John Hodkinson

      John Hodkinson

Born in Yorkshire, 1946



Leeds College of Art

Phil May Prize for Drawing, Dip. A.D.


The Royal College of Art, London


1979 to 2005

Senior Lecturer

University of Central Lancashire.

1975-1991 Industrial Training Tutor

BA(Hons) Graphic Design.
1997-2002: Course Leader

BA(Hons) Illustration.

Retired in January 2005

Main interest

is in the forces of

Nature, Time &  Culture.


A Small Portfolio:



One Man Exhibitions:
1980 Lancashire Polytechnic Arts Centre, Preston.
1981 Charlotte Mason College, Ambleside, Cumbria.
1983 Liverpool Everyman Theatre.
1985 Newcastle Playhouse, Newcastle upon Tyne.
1986 Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal, Cumbria.
1989 Lancashire Polytechnic Faculty of Arts.
1992 Heyoka. University of Central Lancashire.
1995 Gallery III, The Collective Gallery, Edinburgh.
1995 Thir a Muigh, University of Central Lancashire
1995 Thir a Muigh, Morven Gallery, Lewis, Scotland.
1996 Millom Station Craft Centre, Millom.
1996 The Bookcase, Carlisle
1997 Windermere Steamboat Museum.
1999 Land, Marks: Morven Gallery, Lewis, Scotland.
1999 Landmarks (Rim of broken images): Pendle Art Gallery, Lancashire
2003 Passing Places: Morven Gallery, Lewis, Scotland.
2005 The Tin Road, Cromarty Court House Museum, Cromarty, Scotland

2011 The Tin Road (with new work), Moray Art Centre, Findhorn, Scotland

Two Man Exhibitions:
1990 Meta Incognita. (with Ian Walton) Brantwood Cumbria
1991 Edgin' the Blues. (with Ian Walton) Faculty of Arts, Lancashire Polytechnic.
2003 The Last Wolf and other stories

(collaboration with Bob Pegg,musician, storyteller.)
The Bleddfa Centre, Wales.

2010 Textures of an Island

(with Rhea Banker) The Museum, Great Bernera

Selected Group Exhibitions:
1978 Ilkley Literature Festival. Works in honour of Ted Hughes
1979 Illustration RCA. Royal College of Art.
1987 Kurt Schwitters Centenary Exhibition, Abbot Hall Gallery, Kendal.
1989 Lake Artists Society, Cumbria.
1989 Cumbrian Artists.
1993 Mixed Feelings. Dean Clough Galley of Contemporary Art, Halifax.
1995 CD3 The Finale. Collective Gallery, Edinburgh.
1995 Edge of the North wind II. Morven Gallery, Lewis, Scotland.
1995 Edge of the North Wind II. Ramsgate Library gallery, Kent.
1995 Here Comes Summer. mid-Pennine Gallery, Burnley. Lancashire
1996-2004. Morven Gallery, Lewis.
1996-1998 Blue: Artreach Touring exhibition:
May/June 98:"New Lines" Diorama Gallery, London..
2000 Summer: USA. Staff exhibition, Dept of Visual Communication, UCLAN
May 2005: The Tin Road: Cromarty Court House Museum,
2005: Good Morning Herr Schwitters, Guten Abend Mr. Ruskin, Brantwood, Coniston, Cumbria.

2012: Every Picture Tells a Story,The Stables Gallery, Cromarty.

2013: Hills of the North Rejoice, All Saints Church, Watermillock, Cumbria

Works in private collections in England, Scotland, Canada, America, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Japan.


Design & Illustration: A Coniston Notebook

Text Gilly Hodkinson (Ruskin Museum, Coniston)

Illustrations: Highland Folk Tales by Bob Pegg (The History Press)

Artist, Illustrator & Designer