Exhibitions: One Woman Shows
Black Diamonds, The Lowry Hotel, Manchester.
The Lost Files, Crypt of St John on the Wall, Bristol
The Lost Files, Bruce Castle Museum, Tottenham, London
Broken, The Royal British Legion, Borough, London
Protect, Peoples History Museum, Manchester.
Protect, Library of Working Class History, Salford.
Protect, Mitchell Arts centre, Stoke on Trent.
City Stories, Sea City Museum, Southampton, (permanent installation)
Fireweed, London Metropolitan Archive, Finsbury, London.
Thread of Life, Valentines Mansion, London.
Fireweed, Birkbeck College, Gordon Square, London.
Downed, National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London.
Roaring Girls, Imperial War Museum North, Salford.
Bitter Place, Atrium Gallery, Price Waterhouse Cooper, London.
Black Diamonds, Scottish Mining Museum, Newtongrange, Scotland.
Roaring Girls, Canada Place Gallery, Canary Wharf, London.
Roaring Girls, Rotherham Arts Centre, Rotherham.
Black Diamonds, Lancashire Mining Museum, Salford.
Land of Laundries, Vestry House Museum, Walthamstow, London.
Black Diamonds, Woodhorn Museum, Ashington, Northumberland.
Land of Laundries, Ragged School Museum, Hackney, London
Black Diamonds, Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery, Yorkshire.
Black Diamonds, National Mining Museum, Caphouse Colliery, Yorkshire.
Land of Laundries, Monaghan County Museum and Art Gallery, Monaghan Ireland
Black Diamonds, Sutton House, Hackney, London.
Black Diamonds, Rhondda Mining Heritage Park, Rhondda Valley, South Wales.
Modern Times, Selen Odenstrand, Stockholm, Sweden.
Modern Times, The Angle Gallery Birmingham.
Broken: The Art of Recovery, St Georges Hall, Liverpool
Broken: The Art of Recovery, Paintworks, Bristol
Broken: The Art of Recovery, Bethlem Museum of the Mind, Beckenham, London
Broken: The Art of Recovery, The Lowry Hotel, Manchester
Downed: The Art of Remembering, The Beacon Museum, Whitehaven.
Downed: The Art of Remembering, Dock Museum, Barrow in Furness, Cumbria.
Roaring Girls: Craft and Conflict, Bilston Craft Gallery, Bilston, West Midlands.
Downed: The Art of Remembering, Rheged Centre, Penrith, Cumbria.
Roaring Girls: Im Kreuzfeuer, Stadtmuseum, Dresden, Germany
Roaring Girls: Caught in the Crossfire, Herbert Museum and Art Gallery, Coventry
Downed: Flight and the Artistic Imagination, Compton Verney, Warwickshire
Roaring Girls: The Climate is Changing, Museum Tessuto, Prato, Italy,
Roaring Girls: The Climate is Changing, Historiches Zentrum, Wuppertal, Germany,
Roaring Girls: The Climate is Changing, Holzhof, Gottingen, Germany
Destiny Obscure: The 62 Group, Museum Rijswijk, Rijswijk, Netherlands.
Destiny Obscure: Collins Gallery, Glasgow
Guantanamo Medals: Fidem International Medals exhibition, Colorado Springs, USA
Downed: 8@108 Royal Society of British Sculptors, London
Gripped: Deep Inspiration, Jerwood Space, London.
Walk etchings: National Print Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
Walk etchings: Wrexham Print International, Wrexham, Wales
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.
Online lectures for Bravo 22 with the Drive Project and the Royal British Legion, streamed on YouTube: For wounded, injured and sick military veterans.
Lectures and courses for U3A groups; Tate Gallery, Portrait Gallery, National Gallery
Lecturer for Bishopsgate Institute, London: Art history courses
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.
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
Lecturer In Fine Art, Hendon College, Hendon
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.
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.
Artist at the National Gallery, London; Workshops for families, adult visitors, teachers, and participants with special needs.
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.
Sculptor for the charity ‘Save the Children’: Schools Sculpture Project
Sculptor for The Barbican: 25th Birthday Sculpture Project, at Banga Bhandu School, Bethnal Green, London.
Artist and Coordinator for ‘Art Matters’: The National Gallery, Ernst And Young and NCH Children’s Charity, London.
Artist at Bullwood Hall Prison, Essex, for the National Gallery, London: Sculpture projects.
Artist for Engage, at The National Portrait Gallery, London; Teachers Courses.
Artist for Creative Partnerships, Slough: Sculpture workshops in secondary schools.
Artist at The British Museum, London: Family workshops.
Artist at The Barbican Arts Centre, London: Family workshops.
Sculptor at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London: Sculpture demonstrations in the cast courts.
Sculptor at The Science Museum, London: Sculpture workshops for families.
Artist at Lancashire Mining Museum, Salford: Talks linked to 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 linked to the exhibition Land Of Laundries.
Artist at Woodhorn Museum, Ashington , Northumberland: Workshops linked to the exhibition Black Diamonds
Artist at the Geffrye Museum, Shoreditch, London: Oral History Workshops, linked to the exhibition Land Of Laundries.
Artist at Maerdy Womens Guild, Rhondda Valley, South Wales: Oral History Workshops, for Land Of Laundries.
Artist for Channel 4 Documentary: Hear and Now.
Sculptor for Tate Gallery, London: Casting workshops for Making Sculpture
Artist for Shape Arts, London: Reminiscence Projects:
Artist for St Annes Hospital, Haringey, London.
Artist for Mind In Haringey, London
Artists Residency for the Barbican, London: Six primary schools, responding to photographer Sebastiao Salgado’s exhibition Exodus.
Artists Residency at The Imperial War Museum, and Norwood School, London: War Memorials,
Artists Residency for The Barbican, London: Myths And Monsters, Three primary schools responding to Wagner’s ‘The Ring Cycle.
Artists Residency for the National Gallery: St Paul’s Way School, Bow, London, responding to the National Gallery exhibition Encounters.
Sculpture Residency: Goathland County Primary School, North Yorkshire.
Sculpture Residency: Chettle Court Housing Estate, Haringey London.
Sculpture Residency: Windsor Secondary School, Dusseldorf, Germany.
Sculpture Residency for Artsreach: Frank Barnes School for The Deaf, Camden, London.
Sculpture Residency for Artsreach: Blanche Neville School for the Deaf, Haringey, London.
1988 - 1990
Artists Residency for Connexions Disability Arts Group: Haringey, London.
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.