Jonathan Kearney artist


4 forthcoming exhibitions
Sept 08 - details of plans for shows in London and Brazil

July 08 - exhibition as part of large arts festival Includes new experimental work

Apr 08 - teaching in Romania

Hong Kong
Feb-Mar 08 - art in residence in Hong Kong

Indian Conference
Jan 08 - City to City conference in Hyderabad

HIV/Aids in China
Dec 07 - exhibition and education in South West China

Huge mural
Sept-Oct 07 - a 110 metre outdoor mural completed at a school

Aug 07 - Jonathan starts working as assistant to large research project

Dental Work
Aug 07 - Jonathan's work is installed at a dental practice

Tansitional Era
July 07 - Jonathan curates show of some the latest Chinese art

Liverpool & Shanghai
July 07 - the ongoing connections go on

Wiseman Village
June 07 - joint exhibtion in unusual setting, China

May 07 - 3 lectures at 3 Chinese universities

May-June 07 - Jonathan is involved in redisgning TCG Nordica

Apr 07 - Jonathan joins 30 Chinese artists for Beijing show

Liverpool & Shanghai
March 07 - more virtual (but real) connections

Artist book
Feb 07 - Chinese art book includes a foreigner for 1st time

Dream & Reality
Jan 07 - exhibition of 2 Chinese artists curated by Jonathan

Chun Qunjie
Oct 06 - retrospective exhibition curated by Jonathan

Sensory Material
Sept 06 - work selected for prestigious exhibition

Shanghai Biennial
Sept 06 - Jonathan is part of a Liverpool exhibition in twin city Shanghai

Contagious Love
Sept 06 - Jonathan curates show with 35 Chinese artists

Gallery Director/Curator
Aug 06 - new role at Sino-Scandanavian gallery in China

WAVE exhibition, London & Seoul
July-Oct 06 - a group exhibition in Britian & Korea

April-May 06 - huge solo exhibition

Colour Play, Shanghai
Mar 06 - joint exhibition with Australian artist


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Huge outdoor mural

Sept-Oct. 2007 - A phone call from Ruth Moyler, a teacher at Pilgrim's Way Primary School in Peckham, London led to Jonathan creating a 110 metre long wall mural at the school. 'Volunteer Centre, Southwark' co-ordinated the project bringing nearly 200 volunteers from 'Ernst and Young', the accountancy business, who also provided all the finance for the project.

Jonathan worked with all the children in the school creating monoprint images of 180 faces, one from each of the children. Then over a period of 3 days the previously vandalised wall around the school's football pitch was completely transformed.

Jonathan's concept firstly involved the volunteers creating shadows of themselves in the background and then he transfered the 180 face drawings onto the wall.

There was stunned silence as the children gathered on the football pitch for a grand unveiling and Richard Edwards, the Head Teacher declared 'what a transformation, the best art project I have ever seen!'

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