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.