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Jo Chapman


Ashmere gateway sculpture, Ebbsfleet Garden City, 2022

Other Poems, public art commission, Harlow, Essex, 2022

Ascent, public art integrated commission, Thames Tideway, Cremorne pumping station, Chelsea Wharf, London 2022

Timekeeper, site specific sculpture, Ironworks, Cambridge Investment Partnerships, Cambridge 2021

Flotsam & Lagan, Boston Buoys, two public sculptures, Boston, Lincolnshire 2021

Fire Festival, sculptural fire screens for Seachange Arts Out There Festival, Great Yarmouth, 2021

Breathe, commissioned brise soleil, Hadleigh Leisure Centre, Hadleigh, Suffolk 2021

The Blackwall Line, landmark sculpture and large scale glazing, Blackwall Reach, London 2020

Highwire, metal entrance gates, Seachange Arts, Great Yarmouth 2019

Inosculation, sculpture for private garden, Cambridge 2019

Field, gateway sculpture, Colindale Gardens, Art Projects/Redrow Homes, London 2017

Landmarks, public art project for Cumnor Hill, Oxford 2016

Mermadelica, fountain bar, Seachange Arts, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk 2016

Da Lightsome Buoy, Pelagic Sculpture Project and Residency, Lerwick, Shetland 2016

Artisan, signage and vinyl hoardings, RHS Chelsea Flower Show, London 2015

Barley, Gleann Na hEorna, Percent for Art commission, Respond Housing Association, Tallaght, Dublin 2015

Infectious Agents, public art commission with Hawkins Brown Architects, UTC College, Cambridge 2014

Amaze, interactive tarmac design, Stoneham Park, Brighton & Hove 2013

Mumbadevi, internal mural and series of limited edition prints, Abode Hotel, Mumbai, India, 2013

Protector, site specific sculpture and landscaping project, Art, Villes & Landsacpe, Amiens, France 2013

Exchange, external wall artwork and signage, Kenninghall Primary School, Norfolk 2013

Da-h-lias, three sculptures, signage and logo for the Fresh area at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2012

Tall Oak, internal artwork for new dementia care unit, Norfolk and Norwich Hospital, Norwich 2012

Woodlanded, private commission, Cambridge 2012

Forget-me-not, internal artwork for the dementia care ward, Coventry and Warwickshire hospital 2011

The Takeaway Garden/Le Jardin a Emporter, Festival International des Jardins, Chaumont-sur-Loire, France 2011

Unpicked Meadow, public art project in local nature reserve at Melbourn, Cambridgeshire 2010

Beyond the Frame, curator for touring exhibition of 5 artists and 5 museums, Essex County Council 2010

Farm Arts, The Great Outdoors, temporary artworks in two farms, Suffolk 2010

Fruitpicking, commission for new library and community art project, Wisbech Library, Cambridgeshire 2009

Secret Garden, external artwork and landscaping, Sedley Court, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge 2009

Lost & Found, internal artwork for new centre for homeless young people, Bretts's Warehouse, Great Yarmouth 2009

East feast, core artist on the Eastfeast NPCL, working in 3 schools in Suffolk and Essex 2008/9.

ArC 08, Artist Curator, Firstsite Gallery and Colchester consortium schools 2008

Gallery Games, commissioned interactive learning resource for the ArC exhibition, Firstsite Gallery, Colchester 2007

Marathon Oil, wall piece commissioned by Workplace Art 2003

LTS Architects, London series of wall pieces comissioned for new offices 2001

The King of Saudi Arabia, wall piece commissioned by Workplace Art 1998

Flow and Flux, commissioned to make artwork for the new headquarters, The Co-Operative bank, Rochdale1996

Awards and Residencies

Fish Factory, Creative Centre of Stöðvarfjörður, Iceland, November 2021

Firstsite Collecters' Group Bursery Award for the purchase of a printing press to develop new work 2017

Sculpture is Sculpture, Firstsite, Colchester, family workshop and installation 2014

Spacemakers, Kettles Yard, Cambridge, 2 year built environment project, 2012

Vital Communities, Ramsey, Cambs, residency working with a dancer and community groups 2009

Culture of the Countryside, outreach project, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich 2008

Vital Communities, Cambridgeshire, community residency, Parson Drove 2008

ArC 07, Firstsite Gallery and Bishop William Ward school, Colchester, school residency 2007

Vital Communities, Cambridgeshire, 3 residencies in schools 2007

ArC 06, Firstsite Gallery and Montgomery Infants school, Colchester 2006

Weatherdays Residency, Wysing Arts, Cambridge, 6 month residency 2005

Arc 05, Firstsite Gallery and Kings Ford primary school, Colchester 2005

Artist Space, Firstsite Gallery, artist in residence and exhibition 2005

The Drawing Room, Firstite Gallery, project with 8 schools and sixth form colleges 2005

Greshams school, Norfolk, artist in residence 2004


Art at Home, Kath & Co, online and solo exhibition, London, September 2021

Curating for Corona, Kath & Co online exhibition, 2020

Old Jet, Bentwaters, Suffolk, 2019

Memory, The Bank Gallery, Suffolk, 2014

Blue Sky, Ruskin Gallery, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, 2009

Kettles Yard Open, Cambridge, 2007

Drawing: Imagination, Investigation and Process, Hay Gallery, Colchester, 2005

Salthouse 05, Salthouse Church, Norfolk, 2005

Emergency 2, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth, 2005

Artist Space, Firstsite Gallery, Colchester, 2005

Papworth Hospital, Cambridge, 2005

MA Fine Art exhibition, Norwich, 2004

Ben Nicholson gallery, Greshams school, Norfolk, 2004

Material Spaces, Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery, Carlisle, 2003

Art 03, England & Co Gallery, Business Design Centre, London.

Art 02, England & Co Gallery, Business Design Centre, London.

Passing Place, Sevenoaks Museum & Gallery, 2002.

Recent Work, England & Co, London, 2002

Showhome, Cadogan Place, London, 2001

Art 01, England & Co, Business Design Centre, London.

Art Textiles 2, Bury St Edmunds Museum & Gallery, Suffolk, 2000

3x3, SE1 Gallery, London, 2000

Art 00, England & Co, Business Design Centre, London, 2000

Solo exhibition, England & Co, London, 2000

Continuation, England & Co, London, 1999

Art 99, England & Co, Business Design Centre, London.

Art Futures, The Contemporary Art Society, Royal Festival Hall, London, 1998

Art 98, The Contemporary Art Society, Business Design Centre, London, 1998

Small Works, England & Co, London, 1998

Vital Art, Atlantis Gallery, London, 1998

Chelsea Crafts Fair, London, 1997

Small Objects of Desire, The Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland, 1997

Pallent house, Chichester, 1997

Spheres & Surfaces, Orleans House Gallery, London, 1996

The Contemporary Art Society, Royal Festival Hall, London, 1994/5/6

The Art of the Stitch, Commonwealth Institute, London, 1990

A Sense of Order, McCormac, Jamieson & Pritchard Architects, 1990

Art For Offices, London, 1998


Spacemakers project, Kettles Yard publication

Unpicked Meadow, book of poetry and images to accompany the project.

The Elephant in the Room, illustrations for an anthology of poetry Cambridgeshire libraries.

Kettles Yard Open catalogue.

Firstsite Paper with commissioned essay by Rebecca Wills.

Textile Perspectives in Mixed Media Sculpture.

Art Textiles 2, catalogue.


2008-09 PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education) Anglia Ruskin Universty, Suffolk

2006 Artist training, working with adults with learning difficulties, Project Artworks,

2004 - 2006 Mentee on the Commissions East Mentoring program,

2002-04 MA Fine Art, Norwich School of Art & Design

1983-86 BA Hons Embroidery, UCE Birmingham School of Art and Design

1981-83 DATEC Diploma in Art/Design, Hounslow Borough College, Middlesex