ABOUT

 

Biog

Dorcas Casey is a Bristol-based artist working from Jamaica Street Studios in Stokes Croft. She studied Sculpture at Winchester School of Art and completed a Masters in Multidisciplinary Printmaking at UWE. She is a member of the Royal Society of Sculptors, having been awarded a bursary from them in 2013. She won the Public Speaks Award in the Broomhill National Sculpture Prize and her work features in the book The Language of Mixed Media Sculpture. She has exhibited her fabric sculptures at Banksy’s Dismaland and performed with her costumes at Glastonbury Festival and Hauser and Wirth Somerset. She was commissioned to work as lead artist for Artichoke’s PROCESSIONS in 2018 and awarded a QEST Scholarship to study bronze-casting in 2019.

 

Education

2019  MA Multidisciplinary Printmaking with distinction: UWE Bristol

2011  First Class BA Hons Fine Art, Sculpture: Winchester School of Art

2010  Erasmus Exchange Placement: University of Seville, Adalusia, Spain

Awards

2019  Queen Elizabeth scholarship in Bronze Casting

RWA Sculpture Exhibition Prize

Clifford Moss Prize for Sculpture

Eaton Fund Award

2018  Oppenheim- John Downes Memorial Fund

2015  Shortlisted: Brian Mercer Bronze Casting Residency, Italy

2014  Shortlisted: Jerwood Open Makers

2013  Royal Society of Sculptors Bursary Award

Projects / Residencies

2019  Extinction Procession, commissioned by Emily Eavis for Glastonbury Festival

Judge for Broomhill National Sculpture Prize

2018  Lead Artist for PROCESSIONS Somerset, produced by Artichoke

Resident Artist-Educator Hauser and Wirth Somerset

Resident Artist, Threeways School, Bath

Lead Artist, Create Club, Edge Arts, Bath

2017  MUSE: Makers in Museums, Residency in Bruton Museum

2016  Beasts of the Uncanny Tour

2105  DISMALAND, Weston-super-Mare

Exhibitions

2020  Collect, Somerset House, London

2019  British Textiles Biennial, Brierfield Mill, Lancashire

Jurassic Moon, Caraboo Projects, Bristol

RWA Sculpture Exhibition, Bristol

Extinction Procession (Performance) Glastonbury Festival, Somerset

FACET, Bower Ashton Campus, Bristol

Fresh Off the Block, Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol

Earth Story, Eden Project, Cornwall

2018  Beasts of the Uncanny (Performance) Hauser and Wirth Somerset

PROCESSIONS: Mass Participatory Artwork, London

RWA Autumn Show, Bristol

Two banners: One Voice, Somerset Rural Life Museum, Glastonbury

2017 MUSE: Makers in Museums, Bruton Museum, Somerset

MUSE Touring Show, Museum of Somerset Taunton

2016  The Columbia Threadneedle Prize, Mall Galleries, London

Beasts of the Uncanny (Performance) Glastonbury Festival

2015  DISMALAND: Banksy’s Bemusement Park, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset

2014  Gravitas, Antlers Gallery, Purifier House, Bristol

Publications

2020  Women Making History, published by Profile Editions

Glastonbury 50, Michael and Emily Eavis, Published by Trapeze

2019  14:18 Now: Contemporary Arts Commissions, Published by Profile Editions

2016  Are We There Yet? Barry Cawston, published by The Drugstore Gallery

2015  The State of Art: Sculpture and 3D Volume II, Published by Bare Hill Publishing

2014  The Language of Mixed-Media Sculpture, Jac Scott, Published by Crowood Press

Press

2019  Selvedge Magazine, June Edition

2018  BBC 1 Live TV Interview with Lauren Laverne

BBC Radio Somerset, Artists Interview

Project photographs featured in The Times, The Guardian Observer Magasine, The Evening Standard, The Big Issue, Guardian Online and BBC Online

2014  BBC Radio Bristol, Artist Interview

Artist Interview: sculptorvox.com

Talks / Lecturing

Tradition Redressed, Panel discussion for Collect 2020 at Somerset House, London

Art Work: An Insight into the World of Textiles, Hauser and Wirth Somerset

Art and Suffrage, The Women’s Library, London School of Economics

Art Bar, Inaugural talk, Renato’s, Bristol

MUSE: Spring Seminar for Museums and Artists, RAMM, Exeter

Artists Professional Development Day, Hauser and Wirth Somerset

Sculpture Slam, Royal Society of Sculptors

Visiting lecturer, University of the West of England

Visiting Lecturer, Bristol School of Art and Design