Experience

Exhibitions: One Woman Shows

2019
Black Diamonds, The Lowry Hotel, Manchester.

2019
The Lost Files, Crypt of St John on the Wall, Bristol

2018
The Lost Files, Bruce Castle Museum, Tottenham, London

2018
Broken, The Royal British Legion, Borough, London

2015
Protect, Peoples History Museum, Manchester.

2105
Protect, Library of Working Class History, Salford.

2015
Protect, Mitchell Arts centre, Stoke on Trent.

2012
City Stories, Sea City Museum, Southampton, (permanent installation)

2010
Fireweed, London Metropolitan Archive, Finsbury, London.

2009-10
Thread of Life, Valentines Mansion, London.

2008
Fireweed, Birkbeck College, Gordon Square, London.

2007
Downed, National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London.

2003–5
Roaring Girls, Imperial War Museum North, Salford.

2004
Bitter Place, Atrium Gallery, Price Waterhouse Cooper, London.

2003
Black Diamonds, Scottish Mining Museum, Newtongrange, Scotland.

2002
Roaring Girls, Canada Place Gallery, Canary Wharf, London.

2000
Roaring Girls, Rotherham Arts Centre, Rotherham.

1999
Black Diamonds, Lancashire Mining Museum, Salford.

1998
Land of Laundries, Vestry House Museum, Walthamstow, London.

1997
Black Diamonds, Woodhorn Museum, Ashington, Northumberland.

1997
Land of Laundries, Ragged School Museum, Hackney, London

1996
Black Diamonds, Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery, Yorkshire.

1996
Black Diamonds, National Mining Museum, Caphouse Colliery, Yorkshire.

1996
Land of Laundries, Monaghan County Museum and Art Gallery, Monaghan Ireland

1995
Black Diamonds, Sutton House, Hackney, London.

1995
Black Diamonds, Rhondda Mining Heritage Park, Rhondda Valley, South Wales.

1994
Modern Times, Selen Odenstrand, Stockholm, Sweden.

1994
Modern Times, The Angle Gallery Birmingham.


Exhibitions:Group Shows

2019
Broken: The Art of Recovery, St Georges Hall, Liverpool

2018
Broken: The Art of Recovery, Paintworks, Bristol

2017
Broken: The Art of Recovery, Bethlem Museum of the Mind, Beckenham, London

2017
Broken: The Art of Recovery, The Lowry Hotel, Manchester

2015
Downed: The Art of Remembering, The Beacon Museum, Whitehaven.

2015
Downed: The Art of Remembering, Dock Museum, Barrow in Furness, Cumbria.

2014
Roaring Girls: Craft and Conflict, Bilston Craft Gallery, Bilston, West Midlands.

2014
Downed: The Art of Remembering, Rheged Centre, Penrith, Cumbria.

2014
Roaring Girls: Im Kreuzfeuer, Stadtmuseum, Dresden, Germany

2013
Roaring Girls: Caught in the Crossfire, Herbert Museum and Art Gallery, Coventry

2012
Downed: Flight and the Artistic Imagination, Compton Verney, Warwickshire

2012
Roaring Girls: The Climate is Changing, Museum Tessuto, Prato, Italy,

2011
Roaring Girls: The Climate is Changing, Historiches Zentrum, Wuppertal, Germany,

2010
Roaring Girls: The Climate is Changing, Holzhof, Gottingen, Germany

2010
Destiny Obscure: The 62 Group, Museum Rijswijk, Rijswijk, Netherlands.

2010
Destiny Obscure: Collins Gallery, Glasgow

2007
Guantanamo Medals: Fidem International Medals exhibition, Colorado Springs, USA

2007
Downed: 8@108 Royal Society of British Sculptors, London

2007
Gripped: Deep Inspiration, Jerwood Space, London.

2003
Walk etchings: National Print Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London

Walk etchings: Wrexham Print International, Wrexham, Wales


Commissions

2018 Haringey First World War Peace Forum

2017 Royal British Legion, London

2012 Sea City Museum, Southampton

2009 Valentines Mansion, Ilford, London

2005 Laing Gallery, Newcastle.

2005 Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

2005 Wandsworth Museum, London.

2004 Imperial War Museum North, Salford.

2004 Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds

1996 Monaghan County Museum and Art Gallery, Monaghan, Ireland.

Lectures

2020;
Online lectures for Bravo 22 with the Drive Project and the Royal British Legion, streamed on YouTube: For wounded, injured and sick military veterans.

2016, continues,
Lectures and courses for U3A groups; Tate Gallery, Portrait Gallery, National Gallery

2014, continues
Lecturer for Bishopsgate Institute, London: Art history courses

1999, continues
Lecturer for The National Gallery, London: Guided Tours, public lectures, schools talks, teachers course, BSL interpreted talks, corporate events.

2004 to 2010
Lecturer for The National Portrait Gallery, London: Lectures for adults, children and families.

2004 to 2010
Lecturer for The Wallace Collection, London: Lectures for adults and school groups.

2002 to 2010
Lecturer for Somerset House, London: Lectures for adults, school groups, and students.

2002 to 2009
Lecturer for The Wellington Museum, Apsley House, London: Talks for schools.

1999
Lecturer, Kent Institute of Art and Design, Maidstone, Kent.

1998 - 1999
Lecturer and Group Manager: Sculpture, Fine Art, and Art History, Enfield College of Further Education, Enfield.

1993 - 1994
Lecturer in Sculpture, London College of Furniture, London

1987
Lecturer In Fine Art, Hendon College, Hendon


Workshops

2020
Online workshops for Bravo 22 with the Drive Project and the Royal British Legion, streamed on YouTube: For wounded, injured and sick military veterans and families.

2016, continues
Director of Art for Bravo 22, with the Drive Project and the Royal British Legion:
Developing and delivering sculpture projects for wounded injured and sick military veterans and families.

2005, continues
Artist at the National Gallery, London; Workshops for families, adult visitors, teachers, and participants with special needs.

2019
Artist for All Over Dressed for the Maritime Museum and Cutty Sark.

2010 to 2014
Artist at the Royal Collection, and the Royal Mews, Buckingham Palace, London: Workshops for adults and families.

2009 to 2012
Artist at Feltham Young Offenders Institute, Feltham, for the National Gallery: Sculpture workshops.

2009 to 2011
Artist at The Royal Ballet School, Richmond, London, for the National Gallery, London.

2002 to 2010
Artist for Somerset House, London: Workshops for adults, schools and students.

2004 to 2009
Artist at the Wallace Collection, London: Sculpture workshops for adults and schools.

1997 to 2009
Artist at The Victoria and Albert Museum, London: Talks and demonstrations for adults and schools

2002 – 2008
Sculptor for The Imperial War Museum, London: Sculpture projects for adults and families.

2007
Sculptor for the charity ‘Save the Children’: Schools Sculpture Project

2007
Sculptor for The Barbican: 25th Birthday Sculpture Project, at Banga Bhandu School, Bethnal Green, London.

2006-7
Artist and Coordinator for ‘Art Matters’: The National Gallery, Ernst And Young and NCH Children’s Charity, London.

2004-6
Artist at Bullwood Hall Prison, Essex, for the National Gallery, London: Sculpture projects.

2005
Artist for Engage, at The National Portrait Gallery, London; Teachers Courses.

2005
Artist for Creative Partnerships, Slough: Sculpture workshops in secondary schools.

2002 -3
Artist at The British Museum, London: Family workshops.

2001-3
Artist at The Barbican Arts Centre, London: Family workshops.

2001-2
Sculptor at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London: Sculpture demonstrations in the cast courts.

1999-2002
Sculptor at The Science Museum, London: Sculpture workshops for families.

1998
Artist at Lancashire Mining Museum, Salford: Talks linked to the exhibition Black Diamonds

1998
Artist at The Ragged School Museum, Bethnal Green: Workshops linked to the exhibition Land Of Laundries.

1998
Artist at Vestry House Museum, Walthamstow: Workshops linked to the exhibition Land Of Laundries.

1997
Artist at Woodhorn Museum, Ashington , Northumberland: Workshops linked to the exhibition Black Diamonds

1996
Artist at the Geffrye Museum, Shoreditch, London: Oral History Workshops, linked to the exhibition Land Of Laundries.

1996
Artist at Maerdy Womens Guild, Rhondda Valley, South Wales: Oral History Workshops, for Land Of Laundries.

1994
Artist for Channel 4 Documentary: Hear and Now.

1983
Sculptor for Tate Gallery, London: Casting workshops for Making Sculpture

1989 -93
Artist for Shape Arts, London: Reminiscence Projects:

1985
Artist for St Annes Hospital, Haringey, London.
1984
Artist for Mind In Haringey, London


Residencies

2003
Artists Residency for the Barbican, London: Six primary schools, responding to photographer Sebastiao Salgado’s exhibition Exodus.

2002
Artists Residency at The Imperial War Museum, and Norwood School, London: War Memorials,

2001
Artists Residency for The Barbican, London: Myths And Monsters, Three primary schools responding to Wagner’s ‘The Ring Cycle.

2000
Artists Residency for the National Gallery: St Paul’s Way School, Bow, London, responding to the National Gallery exhibition Encounters.

2000
Sculpture Residency: Goathland County Primary School, North Yorkshire.

1994 -5
Sculpture Residency: Chettle Court Housing Estate, Haringey London.

1995
Sculpture Residency: Windsor Secondary School, Dusseldorf, Germany.

1993
Sculpture Residency for Artsreach: Frank Barnes School for The Deaf, Camden, London.

1990
Sculpture Residency for Artsreach: Blanche Neville School for the Deaf, Haringey, London.

1988 - 1990
Artists Residency for Connexions Disability Arts Group: Haringey, London.


Publications

Leeds Postcards, Christine Hankinson, Craig Oldham, 2018
Teaching Primary Art and Design, Susan Ogier, 2017
Radical Thread, Editor Lesley Millar 2012
Flight and the Artistic Imagination, Guardian, July 2012
Crafts, March/April 2012
Embroidery, July/August 2011
Tiger seen on Shaftesbury Avenue, Andrew Graham Dixon, 2008
Federation Internationale de la Medaille, 2007
The Medal, British Museum, 2002, 2003
The Art Of War, Printmaking Today, 2002
Land of Laundries, Oral History Journal, British Library, 1998
War Works, Val Williams, 1995


Al Johnson MA ARBS
Born in Hackney, London.
BA Hons Sculpture
MA in Fine Art
Al Johnson lives and works in London.