Teresa Williams

Teresa Williams

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Teresa Williams completed her Photography MA in late 2019, concluding with a series of digital collages inspired by contemporary art photographers as well as the earlier Surrealist and Dada movements.

Since then she has been selected to show work at the London Lighthouse Gallery, Photo Oxford, Glasgow Gallery of Photography, and via projection at Tate Modern, as well as exhibiting locally. She has work in several zine publications.


By necessity, her approach changed dramatically in 2020, when she couldn’t travel to photograph as planned. Instead, she made digital collages at home by piecing together hundreds of fragments of found photos. Three works from this series were exhibited in London and Oxford.


Teresa uses the term digillage to describe the process of creating lots of smaller hand made collages, then digitally combining and transforming them into larger scale pieces.

After printing, further collage and thread is often added. Her digillage pieces include the Clockwork (2023) series, inspired by the symbolic Doomsday Clock. Most of the images in this series feature a time keeping or counting device, some of which have been in the artist’s family for generations; drawing on a nostalgic recounting of shared memories.

The work is intended to be simultaneously provocative, surreal and playful, as is much of Williams’ work. Here, her creative method combines digital and analogue collage sourced from vintage magazines, as well as her own photography; and sewing directly into the printed image. The colourful nature of this series invites dialogue about the direct clash between aesthetic gratification and calamity .

Seaslide 1
Seaslide 1

Sea Slides (2023), is a photographic series about coastal erosion on the Suffolk coast. Photographed from the beach at Pakefield, it documents the falling of debris from the land towards the sea as the chalky sandstone cliffs are gradually washed away.

By removing the objects from their immediate surroundings, the viewer is inquisitively drawn into the picture, questioning proportion, location and material; and witnessing visual impacts of climate change.


Her recent focus has been to produce work which draws attention to erosion through her Nereides series.

Although these Greek mythological sea creatures are kind towards humanity and protect those in, or on, the sea, the Nereides in this work are adorned with, and entangled in beach debris collected after cliff falls.

Eione_ an original artwork by Teresa Williams

Teresa partially embroiders her sustainably printed photographs, and adds beach debris. Some of them have added texture in the form of smashed sea glass and residue sand from washed geotextiles which have fallen from the land as the cliff crumbled.

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