Kate Hammersley MRBS is an artist and sculptor creating work about landscape and change. Her practice considers what it is like to live in a world that is in a state of flux. Transient moments such as a lightning strike and events over a longer duration such as animal migration or changes to mountain topography are the inspiration behind her drawings, sculpture and installations. Using the environment as her starting point, she gathers material from the surrounding landscape, frequently creating work in three and a half dimensions. The process of making and the choice of material are an important part of her work.
Since 2002 she has been creating an on-going worldwide series of temporary text installations which feature text cut out of local newspapers. The interventions are photographed in situ with the photograph acting as a lasting document of the transitory action.
CV & Education
Qualifications and training
1994 MA Art and Art History, The University of Wales 1991 BA Art and Art History (First Class Hons), The University of Wales
2017 - Oxford Printmakers 40th Anniversary exhibition, The Oxfordshire Museum 2015 - Unravelling Time, The Abbey Sutton Courtenay 2014 Alps and Spires, Museum of Oxford - Breaking of Tulips - Unwrapping Books The University of Oxford Botanic Garden 2013 - L'Enchantement des Livres, Maison de l’International , Grenoble, France 2012 - Movements, Anomalies and Distractions, Wolfson College, University of Oxford 2011 - Immediate Territory, Magdalen Road Studios, Oxford 2011 - Innate Projects, The Public, West Bromwich 2010 - Above, Beneath, Beyond, Nature in Art, Wallsworth Hall 2010 - Rearranging Formulae: Unwrapping Books, O3 Gallery, Oxford 2010 - Rearranging Formulae: Unwrapping Books, Oxford University Press, Oxford 2010 - West Midlands Open, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham 2008 - EdgeCentrics, Williamson Tunnels, Liverpool 2007 - Abolition, Morley College, London 2004 - Challenge the Nail, Salon des Arts, London 2004 - Habitats, Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture, Middlesex University 2003 - Emma Churchill and Kate Hammersley, The Royal British Society of Sculptors, London 2003 - Flow, Aquaspace, Savannah, USA 2002 - Carry on Drawing, touring exhibition Gallery GBK, Sydney, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Touring additional venues 2002 - Fresh Idols, Sotheby's, ArtLink@Sothebys.com 2002 - Hold the Line, The Royal British Society of Sculptors, London 2001 - Cosi Fan Tutte Young International Women Artists, Sotheby's, ArtLink@sothebys.com 2001 - Sotheby's International Young Art, Sotheby's, Tel Aviv 2001 - Sotheby's International Young Art, The Elizabeth Foundation Center, New York City 2000 - Wales Drawing Biennale, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth 2000 - Worcester Treasures, Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum, Worcester 1999 - Wales Drawing Biennale, Howard Gardens Gallery , Cardiff 1998 - Showcase Wales, The Museum of Modern Art, Wales 1996 - The New English Art Club, Mall Galleries, London 1995 - These Enchanted Woods, The Museum of Modern Art, Wales 1994 - Fresh Art, Business Design Centre, London
2016 Kate Hammersley Drawings and Photographs Wolfson College University of Oxford 2006 - Order & Chaos, The University of Wales School of Art Gallery and Museum, Aberystwyth 2006 - The Secrets of Lost Spaces, The Robert Phillips Gallery, Surrey 2005 - Order & Chaos, The Booth Museum of Natural History, Brighton
2016 Filament 14, Oxford, 2011 - Artist in Residence, Nature in Art, Wallsworth Hall 2010 - Artist in Residence, Nature in Art, Wallsworth Hall 2005 - Artist in Residence, The Booth Museum of Natural History, Brighton 2004 - AA2A Artist in Residence, The University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton 2000 - Artist in Residence, Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum, Worcester 2000 - Fleming Artist in Residence, Hospitalfield House, Scotland
2016 Artist Talk, Oxford Festival of the Arts, Pegasus Theatre 2005 - Visiting Artist, South Birmingham College, Birmingham 2003 - Guest Speaker, Drawing and Sculpture Forum, The Royal British Society of Sculptors, London 2002 - Invited Professor, Art First Lecture Series, Savannah, USA Workshops 2005 - Workshop Leader, Orleans House, Twickenham 2003 - Workshop Leader National Drawing Week, Natural History Museum & The Royal British Society of Sculptors, London 2002 - Workshop Leader, Darwin Centre, The Natural History Museum & The Royal British Society of Sculptors, London
2003 - Shortlisted for the outdoor sculpture commission, The Royal British Society of Sculptors/The Natural History Museum, London
Competitions, prizes and awards
2005 - Grant Award for an individual, Arts Council, England 2002 - Presidential Fellowship, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, USA 2001 - Creative Ambitions Award, Arts Council, England
2010 - Visiting Lecturer, Aberystwyth University, Wales 2004 - Lecturer in Art and Design, Oxford City College, Oxford 2003 - Visiting Artist BA Fine Art , University of Chichester, Chichester 2002 - Invited Professor, The Drawing Center, Savannah, USA 2002 - Lecturer in Art and Design, Walsall College of Arts and Technology, Walsall 2001 - Professor of Foundations, Savannah College of Art and Design, USA
2016 'Mountains Caught in a Moment in Time' Oxford Times 2014 Alps and Spires exhibition catalogue 2012 - Movements, Anomalies and Distractions exhibition catalogue 2011 - Immediate Territory 2005 Kate Hammersley Order & Chaos exhibition catalogue
Current Member of The Royal British Society of Sculptors, London (elected 2002)