Exhibitions and Press

Exhibitions and Group Shows:

Affordable Art Fair first online Summer Exhibition of 30 Best Selling International Artists 23 July – 9 August 2021. View Jo’s paintings in the Show here.

‘Love Life’, Ad Lib Gallery, Wimbledon 25 June – 25 July 2021.

‘Positive Blues’. Bils & Rye, Harrogate 25 June – 25 September 2021.

Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London with Noon Powell Fine Art 8-11 July 2021.

The Affordable Art Online Fair 9 April – 3 May 2021. 

Ad Lib Gallery, Wimbledon Village – March 2021.

Noon Powell Fine Art Christmas Exhibition December 2020 – January 2021 – Noon Powell Fine Art, Notting Hill, London. For a selection of Jo’s paintings available through Noon Powell Fine Art click here.

Art for Youth London – November 2020 in support of UK charity UK Youth. This prestigious show is usually at Mall Galleries but went online for the first time. Click Art for Youth London for more details.

‘Visual Variations: Figurative to Abstract’ – Noon Powell Fine Art, Notting Hill, London 21 October – 29 November 2020.

508 Gallery Group Show – September 2020 – 508 Gallery, Chelsea, London. For a selection of Jo’s paintings available through the 508 Gallery click here.

‘The Art of Isolation’, Pop Up Gallery at Unit 38 Surrey Quays Shopping Centre. Named by London Art Critic Tabish Khan as one of the Top 5 Exhibitions to see in London this Summer – 18 July to 1 August 2020.

Summer exhibition running from 23 June 2020 and throughout the Summer at the 508 Gallery, Chelsea, London where Jo is a resident artist. 

Summer Show – Online Art Exhibition with Noon Powell Fine Art – 23 June – 12 July 2020. To view the exhibition click here.

‘Nature Reflected’ – Online Art Exhibition curated by London art consultancy Artfully Sorted – 5 – 30 June 2020. 

Highgate Contemporary Art Online Exhibition raising money for Feed NHS – April – May 2020.

Royal Arts Prize Visitor’s Choice Award Show – Royal Opera Arcade, London – 9 – 19 March 2020.

Affordable Art Fair Battersea – 12 – 15 March 2020. More details here.

508 Gallery New Year Group Show – 508 Gallery, Chelsea, London 11 – 21 January 2020.

Art for Youth London – Mall Galleries – 11-13 December 2019. More details here.

‘Viewing Figures’ – Solo exhibition of contemporary figures and landscapes at the Norman Plastow Gallery – 20-29 September 2019. More details here

Summer Show – 508 Gallery, Chelsea, London 01 August – 11 September 2019.

Affordable Art Fair Hampstead with NoonPowell Fine Art – 8-12 May 2019. Some of Jo’s work is available via the Affordable Art Fair website here.

Fresh Art Fair – NoonPowell Fine Art 25-28 April 2019.

Street Figures – 508 Gallery, Chelsea, London 23 March – 3 April 2019.

Hope exhibition – Menier Gallery, London – March 2019. More details here

Group show 508 Gallery – February 2019. The 508 Gallery in Chelsea, London selected seventeen of Jo’s paintings for their group show.

Royal Arts Prize 2019 Shortlisted Artists Exhibition – Royal Opera Arcade Gallery and La Galleria Pall Mall London  – February 2019. 

SFSA Painting Open 2018 – no format gallery and Deptford does Art – December 2018. Jo’s painting was chosen as the lead image for the SFSA Painting Open 2018 which featured over 100 artists and 230 works

Curator’s Selection of the SFSA Painting Open 2018 at Belcanto Mezzanine, Wembley Park – November/December 2018

Solo Pop Up Art show at Neptune Wimbledon – October 2018

“Figuring out the Landscape”, joint show at the Stableyard Gallery, Morden Hall Park National Trust – September 2018 

“Taking Liberties” – Merton Arts Festival – September 2018

Summer Show 2018  – La Galleria Pall Mall – July 2018

“Times & Seasons” – Art & Music event, Hill Singers – June 2018

“People & Places” – Solo exhibition of contemporary figures and landscapes at the Norman Plastow Gallery – April 2018

“The Sound of Art” exhibition at The Sound Lounge – January to March 2018 in conjunction with the Merton Arts Festival, Merton Council and The Sound Lounge

“Far from the Madding Crowd” – exhibition and auction of contemporary landscapes, seascapes and townscapes, Menier Gallery, London in association with The Auction Collective and Narcissus Arts – February 2018

“Visually Literate 2” – Menier Gallery, London exhibition in creative collaboration with poets and writers – January 2018

Christmas Pop Up Art Event, Pop Up art exhibition, South Park Gardens, Wimbledon, London – December 2017


Open House – Merton Arts Festival – September 2017

“Reflection & Transformation” – Merton Arts Festival – September 2017

Jo’s work is currently on display at APPI Healthcare Wimbledon and has also been displayed at HMV Curzon  in 2018.

Recent Press:

As part of the Affordable Art Fair Summer Exhibition 2021 Jo has been included in an Affordable Art Fair blog ‘Five Artists You Need To Know’ which includes a video with Jo talking about her fascination with painting figures. To read the blog click here.

Culture editor Janie Smith interviews Jo Holdsworth Interview by Janie Smith, Culture editor for Lady Wimbledon about ‘Viewing Figures’, Jo’s latest Solo Show at the Norman Plastow Gallery – September 2019

Feeling at home: Wimbledon artist holds pop-up exhibition in furniture showrooms Article by Jen Tombs in South West Londoner – October 2018 – in which she comments”Jo is known for panoramic landscapes and anonymous, abstract figures, which reviewers have described as ‘striking’ and ‘eerie’.”

In the studio with….Jo Holdsworth Interview and article by Arts & Collections “With seemingly effortless brush strokes and a limited colour palette, she crafts an artistic window into quintessentially British scenes.” Article by Sam Stevenson at Arts & Collections which considers the comparison with Lowry’s figure paintings and looks at Jo’s inspirations and techniques – April 2018


Art show that takes the viewer on an evocative journey a review of Jo’s solo show “People & Places” at the Norman Plastow Gallery, Wimbledon, April 2018 by Jenny Booth Editorial, the Culture Vulture in which she describes Jo’s work “like Lowry she has an amazing eye for the dynamic patterns formed by a shifting crowd of people”.

Merton Arts Festival: Artists to look out for Article by Jenny Booth, Culture Vulture arts journalist about Jo Holdsworth’s Open House exhibition as part of the Merton Arts Festival – September 2017

Jo’s work can also be seen in the October 2018 edition of The World of Interiors.