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), and Murmur: Artists Reflect on Climate Change, Ullapool (2017).
Since 2012 Jonathan has worked under the auspices of A+E, a conceptual framework that braids the terms accident and emergency, art and ecology and art and education to deliver projects that address the climate and ecological crisis. Current projects include Future Fruit for Deveron Projects, Huntly (2019-20), an art and ecology residency at St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral, Edinburgh (2020-ongoing) and a project entitled, Welcome the Stranger? currently in development with Art Walk Projects, Portobello (2021-22).
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 Edinburgh and Scotland’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.