seaside towns, experimental performances by a choral collective in a Brutalist loading bay, upcycling furniture classes for teenagers outside Asda, lectures by candle-light in an 18th century church and operatic performances in a barley field.
This publication brings together a selection of projects that Jes has realised over the past ten years.