Rachael Kidd is an artist now based in Sheffield after studying in Newcastleupon Tyne and livingfor four years on the remote peninsulaof Ardnamurchan, West Scotland. She divides her time between her studio inKelham Island;working as a self-employed gardener; and running, climbing, making art out in the Peak.
"My work is primarily about the natural 'whole' and how I/we fit within it. I am interested in the concepts of wilderness and the self. I make art as a means of understanding the world around me, asking questions such as: What is the unseen landscape? What lies beyond the surface and is this where true wilderness lives? Is the world perceiving itself through us as we do through it? I take many different approaches in my responses. I believe that by using a wide range of techniques and approaches, my creations can be truer representations of real experience - something closer to the sensuous and animate world I live in."
Artist in Residence on The Island Residency for the whole of March, Kelham Island, Sheffield.
Spent a month researching, creating work, and exhibitng at the SÍM Artist Residency, Iceland.
Exhibiting in a number of local group shows in Sheffield.
Received a Yorkshire & Humber Visula Arts Network 2019 grant for practice development.
Residency stone carving in Tout Quarry Sculpture Park & Nature Reserve, Portland, Dorset
Held a studio space at Alscot Park Stables, and represented by The Stour Gallery, Warwickshire.
Lived and worked on the Ardnamurchan peninsula on the west coast of Scotland.
Studio space at The Newbridge Project, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Artist Residency and member of the creative initiative: The Wild Project in the Czech Republic.
Apprentice to Master Printer, Lee Turner, at Hole Editions, Specialist in Stone Lithography in Newcastle upon Tyne.
Studied Fine Art BA Honours Degree, Newcastle University.
Grew up in the vilage of Preston-on-Stour, Warwickshire.