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Jo Burchell BA (Hons)

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Sculptor Jo Burchell BA (Hons)
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About Jo Burchell

Jo Burchell studied art first at Farnham and then Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, obtaining a Degree in fine Art painting. After a break to follow another passion for several years as a professional yachtswoman, she took up the wire cutters and welding mask to begin creating drawings in air. A theme of linear energy has pervaded throughout her work from the very first, and now is being explored using steel, copper, barbed wire and most recently silver. Animals are the subject matter, mostly those that surround her in her life in Dorset and from her childhood in the New Forest.

Exhibition History of Jo Burchell

Jubille Tree, commission for Blandford Forum Town Council
Forum Town Council

Pitt Rivers Manor House

The Grove Hotel, Hertfordshire
Red Orb, Purbeck, Dorset

Dorset Art Weeks, open studios

Dorset Sculpture Trail, Kingston Lacey House (National Trust)
Quartz Arts Festival, Taunton

Dorset Art Weeks, open studios

"Wired", Ferrers Gallery, Leicesterhire
Hackwood Art Festival, Hampshire
Art Contact, Limberhurst Arts Centre
"Countryside Exhibition" The Air Gallery, London

Stour Head, "It`s a dog`s life", Dorset
Art Source
Dorset Art Weeks
Pitt Rivers Manor Hse Open Garden
The Great Art Fair, Alexandra Palace,

Guggleton Young Artists, Dorset

Art @ Plush
Guggleton Young Artists, Dorset
Artituk, christmas show, Dorchester

Wessex Open, Southampton
Windsor Summer Open
Royal Bath and West Show
United Artists, Westminster
Five Women Artists Plus

Arte Viva `94, Senegallia, Italy
Are Arte Galleria, Italy

Biography / CV of Jo Burchell

Jo Burchell was born in the New Forest, she followed her talents through school and on to a degree in fine art at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London.

She spent three years ricocheting around subject matters but slowly started developing a theme in two dimensions that has continued to thread its way through all her work in every medium.

For several years after college she stayed on in London pursuing her work on the flat. She painted commissions, worked as an artist in residence at her old school, King Edward the VIth Southampton, and exhibited in group shows and alone.

Then a break came along in the form of a round the world yacht race. Sailing had been a passion since childhood, so she abandoned the frustrations of painting and drawing and for six years focused on the sport. Traveling around the planet by ocean and air to race, she became a professional yachtswoman, reaching the pinnacle of her career in 2002 by joining the girls team "Amer Sports Too" for the Volvo Round The World Race.

Having achieved that, alongside other records and races, she could now hang up her oilskins with satisfaction and return to Dorset to rekindle her creative aspirations.

The pause from art for several years has served not only as an enthusing and refocusing mechanism but has allowed a discovery of artistic identity and direction.

Jo Burchell is now building sculptures in her studio in Dorset, drawing both in air and on paper in order to decipher and divulge the structural movement of her subjects. This constant return to the internal form of things she sees around her has been the emerging theme since her degree. It reveals itself in her drawings, sculptures and paintings, regardless of the subject matter.

Artist Statement of Jo Burchell

I like to draw and bend metal. Capturing an animal mid movement is something I dream about and can see steel twisting round to follow bones and ligaments of horses hocks, ears and the fluent racing lines of a lurchers rib cage. The tactile quality of working with silver wire is alluring and provides a different challenge to that of barbed wire and steel, not least of all in the change of scale.

Qualifications / Education of Jo Burchell

West Surrey College Art and Design, Foundation
BA Hons, Fine Art, Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design, London.

Publications / Media / Bibliography of Jo Burchell

Image of the day "Times 2"
Diplomat Magazine 2010

Teaching Experience

King Edward VIth School, Southampton. Art to age 11-18yrs.

Influences / Inspiration of Jo Burchell

Elizabeth Frink and the drawings of De Vinci provided a set of imagery, which from childhood has been an aspiration of presence and motion.

Price Range of Work

Jo Burchell's work has a price range from £784 to £8,000

Mediums utilised

Jo Burchell's work is found in the following materials:

Artwork Categorised

Jo Burchell's work is found in the following categories on site:
Wire(Mesh Netting Chicken) Metal Rod or Bar or Tube Sculpture (5)
Animal Abstract Contemporary Modern Stylised Minimalist Sculptures (5)
Dogs Sculpture (4)
Stylized Animals Sculptures (4)
Field Sports, Game Birds and Game Animals Sculptures (3)
Birds of Prey / Raptors Sculptures (2)
Varietal Mix of Bird Sculptures or Statues (2)
Domestic Animal Sculpture (2)
Dogs Hounds Bitches Puppies Sporting and Racing
Horse Sculpture / Equines Race Horses Pack HorseCart Horses Plough Horsess
Fabricated Metal Abstract sculpture
Farm Yard Sculptures
Stylised Birds Sculptures / Statues / statuary / ornaments figurines / statuettes
Wild Bird Sculptures
Small bird Sculptures
Birds Abstract Contemporary Stylised l Minimalist Sculpture / Statues
Pet and Animal Portrait Custom or Bespoke or Commission Commemorative or Memoriaql sculpture statue
Animals in General Sculptures Statues
Sculpture or Statues made from Metal Rods or Bars
Horses Abstract / Semi Abstract / Stylised / Contemporary / Modern Statues Sculptures statuettes
Horses Outdoors, Outside, Life Size, Big, Large, Huge Sculptures Statues memorials commissions custom made
Precious Metal Precious stone Sculpture Statue Ornament Figurine Statuette
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