Friday 28 March 2014


SATURDAY APRIL 5th 2014 11am-6pm

GREEN SHOOTS - Besson Street Community Gardens, London SE15, just behind Kender Primary School, Kender Street, London SE14 5JA

For the past year and a half I have had my studio space at Kender Primary School. I have been working with the children on art projects, in exchange for use of a large classroom space, in which to explore my own art practice.

I am moving to a log cabin in the playground at John Donne Primary School in Peckham, but before I go I will be displaying a sample of my work and giving you a taste of my studio space by setting up a mini installation at Green Shoots, Besson Street Community Gardens, SE14 5AE.

Almost all of the art work will be for sale, so come and grab a bargain. It would be lovely to see you! 

With love and best wishes – Joanna

         “Pink Moon” Jan 2014, watercolour on board, in collaboration with artist Alice Renouf.

    This event is part of the Telegraph Hill Festival.
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Friday 21 March 2014

Hello everyone,


Next Wednesday evening March 26th, I will be singing at a Celebration of J.S. Bach with Roger B. Williams and Union Chapel Singers, at The Union Chapel in Islington. More info here:

Then the following evening, Thursday 27th, I am very pleased and excited to be performing my Singing Ghost live art piece at Saint Giles' Church on Camberwell Church Street, SE5 8RB, for Camberwell Free Film Festival, to accompany their screening of the Japanese horror film Kwaidan.

More info here:

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The film screenings will be surrounded by art installations and performances, artists include Miyuki Kasahara, Calum F Kerr, Charlotte Squire, Anne Robinson and Sarah Doyle. This event is curated by Sarah Sparkes, as part of GHost.

The live art piece "Singing Ghost" explores the context of song lyrics. In particular how the meaning of songs shift sharply when sung by a ghost. The piece is a medley of covers, interwoven with my own 'song poems' and ghostly sounds, creating a multi layered performance examining notions of love, loss and contemporary perceptions surrounding the meaning of death. For "Kwaidan" on March 27th The Singing Ghost will have a Japanese twist. Here is Singing Ghost at Westminster Library in 2012

On Wednesday April 2nd I will be singing with Union Chapel Singers again, delivering an evening of carousing, merry making and drinking. Come and join us for a sing along in Union Chapel's gorgeous bar! Entry is free, but donations are welcome, with all profits going to the charity Wateraid.

More info and a poster that I made for the event can be found here:
I have a watercolour, pastel and ink piece called "Chalkhill Blue", in the Stop The War exhibition at Indra Samia Gallery, 19 Henriques Street, London E1 1NB
The opening party is on Friday March 28th from 6pm - 9pm and the exhibition continues until April 30th. More info here:

Come and see my studio before I move! I'm opening my studio at Kender Primary School, Kender Street, SE14, as part of Telegraph Hill Festival, on Saturday April 5th, from 11am - 6pm. More info on the festival can be found here:
More info on Kender School can be found here:

And finally, here are some pics from The Mad March Chutney Tea Party, that took place at Hundred Years Gallery at the beginning of this month. Thank you to photographer Jemima Broadbridge for those.

It was a wonderful live art performance in celebration of March madness, with artists Sarah Sparkes, Sarah Doyle, Philip Goodman, Calum F Kerr, Frog Morris, Ben Foong, Caroline Gregory and Rebecca Feiner.

Alice Renouf and I created a mysterious singing concoction, inspired by the 1965 Joseph Beuys performance "How to Explain Pictures to a Dead Hare", and celebrating spring. I was the female personification of Joseph Beuys, and Alice was the spirit of the hare. I made a Vox Choc cake. An inedible delicacy cast in plaster from cake, biscuit and chocolate packaging, and decorated with paint, buttons, shells, beads and gold leaf. It was cut up and distributed to members of the audience who were also invited to paint harey eggs with Sarah S., open Magpies with Sarah D., be analyzed by scientist Frog and insulted by Philip's course hare  and of course to join in the singing. It was collaborative, creative chaos, mayhem and March madness. A Chutney Preserves event, in the true spirit of Chutney, curated by Sarah Sparkes.

I hope to see you soon, with love and best wishes - Joanna