Monday, 3 December 2012

I am delighted to be one of the artists selected for the travelling exhibition organised by the curators of the Santorini Biennale. The purpose of the exhibition is to" travel " the values and the name of Greece across many cultures.

 I happened to be working on some paintings having visited Meteora when the competition caught my eye and as I strongly agree with the views underpinning the exhibition I decided to enter.

You might find the clip below, provided by my good friend George Vasdekys, interesting and good fun to look at in this context!!

I am hoping to exhibit the Meteora paintings in London next year (2013) and will be posting details in due course.

“Design a wish for Greece” International Poster Competition, a project that aims to support the image of Modern Greece around the world.

Exhibitions from 10 Jan 2013 to 10 Mar 2013, in 25 Cities around the world (same artworks to all exhibiting cities!) and in Santorini:
→ From 10 Jan 2013 – 10 Mar 2013 in Tokyo, SeĆ³ul, Mumbai, Calcutta, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires, Shanghai, Beijing, Sydney, Melbourne, New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, Montreal, London, Berlin, Moscow, Paris, Milano, Rome, Madrid, Athens, Thessaloniki, Tel Aviv.
→ From 20 Apr 2013 – 30 Sept 2013 in Santorini!

Thursday, 29 November 2012

, http://www.colorida.biz/ElspethPenfold/

Hope you enjoy looking at the images of the PV!! Thank you to Rosemary Esteter and all at Colorida for making us feel so welcome!!

Monday, 24 September 2012

art space at TextileArts.net

You can now also check out my work at

 art space at TextileArts.net

Thank you to Fiona Dix for her help in putting this together!

Thursday, 20 September 2012


Colorida I've been invited to exhibit some of my paintings at Colorida from November 24th until December 14th....really looking forward to it, will keep you posted.

Friday, 14 September 2012

Lobster Pot Garden , Whitstable Biennale 2012

Lobster Pot Garden one week on......still going strong.


Monday, 10 September 2012

Lobster Pot Garden at the Whitstable Biennale 2012.....grew and grew......then propagated towards West Beach!!! Today is going to start to grow out tendrils!!! Looking forward to a bit of wind and rain.......!!!

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Maria Nepomuceno Tempo para Respirar (Breathing Time) install

Maria Nepomuceno Tempo para Respirar (Breathing Time) install I have had an amazing time working on this piece and am looking forward to continuing working on it after Maria Nepomuceno has returned to Brazil!! The studio team are great fun.....we will be at the opening on September 14th, demonstrating some of the sewing techniques used in the piece. Hope you can make it!!

Monday, 20 August 2012

Richard Layzell

Richard Layzell for more on the project!!

Live Art Development Agency

Live Art Development Agency Looking forward to taking part in this project during the Whitstable Biennale.....busy times!!

I am really looking forward to being part of the studio group and working with Maria Nepomuceno!! Our first meeting is on Saturday 25th of August.Will keep you posted.

Monday, 13 August 2012


Really looking forward to taking part in the Biennale Satellite programme and in Richard Layzells' Metropolis.

Hope you have time to check it out!!

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Elspeth Penfold

Elspeth Penfold Check out a few more Gaucho sunset photos from yesterday!! Another beautiful sunny day. Will be installing on Reeves Beach today,looking forward to the Grotters!! For more information about Oyster Festival events today visit the Oyster Festvial website Whitstable Oyster Festival events
Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Gaucho Sunset

Gaucho Sunset Check out this link for photos!! had a great day. looking forward to tomorrow, the grotters, blessing of the water and fireworks. I can't thank Sue, and Bob and Val enough for all their help. Alivia was also, as always,  amazing....quite an experience with some touching messages on the Oysters.

Saturday, 21 July 2012

Inside/outside: materialising the social | Tate

Inside/outside: materialising the social | Tate Spent today at the Tate at the symposium in the Tanks. Claire Bishop was really clever and thoughtful. Loved the piece by Lin Chi -Wei "Tape Music", an 120 meter long tape with embroidered phonetic characters which was born out of a desire to play electronic music through human bodies ...a wonderful piece, exquisitely simple. Also Jelili Atiku's Gbangbayahu whose candid presentation of  his practice which uses performance and political action to try to remould society was really illuminating.

I am so looking forward to setting up Gaucho Sunset on Reeves beach on Thursday....I am in a good place!! Hope to see you there.

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Join Elspeth...

Join Elspeth... click on this link to see the Oyster Festival posting....looking forward to seeing you there!!

Saturday, 14 July 2012

I have had an incredible week....I am taking part in the Whitstable Biennale in September. I am part of the Satellite programme and have made a sculpture which will be placed on Reeves beach. I have also been accepted to collaborate with Richard Layzell http://chisenhale.co.uk/chisenhale/studios/richard-layzell/ on his project, titled Metropolis ....more about these later!! and I have been approached by the Colorida Art Gallery in Lisbonhttp://www.colorida.pt/ who will be exhibiting six of my paintings in Lisbon...Will keep you posted!!!!

In the meantime rember July 25th - 26th Gauchito Sunset at the Oyster Festival http://whitstableoysterfestival.co.uk/events/art-beach-elsepth-penfold/

involving flags, fishing nets, lobsterpots and a stretcher frame.....

Thursday, 31 May 2012

A big thankyou to all who came to the Parallax Art Fair at Chelsea Town Hall and for those who didn't a taste of what you missed!! Hope you can make it to the Whitstable Oyster Festival in July. 

Monday, 7 May 2012

Sea View

Post-view opens at the Horsebridge Centre
May 10th 2012

Over 300 views on a postcard

These are my two!!
                                                     Mountain View

Saturday, 5 May 2012

Share a link on Twitter

Share a link on Twitter 

Hope you can make it!! If you would like an invite and have not received one please contact me with your email address. Its going to be a great show.

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Keeping you posted on The Whitstable Oyster Festival, 

"Whitstable Oyster Festival (21-27 July; whitstableoysterfestival.com) is a week-long celebration that might involve sea shanties, seashore safaris and, of course, shellfish." .........

And Elspeth Penfold's Gaucho Sunset installation on Reeve's beach!!.......

see http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/europe/europe-on-a-plate-the-tastiest-food-festivals-7631207.html

Saturday, 7 April 2012


Had the most amazing collaboration with Ignacio Canete Sanchez! For those of you who didn't make it to the Bussey Building, these are the images of our final piece. Let me know what you think!!

Friday, 23 March 2012

I am really looking forward to being Part of this!!

I just thought I'd let you know about one of the art projects I am involved in over the next six months in case you might like to pitch up and have a look!!

I am having the most amazing time making work for the following exhibitions/events: Miles/km (Bussey building, Peckham), Parallax (Chelsea Town Hall in May), Post-View  (Horsebridge  Centre in June) , Beach Installation (Whitstable Oyster Festival in July). I will send out more information about these nearer the time.

March 29th (yes, next Friday...) I am exhibiting a collaborative piece made with an amazing artist  based in Madrid , Ignacio Canete Sanchez... at an exhibition called Miles/KM at the Bussey building in Peckham. There will be forty artists involved in collaborative work which will make an interesting show. Most of us are working together for the first time and the final collaborative pieces are the result of much communication and negotiation, a true meeting of minds.

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Just thought I'd upload an image of the Ghost Exhibition (December 2011) which was so much fun to be a part of !! Many thanks to Sarah who curates Gallery 3 at the Horsebridge....

My sabbatical seems to be short-lived....making new work with quite a few new projects in the pipe-line. Watch this space!!