No Picnic

Jo Hodges worked collaboratively with a community group in Dumfries to produce lens based images for an installation exploring individual experiences of poverty.

The project commissioned four artists, and four writers to work with both urban and rural communities.

The installation was sited in the Scottish Parliament, The Tramway in Glasgow and various other venues across Scotland during 2004.

The project was curated by Street Level in Glasgow. The idea for the installation was generated in collaboration with participants from Dumfries. The installation design was by Street Level

No Picnic was a commission for Poverty Alliance in collaboration with Street Level, Glasgow and The Big Word, Edinburgh.

Categories: Community Engagement, Exhibition, Installation, Jo Hodges, Participatory, Pre 2013

Jo Hodges

Jo Hodges is a multidisciplinary public artist based in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.
Jo [www.johodges.co.uk] has a background in Human Ecology, community development and social justice.

Her work investigates ecological and socio-cultural systems, processes and relationships, and explores new strategies for working in public. Her practice takes many forms; temporary and permanent works, site specific installations and socially engaged projects and processes. She is often led by context, where the outcome is determined as a result of process.

She is interested in research, experimentation and collaboration at the intersection of environment, culture and technology and exploring the role of art in social change. She is joint Director-Curator of Sanctuary Lab, a public art laboratory in the Galloway Forest Dark Skies Park.