Joanne Matthews is an artist based in Edinburgh. Her work explores ecosystems, intimacy, and intuition. Working across disciplines her process involves listening, fieldwork and research motivated by how small details connect to big systems, building community and acts of liberation.

Her forest school training, studies in permaculture design and time living and working in organic farming communities influence her approach. She has a BA in Modern Drama Studies and is currently undertaking an MFA in Art, Space & Nature, at Edinburgh College of Art.

Joanne's work has been supported by Live Art Development Agency, Chapter Wales, Arts Council England, ONCA and Artsadmin.


Joanne also works as a graphic designer and draws logos​ for ethical companies.

Joanne is a freelance producer, with a prolific portfolio, she has worked on productions and projects with Artsadmin, Unlimited, Somerset House, Ideas Test and artists George Finlay Ramsay and Jo Hellier.

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

For a full CV please get in touch.

All images by the artist unless stated otherwise.