Approved: 27.11.2010

Lyndall Phelps

Artist, Project manager, Gallery educator

Approved: 27.11.2010

My practice, which is strongly process-based, is an exploration of specific sites or particular contexts. I enjoy investigating an eclectic mix of subjects which often reveal lost, forgotten or hidden narratives. History, the military, decorative arts and the natural world, particularly birds, are recurring themes with in practice. I work with a range of media including sculpture, works on paper, photography,

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  • Location: Cambridgeshire, East
  • Activities: Practice-based research, Residencies, Public art, Gallery education, Project management
  • Categories: Film & Video, Installation, Intervention, Photography, Sculpture
  • Tags: Site-specific, Research-based, Process-based, Collaborative practice, History, Nature, Military, Botany, Horticulture, Birds
 

Biography

My practice, which is strongly process-based, is an exploration of specific sites or particular contexts. I enjoy investigating an eclectic mix of subjects which often reveal lost, forgotten or hidden narratives. History, the military, decorative arts and the natural world, particularly birds, are recurring themes with in practice. I work with a range of media including sculpture, works on paper, photography, multiples, video or sound. These are often combined in installations which are visually rich, deliberately playful, sometimes magical and at times surreal.

CV & Education

Solo Exhibitions

2013 Covariance London Canal Museum
2011 Softkill Art and Design Gallery, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield
2010 Touch Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum
2009 The Pigeon Archive Milton Keynes Gallery
2009 knit one purl one Lobby, One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London
2008 Coded Ornithology Babylon Gallery, Ely
2007 Evacuate Natural History Museum at Tring, Tring
2007 tenderest white The Town Hall Galleries, Ipswich
2004 I am obsessed with detail Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham
2004 Enigma Firstsite, Colchester
2001 fragile Alsager Arts Centre Gallery, Manchester Metropolitan University

Selected Group Exhibitions

2013 Coastal Currents Arts Festival Hastings and St. Leonards
2012 A Day With A Duck Babylon Gallery, Ely
2012 Maggs Beneath the Covers Maggs Antiquarian Bookshop, London
2012 Mouseion School of Museum Studies, University of Leicester
2012 Time and Vision Bargehouse, London
2011 Ghosts of Gone Birds Rochelle School, London
2011 Buffer Zone Sydney Olympic Park’s Armory Gallery, NSW, Australia
2010 Scion: Artwork of the month series Barrington Court, Somerset, a Beacon Art Project in partnership with the National Trust
2010 Document I a: local - global King’s Lynn Arts Centre
2009 Birdland: An Artist’s Imaginary Aviary Salisbury Arts Centre
2009 Blue Sky Ruskin Gallery, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge
2008 The Beguiling…fairytales, myths and witchcraft in contemporary art Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery
2005 Stay Great Eastern Hotel, London
2004 Tempered Ground Museum of Garden History, London
2002 Medicate Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum

Commissions

2013 Permanent commission for the Elliott Chappell Health Centre Hull, commissioned by Citycare
2013 Material Flight Permanent commission for the main reception of the University of Hertfordshire’s De Havilland Campus
2011 Permanent commission for the Wilberforce Health Centre Hull, commissioned by Citycare
2010 Archival Scenarios Barrington Court, Somerset, a Beacon Art Project in partnership with the National Trust
2009 Desirable things that come of themselves 29 Thurloe Place, South Kensington, commissioned by Arts Co, London, for Brompton Borders
2008 King’s Lynn Pilgrimage Trail Permanent commission for King’s Lynn, Norfolk
2007 tenderest white Arts Council England, East, Cambridge

Residencies

2013/14 The Higgins Bedford, in collaboration with Bedford Creative Arts
2012/13 Institute of Physics, London
2010 Scion Residency, Barrington Court, Somerset
2006/7 Natural History Museum, London & Tring
1999 Australia Council International Studio Residency, London
1998 Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin

Public Collections

Arts Council England, East
Medicate Collection, Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum
University of Hertfordshire Art Collection
Private collections in England and Australia

Awards

2012/13 Artist Access to Art Colleges – Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University
2011 Grants for the Arts (Arts Council England); Axis Artist of the Month - November
2010 Selected for Wysing Arts’ Mentoring Programme, as part of Escalator Visual Arts; Sally O’Reilly mentor
2009 Selected for Aspire, an artists’ development programme, King’s Lynn Arts Centre; Grants for the Arts (Arts Council England)
2006 The Leverhulme Trust: Artists in Residency Scheme; Grants for the Arts (Arts Council England)
2005 Grants for the Arts (Arts Council England)
2004 Selected for Escalator Visual Arts (Arts Council England, East and Commissions East)
2003 Grants for the Arts (Arts Council England)
2002 Awards for Artists (Commissions East/East England Arts)