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 (2013-17), On Site Projects, Dundee (2013-18), Arts and Communities Programme, Aberdeen (2016-17), Murmur: Artists Reflect on Climate Change, Ullapool (2017), and Future Fruit for Deveron Projects, Huntly (2019-20).
Since 2012 Jonathan has worked under the auspices of A+E, a conceptual framework that braids the terms accident and emergency, art and ecology, art and education. Current projects include a Craigmillar and Communities Walking Residency with Art Walk Projects (2021), the temporary (lockdown) relaunch of Sharing Not Hoarding (a public art project in Dundee’s Waterfront Development), and an emerging Art and Ecology programme hosted at St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral, Edinburgh (2020-2030).
In addition to the above, Jonathan maintains a studio practice with a focus on object relations, mark making and performance. He supports various aspects of Extinction Rebellion’s arts coordination and has a research interest in the philosophy of Gillian 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.