John Whitney is a well-known and highly regarded visual artist who has been working with South Australian schools and communities over many years.
He started his working life as a secondary visual arts educator. After a number of years teaching he has dedicated his talent and skill to continuing his work with school students but as a professional visual artist.
John won the Education and Arts Ministers’ Award for his work as an artist working in schools in 2003, and has also won a number of Art awards and prizes over the years.
He has been a core artist working for Carclew’s Arts & Education Program in Artists in Schools, Arts Blast, Cargo and Creative Education Partnership Artist in Residence projects (AiR). John was one of two lead artists for Carclew’s AiR project in Murray Bridge in 2010 which went on to win an international award from The Campaign for Drawing (U.K.).
John’s work is not limited to schools as he is also in high demand for Adelaide’s annual Womadelaide, Adelaide Fringe and Festival. He also contributes his time and skills to working with communities and Councils both in metro Adelaide and regionally.
John is happy to work in both metropolitan and regional locations and invites you to contact him about workshops and commissions.
Mobile: 0418 812 807