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.
Commissioned Artist for the Urban Tree Festival 2021, Hogarth's House, London.
Visiting Artist, led drawing workshop in the Nidd Valley for "A Forest Project", ORB Community Arts, Knaresborough.
Artist in Residence on The Island Residency, Kelham Island, Sheffield.
A collaborative project called “Wild Edges" Festival of The Mind 2020. Exhibition at The Millenium Gallery, Sheffield.
Guest artist and speaker for Sheffield Tree Week 2020
Engagement Artist in Yorkshire Sculpture International’s “A Sculpture A Day” project
Spent a month researching, creating work, and exhibiting at the SÍM Artist Residency, Iceland.
Exhibited 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 Visual 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 village of Preston-on-Stour, Warwickshire.
My work is primarily about nature as a whole and how I/we fit within it. I like imagining unseen landscapes, revealing hidden surfaces, and exploring the realities between mind and matter. I use varying techniques and disciplines to explore and get somehow closer to the sensuous and animate world we live in.