Hello!

I’m Paul Digby, a Leeds-based artist who graduated in 1997 from Norwich University College of the Arts.

“I have work in the Welcome Trust Collection and with private collectors. I have exhibited in including the RBS Gallery, Leeds City Gallery, the Cornerhouse in Manchester and the Saatchi Gallery. I have held residencies in High Royds and Rampton Hospital. I work with drawing, painting and sculpture.”

“I developed an interest in psychiatric diagnosis whilst on my MA at Bretton Hall University of Leeds in 2001 and have moved towards researching areas involved with Neuro-plasticity, the relationship between the brain and environment. In my practice I aim to capture this and our evolved need for narrative. Experimental Psychologist Bruce Hood argues “that the self – this entity at the centre of our personal universe – is actually just a story, a constructed narrative”. I think we attribute a Self narrative construct in to our creative practice, we can then place any manifestations within a physical space and a consciousness.”

“I sit on the steering group for the Yorkshire and Humber Contemporary Visual Arts Network, an organisation set up to help stimulate the regions art economy.”

“I was the Director of the National Arts and Science Network (2010-2013) which had a succession of ACE commissions for stimulating dialogue between the arts and sciences with a series of exhibitions, conferences and seminars in the Yorkshire region. NASN consists of a twelve person board and four staff.”

“I teach in Adult Education for the Workers Education Association. Working in Adult Social Care settings including mental health, people with a disability and socially deprived areas. I also deliver sessional work as a freelance artist.”

I’m always excited to get involved in new projects, so please say hi at 

pauldigby@icloud.com

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Or contact  hello@jlart.info or ring on 07944852534.

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