"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.

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 the surfaces  to a better understanding of the relationship we have with it. 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; running and climbing in the Peak District; working as a self-employed gardener.

 

 

2020

 

 

2018-19

Spent a month researching, creating work, and exhibitng at the SÍM Artist Residency, Iceland.

 

Exhibiting in a number of local group shows in Sheffield.

 

Installation in 'Reflections' for The National Trust at Nostell Priory.

 

Solo show, "Open Out / Open In", Nov 2019 - Jan 2020 at The Brewery Art Centre as the main exhibitor for the Kendal Mountain Festival.

 

Engagement Artist for Yorkshire Sculpture International 2019 - a collaboration with the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds Art Gallery, The Hepworth Wakefield and Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

 

Collaborating with performer and writer Andy Owen Cook and Pit Sense.  

 

Received a Yorkshire & Humber Visula Arts Network 2019 grant for practice development.

 

2017-18

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.

 

2014-17

Lived and worked on the Ardnamurchan peninsula on the west coast of Scotland.

 

2013-14

Studio space at The Newbridge Project, Newcastle upon Tyne.

 

Artist Residency and member of the creative initiative: The Wild Project in the Czech Republic.

 

2010-14

Apprentice to Master Printer, Lee Turner, at Hole Editions, Specialist in Stone Lithography in Newcastle upon Tyne.

 

2009-13

Studied Fine Art BA Honours Degree, Newcastle University.

 

b. 1991

Grew up in the vilage of Preston-on-Stour, Warwickshire.

 

 

 

C V & Artist Statement - pdf

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