Shelley Dyer-Gibbins

I won the 21st NOA’s Original Print Prize with the Cinegirl

With a background in graphic design, Shelley honed her craft amidst creative scenes of London, Bristol, and Bath for over two decades. But it was her transition to becoming an artist and printmaker that truly sparked her creative flame.

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Self-taught and very driven, Shelley’s artistic prowess quickly garnered attention. In 2017, her piece ‘Magpies’ captivated the discerning eyes at The Atkinson Gallery, securing a coveted spot in their private collection. Shortly thereafter, her talent shone brightly as she clinched the prestigious 21st NOA’s Original Print Prize with her mesmerizing creation, ‘Cinegirl’. This accolade catapulted her into the spotlight of the UK’s largest open art competition, boasting over 4000 entrants. The winning masterpiece was showcased at esteemed venues such as The Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, and culminated in a triumphant display at the illustrious Pallant House Gallery, revered for its collection of Modern British Art.

 

The NOA proved to be more than just a laurel on Shelley’s artistic journey; it served as a springboard for her burgeoning career. Since then, she’s garnered a variety of awards and accolades, graced the walls of prestigious galleries, and left her mark on esteemed exhibitions. Notable among her recent endeavors is her participation in the National Open Print Exhibition (NOPE) as part of UPFEST 2022, a celebration of street art and graffiti in Bristol. She’s also showcased her talent alongside the Society of Women Artists at the Mall Galleries in London and made waves with her inclusion in Erotic Art London.

For Shelley, each linocut print is a testament to her artistic evolution—a fusion of skill, passion, and an unyielding commitment to pushing the boundaries of creativity. With each cut, she invites viewers into her world, where imagination knows no bounds and artistry knows no limits, using a mix of LEDs, lightbox, neon, collage, transfer inks, spray paint and even cement.

 

“Art provokes emotions within people, that’s the whole point. When I’m creating it provokes an emotion and a feeling during the process. People see my pieces and go “That’s me” They find a connection, they find their story with it”.

 

Click here to see our selected works by Shelley Dyer-Gibbins

Education and art training

Graphic Design BA Hons – Exeter University

Graphic Design HND – Plymouth College of Art & Design

Graphic Design ND – Salisbury College of Art & Design

Selected Group Exhibitions 2020

– The Contemporary Art Fair – Sandown with Athertongreenart – March

– Heart of the Tribe – Gallery Opening – May

– Cheddar Arts Fringe – May

– UPfest 2020, Bristol – May

– The Contemporary Art Fairs – Newbury with Athertongreenart – May

– The Contemporary Art Fairs – Sandown with Athertongreenart- September

Selected Group Exhibitions 2019

– Cheddar Arts Fringe Festival (CHAFF) – April

– The Contemporary Art fair – Newbury with Athertongreenart – May

– Wylye Valley Arts Trail – May

– Bath Open Art Prize, Fringe Arts Bath @ 44AD Gallery – May

– The Atkinson Gallery, Summer Show – June/Aug

– National Original Print Exhibition, Bankside Gallery, London – Sept

-London Contemporary Art Ltd – Sept/Oct

– The Contemporary Art fair – Royal Windsor with Athertongreenart – Nov

– Artmills Gallery, Print exhibition,  Plymouth – Nov

Solo Exhibitions

Cool Cuts – The Sheppey, Godney, Somerset – Feb 2018.

Selected Group Exhibitions 2018

– Artmills Gallery, Plymouth – Feb

– Red Propeller Gallery, Devon – Present

– Cheddar Arts Fringe Festival (CHAFF) – April.

– Bath Open Arts Fringe  @ 44AD Gallery – May.

– The Atkinson Gallery – Summer Show – June-Aug.

– VAO Exhibition & Awards  (Chichester) – Sept.

– Wells Museum – Solo Show, November TBC.

Selected Group Exhibitions 2017

– Cheddar Arts Fringe Festival (CHAFF).

– The Atkinson Gallery Summer Show, Milfield.

– Bruton Art Factory Summer Show, Bruton.

– 21st National Open Art NOA, The Bargehouse, Oxo Tower.

– Pallant Gallery House, Chichester.

Press

The Guardian – Witness – W is for Woman Feature section.

Cool Somerset – social media blog – Feature section.

Commissions –

Brand design artwork for FYOS

Record cover artwork for the band ‘Some Villians’

Awards / Prizes

NOA Original Print Prize 2017 with Cinegirl

Finalist for VAO 2108 – Bolly TBC

Projects

Linocut Installation – Bees

Collections

  • The Atkinson Gallery (Private collection) – Magpies 2017.
  • The Atkinson Gallery (Private collection) – Bolly 2018.