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Kate Johnson

Information about Kate Johnson at the University of Bradford.

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Kate Johnson MFA PG Dip(Oxon) BA(Hons) PGCE FHEAKate's background is in art practice and art history. Recently she has interwoven her practical and academic interests with the discipline of Design. Current research interests border art, culture, science and technology. Kate is currently artist and PI on AHRC funded 'Project code-named Humpty' [P c-n H] which is linked with the University of Bradford archaeological science 'Fragmented Heritage' project. P c-n H includes collaborations with University of Leeds Civil Engineering, Bradford UNESCO City of Film, Buro Happold Engineering, Hanson Aggregates and Christeyns UK Ltd. Kate currently teaches Drawing for Production across several programmes and contributes to final year project supervisions across the faculty of Engineering and Informatics.


SELECTED REVIEWS AND PUBLICATIONS2020 May. 'Project code-named Humpty' :Gesture and the Performative Body GKA Visual 2020 Feb - Mar Millenium Square 'big screen' Leeds. Screenings of P c-n H films - in partnership with Bradford UNESCO City of Film 2018 Jan - ongoing Centenary Square, ‘big screen’ Bradford. Screenings of P c-n H films2017 July ‘Burn, break, bulldoze: is it ever okay to destroy a piece of art? The Conversation 2013 Online catalogue for ‘YA4’ Leeds Gallery March showing 12 landscapes2012 ‘Yorkshire Post’ 28th September 2012. Article/ image ‘Man and Machine’2011 2011 Ilkley Art Trail : 2004 ‘The View’ [The Art House]. Front page: image 'Requiem for A Young Man'2000 ‘Art Review’ March/April. Photo published of ‘North, South, East, West’. 2000 ‘Falmouth Packet’ March 30 “New exhibitions at Falmouth Art Gallery"2000 ‘Leisure Briton’ April 6. “Incorporating Art with Nature” - reference to Falmouth exhibition2000 ‘Cornwall Review’ April p.4. Coverage of Falmouth exhibition and photo published of ‘North, South, East, West’. 2000 ‘Cornwall Life’ April p.74. Coverage of Falmouth exhibition and photo published of 'Last Judgement' 1999 ‘The View’ [The Art House] no. 16 Profile - Kate Johnson Photo published of ‘Vesuvian Man’ work in progress for Falmouth Art Gallery. 1998 ‘The View’ no. 15 Photo of exhibition at Henshaw’s Arts Centre ‘99 'Ceres' 1998 ‘Collage’ newsletter no. 11 - Photo of exhibition - Vital Art ‘98 'Hecate' 1997 Axis National Artists Register [computer database] Leeds Metropolitan University. Photos published of '1492', 'Narcissus', 'Last Judgement', 'The Fall of Icarus', 'North, South, East, West' and 'Man'.1995 ‘Royal Academy Magazine’ Sept. issue. Photo of 'The Dispossessed'. 1995 ‘Index Magazine’ Kent and area. Photo published of 'Three Figures'. 1994 ‘St. Louis Post Dispatch’ January 6 Review - Carol Ferring Shepley US. 1993 ‘St. Louis Tower Grove Gazette’ November. Review - Stephanie Gavin. Photo published of '1492' US.1993 ‘The Chicago Reader’ September 17. Photo published of 'Narcissus' US. 1993 ‘Savannah News’ April 4. Review -Marty Shuter US. 1993 ‘The Georgia Guardian’ April 9 Review - Katherine Sherman US. 1992 ‘St. Louis Post Dispatch’ November 26 Review - Carol Ferring Shepley US. 1992 ‘St. Louis Post Dispatch’ October 8 Review - Ronald Duffy US. 1992 ‘Savannah Morning News’ July 5 Review - Lisa Perot Twigg. Photo published of 'The Fall of Icarus' US.1991 ‘Art Calendar’ Photo published of 'Mary Rose' US.1991 Kansas City Area T.V. ‘University Magazine’ Feb. 2. Focus on 'Belladonna'1990 Catalogue for 9th Annual Alexandria Museum of Art 'Belladonna' and 'Mary Rose'. 1987 ‘Arts Review’ May 8. Review - Jane Norrie. UK. 1987 ‘The Oxford Times’ May 8. Review - 'N.B.' UK. 1987 ‘Isis Magazine’ (Oxford University), issue 87/II. Review - Liz Jones. UK. 1986 ‘Isis’ Magazine (Oxford University), issue 86/II. Review - Jennifer Noon. Photo of 'Coiled Figure' UK. RESEARCH RELATED ACTIVITY2019 Jun - Presentation 'Mould Making, Materials and Casting in Project code-named Humpty' Session: Embodied Knowledge Lasting Impressions: Making and Re-Making the Replica Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford2019 Feb - attended 'Celebrating Reproductions' at V and A, London2018 April - Presentation of 'Project code-named Humpty' at AHRC Digital Transformations Workshop ‘Reconnecting Artistic Practice and Humanities Research’, Furtherfield Commons, Finsbury Park2018 Mar - Meeting with P c-n H project mentor, Alison Smith, Senior Curator, National Portrait Gallery, London2018 Under consideration by Plos One ‘New Advances in the Automated Digital Reconstruction of Fragmented Artefacts for Cultural Heritage Conservation’ Dr Adrian Evans; Thomas Sparrow; Hayden Strawbridge; Andrew Holland; Kate Johnson; Robert Davis; Jarod Hutson; Matt Pope; Nick Ashton; Andrew Wilson2017 Nov attended ‘Modern Classicisms: Classical Art and Contemporary Artists in Dialogue’ at King’s College, London2017 July ‘Burn, break, bulldoze: is it ever okay to destroy a piece of art? The Conversation Jun Visit to Blythe House, Olympia, London re Cast and Mould Storage, British Museum2017 March Visit to British Museum Replications Department to meet Mike Neilson2017 March Presentation ‘Project code-named Humpty’ University of Glasgow EED&PN Symposium March 23rd2016 Feb attended ‘Symposium on Art and Terrorism’ The Courtauld Institute of Art – The Sackler Research Forum2015 July Presentation of 'Project code-named Humpty' at the AHRC Digital Transformations Theme 'Large Grants meeting', University of Oxford2015 Oct 'Drawing Differently', The Big Draw, National Media Museum Presentation and talk about 2D and 3D drawing including a live clay sculpting demonstration. Event undertaken in collaboration with Fin Caton-Rose2015 Organised conference session: 'Artist and Archaeologist/Artist Archaeologist/ Archaeologist Artist' for Theoretical Archaeology Group [TAG] Conference, University of Bradford2015 Curated a digital art exhibition 'TAG art 2015' presenting art which explores archaeological themes or processes for the Theoretical Archaeology Group [TAG] Conference, University of Bradford. The exhibition ran during the plenary session and throughout the conference in the Atrium. Dec2015 Dec Delivered paper entitled 'Creation, destruction and transformation: 'Project code-named Humpty' at the Theoretical Archaeology Group [TAG] Conference, University of Bradford2015 Exhibited 'Man and Machine', 'Vesuvian Man', 'North, South, East, West' and work in progress in digital exhibition 'TAG art 2015', University of Bradford2014 Dec 'Becoming Human', University of Bradford. Exhibition of 'Man and Machine' and a live clay sculpting demonstration. Part of the 'Being Human' festival of the Humanities

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