EDUCATION

2019-2021 Master of Fine Art, Architectural Association School of Architecture

2013    Honours, Sculpture Major, National Art School

2010-2012    Bachelor of Fine Arts, Sculpture Major, National Art School

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019   Plaception, Shoalhaven Regional Gallery, NSW

2016   Mind Walk 1, Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery, WA

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2021    ‘Next Big Thing’, 6 part TV series aired on London Live, artworks exhibited at the Old Design Museum, London

2019    Answering in Epilogue, LiTE-HAUS Gallery, Berlin

2018    In the Birds Mouth, Substructured Loss Centre at BOW Arts, London

2018    Hillview Sculpture Biennial, NSW

2018    Metal Urges, Braemar Gallery, NSW

2018    shhhOUT, ESD Gallery, NSW

2017    Sculpture at Barangaroo, Barangaroo Reserve, NSW

2017    Introducing, Stanley Street Gallery, NSW

2017    Sculpture 2017, Maunsell Wickes Gallery, NSW

2012 – 2017    Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, NSW

2015 – 2018    Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe, WA

2015 – 2016    Sculpture at Scenic World, NSW

2016   TA DA, Shoalhaven City Art Centre and Regional Gallery, NSW

2016    Borne Sculpture for the Body, Stanley Street Gallery, NSW

2014    The Lab | Art Pharmacy Consulting, Pop-up, Sydney, NSW

 

AWARDS & ARTIST RESIDENCIES

2021   Sculpture Winner,  ‘Next Big Thing’, 6 part TV series aired on London Live, UK

2019    Successful Fundraising Campaign Australian Cultural Fund

2019    Creative Development Fellowship, Create NSW

2019    Artist in Residence, Kangaroo Valley Public School, NSW

2018    Artist Support Grant, Mind Walk #3, Create NSW

2018    First Prize, Hillview Sculpture Biennial, NSW

2018    Artist in Residence, Mind Walk #3, Substructured Loss Centre, London UK

2018    Artist in Residence, Mind Walk #2, Fremantle Art Centre, WA

2017    Artist in Residence, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, NSW

2016    Artist in Residence, Mind Walk #1, Fremantle Art Centre, WA

2015    First Prize & People’s Choice Prize, Sculpture at Scenic World, NSW

2015    Waverley Artists Studio Residency, WWAS, NSW

2015    Successful Crowdfunding Campaign, Pozible

2014    People’s Choice Prize, Sculpture at Sawmillers, NSW

2012    Clitheroe Foundation Mentorship, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, NSW

2012    Julian Beaumont Sculpture Prize, NSW

2011    People’s Choice Prize, Sculpture in the Valley, Kangaroo Valley, NSW

 

PROFESSIONAL

2017-2019    Sessional lecturer, The National Art School, NSW

2015-2018    Tour Host & Educator, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi and Cottesloe

2018     Research Consultant, AG Public Art, NSW

2015     Internship with Artist Isidro Blasco, Madrid, Lisbon and New York

 

COMMISSIONS

2019   Wollongong City Council | Easter Public Art, Crown Street Mall, NSW

2019   Shoalhaven Arts Board Grant, Mind Walk #4, NSW

2017   Shoalhaven City Council Public Art Grant, NSW

2017   MIRVAC | Art Pharmacy Consulting, Chinese New Year Rooster, Broadway Mall, NSW

2017   MIRVAC | Art Pharmacy Consulting, Community Letters, Green Square, NSW

2016   Sydney Boys Grammar Preparatory School, NSW

2016   Deloitte | Art Pharmacy Consulting, NSW

2014   Saatchi & Saatchi, NSW

2014-2019 Private commissions, NSW & WA

 

PUBLICATIONS 

2017    Artist Profile | South Coast Style

2017    Artist Profile | Sculpture at Scenic World | SMH

2015    Sculpture at Scenic World transforms Blue Mountains rainforests | SMH

2015    Sculpture at Scenic World Winner | Artist Profile

2015    Form and Function | ArtView Magazine

2015    Artist Chat Elyssa Sykes-Smith | Gillie and Marc Art Daily

2015    Elyssa Sykes-Smith – Moments of Clarity | Kaleido Press

2012    Body of work relies on creative blocks | thetelegraph.com.au

2012    Sculpture by the Sea with Elyssa Sykes-Smith | Broadsheet

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