Approved: 16.08.2006

Louise Plant


Approved: 16.08.2006

Artist Statement

Louise Plant creates sculpture inspired by the dynamics of movement. She works with marble, stone, bronze, cast iron and steel and has a particular feel for the direction the material wants to go. ‘Her sculptures are visually striking with a wonderful sense of aliveness and character’. Virginia Grub, Art Contact, 2020

Louise studied sculpture with the Open College of the Arts in 1992, whilst working full time as a teacher. Leaving teaching in 1994, Louise continued to study and make sculpture. She was elected Member of the Royal Society of Sculptors in 2003 and became Fellow in 2014.

Louise Plant has exhibited widely including MOCA, Cheeseburn Grange, Asthall Manor, New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, the Usher and Wysing Arts.

Awards include the Brian Mercer Scholarship, Studio Sem, Italy, the KKV Bohuslän Scholarship, Sweden and the Year of the Artist Award, Arts Council England.

Her work is held in private collections globally and she has been commissioned by the MOD Northwood, the RNIB Loughborough, Durham County Council, Somerset County Council and the Waldorf Astoria Bangkok.


CV & Education

Selected Group Exhibitions            

2019            The Royal Society of Sculptors Summer Exhibition, Dora House, London.

2018            The Royal Society of Sculptors Summer Exhibition, Dora House, London. OnForm, Asthall Manor, Oxfordshire. Cheeseburn Grange, Northumberland.

2017            ‘What the Artist Saw’, MOCA, London and New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, Leicester. Burghley House, Lincolnshire.  KKV, Bohuslän, Sweden. 

2016            OnForm, Asthall Manor, Oxfordshire. Burghley House Sculpture Garden, Lincolnshire. KKV, Bohuslän, Sweden.

2015            Uddenskulptur 2015 Jubileum, Udden, Hunnebostrand, Sweden. ‘Funny Ha Ha’, Burghley, Lincolnshire.

2014            Sculpture in the Garden, University of Leicester. ‘A Creative Consensus’, Derby University. Burghley House Sculpture Garden, Lincolnshire.

2013             Burghley House Sculpture Garden, Lincolnshire. The Bowes Museum, Teesdale.

2012             ‘Flora and Fauna’, Burghley, Lincolnshire. ‘A Question of Sport’, Clifford Chance, Canary Wharf, London.

2011             Royal Society of Sculptors, Pietrasanta, Italy. Sculpture at The Grove, Hertfordshire. Woburn Artbeat, Bedfordshire. ‘A Decade of Sculpture in the Garden’, Harold Martin Botanical Gardens, University of Leicester.

2010             ‘Elemental’, Friar Gate Studios, Derby. 

2009             ‘Art Contact - Sculpture 2009’, Cambridge

2008              ‘Pride’, Clifford Chance, Canary Wharf, London. Dora House, Royal Society of Sculptors, London.

2006/2007    Touring Exhibition of 2006 Symposium, Volterra, Italy. 

2005             ‘Steel and Stone’, Ipswich. ‘33’, Doncaster. 

2003             ‘Art Auction’, The Ashbourne Gallery, Derbyshire. ‘CONNECT’, The City Gallery, Leicester.  ‘4AA2A’, Banks Mill, Derby. 

2001             ‘Breaking the Barriers’, Usher Gallery, Lincoln. ‘Paper, Stone’, The Point, Doncaster.

2000             ‘Reminds me of my Friend’, Wysing Arts, Cambridge. 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2020            ‘Regatta’, Middleton Lodge, Richmond.

2019            ‘Regatta’, Cheeseburn Grange, Northumberland.

2018            ‘Ps in a Pod’, Bishop Auckland Town Hall.  

Commissions; Public and Corporate

2017/18        Durham County Council.  Waldorf Astoria, Bangkok.

2011             MoD, Northwood Headquarters, Middlesex.

2008             Persimmon and Continuum Arts, Port Marine, Bristol. 

2004             Cunard Shipping Company, London. 

2003             RNIB Vocational College, Loughborough. 

2002             The Bedford Design Group, Bedford. 

2000             Express by Holiday Inn, Poole. 

1999             The Earth Centre, Yorkshire. Northcliffe School, Doncaster. George Farrar, Birchover. Twin Interiors, Chesterfield.


2014            VAR Initiative, Leonardo da Vinci Programme, Iceland.

2013            ‘Response to Landscape’, Bowes Museum, Teesdale, UK; lead sculptor.

2012            ‘Facets of Stone’, Teesdale, UK.

2009             International Sculpture Symposium, IUCAA, Pune, India.

2006             International Sculpture Symposium, Global Stone, Volterra, Italy. 


2014             The Bohusläns Stone Scholarship, KKV, Bohuslän, Sweden.

2013              AA2A, Derby University.

2007              Brian Mercer Scholarship, Fondazione Sem, Pietrasanta, Italy.

2002              AA2A, Derby University.

2000              Arts Council England; Year of the Artist Award.

Media and Publications 

2013              Radio Teesdale.

2004               BBC Radio Derby. 

2001               BBC Radio 4. The Times Educational Supplement.


2014               Gerlesborgsskolan Art School, Sweden.

2012+2013      The Stone Festival, Teesdale.

2009                 Inter University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pune, India. 

2008                 Royal British Society of Sculptors, London. Brian Mercer Charitable Trust, Blackburn.

2007                 Fondazione Sem, Pietrasanta, Italy. 

2003                 Leicester City Gallery, Leicester. Doncaster Art Club, Doncaster.


2014                 Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Sculptors (FRSS).

2012- 16           Council Member; Royal Society of Sculptors.

2013- 15           Selection Panel Member, Brian Mercer Bronze Scholarship;Royal Society of Sculptors.

2011- 12            Exhibitions Committee Member; Royal Society of Sculptors.        

2008- 11            Selection Panel Member, Brian Mercer Stone Scholarship; Royal Society of Sculptors.

2003                   Elected Member of the Royal Society of Sculptors (MRSS).


2007                   Brian Mercer Scholarship at Fondazione Sem, Pietrasanta, Italy. 

2006- 08             Mentee of Helaine Blumenfeld, OBE.

2003                   Post Graduate Certificate in Arts Practice, University of Derby. 

1997                   Art and Design Foundation, Doncaster Art College. 

1992                   Open College of the Arts - Sculpture, Barnsley. 

1982                    B.Ed Honours, Sheffield.


2014                    Visiting Lecturer, Loughborough School of Arts, Loughborough University.

2010- 14               Lecturer, Derby College.

1984- 93               Teacher, Head of Department and Advisory Teacher, South Yorkshire.