Artists Valda Jackson MRSS (Member Royal Society Sculptors) and Rodney Harris MRSS collaborate on Sculpture projects as Jackson and Harris.
"Four Brick Reliefs" - Uniform, Pinafores, Tools, and Sink, commissioned by the Peabody Trust for stage one of the redevelopment of the St Johns Hill Estate in Clapham, London, won the Marsh Award for excellence in Public Sculpture 2017.
Stage two, which opened early 2023, the sculpture Espalier, a sixteen metre wide, ten metre high relief of an espaliered apple tree climbing the side of the new twelve storey community building at the St Johns Hill estate. They are currently working on the final stage of the redevelopment.
Jackson and Harris’s public sculpture aims to seamlessly integrate within the fabric of the architecture.
"They use such an incredible social-anthropological process to create cultural ‘fossils’ in a building". Sherry Dobbin.
Valda Jackson is a writer, sculptor, painter and printmaker. She was recently commissioned by the Royal Mint to design a relief sculpture for the new 50p coin celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Windrush Generation.
Rodney Harris is a Sculptor and Printmaker. Co-founder of the Earth Art Gallery at Bristol University. He was recently commissioned by the NHS at Cossham Hospital in Bristol, and has just installed "Nesting Tree", at the Bord Waalk international sculpture trail in Amble, Northumberland.
The Duke of Gloucester presented Valda Jackson and Rodney Harris with the Marsh Award for excellence in Public Sculpture at a ceremony in London.