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Sheila Ravnkilde CV
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
Richard Attenborough Centre, Leicester – colour installation
April 2009
8 PAIRS in situ, Harrington Mills Studio, Long Eaton, Exhibition space launch
Oct 2007
Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery – wall painting
July 2006

Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham – Window 05

Mar 2005

Stamford Art Centre  - wall painting + 3D wall structure

Feb 2002

The Roadmender, Northampton  - installation, floor to ceiling

Oct 2001

Exhibit, Workstation, Sheffield – wall painting

Oct 2000

Wirksworth Art and Architecture Trail – wall painting

Sept 1999

Wirksworth Art and Architecture Trail – external structure

Sept 1998

Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery – 3D wall grid + external structure

June 1997

Octopus Gallery, Saffron Walden - Internal and external work

April 1997

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
15“x15 “ Standing Room, Harrington Mills Studios, Long Eaton
Dec 2007
Art at the ARC, Geldards law firm, with CIA and Arts & Business, East Midlands
Oct 2007
Out of Place, Angel Row, Nottingham – curated by Mary Doyle
Mar 2007
Sculptural Possibilities, Cupola Gallery, Sheffield
April 2005
Millfield Summer Show, Atkinson Gallery, Street
July 2002
Linking Rhythms, Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham
May 2002
Visualise, Bonington Gallery, Nottingham
July 2001
Visualise, Bonington Gallery, Nottingham
June2002
Wirksworth Art and Architecture Trail
Sept 2000
Circa NG 99, Bonington Gallery, Nottingham
Aug 1999

Cheers, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, in conjunction with the British Lime Gallery, Santa Ana, California

April 1999
Oldknows Group Open Studios, Nottingham
1998
Oldknows Group Open Studios, Nottingham
2000
Oldknows Group Open Studios, Nottingham
2001
Oldknows Group Open Studios, Nottingham
2002
Oldknows Group Open Studios, Nottingham
2004
Oldknows Group Open Studios, Nottingham
2005
Oldknows Group Open Studios, Nottingham
2006
Strata Sightings, Nottingham
Oct. 1996
Byard Gallery, Nottingham (two - person)
Jan 1996
Ten, M.A. Fine Art Exhibition, Nottingham Trent University
Sept. 1995
Abstract Energy, Whiteleys , Bayswater, London
July  1995
Hung, Drawn and Quartered , The Custard Factory, Birmingham
Jan. 1995
Leicester City Gallery Open Exhibition
Nov. 1993
Patchings Open Exhibition, Nottingham
Nov. 1992
PUBLIC ART COMMISSIONS
Colour Artist, Arts Council East Midlands offices, for Public Arts,Wakefield
2003
Derby Dance Centre, corridor installation, for C.I.A., for Derby City Council
1998
AWARDS
East Midlands Arts Award
1999
Grant from Eaton Fund for Artists, Nurses and Gentlewomen
1997
East Midlands Arts Award
1996
EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS
 
Certificate in  Arts Practice, Derby University
1996 - 97

MA Fine Art Degree at Nottingham Trent University

1993 - 95
Art Teacher's Certificate, Brighton Polytechnic
1970 - 71
Diploma in Art and Design at Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts   
1967 - 70
Pre-Diploma at Central School of Art and Design
1966 - 67
TEACHING EXPERIENCE  
University of Nottingham, School of Continuing Education, Visual Arts
2001- 2008
Taster Day, City Arts, Nottingham
Apr. 2000
Workshop , Elms Primary, Nottingham
Apr. 2000
Groundworks Parish Map, Unity Primary, Radford, Nottingham
Jan.Mar.2000
Tutor 11th Session Art & Design Workshops
1995 - 2000
Groundworks workshop, AWAAZ, Asian women’s group, Nottingham
Sept 2000
Taster Day, City Arts, Nottingham
Apr. 2000
Workshop, Elms Primary, Nottingham
Apr. 2000
Groundworks Parish Map, Unity Primary, Radford, Nottingham
Jan-Mar 2000
Tutor 11th Session Art & Design Workshops
1995 - 00
Workshop, Balloon Woods Play Centre, Nottingham
Aug. 1999
Workshop, Douglas Primary School as part of Open Studios Week
Oct. 1998
Weaving project for carers, Richard Attenborough Centre for Disability in the Arts
Feb. 1997
Supply Teacher 11th Session Art & Design Workshop
1993 - 95
Full- and part-time teaching in secondary education
1971 – 86
SPONSORSHIP
 
Butler and Willow (alloy Speedframe), Long Eaton
Oct. 2001
ALS Scaffolding Ltd., Matlock
Sept 1998
Advanced Sheet Metal, Nottingham
Feb. 1997
Richard Austin Alloys, Nottingham
Feb. 1997
Righton Ltd. (plastics), Birmingham
Feb. 1997
Shopkit Designs Ltd.
Sept. 1996
Dexion Ltd.
Nov. 1995
Sherwood Scaffolding Co. Ltd .
Aug. 1995
Fitchett and Woollacott Timber Merchants
Feb. 1995
Artists Statement

My work is always abstract, always minimal. Most of my work is large scale. I work in both 2 and 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 recent projects I have worked with colour spatially, installing areas of colour in an architectural context.
In my commission, Window 05, Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham, I have selected colours from a pre existing range of sign vinyl, working with a sign writer.
In other projects I have applied colour, by roller onto the walls:
Interlock – turquoise /black, as part of Out of Place, Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham; Colour Installation at Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery; my commission as colour artist for the Arts Council new offices in Nottingham; 10 colours, Stamford Arts Centre; 5 colours, 10 lines, 5 pairs of colours at the Workstation, Sheffield.

In more 3 dimensional projects, the emphasis has been on the viewer’s changing experience of the work as they walk past/ through/ between parts of projects installed, some pieces inviting the viewer to inhabit the work.

Projects include: Triplanes, The Roadmender, Northampton; Red Frames Suspended, Octopus Gallery, Saffron Walden; External Structure 1, Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery; Red Wedge Scaffolding, Wirksworth Art and Architecture Trail.

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.

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


e-mail
sheila @ ravnkilde.demon.co.uk