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Professor Jo Davies joins the board

Wed, 20 Sep 2023

Culture Vannin is delighted to welcome Professor Jo Davies as a board member. She replaces Dr Laura Rowles as the IOM Arts Council representative.

Jo is an illustrator, author and academic who has worked extensively across the field of illustrative practice in publishing, advertising and design. She has been shortlisted for recognised awards including the Best of British Illustration (UK) 3x3 Awards (USA) and gained honorary recognition in Korea, and has curated and exhibited work in the USA, UK, Europe and China.

A published author, her books include Making Great Illustration, Understanding Illustration and Becoming a 'Successful Illustrator'.

Jo is a Visiting Professor in Illustration at the University of Plymouth and external examiner at BA and MA level at the University of York St John's and Wuhan China.

Jo’s interests in Manx culture are wide and varied. She has an extraordinary talent for celebrating and representing a sense of place. Recent projects include:

Cool Mann Manx colouring book for all ages, celebrating the Manx language and a sense of place 

Creeaght, a project in collaboration with composer and musician Isla Callister celebrating Manx women 

Isle of Man Artist at Euro Celtic Art, Festival Interceltique de Lorient 2023

Photo credit: James Kitto