Visit my studio for Artists Open Houses 2018

Jaxx in a Box (Venue 19 on the Kemptown Trail)

Artists Open Houses Festival

Every Weekend 5th-27th May 2018






Visit my house and studio this May for Artists Open Houses for more info visit

All over the city of Brighton and Hove, local artists open their houses and studios to the public. Follow the trail at Kemptown Arts Brighton

Put it in your diary, pop in for a Devon Cream Tea in the garden, see the exhibition and take home some art.

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Situated near East Brighton Park the shabby, suburban semi hosts a diverse and changing exhibition of work spanning over a decade. Familiar and new or unseen paintings on the walls with Smart Deco homeware furnishings. Weekday viewings by appointment contact

Jaxx in a Box – Venue #19 Kemptown Trail Address: 25 Reading Road BN2 5NE Open 11-5pm Every weekend in May

Don’t miss this chance to see art as it happens, where it lives. Stock up on prints of favourites or snap up originals fresh from the easel. Witness the creative process first hand and join Jaxx in the studio as she builds a new body of work to let out the box.

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Lighting Installation for Pizza Workshop in Bristol

Day 3 at Pizza Workshop on Whiteladies Road #Bristol design by Moon Architect + Builder #lighting installation using our #Elektra Smarty Lamps – See more #Smartylamps on our website –

smartylamps. Delicious 🍕 pizzas too!

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Pizza works restaurant glows and lighting grows

Watch this space / place light up #interiors #refurbishment and design by @moonarchitectandbuilder #lighting – Making #installation of #elektra #smartylamps on site for @pizzaworkshop #restaurant in #Bristol #whiteladiesroad #Clifton – This lighting is brought to you by #lights #lightdecor

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Calm down, Don’t be so emotional. CORRECTION Don’t afraid of your ambition, of your dreams, or even your anger

Hysterical truth

“women who expressed their anger in public were sometimes fitted with iron masks that covered their faces and depressed their tongues. Scold’s bridles served a dual purpose: public humiliation that mouthy women would be mouthy no more”

And, so, the anger has been steadily controlled. Since the days of the scold bridle—since the era in which an easy answer to the problem of feminine anger was to accuse its possessor of witchcraft—American culture has found decidedly more cunning and cutting ways to keep women’s rage in check. The equation of feminine frustration with the workings of the “spleen,” and the assumption that the particulars of the female body exert themselves over the particulars of the female soul (hysteria: “Latin hystericus, Greek ὑστερικός—belonging to the womb”). The treatment of women who give voice to their outrage as, sexually and socially, undesirable. The fact that anger has, through the canny work of centuries, been made proximate to ugliness: Shrill. Nagging. Blood coming out of her wherever. Smile. You’d be so much prettier.
It’s a policing mechanism that carries on, into this current wave of celebrity-endorsed feminism and commercially savvy empowerment, through age-old double standards. Bernie’s anger seen, the journalist Rebecca Traister pointed out, as righteous and compelling; Hillary’s as bitter and off-putting. Jeff Sessions described, during his Senate Intelligence hearings this spring, as full of “vinegar and fire in his belly”: Kamala Harris described as—yep—“hysterical.” Kirsten Gillibrand dismissed by Tucker Carlson as “positively unglued”; Elizabeth Warren, by Mika Brzezinski, as “unmeasured and almost unhinged.” Maxine Waters as having an “angry meltdown.” Michelle Obama as being, generally, “angry.”
Women bear the brunt of the double standards; women of color bear it most of all. In 1982, after Shirley Chisholm announced her retirement from a career in politics that found her 1) becoming the first black woman to enter Congress, 2) serving seven terms in that body, and 3) becoming the first black major-party candidate to run for president of the United States, The New York Times published a valedictory of that career. Chisholm told the paper—the quote that doubled as the ending to its article about her—“I am at peace with myself. It’s been a remarkable challenge. I am not looking back.” The Times headlined its story “Rep. Chisholm’s Angry Farewell.”
Day by day, story by story, in public and private, women, through all this, have been taught that the emotions that make them most interestingly and authentically and incorrigibly human are precisely the ones that disqualify them from full ascendance in humanity’s various institutions. In politics. In business. In pop culture. “Calm down,” the world has said, rolling its eyes. “Don’t be so emotional.” As if to ratify the message, in recent years a new cultural paradigm has arisen: the cool girl. The chill girl. The girl who is in control of her emotions, because, indeed, she experiences none of the inconvenient feelings that might complicate her coolness. The cool girl washes her double cheeseburger down with whiskey. The cool girl does not bother with makeup because the cool girl is naturally beautiful. Happy and breezy and appealingly uncomplicated—anger and its attendant inconveniences are simply not part of the cool girl’s emotional vocabulary.
Women are embracing the emotion for which, in earlier eras, they were so efficiently punished.

It’s a trope, however—manic, pixie, cool—that reads, recent though it may be, as ever more out of date. Outrage, instead, is the ethic of the moment. Comedy has gotten angry. Witches, unapologetically indignant, are trending. Rage rooms, places “to physically act out on emotions and stress,” are on the rise. (The tagline of one of these places: “Nothing You Expect, Everything You Deserve.”) As more and more people are able to share their experiences of the world and its betrayals—#MeToo and also #BlackLivesMatter and also #TakeaKnee and so many, many more—anger, increasingly, is the emotional posture that best reflects the world as it is lived and navigated. Fury, now, is the thing. There is anger in the ether.
And women, in particular, in this moment of post-Weinstein shakeup, are now embracing the emotion for which, in earlier eras, they were so efficiently punished. Because they have no other choice, and because there is relief in honesty. In May, speaking at the commencement exercises of Wellesley College, Hillary Clinton—the woman who for decades had been stymied by the American discomfort with feminine vexation—advised graduating seniors, “Don’t be afraid of your ambition, of your dreams, or even your anger.” This fall, the woman who for so long had been mocked for expressing even the slightest hint of pique (shrill, nag, I already have a mother) came out with a book that was unapologetically seething. And the most significant pop-cultural image of the current era—still—is that of Beyoncé, clad in lemonade yellow, walking down a city street, taking a baseball bat to a car window. And a fire hydrant. And a storefront. And a surveillance camera. There is joy in her journey. There is liberation in the destruction she brings. There is serenity in her rage. Grant me the wisdom to know the difference.
In June of 2016, the writer Roxane Gay noted that “I keep most of my anger to myself, swallowing it as deep as I can, understanding that someday, I won’t be able to swallow it anymore. I will erupt and then there will be fallout.” It’s a truth that the witch-burners and the shrill-shamers over the centuries have known all too well: Rage will, inevitably, rise. It’s happening now. Prominent women are erupting. Rose McGowan. Asia Argento. Maxine Waters. Uma Thurman. A year after that initial Access Hollywood tape, there’s another one taking its place—one that suggests that fury is no longer a cause for shame. The stigma instead, more and more, comes from seeing the world as it is and yet opting for the conveniences of complacency. The fallout is here. Anger is power. What’s worse, lookin’ jealous or crazy? Or like being walked all over lately, walked all over lately?

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Jacqueline Hammond 2018

In honour of the Suffragettes. #100years today since some women were given the right to vote, but working class women and women under 30 waited another 10 years. Still a way to go for equality #Suffragette100 #Votes100 #VotesForWomen #Suffrage100 💥#feminism #feminist #ilovemen #heterosexual #theoppositeofafeministisanarsehole

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Potty Mouth #100years since Women given right to vote

In honour of the Suffragettes. #100years today since some women were given the right to vote, but working class women and women under 30 waited another 10 years. 

Still a way to go for gender equality 

#Suffragette100 #Votes100 #VotesForWomen #Suffrage100 

‘Potty Mouth’

Sketchbook drawing

©Jacqueline Hammond

Long way to go for gender equality and yet 100 years since Women given the right to vote. Enough with your phallic, capitalist, gun and violence toting hypocrisy and rule ye mankind. Stop the war. Compassion and empathy are key to survival. Not oneupmanship and deviant, snakey, denial of deceptive, sly behaviour. Enough is enough. Play fair or we all die. Ignorance is far from bliss. Get a grip #boys

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At night I dream of acrylic sheep 

(Thanks Lhoka for that one) 

Answer is yes I have been. I needed to finish a couple paintings that have been hanging around for ages all they required was some sheep. 

There was no need to stay up half the night producing more 10 small paintings of sheep, but being me I like to get to know a subject so often make lots of #spinoffpaintings or #preliminarypaintings #studies and #sketches 

One might say I have got sheep and sleep muddled, but this is how I roll. It’s ok I’m an artist and my work sells so baaaa! Baaaa! 

I 💚 #paintingbender

These are some of the stages in painting:

This is some of the almost finished pieces:

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Painting Sheep rather than counting them

Stopped to sketch the sheep 🐑 on the hill above the valley where I live. Sheepcote Valley sweeps round to the racecourse. A salubrious area of Brighton known as Falcon Blanc. Tenuous link but I do seem to have made 🐑 and 🦅 ‘s my current subjects so I’d best look at some out in the wild. Passers by probably thought I was a right freak. WTF?! Who cares baaaa! baaaa! Black sheep, shite sheep have you any wool? Grey sheep, brown sheep have you any clue? ….spare us some change for museli would you? 

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Dead by Dawn

Sadie Plant Talk circa 1995

“Girls, music and other dangerous substances”

At Dead by Dawn – all night techno party. South Brixton. Praxis 

cyber-feminisms grrrl DJ’s and she-core

(Mmm…nothing to do with me)

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Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Dear oh Deer Xmas cards designed by Jacqueline Hammond for SmartDeco

Mixed digital design media


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Protest Artists Collective Pussy Riot perform in Brighton UK

Protest Artists Collective Pussy Riot perform in Brighton UK
Pussy Riot or bend over for the rest of your life.
Russian #collective #PussyRiot suffer imprisonment for their work.
#inspiring #protest #feminism #radical #artists #radicals who mix/merge art
November 19th 2017 at The Haunt in Brighton UK

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