Penelope Batley

Penelope Batley’s interest in the unexpected and overlooked has fuelled her inventive and witty approach, creating work which has an opulent, escapist humour, drawing from childhood memories. She captures the playfulness and childlike delight of the gigantic or surreal, where familiar things are not so familiar. Penelope’s contribution to this exhibition is the re-invention of unused objects. In describing her work, Penelope says: ’Two years ago I was passed a box of glass lanterns, dusty, unwanted, unfashionable and outdated. Taken from the closed Bolingbroke Hospital, they were the ghosts of a former place.

  MA Royal College of Art
2006-07  Creative Business Development (1st) Manchester Metropolitan University
2003-06  BA Hons (1st) in Design (ceramics) Manchester Metropolitan University
2002-03  National Diploma in Foundation studies, (3D Design) Stockport College
1998-02  BSc Hons Geology, University of St Andrews, Fife

 Sir Terance Conran Design Foundation Award 2009
  The Bolingbroke Hospital, Contemporary Applied Arts
2010  Solo Stand 100% Design
Giant Jewellery installation for the opening of London Jewelllery Week, Victora House Bloomesbury
Design Art ‘British Art in China’ exhibition in Beijing showing at the Gallery Ning Space
2009  Solo show, light installation at GP Design Studio, London
100% Design, London
Mint shop Kensington  ‘Mint Escapes’
The Homes & Interiors Scotland Exhibition:  Editors selection stand
RCA  MA show, London
Chelsea Flower Show London/The Garden Gallery
Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden
2008 Lighting Commission for Ted Baker store, Cambridge
The Garden Gallery, ‘featured new artist’
Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden, Surrey
Cupola New artist
2007  Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk
New Designers, London
Earth and Fire, Rufford
End of year show for Creative Business Development, MMU
Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden, Surrey

Public & private collections/ commissions
 Ted Baker lighting Commission of 3 chandeliers
2007  York Museum Public Collection ‘Half a Cup Please’
Start in Salford, Art Therapy School, ‘Flying dinner service’ wall piece
2006  Redfern, Garden sculpture ‘unraveling form’
June Redfern, private collection ‘big softy’
Hannah Peschar Garden, reception piece ‘Tall Dark Stranger’
Selected Press and publications
 Living Etc  Magazine June 
Living Etc  Magazine May 
Concept for Living  Magazine April
Elle Decoration ‘Jewellery for the Home’  Feb Wallpaper* Magazine Jan
Vogue Austrailia Jan
Vogue Russia April
Elle Decoration Germany April
Elle Decoration Poland Feb
2009  LivingEtc Hollywood Glamour Nov
Los Angeles Times- A Necklace for your Home?  Sept
Telegraph Magazine- Highlights of Design week Sept
Icon Design week Sept
Glamour Magazine Italy Sept
Wallpaper* Feb 2009 ‘best of RCA interim show’
2007 Crafts Magazine July/ Aug at the Hannah Peschar Garden (reference)
Crafts Magazine May/June Talent Spot-(interview and images) 




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