Quekett Microscopical Club, Natural History Museum London
Christmas Talk
– Saturday 8th December 2018

Image source – Natural History Museum

I have been invited to deliver a talk on my work with tideline plastics to the Quekett Microscopical Club. It will be an opportunity to explore the striking similarity in form between many marine diatoms and the endless stream of plastic fragments washing ashore which abound in my collection of finds. The talk also presents the chance to bridge art and science to highlight the growing importance of this global problem. I am particularly excited to be speaking at the Natural History Museum, one of my favourite museums.

North East Region of the Embroiderers’ Guild – Regional Day
Saturday 18 May 2019 at Emmanuel College, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear

Jo Atherton weaving with flotsam
Jo Atherton weaving with flotsam

I will be giving a talk about my work with materials collected on the British coastline and the technique developed to create my unique flotsam tapestries. The theme for the day is recycling and members will be addressing this issue in their competition entitled ‘New Work from Old’.

Bluecoat Chambers, Liverpool – GoEco Exhibition
Saturday 15th June – Saturday 27th July 2019
Private view on Friday 14th June 2019

More information on the Bluecoat Display Centre website.

The Bluecoat Chambers, Liverpool (Image -
The Bluecoat Chambers, Liverpool (Image –