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1973 – I began work as a teenager in Liverpool, building scaffolding stages for rock shows at a boxing and wrestling venue called ‘The Stadium’.
 
1978 – I trained and earned my living as costume and set designer working with traveling theater and dance groups, with Alan Ayckbourn in Scarborough, and John Bloomfield at St.George’s Theater London.

1980 – Conan the Barbarian in Madrid with John Bloomfield, freelance for Royal Opera and Ballet in London.

1982 – Photography has always had a place in my life and work. Exhibitions in Liverpool of photography, collage and painting, exploring the TV screen as a medium and documentary evidence. It was a time before video recorders were commonplace, and computers, pixels and Photoshop, beyond imagining.
 
1989 – Prime carer for new baby son, digital art was new, pixel painting still-video images, details of everyday life, the domestic landscape of my days, after bedtime, virtual nightclub, wild expressionistic, digital abstracts were my playground.  

1990s – Teaching art and photography. I developed my ideas of ‘screen’, shamanic and digital, showing these works in galleries and night clubs in Bristol where I met artist, Richard Long. I have worked with him since 1999.

2016 – Still at it. Being creative is being alive.

STEVE JACKSON