Estella Castle

Born: New Zealand.  Based in London

The Master of the Horse , Oil on hand stretched canvas, 115 × 135 × 2.5 cm

The Master of the Horse, Oil on hand stretched canvas, 115 × 135 × 2.5 cm

 
 

City & Guilds of London Art School (MA Fine Art , 2013)

Estella Castle is a London-based artist multi-disciplinary artist whose practice examines the representation of history. Recently she won the National Trust’s Runnymede: People’s Landscape commission to both commemorate the signing of the Magna Carta and to present audiences with a new understanding of the hidden significance of the land at Runnymede. Another large scale work supported by the National Trust, commemorated the 200th anniversary of painter John Constable’s time in Suffolk with the work Ask the Fellows Who Cut the Hay. The artist alongside collaborator Cat Auburn recreated Constable’s iconic painting using actors and animals and brought The Haywain back to life in Flatford, Suffolk. Estella graduated with a Master of Arts from City & Guilds of London Art School in 2013 and has exhibited widely around both the UK and New Zealand. 


EDUCATION

2013        MA Fine Art from City & Guilds of London Art School
2010        Post Graduate Diploma in Visual Arts, Auckland University
2006        BA Visual Arts, Auckland University of Technology


RESIDENCIES / AWARDS

2010        Takapuna Art Supplies Figurative Painting Award
2009        Studio Art Supplies Painting Award
2006        Artists Alliance Award


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2014        Lake Island, London
                MA & Other Post Graduates, Street, Somerset
2013        Group Show, Peckham Space,
               M.A Show,  City and Guilds Art School
2012        Corner Window Gallery: Project 006: Estella Castle
2011         Emergence, New Zealand Art Week
                Pop up Gallery, New Zealand
                Sue Crockford Gallery, Project Space
2010        Do You Mind, Collaboration with the Centre for Brain Research