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Joanne Masding


Tree and Leaf
Division of Labour, Salford
Opening 18 November 2023, 6-8pm
18 November 2023 - 18 January 2024

Body of Pieces
Launching February 2024
Pre-order here

Kickstarter for book 'Body of Pieces'
An artwork and abstract fiction

Out of office
On parental leave
June 2022 until March 2023
(checking in occasionally)

Supporting Work (version 1)
A collaboratively made collection of ideas for running a business and developing practice
Contribute to version 2 here

For Starters, hosted by Dr Gemma Commane
Dinner at Gulp for International Women's Day
Book on to eat off a landscape of ceramics

Book onto ceramics courses with me at Camden Arts Centre
5 March 2022
Hand Squeezed Objects
Vessel Artefacts - singing bowls

Coin making workshop at The New Art Gallery Walsall
24 February 2022
10-12pm Under 5s, 1-3pm 5-12 years
Free drop in for children and their adults

Copy Out a New Shoot
Solo exhibition at Modern Painters New Decorators, Loughborough
Part of yearlong programme 'Archive Fever', with works made in response to Leicestershire Museums Collection
22 January - 5 March 2022
11am-5pm Thursday-Saturday
Preview 21 January 4-7pm, email to RSVP

Twenty Twenty Collection
The New Art Gallery Walsall
In Spring 2021 the Gallery acquired 32 new works by 30 West Midlands’ based artists, with their individual responses to the significant events that shaped 2020. The works, spanning a variety of media from collage and photography to drawing and painting, respond to world events over a tumultuous year; from the Covid19 pandemic and National Lockdowns, to Black Lives Matter and Brexit, to Class Inequalities and Climate Change.
14 January - 22 August 2022

How Not to Exclude Artist Parents: Some Guidelines for Institutions and Residencies
Part of the working group who contributed to forming Hettie Judah's guidelines

Buy Three Legged Raku fired vessels made by me in the Eastside Projects' shop
November - December 2021

To celebrate the approach of Studio Outlet's third birthday, get 10% off with code LIVEWITHART during September 2021

My Kid Could've Done That
Group exhibition of 15 contemporary artists and their children, Edge Arts, University of Bath, Holburne Museum, Bath
18 September - 19 December 2021

Archive Fever
Residency with Leicester Museums Collection
September 2021 - January 2022

Mothers*, Warriors and Poets
Talk for the public programme of exhibition Mothers*, Warriors and Poets, Stuttgart, Germany
11 September 2021

*everyone who is parenting

Making Something
Small run edition of text work on paper with hand-added copper hot foil, made as part of ACE supported development project Being Mobile and Multi-limbed
Email me at if you want one

Otherwise Silent podcast
Discussing maternal mental health on Amelia Hawk's podcast with Katie MacLeod Peters and Rachel Nolan

Raku firing with artist Phil Root, Modern Clay, Birmingham
Supported by The Leach Pottery
July 2021

Final design sign off and move into production phase
September 2021

Research interview by Hettie Judah for her essay Full, Messy and Beautiful, published by Dr Kate McMillan as part of her 2019 Representation of Female Artists in Britain report
February 2020

Hand Squeezed Objects
Clay making sessions for babies and toddlers, Modern Clay, Birmingham
23, 25 October 2019

A series of events in St Edeyrn's Village, Cardiff, to research and inform the public artwork
- Clay making workshops for local residents
- Public talk with Dr Simon Dixon from School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences at University of Birmingham
- Celebratory burial event to throw the ceramics made by residents into a pit in the village
July-August 2019

Sculpture Reading Group 1
Public reading group as part of Antiuniversity 2019, Recent Activity, Birmingham
20 June 2019

Public art commission for a new housing development in St Edeyrn's Village, Cardiff, Wales
Commissioned by Persimmon Homes and Studio Response
January 2019

Studio Outlet launch!
Studio Outlet sells things made by artists
Launching online at
October 2018

Production space member and recipient of grant to make new work in metal and print
May 2018

Flimsy Signals
Installation and launch of permanent commission with developers Bruntwood
February 2018

Research project with artist Mette Boel discussing working conditions for artists based outside of cultural capitals
With Aarhus Billedkunstcenter and New Art West Midlands

Touche, Éclat
Group exhibition with Nina Chua, Daniel Davies and Yonatan Vinitsky, Workplace, Gateshead
21 October - 16 December 2017

In the Peaceful Dome
Group exhibition, Bluecoat, Liverpool
13 October 2017 - 21 January 2018

Awarded commission for a permanent work for Bruntwood's new Cornerblock development
With developers Bruntwood and Grand Union

summer auction
Group exhibition and fundraising event to support Syson Gallery's future programme
12th - 28th July 2017

Plaster Ghost Finger Cast
Solo exhibition, The New Art Gallery Walsall
5 May — 30 July 2017

SOTD 100% Certified Absolute Genuine Official Degree Show
Group exhibition with School of the Damned
Part 1: Set, London
18 – 26 March 2017
Part 2: The Royal Standard, Liverpool
8 – 15 April 2017

Like the green fig tree
Group exhibition, Workplace, Gateshead
3 - 12 January 2017
Matt Antoniak, Hazel Brill, James Hindle, Harry Hurlock, Joanne Masding, Joe Shaw

Awarded a fellowship from the John Feeney Charitable Trust

In residence with Research and Cultural Collections, University of Birmingham
Academic year 2016-17

Group exhibition, Division of Labour, London
10 September - 10 October 2016

image music text
Three-person show with Andrew Gillespie and Andrew Lacon, IMT, London
2 September - 16 October 2016

Gone Fishing
Group exhibition with School of the Damned, Assembly House, Leeds
26-28 August 2016

Trying to Say Something - An Artist Talk Without Words
Talk, Two Queens, Leicester
8 July 2016

Group exhibition with School of the Damned, East Bristol Contemporary, Bristol
30 June - 3 July 2016

stuffs wander off, a shape steps in
Solo exhibition, Two Queens, Leicester
11 June - 23 July 2016

Group exhibition with School of the Damned, Guest Projects, London
24-30 May 2016

Practicing self-organisation
Talk, Eastside Projects, Birmingham
13 April 2016

School of the Damned class of 2017
Self-led alternative postgraduate arts education
February 2016 to February 2017

RE:Present cultural leadership programme, selected participant

Joanne Masding on gifs
Conversations with The Bad Vibes Club

Shiny Surface Amnesty
Residency and exhibition, Airspace Gallery, Stoke on Trent
3 December 2015 - 6 January 2016

Jamboree | Low Profile
Programme of artist's video works, Plymouth Arts Centre
14 November 2015

The Place of the Scene
Group exhibition with Rowena Harris, Fay Nicolson, Francesco Pedraglio, Bloc Projects, Sheffield
23 October - 21 November 2015

Feature gif
Artist in residence, Digital Artist Residency, online
19 October - 15 November 2015

Berlin-based artist Katharina Ludwig in residence at Grand Union
Curated project in partnership with Grand Union, Birmingham
November 2015

New studio!
Studio secondment to Grand Union, Birmingham
1 September and 31 October 2015

Wish You Were Here
Group exhibition of selected works from Jeremy Cooper's artist postcard collection, MAC, Birmingham
9 May - 28 June 2015

Birmingham Show
Group exhibition, Eastside Projects, Birmingham
31 January – 11 April 2015

Solo commission for a newspaper intervention, Cardiff Echo newspaper, Cardiff Contemporary
3 October – 7 November 2014

Symbol for a Light
Commission for 5m LED screen, Longbridge Light Festival, West Midlands
25 October 2014

The Manchester Contemporary
Art fair with Eastside Projects ESP, Manchester
24-27 September 2014

On the Radar
Publication documenting work with text exploring practice by Elinor Morgan
June 2014

Testing Ground Masterclass
Artist development programme, Zabludowicz Collection, London
February 2014

Group exhibition, Toast, Federation House, Manchester
7 - 22 February 2014

Kill Your TV
Group exhibition, Worcester City Art Gallery
7 January - 10 February 2014

Group exhibition of Outpost members, selected by Peles Empire, Outpost, Norwich
2 - 22 December 2013

Winter Art Fair
Ikon Gallery
29 November - 1 December 2013

Lacquer Moving Lightly
Solo exhibition, Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh
9 - 24 November 2013

In residence at 501 Art Space, Chongqing, China
September - November 2013

Recipient of Grants for the Arts Award

Shortlisted for Jerwood/Film and Video Umbrella moving image awards

Artist Talk
PAC Home, Plymouth Arts Centre, Plymouth
3 September 2013

A Small Hiccup
Contribution to publication, by George Vasey

A3 Works
Group exhibition, A3 Project Space, Birmingham
28 June - 6 July 2013

A-N Go and see 55th Venice Biennale travel bursary
May 2013

At a Distance
Three-person show with Mark Lewis and Hiraki Sawa, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
30 May - 27 June 2013, 2013

Strabismus, Exhibition as Cinema
The Lombard Method, Birmingham
16 - 18 May 2013

Strabismus, Exhibition as Cinema
Group exhibition, Mexico, Leeds
11 - 12 May 2013

Future Now Symposium
Speaker and facilitator, Manchester School of Art
10 May 2013

Object as Process #1
Screening and discussion with Harry Burke, Parasol Unit, London
11 April 2013

While it Lasts, a show reel
Eastside Projects, Birmingham
23 March – 12 April 2013

Congratulations, you are the most recent visitor
Group exhibition, Kettle's Yard, Cambridge
1 March - 14 April 2013

While it Lasts, a show reel
MK Gallery, Milton Keynes
1 - 28 February 2013

The Heteroric I
In residence, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Dublin
1 - 28 February 2013

Warm Breeze Over Rock
Two-person show with Flore Nove-Josserand, The Royal Standard, Liverpool
18 January - 3 February 2013

Standpoint Futures
In residence, Standpoint Gallery, London
1 - 31 January 2013

Abstract Possible Cabinet
Works displayed within gallery plan chest in collaboration with Flore Nove-Josserand, Eastside Projects, Birmingham
6 October - 1 December 2012

Winner of best work of art 2011!
As voted by visitors to Curfew Tower, Heart of the Glens Festival

The Possibility of an Island
Group exhibition, Grand Union, Birmingham
13 July - 18 August 2012

Open File
Live event within Olivia Plender's 'Rise Early, Be Industrious' at MK Gallery, Milton Keynes
10 May 2012

Group Occupation,
In residence, The New Art Gallery Walsall
8 May - 2 June 2012

Solo exhibition, Vinyl, Birmingham
21 - 25 March 2012

This is the Point
Curated film programme, Flatpack Festival, School of Art, Birmingham
15 - 16 March 2012

Rotate: Eastside Projects & Grand Union
Group exhibition, The Contemporary Art Society, London
12 March - 31 August 2012

In residence at Meantime, Cheltenham
13 - 28 January 2012

In residence at Curfew Tower, Cushendall, Northern Ireland
21 November - 2 December 2011

One Thing Leads to Another
Group exhibition, Portland House, Malvern
18 June - 10 July 2011

Group exhibition, Fringe Arts Bath
27 May - 12 June 2011