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Richard Kitchen

I’m a London-born artist and writer. I taught literature and drama in East Anglia and Spain before settling in York in 2008. I was awarded an MA in Fine Art by St John’s University in 2020. I then joined a working studio and gallery in York, instituting community outreach and a mentoring scheme for young artists. I am also a freelance editor and an interest in text informs much of my work.

My practice is fuelled by drawings, paintings, photography and poetry, and influenced by the impact of time, nature and people on the environment. Drawings respond to surfaces, responding to their underlying images and stories, and these feed further work. Collages recycle and repurpose, championing the unloved and the discarded as a metaphor for remedy. Texts are transformed into visual art by creative analytical processes such as word mapping.

I’m a co-founder of Navigators Art, a fluid collective of cross-disciplinary creatives who devise theme-based exhibitions and events in and around York. We currently comprise visual artists of all kinds, writers and a composer.

Please contact me for enquiries, commissions and workshop opportunities.

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Coney St Jam: an art intervention

Coney St Jam: an art intervention

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Mon, 17 Oct 2022 - Sat, 19 Nov 2022, 10.00am - 5.00pm Mon - Sat (except Wednesday) & Sunday 11.00 am - 4.00pm. Inspired by StreetLife's research and findings, this collective of 12 local artists is mounting a celebratory exhibition for the Project. Their mixed media show is a creative response t...more

Date: From 17/10/2022 To 19/11/2022

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    Past Exhibitions

    Oct – Nov 2022 Navigators Art ‘Coney St Jam: an art intervention: exhibition, research project and
    performance event (StreetLife, York)
    October 2022 Work selected for Cultivate’s Mix Tape 1 online exhibition
    July 2022 Featured artist for Haus-a-rest: ‘Metamorphosis’ issue
    June 2022 5 pieces accepted for ‘Art On Loop’ virtual exhibition/screens across London (The
    Holy Art)
    Work accepted for ‘The Sea’ exhibition (Fronteer, Sheffield)
    Art and poetry accepted for Haus-a-rest ‘Dada and Surrealism’ issue
    May 2022 Art published in Streetcake magazine
    Work selected for Cultivate’s ‘Burst’ online exhibition
    May 2022 Curating and exhibiting in York Theatre Royal’s Takeover Festival
    March – April 2022 Navigators Art ‘Moving Pictures’ exhibition, City Screen, York
    November 2021 ‘Dream Land’ exhibition, Norman Rae Gallery, York
    October 2021 Selected for annual York Open Studios event 2022
    Curated Halloween art and music event at 23 Piccadilly
    June 2020-Dec 2021 Co-hosted weekly open gallery event at 23 Piccadilly
    March 2020 Awarded MA in Fine Art (York St John University)
    Dec 2019 Curated ‘Wordhoard’ art & poetry event at Malthouse, York
    Sept 2019 Navigators Art ‘Close to the Edge’, York St John University
    June 2019 Navigators Art ‘Crossing the Line’, Spark, York

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