Joanna Callaghan is a fine artist, weaver and woodland manager. As an artist she works collaboratively with conservation organisations and directly with members of the public to construct a creative art experience that explores connection to local ecology and landscape.
Her personal art practice is an intuitive creative response to woodland life. She works with and processes natural materials to create images and sculpted objects as a form of bearing witness to the natural environment.
2015 – present set up and runs The Woodland Creative Project – an art project that engages artists, creatives and non artists with woodland habitats through wild creative workshops, residencies and events.
2018 – 2020 Working with Back from the Brink – www.naturebftb.co.uk – an amalgamation of conservation charities and public bodies who have come together to work to bring endangered species of England back from the brink of extinction. As artist for the South West Region, Joanna Callaghan is making art and running creative workshops in response to some of the species facing extinction.
July 2018 & 2019 Artist in Residence at the Ecopsychology Conference, Green and Away Conference Centre, Worcestershire.
Her work has been exhibited at:
Canwood Gallery, Herefordshire,
The Museum in the Park, Stroud,
Hereford Art Gallery,
Green and Away, Worcestershire;
Ludlow Arts Festival, Shropshire;
Clisset Wood, Herefordshire;
The Gateway Arts Centre, Shrewsbury;
Hatfield University, Hertfordshire;
The Mill Arts Centre, Banbury;
The Omega Centre, Rheinbeck, New York, USA;
Time Square ‘Envision’ Film Festival, New York, USA.