Jo Lathwood makes sculptures and large scale installations which regularly respond to a particular site, event, material or process.
Her portfolio varies greatly in form, scale, context and method of production, encompassing: temporary and permanent public art, exhibitions curated for galleries and heritage sites (often as the outcome of an artist residency) and studio-based work. She has worked with Fabrica (Brighton), Trust New Art (the National Trust’s contemporary arts program), Arts Council England, Art, Cities & Landscapes in Amiens, France and Kunst and Zwalm in Belgium.
In 2012 she co-founded Ore and Ingot, a travelling Bronze foundry and was co- director until 2018. She is a Council member for Bristol University’s Earth Art Gallery and has been a visiting lecturer at Plymouth and Gloucester Universities.
Jo is Bristolian living in St Annes, she has had studios in numerous locations across the city; and loves to build staircases to mezzanines within them if they are tall enough.