Richard Kitchen North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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Richard Kitchen is a visual artist and writer based in York, UK, who has taught literature and theatre in the UK and Spain. In 2020 he was awarded an MA in Fine Art and went on to work at Malthouse studios and to co-manage a community gallery at 23 Piccadilly. He is a co-founder of NAVIGATORS ART & PERFORMANCE. He is also a freelance editor and proofreader. He welcomes enquiries and commissions

Richard's cross-disciplinary practice embraces paper and photo collage, drawing and painting, wall art, frottage, sculpture, installation, poetry and performance. His work is influenced by the effect of time and nature (and people) on the environment. He advocates the recycling and repurposing of materials and much of his art makes new connections between disparate sources, often finding beauty in the unloved and the discarded. In times beset by division, distraction and crisis, he believes that how we piece together fragments of experience is how we try to make sense of the world. He is interested in exploring text as a visual as well as a verbal medium.

NAVIGATORS ART & PERFORMANCE is a loose collective of local artists originally set up in 2019. Currently a 12-strong hive of artists, writers, musicians and performers, they engage with community projects to enhance and interpret their work for a wider public. They mentor young and emerging artists and encourage enquiries from potential collaborators, particularly those who are less established or underrepresented and have no regular platform for displaying work. Navigators can be found on Instagram and Facebook @navigatorsart and Email for enquiries, commissions, etc.:


The Fragments (selections from series), Mixed media, 2019


Peregrine (series of 4), Mixed media collage, 2020


Cov-ish #1 & #2 , Collage, 2021


Just one of those things, Collage, 2020



Recent 2022-3, 2021-2023


Projects and exhibitions


Moving Pictures II

09/01/2023 — 03/03/2023

A sequel to our first Moving pix show at City Screen York, last year.

HELMSLEY ARTS CENTRE, Helmsley, N. Yorks Details

Coney Street Jam

17/10/2022 — 20/01/2023

Artists in residence at this community project in the heart of York, looking at the past, present and possible future(s) of this historic street.

StreetLife, York, York Details

The Unspoken

09/05/2022 — 15/05/2022

Theatre Royal, York Details

Moving Pictures

12/03/2022 — 16/04/2022

City Screen Picturehouse, York Details

Piccadilly Pop Up

04/04/2020 — ongoing

Every Saturday, 12.00 - 18.00 (when restrictions permit): open studios/gallery exhibition.

The Old Tax Office, 23 Piccadilly, York, York Details



Art and Poetry evening, participatory workshop/event.

Malthouse, York, York Details

Close to the Edge

23/09/2019 — 27/09/2019

MA Final show

York St John University, York Details

Crossing the Line

02/06/2019 — 07/06/2019

MA show

Spark:York, York Details
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