Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum vitae

Elyssa Sykes-smith


2014 NEIS Scheme

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


2017  Sculpture at Barangaroo, NSW 

2017  Sculpture 2017, Maunsell Wickes Gallery, Sydney, NSW

2017   Introducing, Stanley Street Gallery, Sydney, NSW

2017   Chinese New Year Rooster Installation, Public Art, Broadway Sydney, NSW 

2016     Solo exhibition: Mind Walk, Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery, WA

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

2016     Deloitte | Art Pharmacy Consulting, NSW

2012 – 2016     Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, NSW

2015 – 2017     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     UWS Sculpture Award, University of Western Sydney, NSW

2014     Sculpture at Sawmillers, McMahon’s Point, NSW


2016    Shoalhaven City Council Public Art Grant

2016    Fremantle Art Centre, Artist in Residence

2016    Artist in Residence, Sydney Grammar School

2015    First Prize, Sculpture at Scenic World

2015    People’s Choice Prize, Sculpture at Scenic World

2015    Waverley Artists Studio Residency, WWAS

2014    People’s Choice Prize,Sculpture at Sawmillers 

2013    Staff Choice Award, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi

2013   The Heath Ledger Oral History Project, National Filmand Sound Archives

2012    The Julian Beaumont Sculpture Prize

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

2011    People’s Choice Prize, Arts In The Valley Sculpture Exhibition 


2015-2017    Tour Host, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi and Cottesloe

2016   Artist In Residence, Sydney Boys Grammar

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

2015     Crowdfunded campaign: ‘The Tempest – SxS Cottesloe 2015’

2015 – 2017    Educational workshops:

            Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi and Cottesloe, Waverley Council, Sculpture at  

            Scenic World and Dulwich Hill Visual Arts High School

2012-2013 Mentorship with Artist Clara Hali, NSW


2016   Shoalhaven City Council, NSW

2016   Deloitte, NSW

2016   Sydney Grammar School

2016-2015    Private Commissions, NSW

2014    Saatchi & Saatchi, NSW


2017 Artist Profile | The Ladies Network

2015    Sculpture at Scenic World transforms Blue Mountains rainforests |

            Sydney Morning Herald

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 


Shoalhaven City Council 

Private collections NSW and WA

Saatchi & Saatchi Sydney collection, NSW