Phoebe Stannard graduated with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art (Painting) from Norwich school of Art in 2008, and completed the Drawing Year at the Royal Drawing School in 2010. She works in a variety of media including drawing, painting, prints and art medals. She teaches at the Royal Drawing School in London.
Phoebe was born and grew up in Rome, Italy. Her work reflects the exuberant theatre, circus and puppet shows of her childhood. She often draws themes from classical mythology, and in her imagination combines their symbolism and beauty with acute observation and needle-sharp draftsmanship.
She is fascinated by decorative textiles. In the images she makes, particularly portraits, she often uses the relationship between animals and people to weave a subtle narrative, which she extends through the subject’s clothing and context into a world were realism, fantasy and the pleasure of the imagination go hand-in-hand.
She was nominated British Art Medals Society “New Medalist of the Year 2009/2010”, studying the art of medal-making in the Italian Mint in Rome and Sofia, Bulgaria. Her medals are kept in the Victoria & Albert Museum and the British Museum collections.
In 2019 she moved to Boscastle, Cornwall where alongside her husband, sculptor Sam Halstead, they run Half Acre Studios, offering a creative space and art courses.
Residencies, Prizes & Education:
2012 The George Cuhaj Sculpture Prize
2010 Residency, 3-D Metal Department, National Academy of Art, Sofia, Bulgaria.
2009-2010 New Medallist 2009-10, The British Art Medal Society.
2009 Residency, Scuola dell’Arte della Medaglia, Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato, Rome, Italy.
2009-2011 The Drawing Year, Postgraduate Diploma. The Prince’s Drawing School, London.
2005-2008 BA(Hons) Fine Art, Norwich School of Art and Design, Norwich.
2020 Joan Carrigan-Cork 90th Birthday: A Family Celebration. Half Acre Studios.
2020 Cornwall Open Studios @ Half Acre Studios.
2016 Royal Drawing School at Christies New York.
2015 Works in Bronze and Other Media by Contemporary Medallists. Baroni Gallery.
2014 Medals & Miniatures. Sladmore Contemporary.
2013 Touch Art Fair.
2013 SE1 Open Studio, Bow Arts SE1.
2013 Medals: Surprise Sculpture. Goldsmiths Center.
2013 START13: The New Industrialists. Bermondsey Project Space
2012 Modern Medals. Hunterian Museum.
2012 Contemporary Art Medals. Twenty Twenty Gallery.
2012 Bow Arts Open. Bow Arts SE1.
2012 New Medalists. Victoria & Albert Museum
2011 The 100 Project. Biscuit Building.
2011 Draw More, Rootstein Hopkins Foundation Drawing Exhibition, Morley College.
2010 The Drawing Year Show 2009-10. The Prince's Drawing School.
2010 Drawing London’s River, The Brunel Museum.
2008 drawntogether, Biscuit Building.
2008 Degree Show 2008. Norwich School of Art and Design.