Patricia Volk FRSS

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Overview

Patricia Volk, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Sculptors, was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and has a studio in Farleigh Hungerford, Somerset.

She studied three dimensional design at Middlesex University and ceramics at Bath Spa University.

“I believe the juxtapositions of pure shape and colour create wonderful contradictions of power and fragility, stability and precariousness. Their tentative proximities, frictions and “rubbing against each other” reflect, for me, the relationships between human beings. The awkward but beautiful partnership between the strong and the weak, the delicate and the robust—creating sometimes a balanced structure, and at other times one that seems as if it might topple, but keeps standing. Just as relationships between people, in life.”

Commissions:

The Water Deities (1997) ArtSway, Sway, Hampshire (garden designer: Cleve West)
Audience and Muse(1998) Brewhouse Art Centre, Taunton
Work selected as Southern Arts Prize by Beckett biographer James Knowlson (winner of Southern Arts Literary Award 1999, for his book, Damned to Fame: A Life of Samuel Beckett.)
Commissioned to create a new on-screen ident for ITV as part of the prestigious ‘ITV Creates’ project (2019)

 

 

 

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions:

2017 Chapel Arts. Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

2017 Arundel Contemporary. Alex Berdysheff and Patricia Volk. Balancing Worlds. Arundel, W. Sussex
2015 William Benington Gallery Sculptural at Coombe Trenchard
2015 Chapel Lane Gallery. Tunbridge Wells, Kent
2014 The Art Room. Topsham, Devon
2014 New Craftsman Gallery. St. Ives, Cornwall
2014 Beaux Arts. Bath, Somerset
2014 Bohun Gallery. Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire
2014 The Open Eye Gallery. Edinburgh, Scotland

Selected Exhibitions:

2019

RWA Sculpture Open Exhibition
Blackwater Gallery, Cardiff, Wales
Creative Wiltshire, A Celebration of Art, Salisbury Museum
Sheridan Russell Gallery, Various Art Fairs, London
Beukenhof Pheonix, Belgium (2011-201)
The Garden Gallery, Hampshire every year from 2005
Hannah Peschar Gallery, Surrey every year from 1990
Arundel Contemporary, Arundel, Sussex

2018

RWA Open, Bristol (2018, 2016, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007)
Affordable Art Fair Brussels, Hampstead & Battersea
VJB Arts in the Atrium of 10 Gresham Street, London
Kobi & Teal, Frome, Somerset “Objective:Subjective” (Solo)
Urchfont Manor, Wiltshire, ‘Art in the Garden’ organised by The Friends of the Garden
Arundel Contemporary, Arundel, Sussex
Oink Gallery, Swindon, Wiltshire ‘JUXTAPOSITIONS OF TWO FORMS’ (Solo)

2008 -2017

Cavaliero Finn, Dulwich & Somerset & Royal Society of Sculptors, London
The London Group Open, The Cello Factory, London
Arundel Contemporary, Arundel, Sussex
‘From Where I’m Standing’, Swindon Museum &Art Gallery
Discerning Eye Winners’ Exhibition, Temple Church, London
Doddington Hall & Gardens, Lincoln (2012 & 2016)
Tarpey Gallery, Derby)
Lemon Street Gallery, Withiel, Truro (2014 & 2016)
William Benington Gallery Sculptural at Coombe Trenchard (2012, 2013 & 2015)
The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle: ‘Gravity’ (Special Exhibition)
Denise Yapp Contemporary Art, Monmouth
Bohun Gallery, Henley on Thames (Regular exhibitor)
Ceramic Art London (2013 & 2011)
Quenington Sculpture Trust Fresh Air (2017, 2013, 2011 & 2009)
Sculpt Gallery, Essex
Rococo Gardens, Painswick (Commissioned Artist)
Shirley Crowther Fine Art
View Art Gallery, Bristol
Chichester Cathedral, Sculpture in Paradise (2008 & 2006)
The Himalayan Garden & Sculpture Park, N.Yorkshire
18@108 Royal British Society of Sculptors, London
The Martin Tinney Gallery, Cardiff
ING Discerning Eye* (*Specially Selected Artist)
Eye to Eye, Cork Street, London
The Scottish Gallery

 

 

 

Collections

Collections:

Lord Carrington

Sir John Mortimer

Damon de Laszlo

Simon Relph CBE

Lady Osborne

Robert Race

Priory Hotel, Bath

The British Consul, Ivory Coast

Anthony Horowitz

Mary Portas

Swindon Museum & Art Gallery