Receiving 'Special Award for Impact' at Saltaire Makers Fair, Sep 16

Upcoming Exhibitions
2017 : Jo Lee : Solo Ceramic Showcase. Craft Centre & Design Gallery, Leeds 2 May-29 July
2017 : 'Meet The Maker' Jo Lee at Craft Centre & Design Gallery, Leeds Sat 6 May 1.30-3.00
2017 : Art& Show 2017. 27-29 Oct York Racecourse Events Centre


Previous Exhibitions & Events
Sep16: Saltaire Makers Fair - Received 'Special Award for Impact'  
Jul16 : RHS Flower Show Tatton Park MonkeyHeads commissioned by Dave Hodson Gardens

Sep15 - Jun16 : Nomad Atelier UK Gallery, Barnsley (formerly Pollyanna, Barnsley #RitaBritton)
2016 : Reading Contemporary Art Fair Showing with ArtCrowd Stand 60
2016 : Saltaire Arts Trail 28-30 May Showing at 24 Victoria Road
2015 : The Hepworth Gallery Christmas Market
2015 : Kirkstall Art Trail Showing at 2 Victoria Road  http://bit.ly/1Msh20C
2015 : Saltaire Makers' Fair
14-15 : 'Wave' Installation 6 Dec'14-20 Mar'15, The Bowery, Headingley, Leeds 
2015 : 'Tea & Gingers' 24 Jan. The Bowery, Leeds. Discussion on 'Wave, ageing, memories & mortality
12-14 : The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent. Group Exhibition
2014 : The Hepworth Gallery Christmas Fair, Wakefield. 6-7 Dec 2014
2014 : Craft Taster Day Sunny Bank Mills, Farsley, Leeds 29 November 
2014 : Paper Scissors Stone. Group Exhibition, Sunnybank Mills, Farsley 12 Oct - 9 Nov 
2014 : Saltaire Makers' Fair, Saltaire Festival, Sept
2014 : Art in Clay, Hatfield House, London
2011 : Saltaire Arts Trail
2010 : Headingley Arts Trail
2010 : Wave, Leeds University, Instit. of Health Sciences, Charles Thackrah Building
2010 : Leeds Light Night: The Institute of Health Sciences exhibition Life, Time: Exploration of identity, ageing & the value of memory inc. installation 'Wave' and talk on same by Jo Lee
2010 : Open Show, Leeds Art Gallery
2010 : Saltaire Festival
2010 : 'Shades of Grey': Symposium & Exhibition inc. 'Wave'. East Street Arts. Symposium to explore how art and artists respond to issues of ageing: expectations, perceptions and fears, loss and memory and generational boundaries. Speakers include Mick Ward and Caroline Starkey from Leeds City Council as well as artists Jo Lee (Leeds), Garry Barker (Leeds) and Geoff Broadway (Birmingham).
2010 : Solid Foundation: The ArtWorks, Halifax 
2010 : 'Wave' - Installation:Donisthorpe Hall Care Home, Leeds 
2010 : 'Wave' - installation, Leeds City Library
2009 : The Bevere Gallery, Worcester
2009 : 'Figuratively Speaking' - The Edge Gallery, Lancaster
2009 : 'Wave' - Leeds Civic Hall
2009 : The Bevere Gallery, Worcester : 'Print & Clay' 
2009 : 'Wave' - International Day of Older People Commission:Unveiling: Leeds Museum 1 Oct*
2009 : Saltaire Arts Trail 
2008 : 'Multitudes' - ESA Event inc. a 'Happening' by Jo Lee 
2008 : Talk: 'Artist's Collections' @Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery, Leeds Uni.
2008 : St. Gemma's Art Exhibition, Leeds Grammar School
2008 : Tennants Auctioneers: Leyburn, North Yorkshire
2008 : Saltaire Open House 
2008 : Threadneedle Figurative Prize, Mall Galleries, London
2008 : 'mOnOchrOme' - The Beetroot Tree Gallery, Derbyshire 
2008 : 'Identity & The Human Form' - Coombe Gallery, Dartmouth, Devon 
2008 : Open House 2008 @ 12 Montpelier Crescent, Brighton Festival 
2008 : 'Journey' - East Street Arts, Leeds
2008 : 'Setting Out' - Brewery Arts, Cirencester 
2008 : Campden Gallery, Chipping Campden
2008 : 'The Graduate Show' - The Gallery at Bevere, 
2008 : 'Setting Out' - Contemporary Ceramics, London W1 
2008 : 'Designer Crafts 2008' - Mall Galleries, London  
2007 : 'The Christmas Show' - The Gallery at Bevere, Worcester
2007 : 'The Affordable Art Fair' - Battersea Park, London
2007 : 'Artists Show' - Leeds City Art Gallery : (Joint Winner of 'The People's Choice' Award)
2007 : 'Art in Clay' - Hatfield House, London
2007 : 'Earth & Fire' - Rufford, Nottingham
2007 : 'New Designers' - London
2007 : 'Degree Show' - Wolverhampton University
2004 : 'Open Art Show' - Leeds City Art Gallery
2004 : 'Summer Show' - White Wall Gallery, Leeds
2004 : 'Foundation Show' - Dewsbury College of Art & Design


* ‘Wave’ a mixed media installation by Jo Lee. Commissioned by East Street Arts and funded by Leeds City Council to celebrate The International Day of Older People Conference held at Leeds City Museum on 1st October 2009. A celebration of, “Older People & Leeds; Past, Present, Future”. Wave has also been shown at Leeds Civic Hall, Leeds City Library, Donisthorpe Hall Care Home, East Street Arts, Leeds University in the Charles Thackrah Building & more recently at The Bowery Gallery in Leeds in 2015.  

The installation comprises of 100 hands which are cast from 100 residents of Leeds ranging from 3 months to 100 years old - it includes generations of families from great grandchildren to great grandparents. The project explores issues of isolation and dignity and investigates people's life stories through focusing on photographs and reminiscing. The project focussed mainly on the residents of three Leeds care homes, however other Leeds residents, young and old were invited to participate to help widen the appeal of the project and involve a larger range of generations. Through one to one and group discussions with the artist, the participants shared their wealth of stories, histories and memories and were introduced to and involved with new mixed media techniques. 

A sea of hands, mounted at 'person height' represent 100 people residing in Leeds today. The manner of their display creates a wave like effect, representing the wave of the generations. Young and old. Inseperable. Flowing into each other. Intermingled. We are all the same species, we are all old people in training. The photographic memories of an older generation are shared and held by the hands. A passing on of stories, histories and events from one generation to another. Combining all generations, the installation highlights their connectedness, and challenges perceptions of the elderly. We all share the experience of life.





 

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