Jo Taylor – May/June News 2019

Post date: Jun 5, 2019 - Author: Stephen
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Jo’s newsletter says “Next week Anya & I are excited to install “Flourish”, and you’re all invited to the opening event on Wednesday 12th June from 6.30pm – 8.30pm at The Pound in Corsham. It would be lovely to see you there & everyone is welcome – rsvp to

Flourish is part of our Arts Council funded joint project GrowFlowShow and runs in conjunction with the Blue Sky community arts festival. Our exhibition runs across two venues – installation & sculpture at The Pound and wall hung works at The Council Chambers, Corsham Town Hall, where there will be an informal “meet the artists” event on Saturday 15th June from 10am – 4pm. Why not pop and see us and also enjoy the Taste of Corsham Food festival along the High Street?

Current exhibitions & events

1. I will be teaching taster throwing sessions at beautiful West Dean College on Sunday 2nd June as part of the Arts & Crafts Festival


2. On 15th June Ensemble ii is up for auction and the catalogue can be downloaded at Hope Ball Fine Art Auction  – the proceeds will contribute towards cancer care at the Royal United Hospital, Bath.



3. Book your ticket! GrowFlowShow Symposium at The Pound

Hosted by Anya & I at The Pound, Corsham, on Friday 21st June, three fabulous invited speakers will present their roles in relation to the question:

“How can contemporary arts professionals elevate built environments to create fresh public engagement?”

  • All are welcome – suitable for anyone interested in the arts
  • 10am start – expected finish time 12.30pm; includes break with refreshments
  •  £5/£3 concessions – booking via the Box Office at or tel 01249 701628
  • See the exhibition “Flourish” at The Pound showcasing Anya & Jo’s new work – free entry
  • The Gate House at Corsham Court will open during the afternoon, with the opportunity to view the Bath Spa University Collection with curator Laura Brown – free entry

Guest speakers:

Helene Bremer Helene is a Dutch independent art historian & curator, specialising in presenting exhibitions that are ‘trans-historic’: connecting the present with the past; heritage with contemporary art. Curatorial projects include Sweet 18, Kasteel D’Ursel, Belgium, 2015 and On a Pedestal, Castletown House, Dublin, 2018.

Tom Littlewood, Director, Ginkgo ProjectsTom founded Ginkgo Projects in 2001 after having led the arts charity Independent Public Arts. He has wide and grounded experience in generating and leading creative projects that integrate art and creativity as a key element of environmental, architectural and regenerative schemes.

Grace Davies, Contemporary Arts Programme Manager, The National Trust “Working with artists through Trust New Art enables us to tell our stories in different ways, create fresh conversations and bring new audiences to our special places. National Trust fully supports the principle of paying artists and arts organisations fairly for the work they undertake at research, proposal and delivery stages of commissioned projects, and is a firm supporter of the Paying Artists Campaign.”