Kidology Arts

Community Interest Company

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Qualifications and Training

 

HND, Graphic Design & Illustration - Birmingham Institute of Art & Design, 1992 to 1994

Foundation in Art & Design - Rotherham College of Art & Technology, 1991 to 1992

 

Employment History

 

2012 to present

Founder and Director, Kidology

 

2008 to 2012

Manager, Sheffield Children’s Festival, Sheffield City Council

 

2006 to 2008

Arts Development Officer, High Peak CVS

 

2005 to 2006

Festivals Co-ordinator, Barnsley Council

 

1994 to 2005

Self Employed Artist and Illustrator

 

Recent large-scale works

 

Show of Hands - an installation made by children from 12 schools. The children cast in plaster the space inside their cupped hands. The result was 100’s of tiny individual sculptures that were at once familiar and completely alien. The work was shown at Yorkshire Art Space in June and July 2009.

 

Close Up - a photo-montage project inspired by photo-realist painter Chuck Close. The project involved 500 children working with a professional photographer. The final work measured 25 x 18 metres and hung on the side of Sheffield’s iconic Park Hill flats over the summer of 2010.

 

Bunny Bonanza - a work aimed at pre-school aged children. The project saw more than 100 rabbit sculptures take over Sheffield’s Winter Garden in summer 2010.

 

Flock of Golden Starlings – a sculptural hanging made from 1000 tiny golden bird sculptures exhibited in Sheffield Cathedral. In collaboration with Sheffield Assay Office one starling was cast in real gold.

 

A Bigger Bloom – a project funded by Sheffield Hallam University and inspired by David Hockney’s recent works. 90 children used Ipads to make a digital mural of spring blooms.

 

Commissioned Works

 

2012Firecrest, Private Commission

2011         Goldfinch, Private Commission

2011         Passing Squall, Private Commission

2010Stanage Storm, Private Commission

2009Win Hill, Private Commission

2004North Lees, Private Commission

2001Smugglers’ Cove mural, Kernow Mill, Cornwall

2000Crest, Fitzwilliam Estates, Wentworth

2000The Story of Tartan mural, Edinburgh Woollen Mills

1999Culloden Moor, Private Commission

19988 foot bottles mural, Scottish Whiskey Shop

1997         Victoria Park mural, Leith Mills, Edinburgh

1997         Highland Warrior mural, Clan Tartan Centre, Edinburgh

1996Waterwheel mural, Masson Mill, Matlock

1996Gorge mural, Masson Mill, Matlock

1996Sir Richard Arkwright mural, Masson Mill, Matlock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RICHARD JOHNSON