Rebecca Elves

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Rebecca Elves, Limbo Project Space, 2023

Rebecca Elves is a multidisciplinary artist playing with clay, and pigment, and surface in the realms of mythmaking, enchantment, and place. Equally influenced by the chalky Kentish coastline and moments glimpsed from stories printed, witnessed or overheard, she draws out the tales lurking in spaces between clay forms, pencil marks, and painted gestures. 

Recent exhibitions include In and Beyond Things at Limbo Arts, Margate (solo; 2023), The House Was Like Her at Daphne Oram Gallery, Canterbury (solo; 2022), Supple Octopus with Coral Brookes at The Tub, Hackney (2022), What I See I’ll Never Tell at Wilder Gallery, London (2021), and The Studio at 4 a.m. at Hastings Contemporary (2020). She has spoken about her work at venues including Drawing Room’s Drawing Research Forum (2023). In 2016 she graduated from the Royal College of Art, where she received teh Gordon Peter Pickard Award to make drawings in Montreal. She has recently submitted her fully funded practice-led PhD at Canterbury Christ Church University, where she was awarded a 2021 British Council Venice Research Fellowship, and continues to make things from her studio in Margate, alongside lecturing ad institutions including The Margate School.

© Rebecca Elves 2023