Jo Holmes North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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Photographer, Artist and Designer, incorporating image, woodcraft and other materials into assemblages, inspired by a love for the outdoors and the human story.

Favouring a warm, intimate and natural approach - my work often stems from a curiosity and openness towards community, and being immersed within its landscape. Particularly in those rare moments when we witness the human spirit roused by an unstoppable race for freedom and play. And I now try to carry these life observations and philosophy through to my physical work; using the skills honed in photography, woodcraft, metals and glass to create sculptural forms and assemblages.


The Sea & Us, Sculpture & Prints, 2017, Available on request


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‘Tidal Word wave’ and ‘Waterline’, , Glass, screenprint, etch, mirror, 2014


For sale

Poetry On Prescription , Photography, graphics, illustration & print, 2013/14


Parkour & Poetry, Workshops, documentation & artist interpretation , 2014


Words Transport You, 2015

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Previous projects


Words Transport You

19/06/2015 to 24/07/2015

A commission to follow some wandering poems on the buses of East Riding, observing the public interaction as the poems pass through villages and towns in East Riding of Yorkshire.

Bus 702, Service 510, Service 246 leaving Hull at 2.40pm., East Riding of Yorkshire Details

‘Tidal Word wave’ and ‘Waterline’

12/01/2013 to 16/10/2014

‘Tidal Word wave’ and ‘Waterline’, 2014. Public art project commissioned by Yorkshire Water for Bridlington seafront. A collaboration with architectural glass artist Rachel Welford and graphic designer, Adrian Riley. Wall panels/balustrade, featuring imagery and found text, giving a snapshot of contemporary life around Bridlington seafront.

Bridlington Headworks, South Promenade, Bridlington Details

Parkour & Poetry

27/02/2014 to 01/03/2014

A joint venture between myself and Wordquake, ‘Parkour & Poetry’. Assigning two professional freerunners at schools to explore how we can use movement, art and play to increase creativity.

Risedale School in Catterick, Headlands School in Bridlington & The Hut in Withernsea., Bridlington, Catterick and Withernsea Details

Poetry On Prescription

28/04/2013 to 14/03/2014

Wordquake commission. Publication of my images, illustrations & design for the outreach project ‘Poetry on Prescription’—featuring Ian McMillan hosting poetry workshops within nursing homes.

A selection of nursing homes across the East Riding area, East Riding of Yorkshire Details

The Sea & Us

18/02/2017 to 19/03/2017

Solo exhibition at the Electric Angel featuring a selection of work from a four year study of the ever changing life around Scarborough's South Bay.

Electric Angel, Scarborough Details
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