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) [website now defunct], Dundee Urban Orchard (2013-ongoing), On Site Projects (2013-ongoing), Arts and Communities, Aberdeen (2016-17) and presently emerging, EH8, Edinburgh (2017).
In addition to the above, Jonathan maintains a studio practice with a focus on object relations, mark making and performance. He is currently undertaking a practice research PhD entitled, ‘Performing the Broken Middle: Socially Engaged Art and its Shadow’.