Architectural / Monumental / Relief


Installation / Land / Site-specific





Found Objects








  Current work includes both small  and large sculpture whose starting point is vernacular  architecture,  – ideas come from everything from pigeon cots to wind towers and Buddhist Stupas, the kind of thing we probably don’t see in our everyday lives.   For this I used an  Celotex insulation and raw pigment, also bricks and mortar or steel , there is a dialogue between  the mass produced materials and hand crafted  pieces. 

As well as larger site responsive environmental art commissions  which are grounded in a concern for the natural environment and the ways we use it,  ideas can also be generated  by current issues.
 indoor installations are  architectural and comprise radical interventions into the  architecture of a building including false and floating floors and corridors that are fully interactive.

An underlying theme in her work is to do with things that are lost, hidden, or forgotten.

 Exhibitions include:

2023-4  If not now when, Women in Sculpture 1960 - 2024  Saatchi Gallery 14.11. 23  - 

22. 1. 2024

2023 Thirsk Hall Sculpture Garden ,Thirsk .  North Yorkshire YO7.

Royal Society of Sculptors exhibition. 3.May – 8 July.  Wed – Sat 11

– 5 and by appointment + sculpture

will remain on site for one year.

Tel: +44 (0) 203 764 2470

Email: info@willoughbygerrish.com

Instagram: @willoughbygerrish

UK: Solo &  Group shows

2023 - 4  If not now When: Generations of women sculptors. Hepworth Wakefield Gallery.  Till 24.9. Contemporary Sculpture Fulmer, Herts. 2021  - 23 . Broomhill Sculpture Gardens Devon. 2022 -3 . Serpentine Gallery , Felix & Spear Gallery ,   Wake, Chisenhale Gallery  . Re-Siting Installation, Royal College of Art,   Battersea Arts Centre . Camden Art Centre, Royal College of Art,  Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.  Art at Broadgate ,Atrium Gallery, Up the Duff,  Lubomirov  Angus Hughes Gallery.  Standpoint Gallery.Blank. University of Leeds . Solo 2021  Wells .Art Contemporary,  Wells  Cathedral .Excavating the Present.Kettles Yard. Cambridge.  Endangered Dust, Portland Museum, Isle of  Portland Dorset. 2018  Prospects & Interiors -  Recent Acquisitions of Sculptor’s Drawings, Henry Moore Institute Leeds.  On Site,  Yorkshire Sculpture Park , Wakefield. Guest Artist, Rag Factory London. Mappin  Gallery Sheffield.  Wolverhampton Art Gallery. Kettles Yard Cambridge. Edge 90International Biennale of Innovative Visual Art  Newcastle.  Et Pendant ce temps … and Unfold, Nettie Horn Gallery London. Speculations: Making Thinking Drawing, Hatton Gallery  Newcastle University. Concrete & Glass.  Shoreditch Town Hall,    Curiouser & Curiouser, Waterloo Tunnels  London:.  Undercurrent. Fabrica  Brighton.2004


 Internationally  including:

 La Fortezza del Girifalco, Cortona , Italy.  2018 -2023 .

 Galleria L’Affiche Milan. - Up the Duff 2018

Arte Laguna Prize, Venice, 2015.  

Prague Festival of Contemporary Art 2011.

 Convergence International Arts Festival, Rhode Island USA 2003

Dostoyevsky Museum St Petersburg  Russia, 1999 

Women in Visual Art, Erector Square Gallery, New Haven, Conn. USA 1999

Lokaal 01  Breda Holland.  ( Solo) §1977 Mirades sobre el Museu. Museo d’Arte  Contemporani

Barcelona  1996

X0 1791 Brandts Klaedefabrik Denmark  ( Solo)1991 . 

Ubergange. Der Pfalzgalerie  Kaisers Lautern Germany 1990.

  Next.  BECA Foundation Albuquerque  USA l



 Public Art commissions include:.

b- side Commission, Portland museum, Isle of Portland. 2018

 Now & Then . Permanent commission for the Woodland Trust for their flagship  Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Woods in Leics UK.2014 - . Arts Council Funded.

 Two commissions for King’s Wood,  Stour Valley Arts in Kent, 2004

Queens House at the National Maritime Museum London. 1999 - 

 The Irwell Sculpture Trail Manchester .

 Major Award. Portland Quarry &  Sculpture Trust, Tout Quarry, Isle of

Portland Dorset 1986


Awards include:

 2021 Royal Society of Sculptors Spotlight Award.

 2020 Felix & Spear  Exhibition Award.

 Arts Council, awards.

Rouse Kent Award for Public Art, 2004

 Elephant Trust,  British Council  Travelling Awards,

Mark Tanner Award for Sculpture, 2002

Henry Moore Sculpture Trust.

UJADF ( UK / Japan Art Design & Film ) Winner. Installation 2002, 2010 and 2011.


Reviews  include:

The Guardian, The Times, the Independent,  the Financial Times. Channel 4 TV , BBC 1 TV  Countryfile 7 – 8 pm 23.2.2014. Inside Artists Magazine. Sept 2016.  P 72 – 75 ( https://issuu.com/insideartists/docs/inside_artists_-_issue_6/1 )


Contemporary Sculpture  Fulmer  7 years. 2017 -  2023 Brooke Benington. brookebenington.com

Destination Art by Amy Dempsey Published by Thames & Hudson 2021
The State of Art Installation & Site-Specific. Bare Hill Publishing 9./15 (ISBN 978-1 -909825-15-4)
Meditative Spaces by Michael Freeman. Universe Publishing. Rizzoli Int. (ISBN 0-7893-1065-1)
Thinking is Making Presence and Absence in Contemporary Sculpture. Black Dog Publishing. ISBN 978-1-908966-04-9
King's Wood: A Context. Eds Sandra Drew and Liz Kent. Stour Valley Arts ISBN 09535 3409X
Installation Art by Nicolas de Oliveira, Nicola Oxley, Michael Petry. Thames & Hudson. ISBN 0-500-23672-0
FABRICA the first 10 years. by Matthew Miller, Liz Whitehead and Phyllida Shaw. ISBN 978-0-9543380-2-2
Sculpture Parks and Trails of England by Alison Stace. A & C Black. ISBN 978-0-7136-7952-6