Celia Johnson

Artist Service Provider

I'm and artist and lecturer and my work is mostly site or project specific. I'm part of the walking artists network and very interested in the embodied experience of place; scavenging; the post-industrial landscape; archives; precarity; loss, and failure. Over the past two years I've been in residence twice at Meter Room in Coventry and am developing a project about the history of the Rex Cinema that was destroyed in 1939, informed by images from the Herbert Museum archives.

My practice explores ways in which a provisional painting practice expands to reimagine found and discarded objects, and my work is informed by hauntology, psychogeography, the reactivation of archives, and the intersection of gender and place. I work collaboratively and with festivals and community groups to facilitate walk and site based workshops that develop creative responses to place (drawing, painting and/or writing).

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