Curriculum Vitae




2010 – 2013    Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours), Sculpture Major, National Art School 


2019   Plaception, Shoalhaven Regional Gallery, NSW

2016    Mind Walk, Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery, WA 


2019   ReIMAGINE, Shoalhaven Environmental Expo, NSW

2019   Sculpture in the Valley, NSW

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 

2016     Deloitte | Art Pharmacy Consulting, 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  


2019   Creative Development Fellowship, Create NSW

2018    Shoalhaven Arts Board Grant, Shoalhaven City Council, NSW

2018    First Prize (Joint), Hillview Sculpture Biennial, NSW

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

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

2017    Artist in Residence, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, NSW

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

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

2015    Waverley Artists Studio Residency, WWAS, NSW

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, NSW


2017-2018    Sessional lecturer, The National Art School, Sydney

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

2015-2018    Educator – private workshops, schools, exhibitions

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


2019   Sculptural Easter Activation | Public Workshops, Wollongong City Council, NSW

2019   Artist In Residence | Sculpture Project, Kangaroo Valley Public School, NSW

2017   Shoalhaven City Council Public Art Grant, NSW 

2017   Chinese New Year Rooster, Broadway Mall, MIRVAC | APC, NSW

2017    Community Letters, Green Square, MIRVAC | APC, NSW

2017   Sculpture Installation, Barangaroo Reserve, Barangaroo Delivery Authority, NSW

2017   Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, NSW

2016   Sydney Boys Grammar Preparatory School, NSW

2016   Deloitte, NSW 2014   Saatchi & Saatchi, NSW

2014-2017 Private commissions, NSW & WA 


2018   Artist Profile | ESCAPE Southern Highlands

2017    Artist Profile | South Coast Style

2017    Artist Profile | The Ladies Network

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 | 

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