Graduate: Diploma of Art & Creativity (Advanced) (NZQA level 7)
You might not expect a former naval engineer to undertake an art and creativity programme, but that’s just what Jojo Jowett did when she enrolled with The Learning Connexion in 2010.
Jumping straight into the Advanced Diploma programme as a distance delivery student, Jojo took the opportunity to engage with materials that allowed her to explore political and environmental themes. Thanks to regular engagement with her mentor, Jojo gained the support she needed to discuss her work and to articulate the underlying ideas behind it.
Since graduating in 2012, Jojo has gone from strength to strength. She has mounted several public gallery installations, had her work acknowledged in the World of Wearable Art Awards, and been a finalist in the Molly Morpeth Canaday Art Award.
Her personal and provocative work opens her up to public opinion but, thanks to the confidence she has acquired, her convictions remain strong.