b. 22.10.1932, Madingley, Cambridgeshire - 19.03.2011, London
     
EDUCATION / TEACHING
1972   Visiting teaching, external examining, etc. at BA & MA levels
1968-71   MA Royal College of Art & Research Fellowship
1963-68   NDD painting and textiles. Teaching in London, Ghana and Pakistan
1958-62   Studies in paintings and fabric printing at Chelsea College of Art
1951-58   BSc (Agriculture) and research in grassland agronomy
     
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2014   A View from a Window, Camden Arts Centre, London, UK
2013   Shelagh Wakely, R O O M Artspace, London, UK
2010   Shelagh Wakely drawing exhibition, R O O M Artspace, London, UK
2002   a space for dreaming, Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham, UK
1999   Minerva Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
1997   each one of a thousand, Galerie Le Monde de l'Art, Paris, France
    paisagem inutil & the practice of enchantment, Instituto Brasil-EstadoUnidos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1994   rainsquare (installation), South London Gallery, London, UK
1993   aguadorado (installation), Museu do Acude, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1992   gold/dust, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK
    açafrão sobre concreto & cut silk, Galeria Sergio Porto, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1991   curcuma sul travertino (installation), British School at Rome, Italy
1989   as yet unnamed, The Showroom, London, UK
    falling, Piwna 20/26, Warsaw, Poland
1985   the representation of a baroque garden, Portland Sculpture Park, Dorset, UK
1982   if a fan becomes a fountain, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, UK
1980   the palace was closed on Mondays, the fountains were not playing, Piwna 20/26, Warsaw, Poland
1979   towards the inside of a container, ICA, London, UK
    towards the inside of a container, LYC Museum, Cumbria, UK
    it is so green outside it is difficult to leave the window, Coracle Press Gallery, London, UK
1977   some encounters with reality, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK
     
COMMISSIONS
2010   Nottingham University Hospital City Campus, radiotherapy unit, Nottingham, UK
    Stainless steel sculpture for the central courtyard, Vale Community Hospital, Dursley, Gloucestershire, UK
2009   dream ivy, Beckenham Beacon Hospital, Kent, UK
    Two double doors and grills for entrance to rubbish collection areas, Dering Street, London, UK
2008   Waterjet cut 6mm thick corten steel, Tracery Arch Temple Quays, Bristol, UK
    Glass for office entrance, Temple Quay, Bristol, UK
    Glass for Ibis Hotel, Temple Quay, Bristol, UK
    dream flowers for eight cities & a tracing of a cherry tree, Showa Public Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
2006   Artworks in glass and corten steel, Temple Meades, Bristol, UK
2005   Security gate in bronze, 77 Grosvenor Street, Grosvenor Estates, London, UK
2004   Two slightly curved Portland stone walls in the porte-cochere, 199 Knightsbridge, London, UK
2002   a shadow of a tree, the pattern of the rain, Mitsubishi Estate Co. Marunouchi building, Tokyo, Japan
2001    Mosaic for the Royal Albert Hall South porch tympanum, London, UK
2000   pools in a golden carpet, acelebration of the refurbishment of Barking town square, London, UK
1999   the practice of enchantment, Martineau Johnson solicitors Birmingham, UK
    silver skin, outside intensive care unit, Dorset County Hospital, Dorchester, UK
1997   Seven Dials Piazetta (with John Newling), Covent Garden, London, UK
1996   Wool carpet, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Centre, Birmingham, UK
    Top floor lift lobby new wing, General Infirmary, Leeds, UK
1986   a fountain garden, Northwick Park Hospital, London, UK
1982   five tables in a courtyard garden, St George's Hospital, London, UK
     
OTHER (PERFORMANCE / INSTALLATION)
2005   slit scarlet, collaboration with musician Sarah Sarhandi, Sidney Sussex College Chapel, Cambridge, UK
2004   the knightsbridge garden, Chelsea Flower Show, London, UK
2003   egypsia & the phenix installation and performance with Tunga, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1993   silver skin installation, Princes Quay Shopping Centre, Hull, UK
     
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2009   Collaborators, editions and unique works, R O O M London, UK
2006   Editions and unique works, R O O M Gallery Bristol & R O O M T O O London, UK
2005   Editions and unique works, R O O M Gallery Bristol & R O O M T O O London, UK
2003   Digital prints and videos, R O O M Gallery Bristol, UK
2002   Artist for a memorial for Diana Princess of Wales with Gustafson Porter Designers, London, UK
    like gold dust 8 artists working with gold, Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham, UK
2000   structurally sound 4 British artists, X-Teresa, Mexico City, Mexico
    underground movement, Feeringbury Manor, Colchester, UK
    secret gardens, Trinity Hospital, Greenwich, U
    artlink-international artists camp (British Council representative) and exhibition, Barefoot gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
1997   a little object, Centre for Freudian Analysis & Research, London, UK
1996   a path for ghosts, clio, Synagogy na Polmovce, Prague, Czech Republic
    beyond consumption, LIFE/LIVE la scene artistique au Royaume-Uni en 1996 (with Cairn Gallery) Musée d’ Art
    Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France & Centro Cultural de Belem, Lisbon, Portugal
1993   dustculturenobodyfloorpreciousfalsetwo installation, Cairn Gallery, Nailsworth, UK
    room 45 hotel des voyageurs, Hotel d’Angleterre, Lambulle, and Galérie du Chai, Saint-Brienc, France
1992   the image of an object under water is virtual, some activities around Noon on the Summer Solstice
1991   scarlet silk & cut cotton installations ‘an English summer’ British Art in Northern Italy, Palazzo Ruini Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Second Ephemeral Sculpture exhibition, Fortaleza, Brazil
1990   Antoni Malinowski, Kate Smith, Shelagh Wakely, Dean Whatmuff, Mario Flecha Gallery, London, UKla jouisseuse drawing, Kettles Yard, Cambridge, UK
1986   la jouisseuse drawing, Kettles Yard, Cambridge, UK
1985   new art, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, UK
1984   Sculptors drawings, British Council Touring show, UK
    concepts of space in contemporary art, National Museum, Warsaw
    collazione inglese at scuola di san pasquale, Venice Biennale (Anthony Reynolds selection)
    art within reach, Air Gallery, London, UK
1983   Stroke, line and figure, Gimpel Fils, London, UK
1982   British Artists prints, British Council Touring, Brazil and tour
    7th International Print Biennale, Bradford, UK
1991   Bookworks by British Artists, XVI Sao Paulo Biennale, Brazil
    2nd Biennale of European Graphic Art, Baden-Baden, Germany
    LIS’81 International Drawing Show, Galeria Nacional de Arte Moderna, Lisbon, Portugal
1980   British Art 1940-80 from the Arts Council Collection, Hayward Gallery, London, UK
1979   6th International Print Biennale, Bradford, UK
    4th Cleveland International Drawing Biennale, UK
1978   Fo(u)ndlings Coracle Press Gallery, London, UK
1977   British Artists Prints 1972-77, British Council Touring, UK
    Summer Show 1, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK
1976   Alison Wilding and Shelagh Wakely, Air Gallery, London, UK
1975   Exhibition for opening of Air Gallery, London, UK
     
VIDEOS
2010   flowers video animation and collaborative performance with dancer Yong-min Cho
2009   into the night video with sound by musician Sarah Sarhandi
2005   slit scarlet collaboration with musician Sarah Sarhandi
2003   egypsia & the phenix from installation and performance collaboration with Tunga, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1994   j’appelle un chat un chat video accompanying Sharon Kivland’s book, The Library London (menswear store combining fashion, art & design curated by Book Works), London, UK
1991-2000   Documentaries of installations for Henry Moore Trust and other artists
1988   Videos and documentaries of Shelagh Wakely works and various video works
1989   Collaborations with Tunga on various videos shown with Tunga’s exhibitions at: Bard College New York; Museum of Contemporary Art Miami; Museu Alejandro Otero Caracas; Musee Jeu de Paume Paris; Govett-kerr, London; Instituto Cervantes, Paris; pyramid at The Louvre, Paris; PS1 New York
     
AWARDS / RECOGNITIONS
1993   Wingate scholarship to travel and study in Brazil
    British Council grants for various shows and commissions outside the UK
1991   Sculpture award at British School of Rome
1982   GLAA/King’s fund competition first prize
1977-80   Greater London visual arts panel and Arts Council of GB purchasing panel
1976   1983 Greater London visual arts awards
     
MONOGRAPHS / EXHIBITION CATALOGUES / ARTIST BOOKS
Shelagh Wakely: A View from a Window at Camden Arts Centre (London: Xtraprint, 2014)
Shelagh Wakely (London: R O O M Books, 2013)
Shelagh Wakely: Installations & Commissions 1991-2009 (London: Aldgate Press, 2010)
Shelagh Wakely: Paisagens Imaginarias (Brazil: IBEU, 1997)
Shelagh Wakely: Gold/Dust (Birmingham: Ikon Gallery, 1992)
Shelagh Wakely: As Yet Unnamed Drawings 1988-90 (London: The Showroom, 1990)
Wakely, Shelagh, The Representation of a Baroque Garden (postcard work, 1985)
Wakely, Shelagh, It is so Green Outside, it is Difficult to Leave the Window (London: Coracle Press, 1980)
 
GROUP SHOW CATALOGUES
Faure Walker,James, Painting The Digital River (New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 2006) [‘five seconds-Lamu’ digital print] Contemporary Mayfair – 77 Grosvenor St (London: Grosvenor Estates, 2006)  
Moor, Andrew, Colours Of Architecture (London: Mitchel Beazley, 2006) [‘the shadow of a tree the pattern of the rain’ Marunouchi Building, Tokyo  & paving for the Knightsbridge garden Chelsea Flower Show 2004]
Like Gold Dust (Nottingham: Angel Row Gallery, 2002)
Interface Between Architecture & Art, Marunouchi Building Art Project, Contemporary Sculpture Centre, ed., Tokyo (Mitsubishi Estate Co / Mitsubishi Jisho Sekkeil Inc. Tokyo, 2002) [p18/19 a shadow of a tree, the pattern of the rain]
9 Days In September 2000 (London Borough of Barking & Dagenham, 2000) [a golden carpet for Barking Town Square & welcoming event by Silvia Ziranek]
Li Yuan-Chia, Brett, Guy ed. (London: INIVA, 2000) [p135 1979 installation in Li Yuan-chia Museum & Art Gallery]
In The Place Of An Object (Journal of Freudian Analysis and Research Special Issue, 2000), Kivland, Sharon / du Ry, Marc, ed. [p97 hair bracelet - ornament in the field of vision]
Transplant-Living Vegetation In Contemporary Art, Nemitz, Barbara, ed. (Hatje Cantz, 2000) [p132 Five tables in a courtyard, St Georges Hospital, Tooting, London
Public Art Space, Roberts, Sara, ed. (London: Merrel Holbberton, 1998) [p83 rainsquare]
Kivland, Sharon, Fascinium: Shelagh Wakely, Sharon Kivland, Naismith (London: Aldgate Press, 1997)
Installation Art, Olivera/Oxley/Petry, ed. (London: Thames & Hudson, 1994) [p42 Curcuma sul Travertino, British School at Rome]
The Coracle: Coracle Press Gallery 1975-1987 (London: Coracle press, 1989) [p15, 27 Towards the inside of a container]
Sightworks Vol 1, Lewandowska, M., ed. (London: Chance Books, 1988)
Art Within Reach, Townsend, Peter, ed. (London: Thames & Hudson, 1984)[p59 Five tables in a courtyard, St Georges Hospital, Tooting, London]
Arts Council Collection 1979-83 (ACGB, 1983)
 
COLLECTIONS
Henry Moore Trust, Arts Council of GB, British Council, Victoria and Albert Museum, regional museums in UK, Private collections
 
 
Shelagh Barton Worthington, married Patrick Wakely in 1962 (divorced 1972)
 
 
 
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