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EMILY JOHNS, 29 Gensing Road, St Leonards on Sea, TN38 0HE, 01424 719 570.
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2016 The Politics of Print, Print Festival Scotland, Roseangle Arts Cafe Gallery, 132 Perth Road, Dundee
2016 Drawn to Witness a document of the changes in Hollington Valley local wildlife site, which lies in the path of the Queensway Gateway road.
2015-2016 The World is my Country, touring exhibition of people’s history posters. 44 venues including Women’s Museum in Fürth-Burgfarrnbach, Women’s Museum in Bonn, Senate House Library, University of Cambridge’s Festival of Ideas, Scottish Storytelling Centre
2013 From Oxbridge to Osborne, One Cafe, St Leonards on Sea
2010 -2012 Conscious Oil: myth and mind in the age of petroleum. Touring exhibition.
Hastings Arts Forum; Carmarthen University; Swansea University; Swansea Environment Centre; Pontardawe Arts Centre; Lampeter; Llandindrod; The School Creative Centre, Rye; The Welsh Assembly meeting on climate change, The Pavillion, Llangollen Torriano Meeting House, London.
2009 Sound Bench, Regents Park London.
2007 Remember Saro-Wiwa prints, Queen Mary’s College London; the Royal Geographical Society,London; Museum of London
2006-13 Drawing Paradise on the ‘Axis of Evil’, touring print show dealing with Britain’s relationship withI ran. Electric Palace cinema Hastings, Stirling, Nottingham, Birmingham, Falmouth, Tenby Museum, Little Wedlock Gallery (Gumfreston), Wrexham Arts Centre, Span Arts Centre (Narbeth), Cornerstone Gallery (Liverpool Hope University), St Luke’s Church Liverpool, The People’s Centre Liverpool, Desmond Tutu Centre for War and Peace Studies Liverpool, Milford Haven, Cardiff, Swansea, Dayton Peace Museum (Ohio, USA), Duke of Clarence Gallery London.
2004 Tree Dressing, Annual print installation (changing exhibit every year from 1992 – 2004), Railway Fields Nature Reserve,London.
2004 From Cookie to Witch is an Old Story, Woodcuts, Barbican, London
2004 The Minotaur Myth, A kinetic installation of papercuts, Burton St Leonards Society, St Leonards-on-Sea.
2001 Sanctions Engravings, Milton Keynes Gallery,Milton Keynes
2001 Paintings and Etchings, Acute Angle Gallery,London.
2001 Children’s Transport, Glass engraved wall, permanent commission, London’s Transport Museum.
2000 Gene Genie: Making choices about genetic engineering, Sci-art collaboration and touring exhibition. Paintings & etchings, Pembrokeshire Science Festival,London venues,Sussex venues,Bradford.
1997 Library design and decoration. Permanent commission, Mount Stewart Infants School, London.
1996-7 Haringey Literature Festival, Book sculptures.
1996-8 Critical Mass: New Visions of our Nuclear Legacy, Sci-art collaboration. Drawings & public workshops, London, Museum of Oxford, Edinburgh Science Festival, Blackpool, Austria, Zimbabwe.
1995 Painting of Birth,KentishTown Health Centre,London.
1994 Right to Speech, Right to Silence, Torriano Meeting House,London
1994 Chimaeras Letterpress book with lino etchings, work exhibited at Dillons Art Bookshop and Foyles,London.
1992-93 Illustrations and Prints, Poetry Society,London.
1992 Life Environmental installation, Kentish Town Health Centre, London.
1991 We Are Running Out of Poppies, Work displayed on Cenotaph (televised).


2009 Light and Dark,Hastings Arts Forum
2002 Experimental Spaces,Hastings Museum and Art Gallery.
2001 Cautionary Tales, Rock-a-Nore Gallery,Hastings.
2000 Prints and glass engraving, Upinthe Gallery, Brighton Independent Printmakers.
1993 Joan James & Emily Johns – Prints, Torriano Meeting House.
1993 Paintings and Prints, Conway Hall,London.
1992 Sources of Humanity, Conway Hall,London.
1991 Memorials to the Horrors of War, art actions with Platform London.
1990 Free Spirits and Dead Dogs, prints, Torriano Meeting House,London.


2017 Sussex Open, Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne
2017 Waterweek, Gallery North, Hailsham, curated by Charlotte Still and Clare Whistler
2016 East Sussex Open, Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne
2016 Society of Wood Engravers Annual exhibition
2015 Society of Wood Engravers Annual exhibition
2015 Sussex Artist Award, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester
2015 ‘St Leonards Edgelands’ print installation, part of Point of Decay, Bottle Alley, St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex, curated by Zeroh.
2015 Resistance is Fertile, Ovada, Oxford. Curated by Adrian Arbib.
2014 Sequence of Change, Hastings Arts Forum
2014 Waterweek, Hailsham, curated by Claire Whistler
2013 Iraq Revisited, Curated by Alan Ingram, University College London
2012 The Glory of the Garden Curated by Annie Rae, Hastings Art Forum
2012 The Peace Project, Curated by Art Below, Gallery Different,  London
2012 Beggars Hunting by Magic, Curated by Oska Lappin, St Leonards on Sea
2010 5 Printmakers, Cornerstone Gallery, Hope University, Liverpool
2006 Penny and the Others, exhibition about domestic violence, SoCo Gallery,Hastings.
2005 Remember Saro-Wiwa, shortlist,Museum of London, City Hall and Whitechapel Art Gallery.
2005 Portraiture Now SoCo, Gallery, Hastings.
2005 Hebden Bridge Sculpture Trail, (also exhibited 1998, 1999, 2003).
2005 Limited Edition, SoCo GalleryHastings.
2004 Gateway to the Greenway, sculpture shortlist, Alexandra Park, Hastings.
2004 Small Works, SoCo Gallery,Hastings.
2004 The Face and the Figure, Orleans House Gallery,London.
2003 Sons and Mothers, Collins Gallery,University ofStrathclyde,Glasgow.
2002 Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries,London.
2000 Eight Weeks, The Paper Bag Factory,London.
1998 Torriano Artists, Crouch End Library, London.
1996 Norwich Sculpture Festival.
1994 Artists’ Bookfair, Festival Hall, London
1991 Royal Society of Painter Etchers Open, Bankside Gallery, London.
1991 Department of Transport exhibition, 2 anti-M11 posters, Business Design Centre, London.


Book Illustrations

28 books of poetry published by Hearing Eye; Firework Planet, children’s book, William Oxley, (Acumen Press);Through the Anarchist Press, John Rety (Freedom Press); That Agony is Our Triumph: The Story of Sacco and Vanzetti, Milan Rai (Drava Papers); War Plan Iraq, Milan Rai (Verso); 7/7 – the London Bombings, Milan Rai (Pluto Press).

Other Illustrations

Printmaking by Ann D’Arcy Hughes, pub RotoVision 2009, contributed chapter on linoetching ; Friends of the Earth; Acumen Magazine; The Strad; BBC Music Magazine; Peace News  Women’s Environmental Network;  Ploughshares Movement; Corporate Watch; Housmans Peace Diary; Resurgence; Voices in the Wilderness; Justice Not Vengeance; Sea of Faith magazine; Poetry Now.


HND Crafts Hastings College of Art and Tech. 2005
Practical typesetting (letterpress) London College of Printing 1990-1996
Fine Art, BA Hons. Goldsmiths,London University 1991
Foundation Course Sir John Cass School of Art,London, 1988
Geography, BA Hons. Durham University, 1986


Clothworkers’ Foundation – 2 year bursary
St Pancras Trust – study award
Caedmon Trust – study award
Southern Arts – exhibition award
GLAA – exhibition award
Martin Ryle Trust – art and science exhibition award
National Artists’ Association – Artists’ Access to Art Schools award
Network Foundation – travel and exhibition award for pictoral study of Iran.
Juliet Gomperts Trust – drawing award

Bradford Peace Museum
Strathclyde University
London’s Transport Museum
Dayton Peace Museum, Ohio, USA