Writer and artist Zoë Howe specialises in mixed media collage and creates off-beat celebrations / satirisations of feminine symbolism, mysticism and sex, using surrealist devices and games in her work. She is inspired by magic and nature religions, rock ’n’ roll, nostalgia and the heavens.
In 2019, Zoë was thrilled to be invited to be part of the Thames Group of Artists. The Group will be touring the exhibition 'All Kinds Of Naughty', in memoriam of Ian Dury, in 2020.
She has exhibited at Ply Gallery (Hornsey Arts Centre), Stour Space (the inaugural Nasty Women exhibition), White Conduit Projects (‘Violet Beauregarde’s Gum’), Estuary Fringe, Leigh Art trail & Southend Festival (incorporating residencies at erstwhile Junk Club venue the Royal Hotel and Revolution), Annabel Dee Gallery and as part of Metal Culture's 'Flux' exhibition on Southend Pier alongside artists including Billy Childish.
Find out about Zoë's books, which include acclaimed biographies of the likes of Poly Styrene, The Slits, the Jesus and Mary Chain and Stevie Nicks here. She has also played drums / percussion with Viv Albertine, Mick Jones, Gina Birch (The Raincoats), Helen McCookeryBook, free improvisers Steve Beresford and Yumi Hara, Anne Pigalle, Dressed In The Dark and local acts The Plan, Platypus and Wobbly Lamps amongst others.
10% of all Zoë's art sales are donated to The Dove Centre (Domestic Abuse Projects) in Southend.