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About

Tamsin Relly is a London based visual artist who works across a range of media – including painting, print-making and drawing. South African born, she moved to London in 2009 and completed her Masters in Fine Art at City & Guilds of London Art School in 2011.

Relly’s practice reflects on the increasingly disrupted weather conditions of a shifting global climate and explores notions of wilderness, erased or constructed for industry or leisure.

Drawing reference material from both found media imagery and first hand observations, Relly works with the fluid and unpredictable qualities of painting and printmaking to present impressions of urban and natural environments in states of uncertainty or impermanence.

Research includes visiting and studying diverse locations such as receding glaciers in Svalbard in the Arctic Circle; displaced wildlife in zoos; and the fabricated oasis of Las Vegas and depletion of its surrounding water sources.

EDUCATION

2011 – 2012

  • City & Guilds of London Art School

    Masters in Fine Art.

ARTIST RESIDENCIES

2016

  • SILENCE AWARENESS EXISTENCE

    Arteles, Finland

2015

  • POCANTICO

    Rockefeller Brothers Fund, New York.

  • RE THINK: ENVIRONMENT

    National Maritime Museum, London.

2014

  • GERSON ZEVI LAND ART ROAD TRIP

    Nervada and Utah.

  • THE ARCTIC CIRCLE

    Svalbard, Norway.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017

  • IMAGINING THE AMAZON

    The Collective, The House of St Barnabas, London. Curated by Alteria Art.

2014

  • JUNGLE SNOW

    The Place Downstairs, London. Curated by Stuart Evans.

2012

  • TIPPING POINT

    ASC Window Space, London.

  • RECENT WORK

    Salon 91, Cape Town.

2007

  • INTERFACE

    Guga S’Thebe, Langa, Cape Town.

 2004

  • SOURCE

    Sandbaai, South Africa.

1999

  • BENEATH THE SURFACE

    Le Bon Ton, Cape Town.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017

  • SUMMER EXHIBITION

    Royal Academy of Arts, London.

  • A SENSE OF PLACE

    Simmons Contemporary, London. Curated by Stuart Evans.

  • UNCOMMON GROUND

    Royal Geographical Society, London.

2016

  • DENTONS ART PRIZE

    Dentons Law Firm, London. Curated by Niamh white.

  • THE TERRARIUM DRAWN

    jaggedart, London. Curated by Katherine Jones.

  • SUMMER EXHIBITION

    Royal Academy of Arts, London.

  • ARCADIA

    Smith Gallery, Cape Town.

  • VISTA

    Coates & Scarry, London.

  • LONDON ART FAIR / JOHN JONES

    Business Design Centre, London.

2015

  • WHISPERS

    Ronchini Gallery, London. Curated by Adeline de Monseignat.

2014

  • RA ART SALES / PAINTER PRINTMAKERS

    Royal Academy of Arts, London.

  • TIME TO HIT THE ROAD

    Curated by Gerson Zevi. Leila Heller Gallery, New York.

  • CHRISTIE’S MULTIPLIED ART FAIR / Alteria Art

    Christies, London.

  • PUBLISH/CURATE

    T J Boulting, London

  • FNB JOBURG ART FAIR / Commune 1

    Johannesburg.

  • ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS IN YORKSHIRE

    Zillah Bell Gallery, North Yorkshire. Curated by Norman Ackroyd.

  • CITY & GUILD OF LONDON ART SCHOOL

    Zillah Bell Gallery, North Yorkshire.

  • TRACE

    HONORE, Paris.

  • SUMMER EXHIBITION

    Royal Academy of Arts, London.

  • LONDON ORIGINAL PRINT FAIR

    Royal Academy of Arts, London.

  • BAINBRIDGE OPEN

    The Tea Gallery, London

  • LANDSCAPE TO A BLINDMAN’S EYE

    Slate Projects, London.

  • OCEANA JUNIOR COUNCIL LAUNCH

    Phillips Auction House, Curated by Stitch Projects, London.

2013

  • SUMMER EXHIBITION

    Royal Academy of Arts, London.

  • LONDON ORIGINAL PRINT FAIR

    Royal Academy of Arts, London.

  • POP-UP at 87a LOWER MARSH

    Curated by Samia Calbayrac, London.

2012

  • BITE

    – Artists Making Prints, Mall Galleries, London.

  • SUMMER EXHIBITION

    Royal Academy of Arts, London.

  • SHOULDER2SHOULDER

    Royal Marines Barracks, London.

  • LONDON ORIGINAL PRINT FAIR

    Royal Academy of Arts, London.

2011

  • POST GRADUATE PRINTMAKING IN LONDON

    Clifford Chance, London.

  • SPACE FOR CHANGE

    Parlour Gallery Project Space, London.

  • LET YOURSELF LOVE A WILD THING

    Salon 91, Cape Town.

2010

  • SUMMER EXHIBITION

    Vetrine Gallery, London.

2008

  • PLAY WITH IMAGINATION

    The premises Gallery, Johannesburg.

  • THE BIJOU BURNDS AGAIN

    Urban Contemporary Art, Cape Town.

2007

  • THOUGHT TRAFFIC

    The premises Gallery, Johannesburg.

2006

  • CHOICE ASSORTMENT

    WhatitheWorld, Cape Town.

  • UNTITLED

    WhatiftheWorld, Cape Town.

2005

  • SPRING FLING

    Whatiftheworld, Cape Town.

  • BLACK AND WHITE POSTER PROJECT

    Dirt, Cape Town.

  • MEMBERS EXHIBITION

    Association of Visual Arts, Cape Town.

2003

  • BRETT KEBBLE ART AWARDS

    Cape Town.

  • SASOL ART AND WAX

    Sasolburg, South Africa.

  • YDESIRE

    , 4rth Soft serve party, The Castle,Cape Town.

  • A REFLECTION OF WOMENS LIVES

    Durban Art Gallery, Durban.

  • ICONS

    Ants Nest, Cape Town.

  • ABSOLUTE MAGIC

    Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town.

2002

  • WOMANS ISSUES

    Durban Art Gallery, Durban.

  • FAMILY TREES

    Bang the Gallery, Cape Town.

  • ABSOLUTE VOYER

    Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town.

2001

  • THUPELO INTERNATIONAL

    S A N G, Cape Town.

  • THUPELO REGIONAL

    S A N G, Cape Town.

  • SOCIETE NATIONAL DES BEAUX ARTS

    Carrousel du Louvre, Paris.

  • ABSOLUTE SECRET

    Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town.

COLLECTIONS

2016 

  • YELLOWWOODS ART

    South Africa.

2013

  • SPIER

    Stellenbosch, South Africa.

2012

  • ELLERMAN HOUSE

    Cape Town, SA.

2007

  • HOLLARD

    Johannesburg, SA.

  • TOKARA

    Stellenbosch, SA.

2006

  • HOLLARD

    Johannesburg, SA.

1999 -2017

  • Private Collections in South Africa, Europe, North America, United Kingdom & Australia.

PRESS

2016

  • SA Art Times, South Africa (Interview)
  • Kensington & Chelsea Review, United Kingdom (Interview)
  • Cape Argus, Cape Town, SA (Interview)
  • Bolander, Somerset West, SA (Interview)

2014

  • City Solicitor, UK (Interview)

2013

  • Tremors, UK (Review)
  • Rookie Creative, UK (Review)

2012

  • The New Age, South Africa. (Review)
  • The Jackdaw, UK (Profile)

2010

  • Elle, Holland. (Profile)

2009

  • Elle Décor, SA. (Project Feature)
  • Top Billing Magazine, SA. (Project Feature)

2007

  • House and Garden, SA. (Profile)
  • Garden and Home, SA. (Profile)
  • Absolute Cape Town, SA. (Profile)
  • Time Out, Cape Town, SA.(Profile)
  • Sunday Independent, SA. (Profile)

2006

  • The Art Times, SA. (Profile)
  • The Cape Times, SA. (Review)
  • Obrigado, SA. (Review)

1999

  • The Cape Times, SA. (Review)
  • Die Burger, SA. (Review)