"My work is primarily about the landscape and how I/we fit within it. I am interested in the concepts of wilderness and the self. I explore “Landscape” by attempting to make sense of a more complex, multi dimensional structure, and away from creating just another flat representation.
I love playing with materials, using my imagination to find sometimes hidden potential. I do this as a means of understanding the world around me and in response to questions such as: What is the unseen landscape? What lies beyond the surface and is this where true wilderness is to be found? Is the world perceiving itself through us, as we do through it? With these questions I hope to poke beyond a mere surfaces and to a better understanding of the relationship we have with the whole - something closer to how we really experience the sensuous and animate world"
B I O
Rachael Kidd was born in Warwickshire in 1991. She studied Fine Art at Newcastle University then lived and worked for four years on the remote Scottish peninsula of Ardnamurchan. Now based in Sheffield, she divides her time between her studio at Womp Studios, where she makes her art; wandering and clamboring in the Peak District; and working as a self-employed gardener.
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.