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George Sander Jackson

Born in beautiful Bristol, I left for the Somerset levels to spend many happy years jumping ditches and drawing pictures. In 2000, I returned to the city for a foundation course at the Bristol School of Art, and have been based here ever since. Alongside freelance illustration work I am a BBC court artist and a designer for animation studio, ArthurCox.

I am amazed, inspired and delighted by life, and I love to create work that engages people. I draw on my keen interest of current affairs, a love of textures and a pssion for literature to inform the themes of my images.

I enjoy working with documentary material in many forms and mediums and also creating video's with Young offenders inside prison. I am currently working on proposals to continue working in this field.

'No-One is Illegal'
'No-One is Illegal' is about a Zimbabwean asylum seeker and explores his personal experience of the UK asylum system.

I saw a performance of
Asylum Monologues in Bristol, and was greatly moved by the images it conjured in my mind, so I sought permission from Sonja Linden and Christine Bacon to edit the play for an animated film. I chose to use ink on board under a rostrum camera as I felt this dark morphing imagery would capture the claustrophobic and opressive experiences it depicts.

I wanted the voice-over be authentic, and was lucky to receive the help of Forward Maisokwadzo, a Zimbabwean who lives in Bristol and runs the Exiled Journalist Network. The project represented everything I aspire to as a visual storyteller, bringing to life real events and finding a new audience for human experiences that are often overlooked.



'No-One is Illegal'
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