Wild and Precious Life

A warm welcome to the website of Dr Jo Gosling, dyspraxic artist, Mindfulness teacher and Conscious Dance practitioner, keen to embrace a socially engaged practice. She is based in Devon, England.

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Wild and Precious Life Ritual performed by Jo for her MA in Fine Art, 2021

Working with universal human experiences, Jo invites others to take time to process their feelings, share stories and connect with our imperfect human condition. Often addressing issues of fragility and vulnerability, she is drawn to the power of liminal space for facilitating transformative change. Her work is informed and fed by a Vipassana meditation practice and an interest in Buddhism, Taoism and Jungian psychology.

With embodied practice as a method, Jo’s MA research explored embodiment in the  process of hand weaving (where the rhythm and repetition in making supported recalibration of the body after the injury of trauma), and woven glass forms. During her MA in Fine Art this culminated in designing and making a ceremonial costume used in ritual dance for transformation. Jo was selected for a collaborative project for Tate Exchange and MIRROR, 2021.

She was awarded membership of Contemporary Arts Membership Plymouth for her socially engaged art and was a board member for Warp and Weft; Story weavers, CIC, Exeter.

Jo’s work will be featured in the Heart & Soul Funerals window display on Fore Street, Totnes, in October 2024.

Lovingly Watched Over (Hand woven tapestry)