Jennifer Newbury is an artist and writer with a First class BA Hons in Photography from the Arts University Bournemouth and an MA in Writing for Young People from Bath Spa University (distinction). Winning The Porthleven Prize in 2014 encouraged Jennifer to become a practising artist, and she has since had her visual work exhibited in Dorset, Bath, Frome, London, Corsham and Oxford. Her work tends to respond to place, and often mixes visual and textual art. 

Jennifer is the Creative Director at Mount Art Services in Frome, and has been a co-curator at The Old Print Room gallery in Dorset. She works as a graphic designer for various arts organisations and galleries, including the O3 Gallery in Oxford and Black Swan Arts in Frome. Whilst studying for her MA in Writing for Young People at Bath Spa University Jennifer has informally taken an extra module in MA Curatorial Practice, and two of her six formal modules were from the Creative Writing MA.

Jennifer's stories have appeared in print and online at Kasma SF, The Pygmy Giant, The Recusant, Dogmatika, in two anthologies. She won Ideastap Spring 2012 Editor’s Brief (text) competition, and ‘The Wolf’s story’ won the 2008 Noise Festival’s Curator’s Choice award, judged by Niven Govinden. She’s performed stories at London’s Royal Festival Hall, in Dorset and Wiltshire.

In 2011 Jennifer co-founded Storyslingers writing group, based at Shaftesbury Arts Centre, and she is involved in literature development in Dorset

She often writes under the name J.Bell, and her writing-focused website is at 

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