Artist's Statement

Dawn Wesselby is a mixed media artist with a leaning towards ceramics as she is fascinated by its versatile and earthy nature.  Her work is currently focussed on the forgotten nature of the divine feminine.  Inspired by ancient goddess forms such as the Venus of Willendorf and Venus of Holhe Fels, she seeks to recreate representations of the ancient goddesses.  The opportunity to exhibit in a church environment enabled her to return them to a site that may have originally been a place they had been honoured, rather than demonised and forgotten.

Wesselby’s sculptures form large, full bodied vessels, celebrating womanhood at its most creative and challenges our view of what is considered beautiful as her figures twist and twirl in an ecstatic dance.  She feels that by using oxides and gold leaf she is able to give each figure the appearance of having been ‘unearthed’ rather than newly created which adds an element of the goddess ‘returning’ rather than being reinvented.

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Education

2018 - current  BA (Hons) Fine Art                    University of Derby 

2017-2018 HND Art and Design                        Grantham College of Further Education 

2016-2017 HNC Art and Design                        Grantham College of Further Education

Group Exhibitions

2018  V.O.L.T.                              St Wulfram's Church, Grantham

                          Spiral Dance

2017  Morphic                              St Wulfram's Church, Grantham 

                          The River Runs Red

As part of the group exhibitions my roles also included fundraising and liasing with media and press to market and promote the event.

Collaborations

2018 Gravity Fields                   Grantham (Wyndham Park Display)

2017 CMYK Remix                    Grantham College  

Volunteer roles

2019 - current British Wheel of Yoga Teaching (Vice Chair)

2018 - current Wyndham Park Visitors Centre

2017 - current British Wheel of Yoga East Midlands (secretary)

2016 - current  Grantham Museum 

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