Artists Ilse Black

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Ilse Black’s drawings are based on structures or systems which are allowed to break down through process. By doing this the work explores the possibilities of entropy, and the falling away of idealised forms.


2005-2010 BA (Hons) Fine Art Part-Time, Arts University College Bournemouth, Bournemouth

1999-2001 Foundation Art and Design Hastings College, Hastings

1988-1989 Michaelis Art School, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Selected Group Exhibitions

2013 Drawn 2013 Royal West of England Academy, Bristol

2013 Grey Matter, Drop Project, Bournemouth

2013 Summer Show, Atkinson Gallery, Somerset

2013 Evolver Prize 2013 Exhibition, Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Devon

2013 Anonymous Drawings, Gallerie Nord/ Kunstverein Tiergarten, 10551 Berlin

2012 Threadneedle Prize Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London

2012 The Evolver Prize Exhibition, Atkinson Gallery, Somerset

2012 Watercolour + Works on Paper Fair, Science Museum, London

2012 National Open Prize Winners Exhibition, Pallant House, Chichester

2011 Charlie Dutton Crash Open Salon, Charlie Dutton Gallery, London.

2011 The National Open Art Competition, Chichester.

2011 Sketch 2011, Rabley Centre for Drawing, Marlborough

2011 Artcare Open, Salisbury Hospital

2011 Brilliance, Paradox Graphic Novel Shop, Poole

2010 ING Discerning Eye Exhibition, Mall Galleries,  London

2010 The National Open Art Competition, Chichester

2010 The Plough Arts Centre, Open Drawing Competition, Great Torrington

2009 Fools Experiment, Bournemouth Library in conjunction with BNSS, Bournemouth

2008 Poole Open Draw, Lighthouse Gallery, Poole

2008 Seed, Lower Gardens Project, Bournemouth

Group Exhibitions

2012 Lisa Norris Art, London

2010 DIY, Callandar House, Bournemouth

2010 Chine, Freerange, Truman Breweries, London

2010 No Human Carries a Map, Arts University College Bournemouth, Bournemouth

2009 Furrowed Browse, Holton Lee Gallery,  Poole

2009 10-1, Lighthouse Gallery, Poole

2004 Royal College of Physicians, London

2003 Chichele College. Fellowship of Professional and Amateur Artists Summer Exhibition.

Solo Exhibitions

2013  Lisa Norris Gallery, London
2012 Mindscape: Fisherton Mill Gallery, Salisbury


2011 Towry Prize, Best from the South West of England, National Open Art Competition
2011 Artcare Open Exhibition, Highly Commended


2010 Artist in Residence, Ashdown Technical College, Poole
2009 Artists in Residence, Ashdown Technical College, Poole
1991-1994 Montebello Design Centre, Cape Town, South Africa