Form Collective member Joanne Coates is currently the new artist in residence for Arts organisation Berwick Visual Arts in partnership with Newcastle University. Jo is working collaboratively with the University to research to document and respond to the role of women within agriculture and the challenges and barriers that they face within this sector. Her residency, with Berwick Visual Arts is in partnership with Newcastle University’s Centre for Rural Economy and Institute for Creative Arts Practice and will explore how artists and academics can collaborate to inform and develop new approaches to rural research. It also will facilitate the exchange and sharing of knowledge between artists and researchers to inform critical responses to the rural issues. Here is a sample of some of the work in progess. Much more to come!