Director, Institute of Photography

Mandy brings a wealth of experience to her role as Director of the Institute of Photography at Falmouth. Her work has been shown in a The Royal Academy, The South African National Gallery, The Whitechapel Gallery, The Serpentine Gallery and The Sharjah Art Foundation, amongst others.

It's been published and reviewed in in publications including The Guardian, The Observer, Art Review, Art Monthly, Flash Art, Contemporary, Alaska, Fleisch (Austria), Art South Africa, Arena, Dazed and Confused, Artthrob (South Africa), Itch (South Africa), and the Mail and Guardian (South Africa).

Jandrell completed her MA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths College, London in 2003, having previously completed her BA (Hons) degree in Fine Art with Distinction, at Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town, in 1998.

Four of Mandy's career highlights

  • While still an undergraduate student in South Africa, she was a member of the collaborative Sluice Group, producing a multi-media installation and performance event at The Castle of Good Hope in 1996. Sluice went on to be selected by curators Colin Richards and Okwui Enwezor for the Second Johannesburg Biennale in 1997, producing a large-scale installation in The South African National Gallery

  • In 2004, her work was included in the Whitechapel Gallery’s East End Academy- which brought her work to a wider international audience.

  • Being commissioned by the Government Art Collection (UK) to produce a series of 5 works, for an exhibition in Ante Room of 10 Downing Street

  • Having the opportunity to travel and make and exhibit work in several different countries has been a hugely rewarding part of her career.

A little advice?

Think through making photographs constantly - print your work out and put it up on a wall - so you can have a good look at it over a long period of time, and go to as many exhibitions as you can.
Having opportunities to discuss your work critically with peers is one of the most worthwhile things you can do, and also why it makes studying photography on courses like the one Falmouth provides such a valuable experience.
Don’t be afraid to take risks and make mistakes - often the best work comes out of accidents!