The Biosphere Drinking Fountain

The Biosphere Drinking Fountain is a travelling installation containing water from the 7 rivers that form the watershed of the Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere. The installation is accompanied by a viewer that shows a map of the source of each river. Visitors can drink (treated) water from whichever of the rivers they choose.

The work was created as part of a residency in the Galloway Forest Dark Skies Park and Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere with the intention to engage visitors and communities with natural heritage.


Categories: 2013, Environmental, Installation, Interactive, Site Specific

Jo Hodges

Jo Hodges is a multidisciplinary public artist based in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
with 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.