WENDY SMITH - EDUCATION

2013
Garden Design Course
Cotswold Gardening School
2002
Diploma in Garden Design
Pickard School of Garden Design, Museum of Garden History, London
1995 - 1998
B.A. (Hons) Fine Art Sculpture
Central St Martin's College of Art & Design, London
1997
Study Placement
Facultat de Belles Artes, Barcelona

WENDY SMITH - SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016
Earthly Delights
Hastings Arts Forum, St Leonards on Sea
2015
Hotel Bollaert
Lens, France (sponsored by Recreate & Medway Council)
2015
Cafe Moroc
Rochester, Kent
2013
'Reflective Moments'
Elixir gallery, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich, London
2011
'Seaflowers Exhibition'
Rochester, Kent.
Sponsored by Medway Council and Arts Council England
2009
'In the Pink'
Elixir Gallery, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich, London
2008
'Indian Pink'
Nucleus Gallery, New Art Centre, Chatham, Kent
Funded by Arts Council England Awards to Artists
2008
'Blooms & Plumes'
Great Dixter House and Gardens, Northiam, East Sussex
2008
'Indian Pink'
British High Commissioners's Residence, New Delhi, India.
Funded by Arts Council England Awards to Artists. Also produced two large planting plans for the residence garden.
2007
'A Year of Photography at Great Dixter'
Princess Royal University Hospital, Bromley, Kent
2007
'Indian Summer'
Jenny Granger Gallery, Whitstable, Kent
2006
'Namaste'
The Gallery, Integrated Services Programme, Sittingbourne, Kent
2003
'Inside Out'
The Gallery, Integrated Services Programme, Sittingbourne, Kent
2001
'Down the Garden Path'
Hadlow Horticultural College, Hadlow, Kent
Funded by Year of the Artist 2000 Awards to Artists
1999
BBC Good Food and Wine Show, London
1998
BBC Good Food and Wine Show, Oslo, Norway

WENDY SMITH - COMMUNITY ARTS PROJECTS

2016 - 2017
Dartford Artsmark Town
Dartford Artsmark Town is an 18-month long project that aims to transform children and young people’s experience of arts and culture in Dartford, bringing over 20 schools and local creative artists together, and ensuring all children and young people in Dartford have access to high quality, diverse and sustainable arts and cultural activities. www.icontheatre.org.uk
2016
Wetherspoons Commission - Thomas Waghorn
Chatham, Kent
2016
Haywards Heath Community Art Trail
West Sussex (June Frickleton Arts)
2016
Big Heart Charity Auction (Chestnut Tree House Children's Hospice).
Exhibitions @ St Mary in the Castle, Hastings & Brighton Dome
2015
Gravesham in Bloom & LV21 Project
2015
Aim4 Summer School @ St Georges, Gravesend, Kent
2014
Animate Arts, Queen's Baton Relay for Commonwealth Games
Glasgow 2014 (commissioned by Kent County Council)
2014
Blenheim Palace Flower Show 2014
Withy Willow & Blackbird Academy

WENDY SMITH - SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016
Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Group
Lloyd's London
2016
RSM - Gatwick, Crawley
(June Frickleton Arts)
2016
Coastal Currents
The Observer Building, Hastings
2015
AAF Battersea
Francis Iles Gallery
2015
Bohemia Club Inaugural Exhibition
St Leonards-on-Sea. Curated by Jim Hobbs
2015
Coastal Currents
St Leonards, East Sussex
2014
Manchester Art Fair
Arusha Gallery
2014
Art of Living POP UP
Chatham (Sponsored by Recreate, curated by Marta Patlewicz)
2014
Salon International des Metiers d'art Lens
France (Sponsored by Recreate, Medway Council)
2014
Flat Broke & Berserk
Sun Pier House Gallery, Chatham
2014
Arusha Gallery
Edinburgh
2014
Sun Pier House Gallery
Chatham, Kent
2013
Naked Eye Gallery
Brighton
2013
Salon International des Metiers d'art Lens
France
2013
Frickleton Fine Art
DMH Stallard, Crawley
2013
Paintings in Hospitals Collection
London
2013
White Horses Whitstable & Whitstable Yacht Club
Image selected.
2013
Liberty HQ Exhibition
Kings Hill, June Frickleton Arts.
2013
Francis Iles Gallery Spring Show
Rochester, Kent.
2013
Affordable Art Fair, London
Represented by Francis Iles Gallery
2012
Brighton Art Fair
Brighton, Sussex d
2012
Once I Caught a Fish
Pie Factory Gallery, Margate, Kent
2012
Summer Show, Sarah O'Kane Contemporary
St Anne's Galleries, Lewes
2012
Spring Exhibition
Francis Iles Gallery
2012
Affordable Art Fair, London
Represented by Francis Iles Gallery
2011
Affordable Art Fair, London
Represented by Francis Iles Gallery, Rochester, Kent
2010
'Shelf' Exhibition
Jim Hobbs, Whitstable Biennale & Oyster Festival
2010
Blue Fringe Open House
Eastbourne Festival, East Sussex
2010
Affordable Art Fair, London
Represented by Francis Iles Gallery, Rochester, Kent
2010
'Shelf' Exhibition/Exercise
Jim Hobbs, Peckham, London
2010
Camden Art Gallery
London
2009
Affordable Art Fair
Amsterdam. Represented by Castle Arts, Canterbury
2009
Artwave Festival
Lewes, West Sussex
2009
2009 Adur River Festival
Houseboat Verda, Shoreham Harbour, West Sussex.
2009
Vintage Textile Show
Charleston House and Gardens, Firle, East Sussex.
2009
Affordable Art Fair, London.
Represented by Francis Iles Gallery, Rochester, Kent
2008
Paintings on Loan
Paintings in Hospitals, London
2008
Open House
Sanskriti Foundation, New Delhi, India
2008
'Cracking Spot'
Xross-Polynation and NRI Institute, Studio Vasant39, New Delhi, India
2008
'Cracking Spot'
British High Commissioner's Residence, New Delhi, India
2006
'Now and Then'
New Art Centre Gallery, Chatham, Kent
2004
Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, London
Royal Horticultural Society, Silver Medal Award Winner
Co-designed and produced an art garden entitled 'Looking at the World through Rose-Tinted Spectacles.'
2003
The Houseboat Verda
Shoreham Harbour, West Sussex
2002
Kent County Show, Detling, Kent
Co-designed and produced two art gardens.

WENDY SMITH - RESIDENCIES AND AWARDS

2017
2017 - The Stass Paraskos Cyprus College of Art
Lemba, Paphos
2011
The Blue House Residency, Karnataka, South India
A self-initiated residency program to explore ritual and pattern, the daily life of the local fishing village and the visiting pilgrims who offer their blessings to the sea. Finalising with exhibition Seaflowers, Rochester, Kent.
Sponsored by Medway Council and Arts Council England.
2007 - 2008
Sanskriti Foundation, New Delhi, India
Funded by Arts Council England Awards to Artists.
Self-initiated project to produce a body of artwork as a response to street life in Delhi and working with women in micro-textile industries finalising with exhibition in India, April 2008. Also organising workshops with 'HOPE' project for underprivileged children.
Finalising with exhibitions at the British High Commissioner's Residence, New Delhi, India and the Nucleus Gallery, Chatham, Kent 2008.
2006 - 2007
Great Dixter House and Gardens, Northiam, East Sussex
Evolving project studying and recording the colours of the flamboyant and exuberant planting schemes from Nov 2006 to Oct 2007 and exhibiting in The Benenden Hall, August 2008.
2005 - 2006
Sanskriti Foundation, New Delhi, India
Creative research project in India exploring Indian culture, materials, textiles, pattern and colour. Organised workshops with 'Mobile Creche' organisation for underprivileged children.
2002 - 2004
Integrated Services Programme (ISP), Teynham, Kent
Working with children with emotional and behavioural problems. Having a permanent studio at ISP enabled the children to interact on a day-to-day basis with myself and the creative processes.
2000 - 2001
Hadlow Horticultural College, Hadlow, Kent
Scheme to promote creativity within the community. Funded by South East Arts, Year of the Artist 2000 Awards Scheme.

WENDY SMITH - EMPLOYMENT

2014 - 2017
Visiting Lecturer
University of Greenwich, Creative Processes and Digital Arts, Stockwell Street, London
2000 - 2014
Visiting Lecturer
Department of Architecture and Construction, University of Greenwich, Avery Hill, London
2009 - 2014
Art Practitioner
Future Creative, Deal, Kent
Combining education with creativity in schools, focus on landscape and mural design.
2004 - 2009
Visiting Artist
Medway Children's University, Historic Dockyard, Chatham, Kent

WENDY SMITH - VOLUNTARY

2013
Medway Master Gardeners, Medway Council & Garden Organic
Local community support & advice growing food.

WENDY SMITH - COLLECTIONS

To Date
British High Commissioner's Residence, Delhi, India
Great Dixter House & Gardens, East Sussex
The Late Jon Norton
Sanskriti Foundation, Delhi, India
The Gingerbead House, London
Beauty Nepal Adventure, Pokhara, Nepal
Indian Chic, Delhi, India
Paintings in Hospitals, London
The Houseboat Centre, Kent
Private collections in UK, Europe, Nepal and India

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