Curriculum Vitae Feb 2018

Judy Harington – Artist  

Contact Details

E mail:   haringtonart@gmail.com

Website:   https:// judyharington.com

My art

I took early retirement from a wonderful career as a radiologist in the NHS and launched into a Fine Art Degree course at Exeter College (Plymouth University) where I attained a distinction in 2014. I travelled the world with my lovely partner then moved  to Plymouth to study Painting, Drawing and Printmaking at Plymouth College of Art.

My artistic inspiration comes from the natural world and mans’ relationship to it, particularly the coastline and sea. The work is largely experimental and process led, inspired by found objects and images. I create art which is open to interpretation, which makes people dream or question, or simply raises their spirits. I also work to highlight environmental issues, such as the dramatic decline in fish stocks worldwide, global warming and plastic pollution. I collect plastic rubbish and other items on my walks to use in my art. I support Greenpeace, Ocean Plastics and Surfers Against Sewage.

I see my life as an exploration of the world, and my art has become a way of documenting and expressing that adventure. Works include drawing and painting, print making, cyanotypes, ceramics and other 3D pieces. I am developing a performance piece related to plastic pollution which I hope to show in public places to increase awareness.

Qualifications

  • ‘A’ Levels in biology, chemistry, physics and art
  • BM (Soton 1978), Dip Obstet Gynaecol (Auckland 1981), FRCR (1986)
  • FDA Fine Art with Distinction (Plymouth Uni 2014)

Most recent employment

Consultant Radiologist at The Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (1992-2011)

Research, Lectures and Teaching

  • Numerous medical lectures and publications over the course of my career. I also have extensive teaching and mentoring experience
  • ‘The Art of Medicine’ – a lecture at a symposium in Plymouth, Devon organised by a group of academic scientists and artists (Art in the Dock, Science in the Stocks) March 2010
  • Assistant at Stallcombe House, Devon for Adults with Learning Disabilities running art and craft workshops 2014
  • Teaching beginners (including children) to throw on a potter’s wheel at the Westcountry Crafts Fair, Exmouth, 3rd June 2017
  • Drop-in ‘Self Portrait’ workshops utilising photocopier, collage and drawing at Plymouth College of Art, as part of Tate Exchange, 31st Jan +1st Feb 2018
  • Running a print workshop at Tate Modern for Tate Exchange as a member of ‘Print Club’, 2nd Feb 2018
  • Volunteer at the National Marine Aquarium, Plymouth, assisting children with art projects, March 2018

Book

‘Reflections on Water – A Photobook from Devon’, published 2014 through Blurb.com

Exhibitions

  • Regular art exhibitions at a local GP Surgery, Woodbury, Devon which I coordinated and curated (2000 -2015)
  • Topsham Art Exhibitions and Lympstone Art Exhibitions 1998 and 1999
  • The Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, Exeter Open Exhibitions 2005, 2012 and 2013
  • Fine Art Foundation Degree Summer Shows, Exeter College, Exeter  2012, 2013 and 2014
  • Exmouth Art Group Summer Exhibitions, Exmouth, Devon 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016
  • Exmouth Festival Art Show, Exmouth, Devon May 2014, May 2015 and May 2017
  • Exeter Contemporary Arts Hub 3rd Year Anniversary Exhibition, Exeter Nov 2014
  • ‘Reinterpretation’ (a site specific exhibition) at St Olaves Church, Exeter July 2014
  • Exmouth Ceramics Group Festival Show May 2015, 2016 and 2017
  • Devon Open Studios, Woodbury, Devon  10 – 25th Sept 2016
  • South West Academy of Fine and Applied Arts Open Exhibition, Exeter Castle 12 – 17th Sept 2016
  • The Observatory: Perspectives on landscape, society and spirit, University of Exeter Open Exhibition, Exeter 11-18th June 2017
  • 165th Annual RWA Open Exhibition, Bristol 1 Oct – 3 Dec 2017

Prizes

  • Winner of the Neilson’s 3D Best in Show Cup at the Exmouth Art Group Annual Exhibition at Ocean, September 2015
  • Winner of the Bovey Tracey Festival Pottery Showdown Challenge with Sally-Jo, finalist from The BBC Great Pottery Throw Down, June 2016
  • Runner-up for Best in Show at the Exmouth Art Group Annual Exhibition Sept 2016 for a large charcoal drawing
  • Shortlisted for ‘Local Focus, Global Challenges’ photographic competition, University of Plymouth May 2017

Ambitions

  • To develop my art through practice, exploration, research and collaboration
  •  To be open to new ideas and opportunities
  • To share my ideas and art with a wider audience including social engagement through performance and other practice

Please feel free to contact me:

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