Bio

Jessie Growden started making films in 2014 as part of an Alchemy film & Arts initiative, and is a founding member of the Moving Image Makers Collective. Her videos explore place, landscape and personal experiences through a playful approach to recording images. Her work focusses on the detail, the sentimental and the throwaway, and the history and lives of objects and places.


Screenings and Exhibitions:

2019:
Lines in the Sand
Experiments in Cinema 14.2, Albuquerque, USA 16/4/19

Granny Duncan’s Tape Collection
FilmFort: Treefort Music Fest, Boise, Idaho, USA, 23/3/19

Lines in the Sand
Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, 5/5/19

Granny Duncan’s Tape Collection
Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, 5/5/19

Lines in the Sand
DunsPlayFest, Duns, 9/5/19

Granny Duncan’s Tape Collection
DunsPlayFest, Duns, 9/5/19

2018:

Circle #3
Winnipeg Undergruond Film Festival, 1/6/18

Sixty Three Plastic Bottles and One Aluminium Can
Alchemy Film & Moving Image Festival, 5/5/18

Rising and Falling
Peebles Outdoor Film Festival, 29/1/18

2017:

Another Forest
Yarrow, Ettrick and Selkirk Arts Festival, 14-17/9/17

River Installation
A MIMC collaborative work.
Yarrow, Ettrick and Selkirk Arts Festival, 14-17/9/17

Rising and Falling
River Ways Festival, Hawick 7/9/17

Work in Progress
Alchemy Film & Arts, Moving Image Makers Exhibition Programme, 31/8/17 – 2/9/17

Circle #3
Alchemy Film & Moving Image Festival, 2-6/3/17

Swings and Roundabouts
Alchemy Film & Moving Image Festival, 2-6/3/17

2016:

TFOD
Creative Coathanger Festival, 1/10/16

2015:

Back and Forth
Edinburgh Artists’ Moving Image Festival, 12/12/15

Forest
Forman Hall Film Night, Roberton, 20/11/15

Filmstrip
Beyond the Shutter – Yarrow, Ettrick and Selkirk Arts Festival, 12-20/9/15

Forest 2
Beyond the Shutter – Yarrow, Ettrick and Selkirk Arts Festival, 12-20/9/15

Back and Forth
Moving Image Makers Collective Screening, Hawick, 24/6/15

Forest
Alchemy Film & Moving Image Festival, 19/4/15


Residencies:

Alchemy Film & Arts Moving Image Residencies 2017, Café Tissardmine, Morocco.


Bursaries and Grants:

SUPERLUX bursary, Screenwriting for Artists Workshop at Glasgow Film Festival, February 2017

South of Scotland Visual Artist & Craft Maker Awards, March 2019


Other (non moving image) Exhibitions:

2017:
Hedgehog Stories: Harestanes Countryside Centre Spring Exhibition 2017

2016:
Wild about Badgers: Harestanes Countryside Centre Spring Exhibition, Thurs 24 March – Sun 5 June 2016

2015:
Painting the Park: Rose Hughes and Friends, Sunday 1st March – Sun 3 May 2015


Other (non moving image) Commissions:

2011:
‘Colours of Chemistry’, St Andrew’s University, Fife