I'm Joanne, an artist and producer based in Edinburgh. My work is an enquiring into how to intimately connect with humans and non-humans through embracing wildness and queering. The way that I work is inherently political through cultivating empathy, embracing discomfort, darkness and a belief that everything is in flux.

 

Through embodied fieldwork involving sonic meditations, engaging the senses, writing and speculation I make films, audio work, text, drawing and performance.

 

I have a BA in Modern Drama Studies, have studied permaculture design and have lived in community-run farms all of which inform my work. I'm currently undertaking an MFA at Edinburgh College of Art.

As a producer, I've led projects and supported artists for over 10 years across visual, live, performance art, and social art practice with artists and organisations.

From 2018-2019 I was the co-facilitator of a research group Art is Action (Do It Together) at Somerset House Studios, a social practice research group led by UK based artists and producers.

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All artwork is © Joanne Matthews unless otherwise stated, and cannot be used without permission from the artists.