Selected Lectures and Workshops
1999 to present
Lecturer for The National Gallery, London: Public lectures, schools lectures, and teacher’s courses.
2002 to present
Lecturer for Somerset House, London; Lectures and workshops for adults, school groups, and students.
Sculptor for The Imperial War Museum, London; Sculpture projects for children, and adults.
2004 to present
Lecturer for The National Portrait Gallery, London; lectures for adults and families
2005 to present
Artist for The National Gallery, London; Artist led sculpture workshops for adults and families, drawing workshops for adults.
2009 to present
Artist at Feltham Young Offenders Institute, for the National Gallery, London; sculpture projects.
2010 to present
Artist at the Royal Collection, and the Royal Mews, Buckingham Palace, London, workshops for families and schools
1997 to 2009
Artist at The Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Public talks and demonstrations for adults, and schools lectures.
2002 to 2009
Lecturer for The Wellington Museum, Apsley House, London; Workshops and talks for school.
Artist at The Royal Ballet School, Richmond, London for the National Gallery, London.
Sculptor for the charity ‘Save the Children’; Schools Sculpture Project
Sculptor for The Barbican 25th Birthday; Sculpture Project at Bangla Bhandu School, Bethnal Green, London
Coordinator and artist for ‘Art Matters’ for The National Gallery, Ernst And Young and NCH Children’s Charity, London.
Artist for Engage, at The National Portrait Gallery, London; Teachers Courses
Artist for Creative Partnerships, Slough; Sculpture workshops in secondary schools.
Lecturer for The Wallace Collection, London; Lectures and sculpture workshops for adults and school groups,
Artist at Bullwood Hall Prison, Essex, for the National Gallery, London; sculpture projects.
2003 - 4
Sculptor at Somerset House, London; Sculpture courses for GCSE Students.
Artist at The Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Drawing courses for adults.
Artist at The British Museum, London; Family workshops.
Artist at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Family sculpture workshops.
Artist at The Barbican Arts Centre, London; Family workshops.
Sculptor at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Demonstrations in plaster mould making,
Artist for The National Gallery and National Children’s Homes; 'Art Matters',
Sculptor at The Science Museum, London; Sculpture workshops for families.
Artist at Lancashire Mining Museum, Salford.; Talks in connection with the exhibition ‘Black Diamonds’
Artist at The Ragged School Museum, Bethnal Green, workshops linked to the exhibition 'Land Of Laundries'.
Artist at Vestry House Museum, Walthamstow, workshops in connection with the exhibition 'Land Of Laundries'.
Artist at Woodhorn Museum, Ashington , Northumberland, linked to the exhibition ‘Black Diamonds’
Oral History Workshops, for 'Land Of Laundries';
Geffrye Museum, Shoreditch, London
Maerdy Womens Guild, Rhondda Valley, South Wales.
Artist For 'Hear And Now', Channel 4 Documentary,
Sculptor in residence for 'Artsreach'; Frank Barnes School For The Deaf, Camden, London.
Tutor in Casting, 'Making Sculpture' project, Tate Gallery, London.
Residencies for the Barbican, London, based in six primary schools, linked to the exhibition ‘Exodus’ by photographer Sebastiao Selgardo.
Artists Residency at The Imperial War Museum, and Norwood School, London; 'War Memorials',
Residencies for The Barbican, London; 'Myths And Monsters' based in three primary schools
Residency for the National Gallery at St Paul’s Way School, Bow, London, linked to the National Gallery exhibition ‘Encounters’.
Residency in Sculpture, Goathland County Primary School, North Yorkshire.
Residency in Sculpture, at Chettle Court Housing Estate, Haringey London.
Sculptor in Residence at Windsor Secondary School, Dusseldorf, Germany.
Residency in Sculpture, for 'Artreach', disability arts group, Blanche Neville School for the Deaf, Haringey, London.
1988 - 1990
Artist in Residence for 'Connexions', Disability Arts Group, Haringey, London.
Selected College Posts
Visiting Lecturer, Kent Institute of Art and Design, Maidstone, Kent.
1998 - 1999
Group Manager GNVQ in Art and Design, Enfield College of Further Education, Enfield.
Lecturer In Sculpture, Fine Art, and Art History, Enfield College of Further Education, Enfield.
1993 - 1994
Lecturer in Sculpture, London College of Furniture, London
Tutor In Fine Art, For SLD Students, Hendon College, Hendon
Tutor in Fine Art, CPVE Students, Hendon College, Hendon
Selected Special Needs Residencies and Workshops
1999 to present
Artist led workshops for participants with special needs at the National Gallery London
Visual Arts Project Leader for 'Shape', Disability Arts Organisation, London.
Visual Art workshops for SLD Students, St Annes Hospital, Haringey, London.
Painting Tutor for an agoraphobic artist, Haringey, London
Art workshops for Mind In Haringey, London
Art workshops for residents at St Annes Hospital, Haringey, London.
Selected Adult Education posts
Reminiscence Projects for 'Shape', Chequer Centre, Barbican, London.
Reminiscence Project for Islington Adult Education, Highbury Day Centre, London.
Art and Design Short Course Co-Ordinator, Haringey Adult Education, London
Sculpture workshops at Pentonville Prison, Islington, London.
1985 - 1990
Life Drawing Tutor, Jacksons Lane Arts Centre, London
Sculpture Tutor, Haringey Adult Education, London
Al Johnson MA ARBS
Born in Hackney, London
BA HONS Fine Art, Sculpture
MA in Fine Art
CACDP Stage 2 (Sign Language)
ACCST Level 2 (Teaching Adults)
Associate Royal Society of British Sculptors (ARBS)
Member of British Art Medals Society, (BAMS)