Elspeth (Billie) Penfold MBRS


Elected Member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors, December 2015
University of the Arts London, Wimbledon College of Art 2007 -2010
BA HONS Fine Art Painting 
University of the Arts London, Wimbledon College of Art 2005-2007
Foundation Course (Part-Time)
University of London, Kings College 1975 - 1976
University of Essex 1973 - 1975
BA HONS Government and Sociology 
Ongoing part of research group exploring The Waste Land, by T.S. Elliot for 2018 exhibition at the Turner Contemporary.
Walking with The Waste Land.

March 2017 - A Walk for POW Thanet, in collaboration with the Turner contemporary and the Walking with The Waste Land group, 'Let's Talk about Vivienne'.
More details can be found on my blog and the walking pages of this website.
March 2017 - Textile sculpture 'Quipu'selected for Threads exhibition at Espacio Gallery
(This exhibition will travel to the Dundas Gallery,
Edinburgh in July 2017).
As part of this exhibition I developed a collaborative walk with invited artists responding to site and the poem 'Hilo y palabra' (Word and thread)  from Espacio Gallery to Leadenhall Market Titled :  Walkingwith#ThreadandWord.
Please see further information on my blog and in the walking sections of this website.

      October 2016 - To the Garden: A Walk and Talk Through Time and the Seasons with TS Eliot - A walk from the Turner Contemporary to the Garden Gate in Margate, involving “Walking Books”, poetry readings by invited participants from community groups, documented through knotting ropes.

September 2016 , Walking with The Waste Land-A Cliff Top Wander, part of the Margate Festival. A walk exploring TS Eliot’s The Wasteland through sited readings by members of the research group , A Journey through the Waste Land at the Turner Contemporary.

July - August 2016, residency at Sun Pier House, Chatham. Experimenting with documenting walking in the form of a Quipu using knotted ropes.

July 2016 Walking with The Waste Land-A walk for delegates attending a symposium organised by the schools of Literature and Architecture, at The University of Kent, “Writing Buildings”.

July 2016- Painting Flights of Fancy selected for Frida Kahlo exhibition  at The Menier Gallery.

 June 2016, Part of the Whitstable Biennale Satellite program, “A Meditative walk from Whitstable to Tankerton and Back”, using yoga techniques and documented with ropes.

May2016, Organism,Espacio Gallery, Shoreditch, selected sculpture, “Pod” 2016. drawings, “Abundance”, “Thinking about Walking” and “ Coral Gables”. 

April 2016, SunPier Open, Chatham, selected wall hanging, “Hanging  by a Thread”

March 2016, Espacio Gallery, Bethnall Green, curated by Ana Cockerill “ Eves and Liliths” celebrating Women’s History month, wall hanging, “Unravelling”
 November 2015,Selected for exhibition about Memory  at The Pie Factory Margate, organised by Kent Creative arts
 Textile sculpture "Unravelling", 
September 2015,Selected for Threads Debut exhibition, at the Brewery Tap Gallery. Site responsive sculpture with weave, “Past, Present and Future”.
March 2015, Women’s History month. “Rev it Up” Group show, Espacio Gallery (March 3rd - March 14th) and  L’eclectic in Lambeth (March 17th - March 30th) Mixed media installation, “It’s Complicated”.
January 2015,Selected for “Soil” exhibition at the Horsebridge Centre,Whitstable, organised by East Kent Creative
 January 2015,Anti Gallery Gallery, Espacio Gallery, Thinking Threads, interactive piece using bicycle wheels, maps and weaving , organised by Degrees of Freedom Collective.
 Sept. - Nov. 2014, Folkestone Triennale Fringe, Looking in and Looking out,exhibition of paintings at  Anecdotes Design, 
July 2014, Urban Angles, group show, Espacio Gallery.
June 2014, Creek Creative , Faversham. Summer Show.
May 2014, Part of Satellite program at Whitstable Biennale- interactive performance “Knitting Jam”
May 2014, Group exhibition Keams Yard, Whitstable, Gallery opening.
May 2014 Selected for East Kent Printmakers 2014 - Herne Bay Museum .
January 2014,Selected for “Heaven and Hell”, Espacio Gallery, Bethnall Green.
December 2013, Selected for Paysage 13, Place Swisse des Arts Laussane.
August 2013,Selected for Print Fair exhibition at Sydney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury.
July 2013   Zeitgeist Arts Project  Members Summer exhibition.
July 2013, “From the Cradle” - invited by Barclays Bank Wimbledon  to exhibit works on paper and weavings.
jUNE 2013, Selected to take part in Percepzione workshop organised by Trevisan International Ltd and sponsored by the Hotel Marechiario in Gargano, Italy.
May 2013,Discovery,Solo  exhibition of paintings at the Horsebridge Centre Whitstable Gallery 1.
April 2013,Selected for  Group Exhibition “Little Treasures “ 23rd March -  4th April by invitation, organised by Trevisan International Art at the Galeria de Marchi, Bologna.
December 2012, Invited to take part in Exhibition of paintings at The Colorida Art Gallery, Lisbon.
September 2012, Lobster Pot Garden - Whitstable Biennale, Satellite Program  installation West Beach Whitstable, Kent.
August - November 2012 Part of studio group at the Turner Contemporary working on Maria Nepomuceno’s ‘Time to Breathe” sponsored by the Victoria Miro Gallery and British Council.
 July 2012,Gaucho Sunset  Whitsable Oyster Festival, Commission on Reeves Beach - Interactive Installation.
March 2012, “Cocoon” selected by MilesKM - Bussey Building, Peckham,  an exhibition of works made collaboratively by paired artists based in Madrid and London. 
November 2011, Ghost Exhibition - Gallery 3 - Horsebridge Centre - Whitstable.
 September 2011, Tate Modern  - featured Artist in Katerina Seda’s Commission “From Morning till Night”

Chelsea Art Fair “Untitled” June 2011
“Post - Nude” Gallery 3 opening -Horsebridge Centre Whitstable May 2011
Wimbledon StudiosOpen studiosNovember 2011
Made In Whitstable group showNovember 2011
“Impossible Weaving” solo installation, Horsebridge Centre January 2010
Wimbledon College of ArtJune 2010 Degree Show
April 2010 Wimbledon Space Gallery Degree Show Preview 
October 2008 Attic Space  Solo Installation : The Web

Exhibitions and Research