News & Events​

The Boundary Way Project

A couple of current poems devised as a result of participation in Boundary Way Writers Group.
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Boundary Way Writers Group, is an inclusive gathering of writers of all abilities. The Group emerged from the Boundary Way Project during the Covid 19 lockdown with an aim to help people connect both with each other and nature, meeting via zoom, to share and write poetry.
I am not sure which garden path I have gone down to find myself part of this group, however the way has connected me more strongly with the writing I have always done, I have met and heard new voices, and enjoyed sharing with others from various areas of the British Isles and afar, settling myself into my new location on the edge of the Yorkshire Wolds.
Boundary Way Project was Founded in 2015 by creative producer Moya Lloyd and based at the allotments and community Garden in Warstones, Wolverhampton, they work with a collective of artists and educators who forge links locally and across the UK, creatively exploring natural heritage, biodiversity and the unique qualities of allotments.

Ryedale Open Studios

I am pleased to have been selected as one of the artists in this exhibition that features artists of the Ryedale area.

If you would like to see more of my work please visit me during Ryedale Open Studios  returning for its second year in 2022.

Saturday and Sunday 23rd – 24th July 2022.

Saturday and Sunday 30th – 31st July 2022

Call between 10am and 5pm. You’ll be most welcome.

Holly Cottage, Bull Piece Lane, Scagglethorpe, YO17 8DT

The Ryedale Folk Museum

The Artist’s Exhibition at Ryedale Folk Museum runs from 23rd July to 5th September 2022 and is open from Saturday to Thursday, 10am – 5pm. Closed on Fridays.

Click through to learn more about the Folk Museum and to check location and opening times.

I will be showing two medallic sculptures at the Folk Museum as featured here.

Drover’s Moon and The Snail and the Moon

The Snail and the Moon

The Moon was once much closer to the earth; days were shorter, it continues to pull away from us , this phenomenon is recorded in the spirals of the snail shell expansion

Jo Naden - visual artist
The Snail and The Moon, 2017
Jo Naden - visual artist
The Snail and The Moon, 2017

Drover's Moon

Explore the Neolithic ditched enclosure and the droving of cattle with their moon pulled horns

Jo Naden - visual artist
Drover’s Moon, 2017
Jo Naden - visual artist
Drover’s Moon, 2017
Jo Naden - visual artist

Lijiang Studios, Yunnan.

Artist Residency. 2019

I was fortunate in being invited to Lijiang Studio during the summer of 2019, this charitable organisation has an international residency programme located in a rural farming village of South Western China. I was there for just over a month, not long, yet long enough to leave a deep impression on me. Returning the Rhododendron, follows this journey of exchange.