Approved: 09.10.2009

Frances Carlile

Artist

Approved: 09.10.2009

I work directly with the landscape in sculpture and print. Both as a source of inspiration and of materials found. I use fragments of the real landscape from hedgerows, moreland and the sea shore. These are either cast or plated or used as found, and constructed into fragile sculpture. I use motifs of house, tree and boat to explore ideas of solitude and stillness. They provide scale in an otherwise limitless landscape. The prints provide depth and enrich the work.They are often concerned with imaginary situations, with echoes of myths and fairy tales. Drawing is a way of travelling through the work, a means of reinvention.

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  • Location: Ludlow, West Midlands
  • Artforms: Drawing, Printmaking, Sculpture
  • Tags: absence, fairytale, light, night, trees, works on paper, assemblage, book, butterfly, fairy tale, house, museum, fariytale, thorns, bird
 

Artist Statement

I work directly with the landscape in sculpture and print. Both as a source of inspiration and of materials found. I use fragments of the real landscape from hedgerows, moreland and the sea shore. These are either cast or plated or used as found, and constructed into fragile sculpture. I use motifs of house, tree and boat to explore ideas of solitude and stillness. They provide scale in an otherwise limitless landscape. The prints provide depth and enrich the work.They are often concerned with imaginary situations, with echoes of myths and fairy tales. Drawing is a way of travelling through the work, a means of reinvention.

My prefered way of working is to make a complete exhibition or project using different elements: sculpture, print, drawing and to allow the interaction between the works to create greater depth. I also enjoy working with others where the unexpected and the unplanned can happen.

CV & Education

1995 - MA Sculpture, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London

1991 -BA Fine Art, Camberwell College of Arts, London.

Solo exhibitions  2013 - Winter Work, Old School Gallery, Bleddfa  2007 - 20 Years On , Country Works Gallery, Montgomery. 2003 - Surrounded by Weather, Old School Gallery, Bleddfa, Powys. 2000 - Memento, Oriel 31, (Oriel Davies), Newtown, Powys.

Group exhibitions 2017 - Wandering The Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk. 2017 Everything is Illuminated, The Gallery, Masham. 2015 - House Oriel Davies, Newtown. 2015 - The Masters, releif prints Bankside gallery, London 2014- Two Horizons, Wem Town Hall. 2013 - Hay Makers Gallery, Hay on Wye. 2013 - Drawing on the Domestic, The Sidney Nolan Trust, The Rodd, Presteigne. - Wrexham Print International, Oriel Wrecsam, Wrexham. 2012 - RE Open , Bankside Gallery, London 2011 - New Prints, Silk Top Hat Gallery, Ludlow. 2010 Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London. 2009 - Fresh Air, Quenington Old Rectory, Quenington 2009 - State of the Estate, Penpont, Brecon. 2006 - Undercover, Oriel Davies, Newtown. 1996 - Lightness and Weight, the Custard Factory, , Birmingham./ 1996 - Tracer, The Tannery, London 1995 - Out of the Nineties, Mall Galleries, London. 1994 - Mostyn Open, Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno

Residencies and Projects 2013 - Drawing on the Domestic, The Sidney Nolan trust, The Rodd, Presteigne. Earth's Human Shores The Bossanyi Studio, Pinner, London. Private commissions 2004 - First Fruit, Knighton, Powys. 2003 - the Greening of Leaves, Dingle Nurseries, Welshpool, Powys. 2002 - The Protagonist, Newtown, Powys. 2001 - Embarkation, Glansevern Gardens, Berriew, Powys.