Joanna Jones

Joanna Jones’s practice over several decades has included a private studio practice as well as the lateral collaborative alternative structures she has founded with and for artists.
Following a foundation year at Northwich College of Art, Jones continued her studies in London at the Byam Shaw School receiving her NDD in painting from Goldsmith’s College in 1966, the same year as starting the co-operative gallery Zeez Arts with artist Peter Kennard. In 1969 she won first prize in the Greater London Council’s painting competition, exhibiting at the Hayward Gallery before graduating from the Royal Academy Schools in 1970. She was co-founder of the London studio collective, The Works in 1973 where she met Carlyle Reedy with whom she worked together in Performance art. In 1978 she moved to Germany, where she established her painting practice exhibiting nationally and internationally. In Frankfurt she collaborated with the Fragile Theatre Company and in Berlin established the Pükler Salon. In 1997 she returned to the UK and settled in Dover where she co-founded Dover Arts Development (DAD) with artist Clare Smith in 2006. DAD is an artist-led, not for profit company that functions as a collaborative, porous framework within which its artist directors conceive, manage & deliver ambitious projects of artistic excellence within the visual arts, poetry & music. DAD advocates for & actively pursues a strategic role for the arts in placemaking & for the benefits artists bring to Dover & the South East.  Jones has a residency space in her home for visiting artists and hosts events and conversations that have Dover at their heart in the DAD Urban room.

She is represented by Galerie Gilla Löcher in Berlin.

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