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Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks. Simonides

Anna Gillespie

Anna Gillespie

Anna Gillespie was born in 1964.

Having obtained degrees from Oxford University (Philosophy, Politics and Economics) and the London School of Economics (International Relations), 1992 saw a change of direction and the decision to become a full time sculptor.

Anna qualified as a stone mason in Bath before travelling to Italy to study with the sculptor and master carver Nigel Konstam.

In 1998 she took an MA in Fine and Media Arts at Cheltenham.

Anna now works in Bath where she lives with her young family.

Thoughts and images from the studio, informal, creative, practical notes on the everyday business of being an artist. Designed to show process rather than the finished image which can be viewed on the website.

1983-86 1986-87    BA Hons Philosophy, Politics and Economics. Oxford University. Diploma in International Relations. London School of Economics.
1992    Decision to become a full-time sculptor after five years travelling and working for non-profit organisations.
1993-95    City and Guilds in Stone Masonry and Carving. City of Bath College
R.W.A. Printmaking Open
Bath Society of Artists. Open 
R.W.A. Open
1995    Bristol. The Happening Gallery. Solo.  
Bristol. The Happening Gallery. ‘Cruciform’ group show.  
London. Wembley Exhibition Centre. Natural Stone Show.  
City of Bristol Museum & Art Gallery. ‘Broad’s Boards’.  
Edinburgh. C Venue 19, Fringe Festival group show.  
R.W.A. Open.  
Italy. Studio assistant to Nigel Konstam at the Centro d’Arte Verrocchio.
1996    Bristol. The Happening Gallery. Solo.
London. Work shown at The Cadogan Gallery
London. Work shown at The McHardy Sculpture Gallery.
Worcestershire. Work shown at the Ombersely Gallery.
Bristol. Group show by ‘Artery’ at the Leadworks.
Edinburgh. C Venue 19. Fringe Festival five women show.
1996-98    MA in Fine and Media Arts. Cheltenham.
1997    Italy. Scholarship and teaching assistant at the Centro d’Arte Verrocchio.  
Ireland. Work shown at the Yello Gallery, Kinsale. 1997-1998.  
Gloucestershire. Work shown at the Anderson Gallery. 1997-1998.
Work shown at the Gardens of Gaia Sculpture Park, Kent. 1998-1999.
Work shown at the Michael Wright Gallery, Bristol.

1999    Birth of first son.  
Bristol. Work shown at The 3-D Gallery.   Totnes. Ariel Centre. Work shown alongside solo exhibition of paintings by Sarah Gillespie.

2000    Italy. Chiostro della Collegiata. Group show. Casole d’Elsa, Siena.
2001    Salisbury. Site-specific stone commission for Lord Chichester.   
Birth of second son.
2003    Bristol. Centrespace Gallery. Solo.  
Dorset. Sherborne House Arts Centre. Two person show.   
R.W.A. Open.   
Bristol. Botany Studios. Open studio show.    Bristol. Black Cube group. UV light exhibition.
Lichfield District Council. ‘Inspire’ 100 people collaboration.
2004    Bristol. R.W.A. ‘Encore’ group show.
London. Candid Arts Trust. Network A.D. group show.
Bristol. Centrespace group show.
Bristol. Tobacco Factory. Black Cube group.
Bristol. South Bristol Art Trail.
Bath. Fringe Festival. Installation in Bath Abbey.
Yorkshire. Hebdon Bridge Sculpture Trail.
London. ‘Art London’ with the Berkeley Square Gallery.
Athens. ARTiade 2004. ‘Olympics of Visual Arts’.
Gloucestershire. Prema Arts Centre. Solo.
London. Spectrum Fine Arts.
Bristol. RWA. Autumn Exhibition.
Bath. Hotbath Gallery. Pause: capturing the sublime.
Exeter. Home is Where the Hurt Is.
Plymouth. New Street Gallery. Christmas Show.
Ashburton. Gallery No 8. Christmas Show.
Somerset Museum Services art collection.
2005    Bristol. New Gallery at the RWA. Solo.  
Plymouth. Peninsula Art Centre. Four person show.   
London. Osborne Samuel. Three person show.
Frome, Somerset. Black Swan Arts.    Buckfastleigh, Devon. Rill Centre.   
London. Osborne Samuel Gallery. Summer Show.   
Bath. BANA group exhibition.   
London. The Artist and Radio 4. South Bank Gallery.   
Manchester. Artzu Gallery. Big Shots.
2006    Art Miami Art Fair with Osborne Samuel Gallery.
Palm Beach Art Fair with Osborne Samuel Gallery.
London, Affordable Art Fair, Battersea ArtzuGallery
London, Osborne Samuel, Summer Show
Manchester, Artzu Gallery, Group Show
Oxfordhsire, Art in Action
2007    Bristol.  Royal West of England Academy.  Open Sculpture.
London Art Fair with Victor Felix Gallery
London, New York, Amsterdam, Affordable Art Fair with Victor Felix Gallery
Bath. Chapel Row Gallery, Solo Show. 
Bath. Beaux Arts Gallery, Summer Show.
Cambridge.  "Breath of Fresh Air" and Summer Show, Byard Art.
Oxfordshire. Art in Action
Corsham. Pound Arts Centre, Solo Show.
London Art Fair with Victor Felix Gallery.
London. "The Figure" at Sarah Myerscough Fine Art.
London. "Coda" with Chuck Elliott at The Gallery in Cork Street.
Plymouth University. "Artspaces". Group Show.

London. Art London Fair. Byard Art.
Manchester. Artzu Gallery. Solo
Bristol. Bristol Contempory Open. Group Show.
Bristol. View Gallery. Opening Group Show.
London Art Fair, Waterhouse & Dodd.
London,Three person show with Peter Randall-Page and Sarah Gillespie. Waterhouse & Dodd,London.
Cambridge -Solo Show. Byard Art, Cambridge.
SEEDS Film Festival. Minneapolis, USA.
Art London, Beaux Arts (Bath).
London. Victor Felix Gallery, Three person show.


London Art Fair, Beaux Arts Bath.
Solo Show - Beaux Arts Bath.
Burghley House, Sculpture Garden.
The Big Draw Self-Portrait Drawing Show, Chapel Row Gallery, Bath.
Work also shown at Byard Art, Cambridge
and Artzu Gallery, Manchester.

London Art Fair, Beaux Arts Bath.
Two Person Show, Beaux Arts Bath.
Summer Show, Beaux Arts, London.
RWA, Autumn Exhibition.
Abbey Walk Gallery, Grimsby, Group Show.
20/21 and Art London Art Fairs.
Derwent Wye Fine Arts-Group Show.


London Art Fair, Beaux Arts Bath.
Gloucester Cathedral, Open West group Show.
Solo Show, Beaux Arts Bath.
160 Autumn Exhibition, Royal West of England Academy.

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