Dr Ju Gosling aka ju90Follow @ju90artist
Ju Gosling aka ju90 is a 60-something Disabled artist who works mainly with digital lens-based media, but also with performance, text and sound. Ju works largely within the theories and traditions of the Disability Arts movement, and has gained an international reputation for her work. She is also Artistic Director of Folk in Motion CIC and Together! 2012 CIC, and a director of Bettany Press. Ju is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and a member of BAFTA Cymru.
Ju was based in East London from the mid-1980s until 2022, when she moved her studio to North Wales. Ju has been making work responding to the Welsh coastal path and its surroundings since the 1980s. Ju also spent 18 months living and working in Cornwall in the 1990s while she was completing her PhD in Communication and Image Studies. Raised in the marshlands of Essex and originally trained as a dancer, Ju has also worked extensively in publishing and the media, having begun her career as a fanzine editor.
An internet pioneer in the 1990s, Ju's was the first PhD in the UK to be presented as a multimedia website (including a 60-minute film), and explored the future of the book in an electronic age alongside a critical survey of girls' reading in the 20th century. Ju remains one of the world's leading experts on girls' school stories and the St Trinian's films, and has lectured in the UK and Europe about these as well as writing for a range of publications.
Ju also Co-Chairs Regard, the national LGBT disabled people's organisation.
Click here to read an up-to-date list of Ju's exhibitions, commissions etc. Click here to read a full biography, Click here to view selected press and publicity. For further details of Ju's career, see her CV.
Ju Gosling's book ABNORMAL: How Britain became body dysphoric and the key to a cure is available NOW price £3.09 for the Kindle or £20 for a limited-edition hardback with full-colour images from the Abnormal exhibition.
Photo Credit: Tim Boddy with Julie Newman for Alim Kheraj's Queer London © 2020
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|Dr Ju Gosling aka ju90's ABNORMAL: How Britain became body dysphoric and the key to a cure is available now for just £3.09 for the Kindle or in a limited-edition hardback with full-colour art plates for £20 inc UK postage and packing.