Approved: 15.09.2015

Jo Hislop

Artist, Community worker

Approved: 15.09.2015

Working as an Artist, Photogtapher and Facilitator I am concerned with the role art has across a broad range of communities and contexts and I have an invested interest in local creative and community based development.

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Biography

Working as an Artist, Photogtapher and Facilitator I am concerned with the role art has across a broad range of communities and contexts and I have an invested interest in local creative and community based development.

My work explores the feeling and energy behind experiences. Using photography to consider our relationship with memory, through the small fragmented moments that make up our lives. Creating carefully captured and staged moments showing the essence of something, suggesting a feeling or a notion that once was. Taking pieces from the catalogue of thought that is our memory, and illustrating these feelings within the imagery.

Often using medium format analogue photography, there is considered pace to the way in which my work is made. Using the naturally slower nature of this medium, focusing on quiet moments and natural light. Some of my recent work has included portraits and images largely of my family and our surroundings; this work has been created considering the changing meaning of our relationships.

CV & Education

Education

BA (Hons) Photography, University of the West of England, (FIRST)                            June 2012

 

Exhibitions

On Site (Haltwhistle, Northumberland)                                                                   October 2015

What I Might Have Said (White Cloth Gallery, Leeds)                                              October 2015

50 Crusaders (Epinay, France and South Shields UK)                                                  July 2015

REFOCUS Photography Prize (Stockton-On-Tees)                                                 October 2014

Family Figures (Newcastle Upon Tyne)                                                              November 2013

Spontaneous Combustion (Hackney Wick, London)                                                     June 2013

Exhibition! (Fringe Bar, Bristol)                                                                             October 2012

FreeRange (Old Truman Brewery, London)                                                                  July 2012 

Pitch, UWE Degree Show (Bower Ashton, Bristol)                                                       June 2012

Searching Otto (Tobacco Factory, Bristol)                                                                   May 2012

 

Residencies and Awards

Artist in Residence, Whistle Art Stop (Haltwhistle)                                                       May 2015 

REFOCUS Photography Prize (Stockton-on-Tees)                                                  October 2014

Highly Commended, FreeRange (British Journal of Photography)                                   July 2012

 

Experience

Videographer (Choreographer Alys North, Newcastle)                                                          2015

Photographer (‘To Suit’ Dance production, Newcastle)                                                         2015

Community Workshop Assistant (Whistle Art Stop, Haltwhistle)                                           2015

Lead Artist, Community Portrait Project (South Tyneside Council)                                        2015

Lead Artist and Workshop Facilitator (The Story of a Library, South Shields)                         2015

Schools Workshop Assistant (Art Mix, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art)                           2015

Artist, REFOCUS Anniversary Commission (Stockton-on-Tees Council)                               2014

Workshop Facilitator (Ouseburn Farm, Newcastle)                                                              2014

Photographer (Fine Press Book Fair, Oxford)                                                                      2014

Exhibition Coordinator 'Family Figures' (Northern Creative Solutions)                                    2013

Photographer (Opera North Schools Project)                                                                       2013

Photography Fellow and Student Support (UWE, Bristol)                                                     2012

Project Assistant (Temple Quarter Public Arts Project, Bristol)                                            2012

Stills Photographer (Searching Otto, Dir. Angie Bolea)                                                         2012

Artist Assistant (Joanna Paterson)                                                                                    2012

Artist Assistant (Leonie Hampton)                                                                                     2011