Commission of 13 internal artworks for Lochfield Primary Care Centre, Dumfries, designed to promote a more restful environment. Using the concept of the original use of the site and working with macro photography composites, wild grasses and the borders of loch’s were explored. Some works combined images with archival maps of the site. Works for ADAS counselling rooms and the Health Improvement Service waiting room were created during workshops with service users
Jo Hodges Solo work. Commission NHS / Wide Open
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.