Jo Lathwood makes sculptures and large scale installations which regularly respond to a particular site, event, material or process and engage viewers through an associated narrative or memory. Her practice is driven by a desire to describe an emotional state through a physical space or object. Reoccurring themes are transitions, journeys, viewpoints, and illusions.
Her portfolio varies greatly in form, scale, context and method of production, encompassing: temporary and permanent public art, exhibitions curated for galleries and heritage sites (often as the outcome of an artist residency) and studio-based work.
Past activities include: Getting There, solo exhibition at Fabrica, Brighton UK (2018); Curious Formations, TNA commission at Biddulph Grange, Stoke on Trent, UK (2017); Is it magma?, solo exhibition at Earth Gallery, University of Bristol, UK (2016);A Solid Above, Dual exhibition with Solveig Settemsdal at Hardwick Gallery, University of Gloucester, UK (2016); resident artist at Hestercombe Gallery and Gardens, Somerset, UK (2015); Art, Cities & Landscapes, commission in Amiens, France (2013). Lathwood is co-director of Ore and Ingot, an artist-led fine art bronze foundry in Bristol (since 2012).