Robbie Coleman and Jo Hodges are public artists based in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. They have individual art practices but also work in collaboration on multidisciplinary public art works.
Robbie Coleman is an artist and curator with a background in sculpture and live art. He project manages large-scale public arts projects and is Co-Director of the D-LUX light festival and The Environmental Arts Festival Scotland.
Jointly their work investigates ecological and socio-cultural systems, processes, relationships and change. Their practice takes many forms and includes temporary and permanent works, site specific installations, socially engaged and participatory processes and explorations of new strategies for working in public space.
They are interested in research, experimentation and collaboration at the intersection of environment, culture, science and technology and exploring the role of art in social change.
They are Director-Curators of Sanctuary Lab, a public art laboratory in the Galloway Forest Dark Skies Park.
Current Work 2020
Robbie together with Matt Baker is Co-Curating Atlas Pandemica . Atlas Pandemica is gathering creative practitioners to work collectively to examine the way our society is reacting to the COVID pandemic and make creative responses to what is happening and what could happen in the future. Atlas Pandemica is based in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.
Robbie and Jo are working with Findhorn Bay Arts on ‘Creative Work Shop’, a residency that will explore ideas on Generative Culture in and around Forres, Scotland from July 2020. https://findhornbayarts.com/project/creative-work-shop/
June 2020: Please note this website is still under construction. More works will be added shortly.