Jo Pickup

ArtsHub's Arts Feature Writer Jo Pickup is based in Perth. An arts writer and manager, she has worked as a journalist and broadcaster for media such as the ABC, RTRFM and The West Australian newspaper, contributing media content and commentary on art, culture and design. She has also worked for arts organisations such as Fremantle Arts Centre, STRUT dance, and the Aboriginal Arts Centre Hub of WA, as well as being a sessional arts lecturer at The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA).

Jo's Latest Articles

a giant puppet made of wire being manipulated by puppeteers in a park at night
Features

Puppet theatre knows no bounds

The efforts of WA's Spare Parts Puppet Theatre over four decades proves the powerful contribution small to medium companies make…

Features

Site responsive biennale crosses ocean and sky

The Fremantle Biennale has commissioned more young WA artists than ever before.

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Features

Reopening Sydney theatre COVID-safely

Hamilton and Come From Away are reopening in Sydney as part of NSW’s roadmap back from COVID. What can audiences…

Features

Securing arts money in uncertain times

As the sector seeks support for its post-pandemic future, how are sponsors and donors feeling about their capacity to give?

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Career Advice

How long should you stay in a job?

When should you take the leap and switch things up? And if you do, how long is acceptable to stay…

An African man wearing colourful glasses made from discarded car parts
Features

Art of craft on show at Indian Ocean Triennial

A stunning array of craft-based artists reflect on the medium's power to penetrate the contemporary art world.

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Features

The power of play and how to bring it home

The playground may be closed with no free-roaming allowed, but small acts of play can still be achieved and are…

A man with crossed arms and face mask stands in front of a road with a mosque in the background
Features

Writers seek solidarity in lockdowns

Surviving lockdown isn’t easy, but some Western Sydney writers believe reading the stories of people from diverse backgrounds can help…

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Dance review: IN HOUSE, Co3 Contemporary Dance, State Theatre Centre of WA

Five short dance works offer a diversity of form and style.

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Features

Regional arts audiences evolve with the pandemic

Some of regional Australia's arts venues have seen visitation grow over the past 18 months, but is it true for…

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