Joanne Hummel Newell

Cardboard Castle Installation at Bestival, Supported by Arts Council England

Myself and Artist Christopher Jenkins were recently awarded a grant from Arts Council England to take our ongoing collaborative project, 'Cardboard Castle' to the Bestival Music Festival. It was our biggest installation so far with over 5000 people taking part. 'A towering structure built from willow and found cardboard. An evolving platform for public free expression.Visitors paint, write and colour using childrenʼs poster paint. What they create is thoughtful, funny, political, loving, spiritual and rude. Itʼs a message board, political placard or a shrine to absent friends. Sometimes its a giant colouring book.The democratic nature of the artwork means that the artists become facilitators in the creation of an ephemeral collaborative intervention and the ownership is shared.'

Kieren Reed's Social Sculpture Residency, ArtSway

I recently took part in Kieren Reed's Social Sculpture project in the grounds of ArtSway in the Newforest. Sculpture Kieron Reed has created a small hut which sleeps one person, has a bed, a desk and basic tools for cooking and cleaning. There is no electricity. Artists, Architects, thinkers and writers were asked to take part. Each person left an object or intervention for the next person to consider. read more here

3 works selected for the Shoosmiths Art Prize

Shoosmiths Art Prize 2015

Milton Keynes Hospital – Level 2 corridor, between The Chapel and NNU.

3 September 2015 onwards

The jury for the 2015 prize were:

  • Baroness Wall, Chair Milton Keynes University Hospital
  • Sophie Hall, Gallery Director, Flowers
  • Julia Alvarez, Curator, Bearspace
  • Fionnuala Boyd, Artist
  • Gary Assim, Partner Shoosmiths LLP.
  • Arts for Health are pleased to announce the shortlisted artists Shoosmiths Art Prize 2015 are Alice Robinson, Alison Griffin, Anne Guest, Carmen Lamberti, Daniel Hosego, Geert Oliver, Gemma Lowe, George Parapadakis, Jane Walker, Joanne Hummel-Newell, Nicholas Cheeseman, Rowena Comrie, Tara Parker-Woolway, Teo Klein-Velderman, Trevor Childs and Yannick Perichon.

The Farmer's Clock online catalogue

The Farmer’s Clock

Published by Joanne Hummel-Newell On the occasion of the exhibition ‘The Farmer’s Clock’ 6th June - 14 September 2015.

The restoration of the Hop Kiln Gallery at Briddlesford lodge Farm was funded by Heritage Lottery Fund.

Designed by Howard Hardiman

Printed by inky Little Fingers Images copyright to Joanne Hummel-Newell

With thanks to Georgia Newman and Letty Clark for their Essay’s.

Special thanks to the Griffin Family at Briddlesford Farm.

The Farmer’s Clock was funded by Arts Council England

Copyright  Joanne Hummel-Newell

Briddlesford Farm Lodge Residency

Work is well underway in the development of ideas for my residency at Briddlesford Lodge Dairy Farm on the Isle of Wight. you can read about work developments here in a tumblr blog


An exhibition of the works created will go on display in the newly restored Hop kiln Gallery which has been funded by heritage lottery and arts council england. The Exhibition commences 7th June, with a launch and talk on Saturday 6th June at 5.30pm. I hope you can join me, its a wonderful destination as they have a lovely cafe and farm shop and not to mention dairy cow calves.

Briddlesford Lodge Farm     open 7 days a week Briddlesford Road Wootton Isle of Wight United Kingdom PO33 4RY

Tel: 01983 882885



2 works shortlisted for the RWS Contemporary Prize at Bankside Gallery

I'm really pleased to have two watercolour collages selected for the Royal Watercolour Society Contemporary  prize at Bankside Gallery again this year. Exhibition runs 6-18 March

Private view and prize giving thursday 5th March 6pm

Bankside Gallery | 48 Hopton Street | London SE1 9JH | | Open daily 11am - 6pm | Free Admission

shouting loudly at each other_40.5 x 40.5_joanne hummel-newell_2015         we talked all night_56x56_joanne hummel-newell_2015


'SIGNAL VENICE' Shortlisted for the Bryant and Keeling Painting prize

  Really pleased to be notified that 'Signal Venice', one of my mixed media paintings has been shortlisted for the Bryant and Keeling painting prize. The selectors are directors of One Church street gallery, Lyndsey Keeling and Joanna Bryant.

Preview and prize giving : Thur 6th November 7pm

Exhibition runs: 6th - 22 November

office and gallery welcomes visitors 11am-4pm THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY except when we are away during art fairs and external events (please check our calendar)

  • One Church Street
  • 1 Church Street
  • Great Missenden, Bucks HP16 0AX
  • 01494 863344




'Shadow side' through to second round of judging for RA Summer Exhibition 2014

This little collage painting in acrylic, paper collage and gold leaf was created at the end of last year as part of a much larger body of work for my 'In Focus' exhibition at New Ashgate Gallery in Farnham, and has made it through to the second round of judging for the RA Summer Exhibition 2014. Fingers crossed. judges include ...Eileen Cooper RA, Chris Orr RA and Emma Stibbon RA. Shadow side_joanne hummel-newell_2013_acrylic, collage, gold leaf on board_41x41cm.

Royal Watercolour Society contemporary competition, Bankside Gallery, London 06-18 March 2014

A wonderful combination of approaches to painting in water based material. The show has now finished (today) but I was very please to have 3 paintings included in this years competition. The judging panel included.  Matthew Collings Artist, Critic, Writer and Broadcaster  Anne Lyles Art Historian and Curator  Thomas Plunkett PRWS Hon RI President of the Royal Watercolour Society  Wendy Jacob VPRWS Vice President of the Royal Watercolour Society  Bridget Moore ARWS RBA NEAC Associate Member of the Royal Watercolour Society

Contemporary Watercolour Competition

Royal Watercolour Society

Bankside Gallery, London

06-18 March 2014


Anonymous Drawings animation screening, Berlin

aspex image Anonymous Drawings 2013

you are kindly invited to the following event at Kunstverein Tiergarten | Galerie Nord:

Saturday, April 20, 8 pm:

Finissage & Hidden Treasures – Animation screening 
curated by Bettina Munk (Lines Fiction & Björn Hegardt (Fukt Magazine )

Fukt Magazine and Lines Fiction proudly present a fine selection of animations by contemporary artists. The animations show a range of techniques and themes and highlight different positions within the field of animation today.

Artists: Luiz Lafayette Stockler, Sarah Jane Lapp, Jennifer Levonian, Kijek/Adamski, Miodrag Manojlović, Joanne Hummel Newell, Manon Bovenkerk, Sarah Klein, Sharon Liu, Matteo Fato and Simon Faithfull

Kunstverein Tiergarten | Galerie Nord Turmstraße 75 / 10551 Berlin opening hours: Tue - Sat, 1-7 pm admission