Approved: 16.08.2006

John Kelly

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Approved: 16.08.2006

Concepts
During the past five years my work has increasingly concentrated upon the interpretation of landscape. This has resulted in a detailed or 'forensic' study of remote locations, analysing 'moments' experienced in these places. This has included a visit to Antarctica with the British Antarctic Survey (BAS). A key work in this development was the 'forensic shoreline' produced in 2001, and

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Artist Statement

Concepts During the past five years my work has increasingly concentrated upon the interpretation of landscape. This has resulted in a detailed or 'forensic' study of remote locations, analysing 'moments' experienced in these places. This has included a visit to Antarctica with the British Antarctic Survey (BAS). A key work in this development was the 'forensic shoreline' produced in 2001, and concerned with the coastline of Southern England. Influences Travel in foreign landscapes and environments. Travel and influence of architecture eg Islamic. Different ways of interpreting landscape. Photography, travel writing, collage etc. Including a knowledge of geology and geography resulting from twenty years of teaching the subject. Geological museum display/collaboration with geologists, meteorological records / instruments, sound recording, scientific input. Career path From more recent exhibitions it can be seen that museum venues are particularly suitable. For example, the work from Antarctica will be going to the Natural History Museum, Cheltenham Museum and the Pitt-Rivers Museum (Oxford). I see this as a distinct path which has enabled more co-operative work with science-based work and those involved within scientific organisations. This path of science based work will continue. In 2005 I shall be working with the scientists of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change at the University of East Anglia. The project is described as 'Flood Cycle' and will involve a number of travels to the polar areas and also areas of sea flood hazard. Collections Magdalen and Wolfson College, Oxford Surrey University Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum Gallery 202, London East Riding Museum British Antarctic Survey Publications Poetry Anthology, Two Rivers Press Due South, Signal Books, Oxford Forthcoming shows The Valley of Vision, Samuel Palmer, Sevenoaks Gallery Due South, Museum of Zoology, Cambridge Due South, Oxford Museum Due South, Hull Maritime Museum

CV & Education

Solo exhibitions 2006 - Due South, Manchester Museum 2005 - Due South, Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum 2004 - Due South, Natural History Museum, London 2001 - Moments in Time, Yard Gallery, Nottingham 2000 - Moments in Time: An Approach to Landscape, Eich Gallery, Hull and Humberside University 1999 - Where the Rivers Flow, Phoenix Gallery, Brighton 1997 - Cities of the Interior, Phoenix Gallery, Brighton 1994 - Silent Plains and Long Journeys, Coventry School of Art 1992 - From the Silent Earth, Gallery 202, London 1988 - Small Sculptures and Drawing, Surrey University, Guildford 1987 - Constructions and Collages, Wolfson College, Oxford 1984 - Constructions, Oxford University Museum, Pitt Rivers Museum Group exhibitions 2006 - Antarctica, Edinburgh Conference Centre 2001 - The Sea, Wolverhampton Art Gallery 1998 - Built, Artnet, Cowcross Gallery, London 1998 - Ends and Means, Phoenix Gallery, Brighton 1997 - Between Speech, Invited Guest, Liverpool University 1997 - Dreams of Buildings, Phoenix Gallery, Brighton 1997 - Milton Keynes Summer Show, Invited Guest 1990 - Wimborne Festival, Guest Artist, Dorset 1980 - Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London Competitions, prizes and awards 2006 - Arts Council England, 'Flood Cycle' 2002 - Arts Council England, Antarctica/publishing