Tamsin Relly’s multi-disciplinary practice includes painting, printmaking and photography. In response to the global climate crises, her work explores the reciprocal relationship we have with our planet’s ecology and the ways in which we find connection with the living world.
Drawing on both found media imagery and first-hand observations, Relly works with the fluid and unpredictable qualities of her materials and processes to present impressions of natural and urban spaces in states of uncertainty or impermanence.
Born in South Africa, Relly’s research has taken her to diverse locations including the Arctic Circle, The Eden Project in Cornwall and Las Vegas.
She lives and works in London, where she received an MA in Fine Art at City & Guilds of London Art School in 2011.
Relly’s work has been exhibited and collected widely in the United Kingdom and internationally, appearing in group exhibitions at Royal Academy of Arts, the National Maritime Museum, T J Boulting and Oliver Projects in London; SMITH, Cape Town and Galerie Rue Visconti, Paris. Her work is held in collections including Hogan Lovells, Simmons Contemporary and the National Maritime Museum in London. She has had solo exhibitions hosted by the House of St Barnabas, The Place Downstairs and Brocket Gallery in London. Artist residencies include Arteles, Finland (2016), RE·THINK: Environment, National Maritime Museum, London (2015), Pocantico, Rockefeller Brother Fund, New York (2015), and The Arctic Circle, Svalbard (2014).
Photo Credit: Agne Kucinkaite