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jo fairfax NESTA Fellow


My practice includes both physical sculpture and sculptural light. 


I trained in sculpture and subsequently studied holography at the Royal College of Art, London.

This led me to further studies in holography at the Holo Centre, New York.


I continued making public and private artwork and was awarded a NESTA Fellowship to develop work in virtual reality. My public art can be seen throughout the UK. Alongside the Fellowship I have received 9 Arts Council Awards, the Wingate Scholarship, 2 Oxford Film and Video Awards, the Chiaya Arts Judge's Award and the New Technologies Award.

I love using the magic of technology and try to incorporate it, with soul, in my work. Recently,

I have been creating work using 3d printers. I am trying to make forms that I couldn't possibly have made previously and to use the printer as a tool, just like a chisel or pencil.


I am a Board Director for Design : Midlands, have exhibited widely including the Barbican Gallery, Oxo Tower twice and Royal Academy, been featured in Blueprint and Light magazines, had a one-man show at the National Centre for Craft and Design in 2021, I am exhibiting 12 pieces as part of Collect Open 2024 at Somerset House and have a one-man show at the Djanogly Gallery, Nottingham in 2025. 

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