• Cape Town Art Fair, 2017

    The final 5 artworks from Burchell's Songsmith (Cradle of Humankind) collection will be on exhibition at Cape Town Art Fair, 2017 with the Sulger-Buel Lovell Gallery Booth C6. 17 - 19 February 2017 at the Cape Town Convention Centre. Visit www.capetownartfair.co.za to book your tickets. 
  • Jenna Burchell Solo Project at the FNB Joburg Art Fair 2016

    Jenna Burchell Solo Project at the FNB Joburg Art Fair 2016
    9 - 11 September 2016

    Address: Sandton Convention Center, 161 Maude St, Sandton, Johannesburg

    Friday 09 September 11h00 - 20h00
    Saturday 10 September 10h00 - 19h00
    Sunday 11 September 10h00 - 17h00

  • A Place In Time (Winter Sculpture Fair 2016)

    Songsmith (Cradle of Humankind) premiers at the Nirox Sculpture Park for the Winter Scultpure Fair.

    Book your tickets at wintersculpturefair.co.za for the 7th and 8th of May 2016. 

    A Place In Time Exhibition will continue to be open to the public at Nirox Scultpure Park on weekends or by appointment until the 31st July 2016. 

    A PLACE IN TIME will present the best of South African artistic practice in dialogue with carefully selected international artists, responding to the fleeting contemporary intervention of the sculpture park and its contents within the globally significant and timeless context of the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site - examining ancient human inclination to make and appreciate objects and marks which define our existence - so providing an anthropological underpinning for contemporary practice and collecting. 


  • FNB Joburg Art Fair, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg | 11 - 13 September 2015

    Sulgar-Buel Lovell Gallery pressents Jenna Burchell's The Narrators at the Joburg Art Fair. The Narrators will be presented as a special solo project during the fair which runs from 11 -13 September 2015. (Image of sculpture maquette during process) 

    'The Narrators' (2015) is a series of sculptural instruments that play with the container of storytelling. With a simple touch they reveal audial glimpses of our oral history. They represent an exploration into how archives are formed and look enquiringly into how they might function in the future. Standing silent and monolithic, 'The Narrators' hold a weight of potential in their delicate copper strings. 
  • Altered Realities in Contemporary Art. Association of Arts, Pretoria | 21 August - 9 September 2015

    21 August - 9 September 2015. Association of Arts, Pretoria, South Africa. 
    Opening: 21 August 18:30 for 19:00. 
    Walkabout: 29 August 11:00. 

    Altered Realities in Contemporary Art is a group show curated by Johan Conradie. It exhibits a range of works that explore the notions of fantasy, dream, vision, imagination and remembering.I will be exhibiting a print from the documentation of my on going performance 'The Return'.  Find out more about The Return on my website. 
     
  • Songsmith. Bangor City, Wales, United Kingdom | 2016

    Exhibition run: 8th - 29th Feburary 2016.

    Songsmith is commissioned by Soundlands, managed by Datrys, funded by Arts Council of Wales, The National Lottery of Wales, The Welsh Government and supported by Bangor Cathedral, Bangor University, Bangor City Council and Ross S Morgan. 

    Find out more as the project unfolds on Facebook, Twitter and on the Soundlands.org website. 
  • The Geographers at Afrika Burn | 27th April - 3rd May 2015

    Each year Afrika Burn attracts thousands of individuals to their extreme landscape for a few days of sanded existence to experience something that can hardly be put into words. As part of a grant received from Afrika Burn my upcomming project The Geographers will be installed in the Karoo desert during the Afrkia Burn this year. 
    For this installation The Geographers investigates the socio-emotional landscape of the AfrikaBurn community. I will be following a 7day journey during AfrikaBurn to interview and audio capture the story of how the residents of this temporal village navigate their understanding of love, home, land and cultural belonging both during and after their stay. 

    The Geographers appear as three beautiful, tall, columns installed in the desert of Twanka Town, far out where it is quiet. Each column contains a delicately composed audio story, based on the results of this investigation, that can be played with a simple touch. The instrument, which can be played by the residents, creates a journey for them to navigate through, experience and discover for themselves what the results of the investigation are and what the message of the project is. The project offers the gift of a platform for individuals to connect to each other and share their stories.
  • Art15, London, United Kingdom | 21 -23 May 2015



    Join me for the premier of Homing at the London Global Art Fair 21-23 May at the Olympia, London. 
  • MAKE IT NEW, Capetown Stadium | 15 - 19 October 2014. 

    A demo of Homing containing 36 strings of the Capetown Soundscape will be included into the exhibition MAKE IT NEW.

    The exhibition features 160 designers and producers from the Western Cape. It allows the viewer to discover how our living context of sea and city, and our diverse heritage and identities, have inspired the creation of significant objects in the Western Cape throughout our history to the present day. 

    On behalf of the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design and World Design Captial Capetown 2014, you are invited to this Design House Exhibition event, MAKE IT NEW. 

    15 - 19th October 2014 (10am - 6pm)
    Cape Town Stadium, Level 03
    Free to the public. 

    Curated by Isabell Schneider, Jane Solomon, Jos Thorne and Rayda Becker. 
  • Turbine Art Fair, Johannesburg, Lovell Conceptual | 17 - 20 July 2014.

    A demostration of the travelling project Homing will be a featured installation with Lovell Conceptual at the Turbine Art Fair 2014. Homing will inhabit the three turbine hollows in the basement composing an unique soundscape in each turbine.  

    The Fair will run from the 17th July to the 20th July.
    Opening preview on the 17th July 18h00 - 22h00 at R300 a ticked pre-booked only
    Day tickets can be bought for Friday - Sunday 10h00 - 17h00 at R75 a ticket. 

    For more information visit www.turbineartfair.co.za
  • Homing - Travelling Project, Lovell Conceptual, Capetown | 31 July - 13 September 2014.

    Homing at Lovell Gallery, Capetown, opens on the 31st July 2014, 6:30pm. The exhibition will run until the 13th of September 2014. 

    Walkabout the 2nd of August 2014. 

    Lovell Gallery: The Loft 139 Albert Road, Woodstock, Capetown. 
    Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Friday 10am - 6pm / Saturday 10am - 2pm / public holidays by appointment. 
    Contact: 021 447 5918


    Tour Dates:

    National Arts Festival, Grahamstown / 3rd - 13th July.

    Turbine Art Fair, Turbine Hollows / 17th - 20th July.

    Lovell Gallery, Capetown / 31st July - 13th September.
  • Homing, National Arts Festival, Grahamstown | 3 - 13 July 2014.

    " ... Where paths that have an affinity for eachother intersect, the whole world looks like home, for a time." - Herman Hesse

    You are invited to my debut solo show entitled 'Homing' at the Grahamstown National Arts Festival. Hear about the exhibition and behind the scenes of making 'Homing' at my walkabouts: 

    Saturday / 5th July / 12h00
    Monday / 7th July / 14h00
    Thursday / 10th July / 10h00

    The exhibition runs as part of the main programme 3rd - 13th July at the Rhodes School of Art Studio Gallery, Daily 09:00 - 17:00.

    Grahamstown National Arts Festival

    For press information please contact me at 076 970 3834 or email info@jennaburchell.com
  • Stay, Ithuba Arts Gallery, Johannesburg | 31 October - 7 December 2013.

    'Memory takes root only half in the folds of the brain: half's in the concrete streets we have lived along.'  - Lionel Abrahams'

    'Stay', Curated by Lavendhri Arumugam. The Ithuba Arts Gallery.  Opening on the 31st October 2013 at 6pm - 7 December 2013.  100 Juta Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg. Gallery Hours: Thursday and Friday 11am - 6pm, Saturday 10am - 4pm or open by appointment. For more info visit www.artsithuba.co.za
  • Turbine Art Fair, Lovell Gallery, Johnnesburg | 26 - 28 July 2013.

    The Lovell Gallery. Turbine Art Fair 26 -28 July 2013. Saturday 11am-6pm, Sunday 11am-7pm. Sunday Afternoon Jazz sessions @ 3pm onwards. Turbine Hall, 65 Ntemi Piliso Street, Newtown, Johannesburg. www.turbineartfair.co.za
  • New Voices, ArtSpace, Johnnesburg | 28 November - 15 December 2012

    Venue: Artspace 
    Address: Chester Court 142 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood
    Opening: 18h00 November 28, 2012
    Running: 28 November 2012 - 15 December 2012. Reopens 12 January - 30 January 2013

    Curated by Ronel de Jager

    A showcase of promising artists bringing new perspectives to universal debates of environmentalism and identity while negotiating their place in contemporary South Africa. 
  • Re-Engineering: Art of the 21st Century Project, UNISA Art Gallery, Pretoria | 9 March - 5 April 2013.

    9th March 2013 - 5 April 2013 

    Opening date: 9th March 12:00 for 12:30

    Unisa Art Gallery, Kgorong Building, Ground Floor, Preller Street, Main Campus. 

    Curated by Koos vd Watt, Jan D Rooster, J.Lebeko and B. Mkhonza. UNISA Art Gallery, Pretoria, South Africa.

    Re-engineering; is the investigation and redesign of individual components or the entire overall of a device, image or object by taking the current design (form) and improving (changing )certain aspects of it. Re-engineering in Visual Arts is the piecing together of the smallest individual base element, thus making parts of the original concept and subsystems within the new re-engineered emergent work more complex, giving it more embeddedness, entanglement and wholeness.

    This strategy often resembles a “seed model” whereby the beginnings are small but eventually grow in complexity and comepleteness. This strategy is process orientated. This strategy (or manoeuvre) may cover application within photographic images, 3D-constructs, animation, video work and various forms of Internet and Social Media art. An alternative would be to refer to Digi-engineering as digital manipulation and the application of various forms of technology may characterise the work.