Johanna Tagada Hoffbeck

Photograph by Johanna Tagada Hoffbeck, 2018. Published in 'Journal du Thé  - Contemporary Tea Culture, Chapter 2' by Poetic Pastel Press, 2019.
Watlington - South & Vale
Installation/Multisensory, Multidisciplinary, Paper, Photography

An opportunity to view photographs, publications and short films by international artist Johanna Tagada Hoffbeck (co-founder of the publication series 'Journal du Thé - Contemporary Tea Culture') in the soothing setting of a chapel.

"Tagada Hoffbeck has a singularly tender way of capturing moments of both solitude and community in her photographs, sensitive and receptive to the workings of nature around her. Her affection for horticulture is in her lifeblood, grown from the seeds of her grandparents’ green-fingers and their love of gardening the very same land we see in some of these pictures. It has been spreading through her artwork like weeds or mushrooms ever since." J. L. Cresswell, 2018.

Johanna Tagada Hoffbeck (b.1990, Strasbourg, France) is a painter, transdisciplinary artist and cultural practitioner artist based in rural Oxfordshire (England). Her practice composed of painting, drawing, installation, sculpture, film, photography and writing often conceals ecological messages rendered in soft and delicate methods. In several of the artist’s projects, interaction with the environment and others plays a central role. Recent solo exhibitions include 'Dreaming about Tomorrow' at Nidi Gallery (Tokyo, 2022) and 'Caring & Tender -A Painter’s Photographic Diary' a three-month photography solo exhibition at Terrace Square Photo (Tokyo, 2022).

InOtherWords Imprint, Chose Commune, Jane & Jeremy and Éditions Ulmer have published books on her practice. A selection of publications, prints and postcards will be available to purchase during this exhibition.

In 2014, Johanna founded the positive and collaborative cultural project Poetic Pastel. In 2018, the artist co-founded the publication series 'Journal du Thé – Contemporary Tea Culture'. In 2021 she founded The Gardening Drawing Club. For the Academic year 2022/23, Johanna Tagada Hoffbeck is part of a special project with Camden Art Centre (London) expanding her participatory work, The Gardening Drawing Club, into a learning programme.


Watlington Methodist Church
14 Shirburn Street
OX49 5BT
Facilities available: 
Workshop/Class Teacher

Opening Dates and Times

May 2023
10 am-4 pm (daily) & 12-4 pm (Sundays)