Jo Higgins

Based in: Eora/Sydney, Australia

Jo Higgins is an art writer, audience engagement & public programming consultant, and a 2018 Churchill Fellow, investigating different models of informal and youth-led learning programs in arts institutions. Jo is the author of 21st Century Portraits (NPG London, 2013) and a contributing author to Beyond Community Engagement: transforming dialogues in art, education and the cultural sphere, (UNSW/Common Ground Publishing 2018). She was a contributing writer for the 2016 Biennale of Sydney and has previously written for ABC Arts, Museums & Galleries NSW, Artlink and Marmalade magazines as well as artist essays for exhibitions at Alaska Projects and The Lock Up, Newcastle. Jo has a MA Contemporary Art from Manchester University and a Bachelor History/Bachelor of Art Theory (Honours) degree from the College of Fine Arts, UNSW. She has previously worked for organisations including Australian Design Centre and Kaldor Public Art Projects and she currently works at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.


Agenda Setters: Anna May Kirk

The curators and directors set to influence the region in the year to come.

Artist Profile: Tonee Messiah

Oscillating between the physiological and the psychological, Tonee Messiah proposes new terrain for navigating uncertainty.

VIDEO: Pull Focus with Dean Cross

Watch Jo Higgins in conversation with artist Dean Cross about 'Cataclysm'.

VIDEO: Pull Focus with Karen Black

Watch Jo Higgins in conversation with artist Karen Black about 'Tangled'.

VIDEO: Pull Focus with Mason Kimber

Watch Jo Higgins in conversation with artist Mason Kimber about 'Window – Luna'.

Collectors Love: Kevin Chin

Kevin Chin’s increasing success owes as much to his compositional, narrative deftness and masterful painting abilities as it does his sheer hard work.

Elizabeth Willing: Good Taste

Elizabeth Willing’s practice has a distinct materiality that engages all the senses.
Sydney Contemporary 2017 performance

Fair de Force: Sydney Contemporary 2017

Barry Keldoulis isn’t joking when he says he’s most looking forward to the well-earned holiday that will follow the busy and hugely successful Sydney Contemporary Art Fair.

Natasha Bieniek: Natural Magnetism

Attuned to the natural world, Natasha Bieniek relays the minutia of the outdoors in her paintings.