Tony Plant

25.09.1962 Cornwall, UK


BA Hons Fine Art: Chelsea School of Art. London  1986-1990 

Tutor: Roger Ackling

“Since graduating from Chelsea College of Art in 1990 with a fine art painting degree, Plant has carved out a successful career as a multi-disciplinary visual artist and photographer, exhibiting his works globally and acting as a visiting lecturer at art institutions and universities.”  Guardian Newspaper. 2016 


Solo Exhibitions and Projects

2017   Heartland Project. With Trust New Art, National Trust, Shropshire Hills AONB Partnership, Arts Alive, Stiperstones & Corndon Hill Country Landscape Partnership Scheme. 1 year residency

2017   After Illusion. Penwith Gallery, St Ives. April – May

2017   ARCA Project. Invisible Print Studio, Payne Shurval Gallery. April – May

2017   Iceland. Drawing. Feb

2016  WALK.STOP.WALK: Solo Show Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro.  March – June

2016    Ambassador, The Plastic Project

2016   San Miguel Rich List, Sonabia, Spain

2016   Charles Causley Festival, Cornwall, artist talk

2016   Brisons Veor Residency. Jan/Feb Cape Cornwall

2016    Loftoven Islands, Denmark

2015   Iceland. Crowd funded project, making and documenting temporary work, 10 days

2015   Bermuda. 14 day trip to make work (March)

2015   St Agnes Outsider Residency, 3 day public residency, funded by FEAST

2015  Belgium. Drawing

2015  Hong Kong Ocean in Motion Film Festival


2014  ‘FOREVER Skylarks’ ICA , The Mall. London

2014  A2AA Residency Plymouth College of Art

2014  Greenmount. Opera on the Beach, Coolangatta, Australia, 2 week drawing commission

2014  Ocean Film Festival UK, Truro, Birmingham, Malvern, Cambridge, Bristol, London, Poole, Bath, Exeter, Inverness, Leeds, Portsmouth, Llandudno, Brighton Corn Exchange, Whitley Bay 

2014  International Film Festival Emden-Norderney

2014  Private Drawings in Public Spaces, Padstow

2014  Upside Art Festival, Szczcin, Poland

2014  Ocean Film Festival, Australia. Adelaide, Avoca Beach, Broome, Byron Bay, Cairns, Canberra, Christmas Island, Coral Bay, Darwin, Gold Coast, Hobart, Melbourne, Newcastle, Perth, Sydney, Townsville

2014  16 Seconds, London Short Film Festival. Riverside Studios, London

2014  Celtic Media Festival, St Ives


2013  Strimmed Headland. Cornwall Art Biennale, STAGE, Halzephrone House, Gunwalloe, Lizard Peninsula

2013   Artist in residence at Port Eliot Festival

2013  Music video with Ruarri Joseph and Tim Boydell

2013   4 Week drawing Residency, Rame Peninsula

2013   Folded Rock Drawing. Drawing the Line. Millennium Gallery, St Ives

2013   River Walk Copper Blue. Cornwall Art Biennale, LIMBO, Truro

2013  Turn 4,233 Steps. Cornwall Film Festival. Falmouth

2013   London Short Film Festival

2013   Exeter Universitywith A. Huke of ESI Creative Exchange, 3D imaging programmes AND 3D printers

2013  Melting Ice, Water, Colour. Fish Factory, Falmouth, Group show

2013  Tree Line instalation. Leopallooza Festival

2013  FEAST award for the “Big Draw 2012”

2013  Spin. Commissioned drawing


2012  Night walk paintingsRiverside Studios, Hammersmith, solo show

2012  London Surf Film Festival

2012  10 ‘Last Tree’ paintings. Truro Cathedral, Cornwall

2012  UV Paintings. GreyBlackWhite gallery: solo show

2012  Art8 Award winner

2012  Spin. Veuve Cliquo, commissioned drawing

2012  Fish Factory, Falmouth, Group show

2011  Drawing Iona, Scotland

2011  Wooden Pebbles. Fish Factory, Falmouth, Group show

2011  Save Our Waves. Surfers Against Sewage

2010  9 paintings about Chance. Plymouth Theatre Royal, Solo Painting show

2009  Steels into the Atlantic (Flameworks)

2009  14 second Resins, Fistral beach, Newquay

2008  Cribbar Steel, swimming for the horizon

2008  South Fistral Steel

2007  Cliff paintings. Fairy House, Newquay


2016  Brisons Veor Residency, in conjunction with Royal Cornwall Museum Show. Jan/Feb 

2015  Outsider Residency, 3 day public residency, funded by FEAST

2014  A2AA Residency Plymouth College of Art

2013  4 Week drawing Residency, Rame Peninsula, Kingsand

2013  Artist in residence at Port Eliot Festival

2011  Drawing Iona, Scotland

Talks and Lectures

2016  Charles Causley Festival, Cornwall, artist talk

2014  Ocean Film Festival UK, Truro

2014  Practicing Artist Lecture. Coolangatta, Australia

2014  Practicing Artist Lecture. University Derby

2014  Practicing Artist Lecture. Plymouth College of Art and Design

2013  Greenaway, St Ives

2012  Truro Cathedral, 10 ‘Last Tree’ paintings

2012  Eden Project, 10 ‘Last Tree’ paintings

Drawing at Padangbai, Indonesia. 2014

Drawing at Padangbai, Indonesia. 2014