Celia Johnson is an artist and lecturer.

She trained at Central St Martins (BA) and Cardiff School of Art (MFA Distinction) and lectures at Hereford College of Arts. Her work is mostly site or project specific and she's part of the walking artists network.  Her interests include the embodied experience of place; scavenging; the post-industrial landscape; archives; precarity; loss, and failure. 

Exploring ways in which a provisional painting practice expands to reimagine found and discarded objects, her work is informed by hauntology, psychogeography, the reactivation of archives, and the intersection of gender and place. 





  • MFA (Distinction), Cardiff School of Art, (2014)

  • PGCE Post-Compulsory Art & Design, Hereford College of Technology, UK (2007)

  • BA Fine Art, Central St. Martin’s College of Art and Design, UK (1999)

  • BSc Business and Finance, Cass Business School, London, UK (1988)


Selected Exhibitions


  • ​Stack, Division of Labour, Manchester Contemporary, Manchester Central (11/2021)

  • Undone, Wells Art Contemporary, Wells Cathedral (08/2021)

  • Sighting the Ancient Landscape, Croft Castle.  (08/2021) Commissioned engagement (walking) artist for Traders Tracks: an Arts Council England funded New Leaf and Salt Road project in partnership with Herefordshire Council’s Library services and the National Trust.  https://www.saltroad.org.uk/traders-tracks/

  • ​Parade: A Response, The Sidney Nolan Trust.  Dance activated installation. (08/2021)

  • Collective Gesture, Canwood Gallery (08/2019)

  • Plug, Fully Awake, Freelands Foundation, London (06/2019)

  • Residency@The Old Market, Hereford (Cashmore&Johnson) (05/2019)

  • Week of Collaborative Walks, The Sidney Nolan Trust, (07/2018)

  • 'The Fecund Line: A Response to Sidney Nolan's 'Paradise Garden'.  Solo Exhibition. The Sidney Nolan Trust, Herefordshire. UK (07/17)

  • Full Moon Walks.  Lines In The Landscape Residency.  The Sidney Nolan Trust. (07/2017)

  • Artist Talk for Walking Women (Part of UTOPIA 2016).  Somerset House.   http://www.walkingartistsnetwork.org/walking-women/

  • Time at the Bar, Made in Roath Festival (OVER HERE). Cardiff. UK. (2015)

  • Do What You Can, Cardiff Gallery Footings (C&J). Cardiff. UK.(2015)

  • AB Intervention/Divided by the Bathwater, Fringe Arts Bath (C&J). Bath. UK (2015)

  • From There to Here, Masters Exhibition Cardiff Metropolitan University. Cardiff UK. (2014)

  • A Line Made by Walking. Made in Roath. Cardiff UK.

  • .#22 High Street Arcade, Cardiff Arts Collective (Artist in Residence). Cardiff UK. (2014)

  • Performance Drawing, Drawing Symposium.  Cardiff Metropolitan University. Cardiff UK. (2014)

  • Solo Show, Institute of Art and Ideas.  Hay on Wye. UK. (2014)

(C&J - Cashmore & Johnson - collaborative practice)


  • Walking and Wellbeing.  With Dr Cathy Treadaway.(2015)

  • www.cathytreadaway.com/research/walk-and-draw/  ‘This investigation is looking at how walking and drawing might contribute to wellbeing and is part of the AHRC (Arts and Humanities Research Council) Connected Communities funded project: Urban Flows; Connections, Shared Environments and Environmental Flows – how local walking interventions induce community positivity in urban locations which is a collaboration with Birmingham City University.

  • CAAPO Cardiff (Creative Assault Art Production Organisation)‘Survivor Residency; The Survivalist Series 2013/14 (Domestic)

































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