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This practical session will explore the advantages and challenges of working with other creative practitioners, using examples from the practice of Jo Coupe, who will run the session, and those of her friends and colleagues.

We will look at how to find your voice in a group situation and work effectively with other people. Through a practical exercise, you’ll discover an understanding of your particular skills and what you can bring to a collaboration. We’ll also discuss how to get the most out of collaborating with people from other non-creative fields and what kind of opportunities are available for exploring this kind of activity.

Jo is, a visual artist, working across sculpture, installation, video, sound and photography. Jo’s work is rooted in an ongoing investigation into impermanence and decay for which research acts as a starting point.

Jo was born in Stoke on Trent in 1975 and studied at Newcastle University and Goldsmiths College. Recent projects have included: Crystalline Energy, a residency with global aluminium producer, Rio Tinto Alcan (UK), and Rarified, a commission for Tatton Park Biennial (Cheshire, UK). Solo exhibitions include The Ashes of Other Elements, Workplace Gallery (Gateshead, UK), A Distance between Two Points, Airspace Gallery (Stoke on Trent, UK). Group exhibitions include Pertaining to things Natural, Chelsea Physic Garden (London, UK), Easy Does it touring to Supercollider (Blackpool, UK), Aid and Abet (Cambridge, UK) and David Dale Gallery (Glasgow, UK) Satellite Satellite, Workplace Gallery (London, UK) and A Foreign Encounter, Gallerie FOE (Munich, Germany).

Jo has work in several public and private collections and is represented by Workplace Gallery, Gateshead. She lives and works in Gateshead, UK.

This professional development workshop is for emerging artists and other creative practitioners looking to commercialise their work. It has been funded by Arts Council England and Newcastle City Library

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