The Winter Festival at The Southbank
Factory Cogs whirring, puffs of magic smoke and gifts of Christmas wishes. The Gift factory commissioned by the Southbank centre and sitting on the banks of the Thames just outside the Royal Festival hall.
Open until 29th December you can write a special message and contribute it to the rainbow installation at the heart of the factory. Thank you to everyone at AJ&B and to all of the wonderful assistants for making it happen,
Selected to take part in a residency to Poland as part of the London Legacy Canals Project in collaboration with BWA Gallery.
Jo spent her time drawing the city and created a large mural in the centre of the city. A fanzine of the drawings will be available soon, sign up to Jo’s mailing list to be the first to hear about the release.
Meet Me in the City
An installation for Moniker Art Fair in the Truman Brewery.
As one of the Moniker Projects featured artists, Jo produced a project space at Moniker Art Fair 2013.“Meet Me In The City”, a walk through London street lined by abandoned buildings harbouring some secrets and surprises awaiting discovery by the adventurous pedestrian.
The street was created with crumbling walls and a dark alleyway to explore, from which the viewer could peer into the spaces behind. For more information on the work available click here; Jo Peel – Artworks
Made In Sheffield 2013 from Jo Peel on Vimeo.
Mural & Animation made with all 270 pupils of Hunters Bar Infant School
July saw Jo heading for her hometown, where she worked with the pupils at Hunters Bar Infant School to create a 3 minute animation, exploring what it is to be “Made In Sheffield”
It was a huge amount of fun and Jo ran a series of animation workshops with the children before working together in the playground to make the animation.
Many thanks the amazing assistants who worked on this project. Zoe Genders, Miriam Mold and Lucy Halstead for helping out with the animation days and for all of the teachers and parents at Hunters Bar school for making it happen.
Pipe Dreams – Jo Peel 2013 from Jo Peel on Vimeo.
This animation follows the journey of a piece of paper which was scrumpled up and thrown away. As this paper falls, it becomes a small part of the many other neglected ideas and the debris piles up.
This story follows the paper and the abandoned idea,
Released alongside the animation is a very special edition of limited prints. In an edition of 20, each hand signed print comes with a painted DVD sleeve and exclusive copy of Pipe Dreams as well as paper from which to make your own paper boat!
Click one of the links below to buy:
Red Market London
Showing on the 5th of May at the Red Gallery’s 3rd birthday will be Jo Peel’s latest animation, Pipe Dreams. The largest mural in the UK to be painted by an individual artist, the animation was made using a 5 story building, a shipping container and a double decker bus as a canvas.
During the coldest March in 50 years, Jo and her dedicated team spent one month battling snow blizzards and icy winds to paint and record the animation frame by frame and create a 3 minute film.
Photo credit: Owen Richards
Dog Stadium Series
The first two paintings in the current series documenting dog tracks of the UK. The Owlerton Stadium, based in Sheffield. This painting is available from the Porter Brook Gallery in Sheffield this weekend with more details on their website here.
And Walthamstow stadium, caught before it’s proposed demolition, will be available at the Urban Barrier group show this weekend at No Format Gallery in London. Private view Friday 7th December.
Hagglers Corner, Sheffield
The lovely people at Hagglers Corner offered a selection of their walls to make some new animations (more details on these coming soon). So to say thank you, Jo created a mural for them, which shows off the variety of businesses and studios within their walls.
Located on Queen’s road in and with a very lovely (warm) café! Thanks all at Hagglers for looking after the team!
Pitfield Collaborative exhibition
For this exhibition Jo transformed the gallery space with a huge illustration of the Pitfield building as a black and white mural on the rear wall. Fusing shop and gallery space, a drawing of Trellick Tower is expanded on striking monochrome wallpaper and used on curved lampshades in heavy dupion silk.
For an injection of colour, luxurious square cushions are available. Three limited edition designs have been created, featuring Pitfield London’s exterior, Brick Lane’s Beigel Bake and the Tea Building on Shoreditch High Street. Pitfield London
Invited out to Greece in a collaborative project, which will eventually culminate in Greek artist Vasilis coming over to London to decorate our city. It might take a while though, as he doesn’t like the cold! Here is an example of some of the work he has done in Athens.
Travelling with photographer Karina Lax I painted beneath the shadow of the Acropolis and Karina made a documentary of the stay, which will be shared soon. Thanks to Vasilis and all of his lovely friends for making us feel so welcome!