Artist and …
Jonathan Baxter is an ‘artist and …’ He works across disciplines – both art and non-art related – using psychoanalytic methodologies and performative practices to variously open up, challenge and propose what is.
Since 2009 Jonathan has combined the roles of artist, curator and peer-educator to deliver a series of participatory art projects and peer-learning programmes. These include Dundee Artists in Residence (2009-12), Dundee Urban Orchard (2013-ongoing), On Site Projects, Dundee (2013-2018), Arts and Communities Programme, Aberdeen (2016-17), and Murmur: Artists Reflect on Climate Change, Ullapool (2017).
In 2020 Jonathan constituted A+E to support three site-responsive durational art projects currently under development in Edinburgh, Dundee, and Huntly. A+E braids the terms accident and emergency, art and ecology and art and education to deliver projects that address the climate and ecological crisis over a ten year period.
In addition to the above, Jonathan maintains a studio practice with a focus on object relations, mark making and performance, supports various aspects of Extinction Rebellion Edinburgh’s arts programming, and has a research interest in the philosophy of Gillan Rose. This last body of work is being developed under the title, ‘Performing the Broken Middle: Socially Engaged Art and its Shadow’.
For more information contact jb4change[at]gmail.com.