Approved: 16.08.2006

Sheila Ravnkilde


Approved: 16.08.2006

I have had an amazing and valued journey as an artist. many of my projects have been large scale and have used a lot of materials.

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Artist Statement

I have had an amazing and valued journey as an artist. many of my projects have been large scale and have used a lot of materials.

At this moment in time, I am acutely aware of personal responsibility in relation to the Climate Catastrophe we face.

I do not feel able to justify continuing to use resources for my art practice. I am instead choosing to work with Extinction Rebellion to try and alter/improve the path of our children's future.

I have every respect for others who make a different choice than I am currently making.


My  Art Practice statement:

My work is always abstract, always minimal. Most of my work is large scale and wall-based. In some projects I work in 3 dimensions. The variable factors are dependent on the nature of the exhibiting space, both in visual terms and how the space can be used. So work develops from an interaction between my current thinking and a response to the exhibiting space.

Working with the space and affecting the space is important.

Colour is a major element in my work. In many projects I have worked with colour spatially, installing areas of colour in an architectural context.

In all my work, 2D/3D, a re-looking at the space, and the viewer's changing experience from different angles/ positions is integral to my thinking.

I see studio work as development of language and processes in preparation for site sensitive installations.

Processes used include poured paint, paint applied by roller directly on to walls, layers of acrylic paint/glazes applied on to MDF surfaces, use of industrial materials, use of sign vinyl.

My Art practice includes exhibiting in gallery and non gallery spaces and public art commissions.



CV & Education



Sept - Dec 2018                POURED LENGTHS - suspended, HMS project space

March 2016                        LONG BOXES - 12 colours, HMS exhibition space

June 2014                          BOXES - 68 colours, Angear Centre, Lakeside Arts, UoN

June 2013                          20-21 Scunthorpe  – Sign Vinyl Installation

Oct 2012                            COLUMNS – 12 colours as part of  Carnival of Monsters 2012

Oct 2012                            BOXES and 18 COLOURS, Harrington Mill Studios exhibition space

June 2011                          Tarpey Gallery, Castle Donington  ( two person)

April 2009                          Richard Attenborough Centre, Leicester – colour installation

Oct 2007                            8 PAIRS in situ, Harrington Mill Studios, Long Eaton

July 2006                            Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery – colour installation

March 2005                        Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham – Window 05

Feb 2002                            Stamford Art Centre  - wall painting + 3D wall structure

Oct 2001                            The Roadmender, Northampton  - installation, floor to ceiling

Oct 2000                            Exhibit, Workstation, Sheffield – wall painting

Sept 1999                          Wirksworth Art and Architecture Trail – wall painting

Sept 1998                          Wirksworth Art and Architecture Trail – external structure

June 1997                          Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery, internal and external 

April 1997                          Octopus Gallery, Saffron Walden - Internal and external work




2003                                  Colour Artist, Arts Council East Midlands offices

1998                                  Derby Dance Centre, corridor installation




Oct 2019                          A Long Engagement, Backlit Project Gallery, Nottingham

June 2015                       INBOX, Art Athina, Athens, Greece

May 2015                        INBOX, Harrington Mill Studios, exhibition space

May 2012                        The Darkness of Light, Keumsan Gallery, Seoul, Korea

Oct 2011                          STRUCTURE and SECTIONS, as part of Carnival of Monsters 2011

Dec 2010 + 11                 Midlands Open, Tarpey Gallery

Nov 2010                         Oldknows Reunion

May 2010                         We are Here, Young Curators, Wallner Gallery, Nottingham University

Dec 2007                         15“x15“ Standing Room, Harrington Mill Studios, Long Eaton

Oct 2007                          Art at the ARC, Geldards for CIA and Arts & Business, East Midlands

March 2007                     Out of Place, Angel Row, Nottingham – curated by Mary Doyle

April 2005                        Sculptural Possibilities, Cupola Gallery, Sheffield

July 2002                          Millfield Summer Show, Atkinson Gallery, Street

May 2002                         Linking Rhythms, Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham

July2001 + 02                   Visualise, Bonington Gallery, Nottingham

Sept 2000                         Wirksworth Art and Architecture trail

August 1999                     Circa NG 99, Bonington Gallery, Nottingham

April 1999                         Cheers, OCCCA, for British Lime Gallery, Santa Ana, California

1998 - 2006                      Oldknows Group Open Studios, Nottingham

Oct. 1996                          Strata Sightings, Nottingham

Jan 1996                           Byard Gallery, Nottingham (two - person)

Sept. 1995                        Ten, M.A. Fine Art Exhibition, Nottingham Trent University

July  1995                         Abstract Energy, Whiteleys , Bayswater, London

Jan. 1995                          Hung, Drawn and Quartered , The Custard Factory, Birmingham




1999                                 East Midlands Arts Award

1997                                 Grant from Eaton Fund for Artists, Nurses and Gentlewomen

1996                                 East Midlands Arts Award




1996 - 1997                     Certificate in  Arts Practice, Derby University

1993 - 1995                     MA Fine Art Degree at Nottingham Trent University

1970 - 1971                     Art Teacher's Certificate, Brighton Polytechnic

1967 - 1970                     Diploma in Art and Design at Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts

1966 - 1967                     Pre-Diploma at Central School of Art and Design