Elona Bennett - Sculptor

Elona Bennett CV

Education

1965-70 - Kingston-upon-Thames College of Art, Surrey - Sculpture/drawing.

1969-70 - St Martin’s School of Art - Advanced Course in Sculpture.

Affiliations

2005 - Elected Fellow Royal British Society of Sculptors.

2005-Present - Trustee of Reading Foundation of the Arts.

2003-06 - On Council at the Royal British Society of Sculptors.

Exhibitions and Talks

2009 - “450 sq ft”, Gallery 5, London W11, group show.

2009 - “On Being”, The Gallery, Moss Timber, Hammersmith, London W6 - retrospective, solo show.

2007 - “18@108”. Royal British Society of Sculptors, London W7 - group show.

2007 - “Sculptors on Sculpture”, Talk at Royal British Society of Sculptors.

2006 - “Red Art” ,The Troubadour, London SW5, group show.

2004 - "RBS Annual”, Royal British Society of Sculptors, London W7.

2004 - Group show, the Art House, Hampshire.

1999-2003 - “Artists at Home”, open studios annual exhibition, Hammersmith, London.

1998 - “Borough Open Exhibition”, Riverside Studios, Hammersmith, London.

1990 - “West London Open”, Small mansion Arts Centre, London W3.

1987- “British Women Artists Diary 1987”, Battersea Arts Centre, London W11.

1986 - “ Five Artists in Ravenscourt Park”, Hammersmith, London W6.

1983 - “Sculpture by Women”, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, reviewed favourably on Pebble Mill at One, BBC television.

1982 - “Women on Women”, Battersea Arts Centre, London W11.

1981 - “Artists in Adult Education”, Camden Arts Centre, London NW3.

1970 - “New Sculpture 1970”, Arts Council touring show.

1970 - “Concatenation”, Arts Lab, Camden London NW1.

Commissions and Residencies

1980-2010 - Have completed and sold many private commissions.

2009 - Residency, Moss Timber Yard, Hammersmith, London W6.

2006 - Residency, Torciara, Italy.

2007 - Designed and carved models for two childrens’ novelty books.

2004 - Designed and carved words and motifs on memorial bench.

2003 - Designed and created sculptures for Richard Joseph’s Memorial Garden, Shepherd’s Bush, London, W12.

2002 - Public Commission for St. George’s Hospital Medical School, London, commemorating 250 years of medical training at the School. “Handing on Skills, Ideas and Ideals…” unveiled by HRH the Queen.

1990 - Commissioned by Mercury Communication to carve two figures in English oak, for St Mary’s Churchyard, Reading, Berkshire.

1989 - Shortlisted to carve figure in Lady Chapel, Winchester Cathedral.

1968 - Won competition to make playground sculpture in Camden Town, London. Four sculptures were made from my maquettes.

Teaching

2003-Present - Run private classes and mentoring sessions.

2003 - Worked with youth group to make sculptures for memorial garden.

1980-1996 - Ran classes on parenting and child development, with particular emphasis on markmaking.

1985-89 - Associate lecturer at Clapham and Battersea Adult Education Institute, with responsibilities for equal opportunities.

1975-85 - Part time tutor of woodcarving at Clapham and Battersea AEI. Camberwell School of Art, Farnham College of Art, Dartington Hall, St. Martin’s School of Art.

1970-73 - Part time tutor at Maidstone College of Art and Norwich School of Art.

Publications

2004 - “Sculptors Bible”, John Plowman, kp books.

1986/7 - Women Artist’s Diary.

1986 - Feminist Arts News, “in conversation” articles.

1972 - Time Out, wrote first article on women artists in magazine.

Conferences/Organisations

1982-89 - On executive committee of Women Artists Slide Library.

1987 - International Association of Women Artists, conference. Attended as representative of Women Artists Slide Library.

1980-84 - Spoke at several national conferences in Glasgow, Birmingham, ICA London.

1971-72 - Founder member of the London Women’s Film group and Women Artists group.

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