Rachael’s works are ruminations and responses to the sensuous and vibrant places we experience privately and collectively. Her paintings and drawings are primarily centred upon the inhabited natural world; dormant landscapes and familiar objects are reimagined with new animacy and semblance. Through marks and medium Rachael explores both the physical and perceived boundaries between the human and non-human, and the obscure spaces in between.

 

Rachael Kidd is an artist based in Sheffield where she divides her time between her studio, working as a freelance gardener, and exploring the Peak. Before settling in Sheffield she lived for four years on the remote Scottish peninsula of Ardnamurchan. She studied Fine Art at Newcastle upon Tyne and graduated in 2013. She was born in 1991 and grew up in a small village in Warwickshire.


 

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16th - 17th Sep 2022 . "Midnight Juice Box" (group show) . Womp Space . Sheffield

Apr - Sep 2022 .  "Flower Power!", Creative Arts and Mental Health and Wellbeing with the Royal Horticultural Society and 

ORB Community Arts . Harlow Carr . Harrowgate

Aug 2021 . Visiting Artist and drawing workshop in the Nidd Valley for "A Forest" . ORB Community Arts . Knaresborough

Apr 2021 . Selected Artist for the Urban Tree Festival 2021 Hogarth's House . London

Jul 2020 . Guest artist and speaker for Sheffield Tree Week . Sheffield

Jun - Sep 2020 . "Wild Edges" (collaborative installation and film) Festival of The Mind 2020 . The Millenium Gallery . Sheffield

May 2020 Engagement Artist in Yorkshire Sculpture InternationalSheffield

 

Mar 2020 Artist in Residence on The Island Residency . Kelham Island . Sheffield

 

15th Mar 2020 . "Animal Party" (group show) . Victoria Works . Sheffield 

27th Dec 2019 . "Spegilmynd" (group show) . SÍM Residency . Reykjavík . Iceland

Dec 2019 . Artist in Residence at SÍM Artist Residency, Iceland

5th  - 19th  Dec 2019 . "Bethlehem Boys Club" (group show) . Sidney & Matilda . Sheffield 

1st - 31st Dec 2019 ."Reflections" (solo show) . Nostell Priory . National Trust . Yorkshire 

 

8th  Nov 2019 - 4th Jan 2020 . "OPEN OUT / OPEN IN" (solo show) . Kendal Mountain Festival . The Brewery Arts Centre . Kendal

 

20th  Sep - 4th Oct 2019 . "On The Surface of Things" (group show) . Access Space . Sheffield 

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

2019 . Artist collaboration with performer and writer Andy Owen Cook and Pit Sense

 

7th - 8th Sep 2019 . "Art in the Gardens "(group show) . Sheffield Botanical Gardens + Sidney & Matilda 

Mar - Aug 2019 . "A Lump of Clay" Engagement Artist for Yorkshire Sculpture International .  Urban House . Henry Moore Institute, Leeds Art Gallery, The Hepworth Wakefield, and Yorkshire Sculpture Park . Wakefield

 

9th May - 5th Jun 2019 . "Everythingeatingitself" (solo show) . The Tramshed + Create Coffee . Sheffield 

 

28th - 31st Mar 2019 . "We’re Never Doing This Again" (group show) . Sidney & Matilda . Sheffield 

20th - 23rd Dec 2018 . "Bethlehem Boys Club" (group show) . Sidney & Matilda . Sheffield 

 

3rd Nov 2018 . "Listen See Do" (group show) . The Foodhall . Sheffield  

22nd Jul - 16th Sep . 2017 . "High Summer Exhibition" (group show) . The Stour Gallery . Warwickshire 

 

27th May - 15th Jun 2017 . "Early Summer Exhibition" (group show) . The Stour Gallery . Warwickshire 

 

May 2017 . Artist in Residence at Learning Stone . Tout Quarry . Portland . Dorset

10th Mar - 30th May 2017 . "Tree" (group show) . The Stour Gallery . Warwickshire 

20th Feb – 3rd Mar 2017 . "The Pastel Society Annual Exhibition" and winner of 'The Young Artist Award' . The Mall Galleries . London

18th Nov 2016 – 3rd Mar 2017 . "Winter Exhibition" (group show) . The Stour Gallery . Warwickshire

 

2014-17 Lived and worked on the Ardnamurchan peninsula on the west coast of Scotland

2013-14 Held a studio space at The Newbridge Project, Newcastle upon Tyne

 

Sep 2014 . Artist Residency and member of the creative initiative: "The Wild Project" in the Czech Republic

2nd - 3rd Aug 2013 . "Art in the Home" (group show) . Contemporary Art Society | North 

25th Apr – 17th May 2013 . "Eulogy" (group show) . Lume Projects . Vane . Newcastle

 

10th - 27th Jan 2014 "Re-Wilding" (group show) . Xero, Kline & Coma . London 

2010-14 . Printing Assistant at Hole Editions (Master Lithographer, Lee Turner) . Newcastle upon Tyne 

 

17th - 24th Aug 2013 . "Vstíc Divoin" - Towards Wildness (group show) . Meeting in Zdoñov . Zdoñov . Czech Republic

2009-13 Fine Art BA Honours Degree, Newcastle University

 

26th - 29th Jun 2013 . "Newcastle Fine Art Degree Show" (group show) . Embassy Tea Gallery . London 

 

31st May - 14th Jun 2013 . "Newcastle Fine Art Degree Show" . Newcastle University Fine Art Department . Newcastle upon Tyne 

 

21st - 27th  Mar 2013 . "A Fraction of the Whole" (group show) . Hold Tight . Newcastle upon Tyne 

 

   

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