Exhibitions and events
Landlines an exhibition with Vicky Vergou.
at The Old Fire Station Oxford
until 7th May
Presencing Place. HolyBrook Gallery, Reading Central Library
opens 22nd May
Summer Workshop Week starts 6 August at Reading College for 12-16 yr olds
Transforming an ordinary household object into an extra-ordinary artwork in 5 days and exploring many different aspects of art and design along the way. click here for more info and bookings
Landlines with Vicky Vergou
at Vale and Downland Musem, Wantage
opens 15th October
Jo Thomas is an artist whose work responds to place. The work encompasses a range of media: gestures, photographs, actions, being, drawing, walking, instruments of intervention and participation.
She completed a PhD entitled ‘Presencing Place, an enquiry into the knowing and shaping of place through expanded arts practices’ at Oxford Brookes University in which she developed 45 gestures during a 5 year period.
In exhibitions, curatorial projects and commissions she has worked with Whitley Arts Festival, Open Hand Open Space, Jelly, Museum of Reading, Oxford Brookes University, Ovada, South Hill Park, ReOrsa, Reading UK CIC and self initiated projects.
She is a founder member of Figure Ground, an experienced artist led organisation working within the public realm that focuses on artist development through collaborative practice and engaged debate. Their latest project is a road trip looking at public art around England.
She has taught Arts Practice in Further and Higher Education since 2000. Most recently as an Associate Lecturer on the Ual Foundation in Art and Design and Access to Art and Design HE courses at Reading College. She been a visiting artist at Hereford School of Art, Winchester School of Art, Thames Valley University and Oxford Brookes University.