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Jo Paul creates mainly three dimensional works and installations. Often using delicate fabrics and threads as a metaphor for fragility and vulnerability, her work examines and attempts to voice the wider context of grief in a society that maintains a narrow view of its definition and a low tolerance for its expression. Where grief traditionally encompasses loss, change and endings, Jo’s work also explores the disenfranchised grief of things in life that never happened, the pain of oppression or difference, and connection or disconnection with society or the self.

Jo completed an MA in Scenography [distinction] at Trinity Laban Conservatoire, London. Her work as an artist combines with her work in the arts sector, designing/ making for theatre and outdoor arts, community arts facilitation and coaching for arts and theatre organisations across the UK. Companies she has worked with include Battersea Arts Centre, Candoco, Diverse City/Cirque Bijou, Emergency Exit Arts, Extant, Graeae, Heart FM/ Plusnet, National Theatre, Spare Tyre, Mat Fraser and Opera by Definition to name a few. Jo also facilitates training and advises on disability equality and creative access for projects and venues.


Linked to her work ‘One for Sorrow’, Jo has co-authored a chapter in the Routledge Book ‘The Maternal in Creative Work’, edited by Marchevska and Walkerdine.

Jo currently lives in London, continuing to work within the arts sector, with her visual arts practice and her daughter at the centre of her life.


Jo welcomes approaches from curators, galleries and potential collaborators and is available for commissions.  

Exhibitions & Residencies

2023.    Vilomah, group exhibition, Royal Free Hospital Chapel, for National Baby Loss

                Awareness Week.

2023.    Vilomah, group exhibition, Citizens Art Gallery London

2023.    20x20 Vision, group exhibition, Citizens Art Gallery London

2018.     Freedom From Restraint, solo exhibition, Theatre of Wine

2018.    Artist residency - Embaixadores da Alegria

2017.    Threads, solo exhibition, Theatre of Wine 

2016.    We are Here Residency/ Installation, Making Routes, Battersea Arts Centre

       (@6:39 minutes)

2016.    We Are Many, group exhibition, NoMo's Conference        


2015.    One for Sorrow, Hitchin Centre for the Arts - AA2A Residency & Joint Exhibition


2014.    All Ways: Always, Amnesty Commissioned Group Exhibition, Rich Mix, London

2013.    Shape Open

2012.    Perceptions of Balance, Shape London


2009.   Holton Lee Disability Arts Open

2008.   Beyond the Wilderness, group exhibition, SW1 Gallery, London 

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