About

Joanne Coates was born and raised in rural North Yorkshire. Leaving as soon she could to study on the Ba (Hons) Photography course at London College of Communication. Joanne Graduated in 2015, after spending five years working, assisting and studying in London. She left the capital to focus on her work's key themes, Ruralism, isolation and escapism.  It made sense for to move from the capital her work concentrate on the themes Northern culture in rural places and working class life. This English duality between the rural idyll, and the rural actuality is what interests Joanne.

Her approach to photography is democratic and poetic. Her work has been exhibited both in the UK and internationally in venues including The Royal Albert Hall, Reveal-T Photography Festival, Cork Photo Festival and Somerset House. In 2012 during her Foundation year she was awarded a Metro Imaging Portfolio Prize, a Magnum Portfolio Review and The Ideastap innovators award. Upon graduation she was awarded Magenta Flash Forward Top 30 remerging talent in the UK, 2016. She received a mentorship with The old girls club in the same year. Joanne was one of the artists working in Hull, for the UK City of Culture in 2017. Her work has featured in The Royal Photographic society's internal print exhibition 159 that toured the UK in 2015.

Joanne is also the founder of Lens Think   (A bi-monthly social in Yorkshire to meet, share work, ideas, & develop photography in the North of England.)

She has worked for a variety of clients including:

A W A R D S

Lisa Pritchard Futures Shortlisted 2017

Life Framer Editors Pick Still life 2017

Winner The Old Girls Club Mentorship 2016

Winner, Magenta Foundation Flash Forward Emerging Talent 2016

SFF Grant 2016

LPA Student Challenge – Runner Up 2014

Skipton Building Society Portfolio Award 2014

Ideastap Innovators 2013

Metro Imaging Mentorship // Portfolio Prize 2013

Ideastap Magnum Portfolio Review 2013

 

G R O U P    E X H I B I T I O N S

Artificial Things | Shutter Hub Exhibition | Art at the ARB | Cambridge | November -January 2017 / 18

EYEem Photography Festival | Berlin | September 15th -17th 2017

FLOW Photography Festival | Highland Print Studio | Inverness | September 2017

Retina Scottish International Photography Festival | Edinburgh | July / August 2017

Fresh Aire | Village | Leeds | June 1st -20th 2017

Defiance | London | September 2016

Revela-T Analog Photography Festival, Barcelona May 18th - June 5th 2016

RPS International Print Exhibition |  Royal Albert Hall | 15th October - 12th

PERMANENT GRAVY STRETCH | DECEMBER 4TH - JANUARY 31ST | Philadelphia, USA

Hive | F8 Collective Photomonth | Dalston | London | 6th - 18th October 2015

Hospital Club | London | Wembley to Soweto Foundation | August 2015

Upper Street Gallery | London College of Communications | June 2015

Oxo Tower, Bargehouse | London Analogue Festival | September 2014

BFI Southbank From Wembley to Soweto and Back November 2013

London Print Studio | From Wembley to Soweto and Back | London | August - September 2012

 

S O L O     E X H I B I T I O N S

We Live by Tha' Water Interim | Orkney College | November 2016

Liznojan | Rurality Conference | Scotland | October 2016

Liznojan | Wharf Chambers | Love Art Leeds Festival | October 2016

We Live by Tha' Water | The Nav School | Orkney International Science Festival | September 2016

The Plight of the Fishermen | Florence Arts Centre | Egremont Cumbria | August - September 2013

 

T A L K S

Busy Backpackers: Introducing International students to the UK art scene | Newcastle | February 21st 2018

Visiting Lecturer | York Saint John University | York | October 2017

Ripon City | October 2017

MiniClick | The Brunswick | Leeds | September 2017

Old Girls Club Close up Event | April 2017

King Island Cultural Centre | Tasmania | February 2017

PHOTOCAFE | Birmingham | November 2016

Redeye Photography Network Hothouse event | Birmingham | November 2016

'To loses one in order to find oneself' Artist talk | Leeds City Museum | October 2016

Liznojan: Artist Talk | Love Art Leeds Festival | October 2016

ASLE-UKI Postgraduate Conference | Lincoln | August 2016

Artist Talk | University of the Highlands & Islands | February 2016

Artist Talk | Florence Mine Arts Centre | August 2012

 

W O R K S H O P S

Visual Storytelling | IOU Halifax | October 2017

Art Celebrating Equality | City of Culture | Hull | July 2016 - October 2017

Telling your story through the Archive | St Rognvald House | Kirkwall | March 2017

Telling your story through Photography | The Warren | Hull | December 2016

The Photographers Gallery | Human Rights, Human Wrongs | Workshop 2015

Royal Academy | sixties snapshot portrait workshop 2014

Doomed gallery | zine workshop 2014

Ideastap Judge for Top-Up Photography Fund - Awarded 10 young creatives financial support for personal projects 

R E S I D E N C I E S

King island | Tasmania | 2017

SFF | Stromness, Orkney | January - May 2016

 

All Images © Joanne Coates 2017