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

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Dance review: SITU-8:HOTEL, WA

Site-specific strutting showcases the vibrancy of WA independent performance.

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Young people give most to arts sector – but is it giving back?

The most active contributors to the arts are sometimes the most unseen when it comes to funding and support, but…

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Exhibition review: Jacobus Capone, Beating Heart, Fremantle Arts Centre

A solo exploration into human and environmental fragility.

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Rebuilding the performing arts: an economist weighs in

One of Australia's best economics brains looks at the good and bad news for the arts as a keynote at…

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20 year milestone shows independent theatre's struggle

An independent remount of a work first staged 20 years ago reveals struggles faced by artists since then.

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Digital performing arts – not just for COVID, but the future

Live arts from home seems like a sugar hit for the times, but evidence shows we’re signing up for longer…

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Theatre Review: Bindjareb Pinjarra, Black Swan State Theatre Company of WA

WA's longest-touring independent theatre work is storytelling at its simplest and its best.

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Theatre review: Monica, Tempest Theatre, Perth

An exploration of the feminist gaze through 'the Monica Lewinsky experience'.

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Galleries are our anchors amid COVID closures

Persistent, intermittent COVID gallery closures reveal what we miss most about their spaces and why they matter so much.

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Art and sport: is there really a divide?

As we witness the start of an Olympic Games the world will never forget, it’s worth asking if some long-held…

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