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Tony Plant

About

Environmental artist Tony Plant is renowned for creating vast swirling sand drawings on beaches throughout Cornwall – armed with just a standard garden rake. Inevitably, they are washed away by the tide but he later transposes each of these pieces into partner paintings made in his studio.

Tony Plants 2D wall sculptures are constructed of lines and pattern, layers of paint, assembled canvas and reclaimed wood. Each piece is a place, a walk he repeats night and day, sometimes for days, mapping the trail in his head. Plant captures the sense of place and sometimes bringing back reclaimed items found on the way. His work is a wonderful celebration of the ever-changing coastal environment and a reminder that impermanence can be treasured.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019

Porthmeor Studio 5, St Ives, Cornwall

CIRCLE Contemporary- ART FOCUS, Cornwall

Porthole Space. Night Walk Zennor, Cornwall

Heartland Project National Trust, Shropshire Hills AONB Painting exhibition

2017

Royal Cornwall Museum. Walk. Stop. Walk

2013

‘Nobody’s Home’ video mixed show FAB Gallery, Canada
‘North of Nornal’ solo show and residency Gallery, Germany
‘Die Gefasse’ mixed show Berlin Germany
‘ Nobodys Home’ video National gallery of Canada

2009

‘Against the Divide’ installation Brandenburg Berlin Germany

2000

‘Seeing Through Flame’ Solo Installation ZKP Lokovni, Slovenia

‘Borderline Syndrome-Energies of Defence’ Ljubliana, Slovenia.

‘Seeing Through Flame’ touring to solo Installation and video projection, Bulgaria

‘Remote’ site specific installation Plovdiv, Bulgaria

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020

Trust New Art. Sutton House, London

Summer Mixed. Circle Contemporary Gallery

2019

ARCA Project, Payne Shurvell Gallery, Snape Maltings

Walk Scilly, Commissioned Artist

2018

Changing the Cornish Landscape. Royal Cornwall Museum

2017

ARCA Project Payne Shurvell Gallery, London
Royal West of England Academy, Drawn
Penwith Gallery, St Ives

2016

San Miguel / Guardian rich list

SELECTED SCREENINGS

2019

Ocean Film Festival (China, Australia, Ireland, Belgium, New Zealand, Italy and UK)

Al-Nahj International Film Festival, Iraq

2018

Aesthetica Film Festival. BAFTA recognised

2017

Hull City of Culture. Directors choice special screenins

Hong Kong Ocean in Motion Film Festival

2015

ICA, The Mall. London

2014
Ocean Film Festival (Australia, Asia, Europe)

Riverside Studios, London

Short Film Festival

Celtic Media Festival

SELECTED TALKS

Carding Mill Valley. Artist talk/walk
Charles Causley Festival, Cornwall. Artists Talk
University of Derby – Practising Artist Lecture
Ocean Film Festival, Hall for Cornwall
Coolangatta, Australia – Practising Artist Lecture
Plymouth College of Art and Design – Practising Artist Lecture

RESIDENCIES

Porthmeor Studio 5, St Ives

Ambassador for Plastic Project

Brisons Veor Residency

St Agnes Outsider Residency, funded by FEAST

Bermuda Residency

Opera Australia. 2 week residency, Queensland

A2AA Residency Plymouth College of Art

Port Eliot Festival. Artist in Residence

4 week drawing Residency, Rame Peninsula

SELECTED TALKS

Carding Mill Valley. Artist talk/walk
Charles Causley Festival, Cornwall. Artists Talk
University of Derby – Practising Artist Lecture
Ocean Film Festival, Hall for Cornwall
Coolangatta, Australia – Practising Artist Lecture
Plymouth College of Art and Design – Practising Artist Lecture

DOWNLOAD LOOK BOOK

CLICK HERE to request available artworks by Tony Plant.

For all sale enquires please contact:

lucy@circlecontemporary.co.uk

01208 813 220

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019

Porthmeor Studio 5, St Ives, Cornwall

CIRCLE Contemporary- ART FOCUS, Cornwall

Porthole Space. Night Walk Zennor, Cornwall

Heartland Project National Trust, Shropshire Hills AONB Painting exhibition

2017

Royal Cornwall Museum. Walk. Stop. Walk

2013

‘Nobody’s Home’ video mixed show FAB Gallery, Canada
‘North of Nornal’ solo show and residency Gallery, Germany
‘Die Gefasse’ mixed show Berlin Germany
‘ Nobodys Home’ video National gallery of Canada

2009

‘Against the Divide’ installation Brandenburg Berlin Germany

2000

‘Seeing Through Flame’ Solo Installation ZKP Lokovni, Slovenia

‘Borderline Syndrome-Energies of Defence’ Ljubliana, Slovenia.

‘Seeing Through Flame’ touring to solo Installation and video projection, Bulgaria

‘Remote’ site specific installation Plovdiv, Bulgaria

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020

Trust New Art. Sutton House, London

Summer Mixed. Circle Contemporary Gallery

2019

ARCA Project, Payne Shurvell Gallery, Snape Maltings

Walk Scilly, Commissioned Artist

2018

Changing the Cornish Landscape. Royal Cornwall Museum

2017

ARCA Project Payne Shurvell Gallery, London
Royal West of England Academy, Drawn
Penwith Gallery, St Ives

2016

San Miguel / Guardian rich list

SELECTED SCREENINGS

2019

Ocean Film Festival (China, Australia, Ireland, Belgium, New Zealand, Italy and UK)

Al-Nahj International Film Festival, Iraq

2018

Aesthetica Film Festival. BAFTA recognised

2017

Hull City of Culture. Directors choice special screenins

Hong Kong Ocean in Motion Film Festival

2015

ICA, The Mall. London

2014
Ocean Film Festival (Australia, Asia, Europe)

Riverside Studios, London

Short Film Festival

Celtic Media Festival

SELECTED TALKS

Carding Mill Valley. Artist talk/walk
Charles Causley Festival, Cornwall. Artists Talk
University of Derby – Practising Artist Lecture
Ocean Film Festival, Hall for Cornwall
Coolangatta, Australia – Practising Artist Lecture
Plymouth College of Art and Design – Practising Artist Lecture

RESIDENCIES

Porthmeor Studio 5, St Ives

Ambassador for Plastic Project

Brisons Veor Residency

St Agnes Outsider Residency, funded by FEAST

Bermuda Residency

Opera Australia. 2 week residency, Queensland

A2AA Residency Plymouth College of Art

Port Eliot Festival. Artist in Residence

4 week drawing Residency, Rame Peninsula

SELECTED TALKS

Carding Mill Valley. Artist talk/walk
Charles Causley Festival, Cornwall. Artists Talk
University of Derby – Practising Artist Lecture
Ocean Film Festival, Hall for Cornwall
Coolangatta, Australia – Practising Artist Lecture
Plymouth College of Art and Design – Practising Artist Lecture

DOWNLOAD LOOK BOOK

CLICK HERE to request available artworks by Tony Plant.

For all sale enquires please contact:

lucy@circlecontemporary.co.uk

01208 813 220

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