Jo Nathan successfully completed Access and HNC courses in Art and Design and exhibited his work, in 2014 and 2017, in the Open Studio element of the Stroud Site Festival. In July 2019 he put on his first solo exhibition of paintings at Lansdown Gallery in Stroud, ‘Outside In(Side) Out‘, and has participated twice in the North Bristol Artists Art Trail in 2019 and 2022. His work has also been featured at the Other Worlds are Possible gallery at the Corn Exchange in Bristol.

In addition to painting, Jo also creates work using other media: 3-D, Installation, Photography, Video Art, and Sound. Some of these other forms were realised in a collaborative exhibition with poet David Slattery,
A Dialogue between Word and Image,’ in 2017. As part of the Stroud SITE festival in Sept 2021, he produced a series of site-specific works for a project at Woodchester Mansion in Gloucestershire, ‘Floating Flaws @ Woodchester Mansion’ in collaboration with sculptor Paul Grellier. These included a video, a soundscape, and a large collage portrait of the man behind the doomed enterprise, William Leigh. Following the Site festival the exhibition ran for a further three weeks until late October.

Jo is currently working on a series of paintings inspired by his long-standing relationship with the Welsh island Ynys Enlli (Bardsey Island). A different series of multi-media/collage works linked to specific pieces of music is also underway and it is planned to exhibit both series sometime later in 2023, or, in 2024.
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Jo Nathan

[Jo Nathan is the artist alias of Jon Hastings]