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

Two young people (in their twenties) are looking at a large screen image of a colourful AI-generated artwork in a darkened museum gallery space.
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What AI means for museums, where big decisions loom large

AI is here and Australian cultural institutions must get in on the action, while also ensuring they can keep control…

a brightly coloured photograph of #D block lettering that spells: "You are" in white letters, and "You" in dark red letters.
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Is the secret of arts marketing really to ‘know thyself’?

A recent international study into arts marketing practices casts light on how an organisation’s core values play a part in…

An elderly white female artist wearing bold red rimmed glasses in her ceramics studio.
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How art trails are building pipelines of new gallery audiences

Artists’ open house art trails are often very popular events in their own right. But they are also a big…

a artwork on paper that shows 13 multicolored textile shapes in the form of women's lips with stitching over them and drizzles of red earth over the whole composition.
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Artist helping Venice Biennale move beyond its history

This year’s Venice Biennale calls for greater diversity and change, and one of its exhibiting artists is part of that…

arts managers, best workers: A young white woman smiling while "high fiving" a group of three other people.
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4 things arts managers are noticing in their best workers right now

ArtsHub surveyed a range of arts managers to find out what their top workers are bringing to the table right…

an arm coming through a bright yellow wall, hand holding a white mug.
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20 creative habits to kickstart a productive day

Need to mix up your morning routine? Starting your day creatively can help set you up with focus and flair.

pregnant dancers. A ensemble scene from a contemporary dance work on a darkened stage being performed by six dancers one of whom is 30 weeks pregnant.
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Shifting the dial on pregnant dancers on stage

It wasn’t long ago that pregnancy could signal the end of a dancer’s career. Thankfully, things have changed, with companies…

a soccer ball on a soccer pitch against the night sky and stadium lights
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Writers telling underside stories of the beautiful game

It’s the news no football fan wants to hear – that there are some shady back room dealings in world…

A glass jar half full of American coins and a few dollar notes labeled with the words "retirement" on it.
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When can artists afford to retire?

The official retirement age in Australia has just gone up. But when do artists typically clock off from their working…

A group of seven happy high school students linking arms and posing for a group photo outside a museum.
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Handling the work experience kids: there must be a better way

Does your organisation buckle under the strain at work experience placement time? Read on for some simple tactics to streamline…

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