Jo Higgins

Jo Higgins is an Australian arts writer based in London. She is Artlink's UK Contributing Editor and the author of 21st Century Portraits (2013), a National Portrait Gallery publication. She is currently the Young People's Online Editor at the South London Gallery, where she runs, an online community and resource for young people interested in contemporary art.


safARI 2014
Alaska Projects, Kings Cross Cross Art Projects, Kings Cross Wellington St Projects, Chippendale The Corner Cooperative, Chippendale DNA Projects, Chippendale Museum and St James Stations, CBD 14 March – 4 April 2014
Indigenous: Blackground
55th Venice Biennale: The Encylopedic Palace
55th International Art Exhibition, Venice
1 June – 24 November 2013
Sexing the Agenda
Elcho Island: Morning Star over London
Artlink's UK contributing editor Jo Higgins interviewed Melbourne-born London gallerist Rebecca Hossack about her Indigenous art program and her attempts to raise its profile in London. She has two galleries and each summer for three months both galleries show only Australian Indigenous art in her Songlines series. Recently Elcho Island art featured.
Indigenous: Beauty & Terror
Exposed: Voyeurism, Surveillance and the Camera
One of Artlink's London correspondents Jo Higgins visited EXPOSED : Voyeurism, Surveillance and the Camera at the Tate Modern, an exhibition of photography first developed at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and found it overwhelmingly strong.
Stirring II
Royal Mail vs McQueen: A very public memorial for the dead
Turner Prize-winning artist Steve McQueen’s recent work 'Queen and Country' (2003-2010) overwhelmingly embodies the complexities and possibilities for memorial-making and public art today.
Art in the Public Arena
The Fourth Plinth
In Antony Gormley’s living portrait 'One and Other' for 100 days, from 6 July to 14 October 2009, 2400 randomly selected, otherwise unextraordinary, individuals continuously occupied the empty plinth in Trafalgar Square for an hour at a time.
Art in the Public Arena
Performances at Biennale of Sydney 2008 Revolutions - Forms That Turn
Performance at Biennale of Sydney 2008 Revolutions - Forms That Turn Curator: Caroline Christov-Bakargiev 18 June  7 September 2008
Currents III
Our Lucky Country - (Still Different)
Nuha Saad, Soda_Jerk, Ron Adams, Mimi Tong, Nana Ohnesorge, Liam Benson, George Tillianakis, Huseyin Sami, Adam Norton, Ruark Lewis, Maria Cruz, Elizabeth Day, Michelle Hanlin, Sarah Goffman, Anna Peters Hazelhurst Regional Gallery 8 December 2007 - 3 February 2008
Fuel for Thought
The Archibald Prize
Art Gallery of NSW March 2001
Art and Childhood
Samstag Australian Body Art Festival NAVA Bendigo Art Gallery