Approved: 16.08.2006

Lisa Scantlebury

Approved: 16.08.2006

The relationships between the images and objects I make are often uncomfortable; initially they are familiar yet invariably difficult to locate exactly. The images are theatrically styled, and the objects beautiful and laboured over, when placed together the ambiguity is compounded. Both object and image make references to something that may have once taken place; they are props or clues to something.Works

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    Artist Statement

    The relationships between the images and objects I make are often uncomfortable; initially they are familiar yet invariably difficult to locate exactly. The images are theatrically styled, and the objects beautiful and laboured over, when placed together the ambiguity is compounded. Both object and image make references to something that may have once taken place; they are props or clues to something.Works have been produced within the public realm through commissioned projects and are often sited in overlooked or forgotten places, recent works intend to explore places that have a particular significance. I am currently dealing with a specific series of works that takes these central formal issues/ questions to push them further; by reminding the viewer of the mortality and fragility of human life and using made physical objects as symbols that are considered to be valuable, useful, beautiful, sparkly, deeply concentrated, enticing and wonderfully colourful. These works are to investigate further the relationship between the documented, the real and the layers in between.

    CV & Education

    Group Shows

    ·      Trace                                  Bankside Gallery                      London                     2017

    ·      Alldaybreakfast                  Fringe Arts Bath                        Bath                         2016

    ·      Art Across The City           Locws International                    Swansea                 2014

    ·      Spike Island                       Open Studios                             Bristol                     2013

    ·      Spike Island                       Open Studos                              Bristol                     2011

    ·      Hidden  Impact                   Open Impact                              Bristol                     2009

    ·      Spike Island                       Open Studios                             Bristol                      2009

    ·       Spice                                 The Architecture Centre            Bristol                      2007

    ·       R O O M Editions              R O O M & R O O M II               London                   2006

    ·       R O O M Editions              R O O M & R O O M II               London                   2005

    ·       13 Eldon Terrace              Windmill Hill                                Bristol                     2004

    ·       Spike Island                      Open Studios                             Bristol                     2004

    ·       R O O M                            ‘Extension’                                 Bristol                     2004

     

    Solo Shows                                                                

    ·       Architecture Week           ‘Neither here, Nor there’        South West                  2006

    ·       Station Gallery                ‘The Day Before Today’          Bristol                          2005

    ·       Walcot Chapel                'Ceremony’                             Bath                             2003

     

    International Residencies

    ·       Inter Exchange                 HIAP / Galleria Huuto               Helsinki                    2007

    ·       Gyumri Biennial               The Sea: Dreams & Illusions Armenia                       2006

     

    Experience

    ·       Director Plenderleith Scantlebury  Fine Art Fabricators                                     Current

    ·       Member of Format  Artist network, Bristol                                                          Current

    ·       Potstop Pottery teacher, evening classes, Bristol                                             Current

    ·       5 Week exchange residency, Helsinki, Finland.                                                 2007         

    ·       3 week International Artist Residency in Armenia.                                             2006       Exhibited in the Gyumri Biennial and 10 day workshop.                                

    ·       Member of Architecture group for Spike Island development                            2005       

    ·       1 year involvement in the interpretation group at Spike Island                          2003

    ·       Artist co-ordinator Spike Open (Postcard project)                                             2003

     

    Awards & Nominations

    ·       Arts Council                                                           Helsinki Inter Exchange          2006

    ·       Nominated for Axis Public Realm                         Architecture Week                   2006

    ·       Arts Council                                                           ‘The Day Before Today’          2005

    ·       South West Arts                                                    ‘Ceremony’                              2003

     

    Reviews

    ·       AN Magazine                                                        ‘The Day Before Today’          Feb 06

    ·       Venue                                                                     ‘The Day Before Today’        Nov 05

     

    Studios

    ·      Spike Island                                                                          Bristol                         Current

    ·       Brockhall Village Studios                                                     Lancashire               1994-97

     

    Higher Education

    ·       1994 BA Hons Ceramics                                      Cardiff Institute of Higher Education

    ·       1991 BTEC National Diploma General Art & Design          Thurrock College, Essex