Louise Plant creates sculpture inspired by the dynamics of movement. She works with marble, stone, bronze, cast iron and steel and has a particular feel for the direction the material wants to go. ‘Her sculptures are visually striking with a wonderful sense of aliveness and character’. Virginia Grub, Art Contact, 2020
Louise studied sculpture with the Open College of the Arts in 1992, whilst working full time as a teacher. Leaving teaching in 1994, Louise continued to study and make sculpture. She was elected Member of the Royal Society of Sculptors in 2003 and became Fellow in 2014.
Louise Plant has exhibited widely including MOCA, Cheeseburn Grange, Asthall Manor, New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, the Usher and Wysing Arts.
Awards include the Brian Mercer Scholarship, Studio Sem, Italy, the KKV Bohuslän Scholarship, Sweden and the Year of the Artist Award, Arts Council England.
Her work is held in private collections globally and she has been commissioned by the MOD Northwood, the RNIB Loughborough, Durham County Council, Somerset County Council and the Waldorf Astoria Bangkok.
CV & Education
Selected Group Exhibitions
2019 The Royal Society of Sculptors Summer Exhibition, Dora House, London.
2018 The Royal Society of Sculptors Summer Exhibition, Dora House, London. OnForm, Asthall Manor, Oxfordshire. Cheeseburn Grange, Northumberland.
2017 ‘What the Artist Saw’, MOCA, London and New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, Leicester. Burghley House, Lincolnshire. KKV, Bohuslän, Sweden.
2016 OnForm, Asthall Manor, Oxfordshire. Burghley House Sculpture Garden, Lincolnshire. KKV, Bohuslän, Sweden.
2015 Uddenskulptur 2015 Jubileum, Udden, Hunnebostrand, Sweden. ‘Funny Ha Ha’, Burghley, Lincolnshire.
2014 Sculpture in the Garden, University of Leicester. ‘A Creative Consensus’, Derby University. Burghley House Sculpture Garden, Lincolnshire.
2013 Burghley House Sculpture Garden, Lincolnshire. The Bowes Museum, Teesdale.
2012 ‘Flora and Fauna’, Burghley, Lincolnshire. ‘A Question of Sport’, Clifford Chance, Canary Wharf, London.
2011 Royal Society of Sculptors, Pietrasanta, Italy. Sculpture at The Grove, Hertfordshire. Woburn Artbeat, Bedfordshire. ‘A Decade of Sculpture in the Garden’, Harold Martin Botanical Gardens, University of Leicester.
2010 ‘Elemental’, Friar Gate Studios, Derby.
2009 ‘Art Contact - Sculpture 2009’, Cambridge
2008 ‘Pride’, Clifford Chance, Canary Wharf, London. Dora House, Royal Society of Sculptors, London.
2006/2007 Touring Exhibition of 2006 Symposium, Volterra, Italy.
2005 ‘Steel and Stone’, Ipswich. ‘33’, Doncaster.
2003 ‘Art Auction’, The Ashbourne Gallery, Derbyshire. ‘CONNECT’, The City Gallery, Leicester. ‘4AA2A’, Banks Mill, Derby.
2001 ‘Breaking the Barriers’, Usher Gallery, Lincoln. ‘Paper, Stone’, The Point, Doncaster.
2000 ‘Reminds me of my Friend’, Wysing Arts, Cambridge.
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2020 ‘Regatta’, Middleton Lodge, Richmond.
2019 ‘Regatta’, Cheeseburn Grange, Northumberland.
2018 ‘Ps in a Pod’, Bishop Auckland Town Hall.
Commissions; Public and Corporate
2017/18 Durham County Council. Waldorf Astoria, Bangkok.
2011 MoD, Northwood Headquarters, Middlesex.
2008 Persimmon and Continuum Arts, Port Marine, Bristol.
2004 Cunard Shipping Company, London.
2003 RNIB Vocational College, Loughborough.
2002 The Bedford Design Group, Bedford.
2000 Express by Holiday Inn, Poole.
1999 The Earth Centre, Yorkshire. Northcliffe School, Doncaster. George Farrar, Birchover. Twin Interiors, Chesterfield.
2014 VAR Initiative, Leonardo da Vinci Programme, Iceland.
2013 ‘Response to Landscape’, Bowes Museum, Teesdale, UK; lead sculptor.
2012 ‘Facets of Stone’, Teesdale, UK.
2009 International Sculpture Symposium, IUCAA, Pune, India.
2006 International Sculpture Symposium, Global Stone, Volterra, Italy.
2014 The Bohusläns Stone Scholarship, KKV, Bohuslän, Sweden.
2013 AA2A, Derby University.
2007 Brian Mercer Scholarship, Fondazione Sem, Pietrasanta, Italy.
2002 AA2A, Derby University.
2000 Arts Council England; Year of the Artist Award.
Media and Publications
2013 Radio Teesdale.
2004 BBC Radio Derby.
2001 BBC Radio 4. The Times Educational Supplement.
2014 Gerlesborgsskolan Art School, Sweden.
2012+2013 The Stone Festival, Teesdale.
2009 Inter University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pune, India.
2008 Royal British Society of Sculptors, London. Brian Mercer Charitable Trust, Blackburn.
2007 Fondazione Sem, Pietrasanta, Italy.
2003 Leicester City Gallery, Leicester. Doncaster Art Club, Doncaster.
2014 Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Sculptors (FRSS).
2012- 16 Council Member; Royal Society of Sculptors.
2013- 15 Selection Panel Member, Brian Mercer Bronze Scholarship;Royal Society of Sculptors.
2011- 12 Exhibitions Committee Member; Royal Society of Sculptors.
2008- 11 Selection Panel Member, Brian Mercer Stone Scholarship; Royal Society of Sculptors.
2003 Elected Member of the Royal Society of Sculptors (MRSS).
2007 Brian Mercer Scholarship at Fondazione Sem, Pietrasanta, Italy.
2006- 08 Mentee of Helaine Blumenfeld, OBE.
2003 Post Graduate Certificate in Arts Practice, University of Derby.
1997 Art and Design Foundation, Doncaster Art College.
1992 Open College of the Arts - Sculpture, Barnsley.
1982 B.Ed Honours, Sheffield.
2014 Visiting Lecturer, Loughborough School of Arts, Loughborough University.
2010- 14 Lecturer, Derby College.
1984- 93 Teacher, Head of Department and Advisory Teacher, South Yorkshire.