Friday 11 December 2015

Hello everyone!

I'm very pleased and excited to have been awarded a commission from Camberwell Arts, to decorate the Christmas Tree at the new Library in Camberwell.

Working with Rubbish Artist as Trash Twins, we have decorated a traditional Xmas tree using incredibly beautiful and eye catching decorations crafted from recycled materials and "rubbish".

But we need your help!

We need to make a fairy for the top of the tree.

Tomorrow, December 12th,2015 between 2 and 4pm, bring your recycling and your precious rubbish to Camberwell Library at 48 Camberwell Green SE5 7AL...

We will be there to show you how to transform it into a unique Christmas sculpture for the top of the tree, or make something to decorate your own tree at home.

​Photo by Jordana Leighton

And on Sunday - December 13th - from 2-5pm I will be at Union Chapel's Christmas Fair. I'll be helping you to make cards and decorations, singing with the Union Chapel Singers, watching The Snowman on the big screen, and drinking mulled wine.

I hope to see you! Wishing you the very best of Christmas cheer and a super fun New Year.
With love and best wishes - Joanna

Wednesday 23 September 2015

Hello everyone!
I'm delighted to have been invited to feature in Deptford X's Literary Ping! Pong event at Deptford Library, Giffin Street SE8, from 1 - 3.30pm this Saturday September 26th.
I'll be manifesting as progressive Victorian art teacher Miss Ping, and facilitating back spins, chops, counter smashes, japes and junk bats with an arty twist.
I hope to see you there.

Thursday 25 June 2015

Hello everyone!
Are you looking for something to do this Friday evening - June 26th? Well look no further...

Artist Rebecca Feiner has curated DEN-City as part of The London Festival of Architecture, and I'll be delivering The White House, a live art piece, at the opening party from 6pm. As recommended by Time Out:
This will be my last live art piece for a while, because I've decided to spend some focussed time on my painting practice. So don't miss it!

Also, it's your last chance to see Cake Smash3 in the window at artist Daniel Lehan's Kitchen Window Gallery:

Here are some photos from the opening event:
                                            Picture by Daren Callow
                                        Picture by Jemima Broadbridge
                                              ​Picture by Daren Callow
                                              ​Picture by Daren Callow

Toodlepip! - Joanna

Wednesday 27 May 2015

Dear Everyone,
You are invited to the opening of Daniel Lehan's The Last Show at The Kitchen Window Gallery, where I will be performing Cake Smash for the first time this year.

"Cake Smash" celebrates the connections between art and food. If food nourishes the body then art nourishes the soul.

THE LAST SHOW at The Kitchen Window Gallery opening party will be on Sunday 31 May from 2 to 5pm. 
THE LAST SHOW celebrates the year anniversary of The Kitchen Window Gallery 
and will also be the last show to be held at the gallery.

During the past year gallery shows have included an exhibition celebrating the work of Robbie Burns with visual poems and performances by 16 poets, story telling performances, a show which converted the kitchen into a giant camera obscure, and an international  group show.

Artists and poets who have shown at the gallery include Jessie Brennan, Daren Callow, Louise Carson, John 'Jazzman' Clarke, Josée Dubeau, Peter Evans, Charlie Fox, Mikey Georgeson, Caroline Gregory, Marie Pascal - Hardy, Louise Hart, 
Julian van Hauson, Anna Khan,  Miyuki Kasahara, Calum F. Kerr, Daniel Lehan, Jude Cowan Montague, Frog Morris, Frog Morris and Family, Susan Plover, Nicole Polonsky, Anne Robinson, Steve Rushton, Tim Siddall, Chris Simonite, 
Ted Smith - Orr, Veronika Spierenburg, and Jacqueline Utley.

THE LAST SHOW will feature performances of - Cake Smash - with Joanna McCormick, Alice Labant, Martha and Ruby, the World Premiere of - Show Me, Showing You, The Show In
a musical and text performance celebrating The Kitchen Window Gallery devised by Charlie Fox and Mikey Georgeson, and - CLOSING - text improvisations with Charlie Fox, Daniel Lehan and audience.

THE LAST SHOW will continue until 26 June and is viewable 24 / 7 from the balcony running outside the gallery further details of this, and previous shows at ~

The Kitchen Window Gallery
66 Juniper House (3rd Floor)
Pomeroy Street
New Cross
SE14 5
There will also be an edible cake sculpture, to celebrate Martha's tenth birthday.

And here are some pictures from "Moontime Wolverine & The Host Ghost". A collaboration with artist Sarah Sparkes.

It took place at the opening of The Fall of the Rebel Angels, curated by artist Vanya Balogh, in Venice, for the 56th Venice Biennale.
​Photo by Ashley Scott Fitzgerald
​Photo by Sandra Louison
Photo by Sandra Louison

See you Sunday! - with love and best wishes - Joanna

Thursday 21 May 2015


Here are some photos of the artwork that I created as part of my Westminster Arts residency at The Butterworth Centre, back in 2011.
Over the course of the residency, which lasted for six months, I developed a strong creative relationship with residents, and worked on several  artworks that were placed throughout the home.
These were wall mounted collage pieces, made from original drawings and paintings and repeated copies, produced in collaboration with residents.
The drawings and copies were laminated and the collage created directly onto the walls. The resulting artworks were a permanent resource for residents, carers and relatives to enjoy.
The photographs below were taken by artist Hester Jones.

Best wishes - Joanna

Tuesday 5 May 2015


I am very pleased and excited to be taking part in the 56th Venice Biennale this year, with 111 artists at The Fall of The Rebel Angels. I will be exhibiting some paintings "MoonShrine, Erzulie" and on Friday May 8th I will deliver the live art piece  "Moontime Wolverine & The Host Ghost", a collaboration with artist Sarah Sparkes. The Fall of The Rebel Angels is curated by artist Vanya Balogh. More information can be found here:
And here:
And here are some pictures from "sLight", a live art piece that took place at Vanya Balogh's Chinese Open 15, back in January. With Martha, Ruby, Damian Cosamos and Alice Labant:

And in March I was invited to perform with Alice Renouf, Ruby, Martha, Amelie and Elliot. We adapted "Moontime" for Jude Cowan Montague's haunting, dreamlike  and beautiful installation "Yoshka and Dreen" at Hart's Lane Studios:

On May 31st I will be performing "Cake Smash" at Daniel Lehan's Kitchen Window Gallery:

I hope you can join me then. More information to follow soon....

Saturday 14 February 2015

Hello everyone!

I am delighted to have been invited to take part in Vanya Balogh and Geoffrey Leong's CHINESE OPEN Year of the Sheep, art exhibition.

With over 100 international artists showing all kinds of work, including performative, site specific, video and sound installations, it's going to be spectacular!

It opens from midday next Sunday Feb. 22nd, at Q Park Car Park, 20 Newport Place, Soho, WC2H 1PR.

I will be presenting some photographs, and a live art piece called "sLight" with Alice Labant, Martha and Ruby interacting, and with Damian Cosamos on the keyboard.

My live art will start at around half past twelve and will last for about an hour...