Beyond community engagement: Transforming dialogues in art, education and the cultural sphere, UNiversity of new south wales / common ground publishing, 2018

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Edited by Kim Snepvangers and Donna Matthewson-Mitchell, Beyond Community Engagement features a peer-reviewed chapter co-authored by Jo Higgins and Sarah Coffils, “Collaboration or cooperation: Peer-led learning and institutional partnerships through two case studies.” The chapter explores, from a practitioner-based perspective, two recent arts projects that employed peer-led and project-based models of learning to engage with audiences of young people aged 13-25. These projects include the London-based Louis Vuitton Young Arts Project and the Pilot Regional Youth Engagement Project that formed part of Kaldor Public Art Projects’ Project 30 - Marina Abramovic: In Residence.


21st Century Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, LONDON, 2013

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21st Century Portraits explores new developments in the representation of the human form and face as well as the continuing appeal of commissioned portraiture.

Written by Jo Higgins, with a foreword by Andrew Graham-Dixon and an essay by Sandy Nairne (Former Director of the National Portrait Gallery) and Sarah Howgate (Curator of Contemporary Portraits at the National Portrait Gallery), 21st Century Portraits features more than 150 portraits by 50 international artists.

Organised thematically, the book examines seven key strands of portraiture: Observational Portraits; Self-Portraits; Commissioned and Celebrity Portraits; Social Portraits; Geopolitics and National Identity; The Body; and Re-invented Portraits.