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-ongoing), the temporary lockdown relaunch of Sharing Not Hoarding (a public art project in Dundee’s Waterfront Development), as well as A+E’s embedded artist residency 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.