Lorna Johnson


Lorna Johnson is a visual artist working predominantly with sculpture, collage and photography. Her work is inclusive and experimental and whilst there is a respect for the traditions of the techniques, she endeavors to offer a refreshing open approach to the materials and methods that might be utilised.


Her site-specific pieces have engaged with objects and materials that have particular place meaning; a process of importing a history, to export it back out to the place in reference. To either reinforce an already acknowledged site or industry heritage to the viewer; or reawaken a heritage that should be remembered. Her recent use of shells and molasses in various installation pieces explores the precious nature of the ‘jewels’ that the sea discards and for which it is plundered for, in particular the Oyster trade (past and present).

Alongside Hondartza Fraga she created the Room For Curio•Sea•Ty at The Art Hostel, a room romanticising the sea.