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Gillian Brent

  • Sculptor

Persistence Works

Gillian’s sculpture is centred on interpreting particular contexts and narratives through material and physical form. By investigating connections, perceptions and relationships, she reflects on social, historic and intuitive understandings and create sculptures that draw on shared experiences.

Gillian work primarily with steel, combining it with other metals, wood, acrylic and concrete as well as pre-existing objects. Formal and aesthetic relationships within the works create spatial and dynamic configurations that synthesise her observations and suggest new narratives.

Gillian is a co-founder of Sheffield based women’s sculpture collective Material Voice and a member of This Stuff Matters a discussion forum and exhibiting group of four women sculptors based in London and the North. A large part of her practice is in a learning and engagement context working with both adults and children in arts projects, public commissions and programmes in partnership with galleries, universities, public and community organisations.