Approved: 14.12.2015

Jo Evans

Artist, Consultant, Project manager, Teacher

Approved: 14.12.2015
 
 

Artist Statement

My practice as a visual artist co-exists in a symbiotic relationship with my practice as an educator, the two feeding and supporting each other.

As an artist I have a close relationship with materials. Materials and their embedded meanings often providing the starting point for my pieces. My process draws on textile and craft techniques in the manipulation of paper, metal, fabric, books and most recently money. My work is mainly sculptural or drawn and self-referential in exploring the nature of the creative process itself, the experience of making and the relationship between word and image.

As an educator I am concerned with the development of high quality, creative, education opportunities for young people. I specialize in learning through, in and about the arts, enquiry-based education, cross-curricular approaches to learning and curriculum development. I teach primary age students at Southbank International School in London, where I have developed a conceptually focused curriculum that simultaneously supports the progression of visual arts skills. I also work as a consultant, project manager and run training for teachers.

 

CV & Education

QUALIFICATIONS

MA Art and Design in Education (distinction), Institute of Education, University of London, 2007

BA Textiles, Goldsmiths College, University of London, 1999

ARTIST

Exhibitions

Nunhead Arts Trail Group Show, Tenants Hall, London, 2015

Walters Way Art Collective, London, 2014

Nunhead Arts Trail Group Show, Old Schoolkeepers House, London, 2014

Big Deal, Bermondsey, London, 2012

 

EDUCATOR

Consultancy

Visual Arts Consultant – International Baccalaureate – 2013/2014

Creative Curriculum Consultant – Birchwood Primary School – 2012

Visual Arts Curriculum Developer – International Baccalaureate – 2008/2009

Trustee – London International Gallery of Children’s Art – 2005/2008

 

Project Management

Artsmark Assessor – Arts Council England – 2011/2012

Lead Creative Agent for Hackney & Islington - A New Direction/Creative Partnerships – 2010/2011

Creative Agent – A New Direction/Creative Partnerships – 2009/2010

Conference Organiser – London International Schools Association - 2010

 

Teaching

Teacher trainer – International Baccalaureate – 2009/ongoing

Visual Art teacher (p/t) – Southbank International school – 2004/ongoing