Barton's Chair

4-metre hanging sculpture for Tonbridge School's science building

Layers of Bournemouth

A public art commission made of rammed earth on the south coast of England

Small Molecules

a series of sculptures in which molecules are represented in chemically accurate form with each atom represented by a human figure

Rammed Earth

An investigation into the problem of man-made substances by returning to an ancient building material

DNA - Hellix of Life

A 2-metre high sculpture of a single twist of DNA composed of 634 human figures

Carnegie Stages

a large installation that shows how the early human embryo develops

Embryogenesis

a series of works inspired by the concept of morphic fields and the Fibonacci series

Emergence of Chemistry

platononic solids, the theory of emergence and the birth of the universe came together in this early work from 2008 which laid the foundations of much of Marshall's later work

Enzymes

developed during a residency in Pietrasanta in 2010 these works are inspired by the biological process of enzymes

Ciromancy

 a form of divination where warm wax is poured into water to predict the future

Carbon Chemistry

inspired by James Lovelock’s theory of Gaia and draws on the concept that all life is interconnected

Human Geography

investigating the different concentric worlds we inhabit and contrasting the natural and networked worlds

Early work

a selection of early works that were the roots of later series

Briony Marshall

Briony Marshall

Sculptor

Briony Marshall is a UK based sculptor and installation artist. With a background in Biochemistry, she is interested in the idea of art practice as research.

In her work, Briony fuses a conceptual approach with an intuitive, materials-inspired process. Her sculptures investigate the natural world and its relationship to the human condition.

Press & Media

Absolutely Education: Tonbridge School is out of this world | NASA scientists visit

Briony's Barton's Chair commission is featured in this article that appeared in Absolutely Education: https://absolutely-education.co.uk/tonbridge-school-is-out-of-this-world-nasa-scientists-visit/   The classrooms and main atrium are bathed in natural light and...

Appearance on BBC Look North: discussing Female Chemistry

Feature of Briony's Female Chemistry proposal was featured on BBC Look North (the regional television news service for West, South and North Yorkshire and northern parts of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire) on the 23rd May 2019 The interview with me starts at 1.55: For...

Yorkshire Evening Post: Leeds Arts University opens display of shortlisted sculptures for Quarry Hill artwork championing women in the city

Article published in the Yorkshire Evening Post on 23rd May 2019: https://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/whats-on/arts-and-entertainment/leeds-arts-university-opens-display-shortlisted-sculptures-quarry-hill-artwork-championing-women-city-480994 Designs for a public...

Barton Science Centre Brochure

Barton Science Centre - Tonbridge School Transforming of the UK’s first purpose built School Science Building The following article appeared in the above brochure detailing the commission Barton's Chair for Tonbridge School's Barton Science Centre. The article: (If...

Leeds Life – Four artists are competing to create a huge sculpture in Leeds

Leeds Life: Four artists are competing to create a huge sculpture in Leeds - take a look at their best work 4 NOV 2018 Four artists are competing for the opportunity to create a £10,000 sculpture in Leeds that celebrates the achievements of women. The search for an...

Bournemouth Echo: Rammed earth sculpture installed at Hengistbury Head

The Bournemouth Echo featured Layers of Bournemouth in their 18th May 2018 edition, both in print and online: https://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/16235242.rammed-earth-sculpture-installed-hengistbury-head/ A NEW ‘rammed earth’ sculpture has been unveiled at...

ITV news at 10 appearance: post-war public art report

Briony Marshall featured in a Nina Nannar report on the protection of post-war public art for the ITV news at 10 report on Friday 22nd January. At 1min 50 in the linked video: www.itv.com/news/

Royal Society of Sculptors blog post about First@108

Two blog posts about the public art commission First @ 108. I was shortlisted but not selected.

Marshall named one of the 175 faces of Chemistry by Royal Society of Chemistry

Briony Marshall has been selected as one of the 175 Faces of Chemistry to celebrate the forthcoming 175th anniversary of the Royal Society of Chemistry in 2016. This illustrious list includes historic heroes of hers such as Marie Currie as well as contemporary...

Chemistry World Podcast

Dr Christ Smith of the Naked Scientists recently interviewed me for the Chemistry World monthly podcast. You can hear the full podcast here: http://www.rsc.org/chemistryworld/2014/07/july-podcast my segment starts at 19 minutes 20 seconds.

Why is drawing important?

I was recently interviewed in my studio by the campaign for drawing as part of their video to promote drawing in all its forms and uses. Below you can see the short film which also features the journalist Andrew Marr and the creative director of Conran and Partners...

The Art Newspaper – Finding beauty in the building blocks of life

Review in The Art Newspaper Published online in The Art Newspaper: 28 May 2013 Read the review online: http://www.theartnewspaper.com/articles/Finding+beauty+in+the+building+blocks+of+life/29661

Briony’s Blog

Invitation to Royal Society Of Sculptors Summer Exhibition 2021

Briony’s latest work Anthropocene Alternate Futures is featured in the Royal Society of Sculptors Summer Exhibition. Come to the private view on Saturday 3rd July 2021.

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Invitation to Environmental Crisis Exhibition – Science and Art

A fascinating exhibition exploring the current environmental crisis curated by school children. I have two of my rammed earth sculptures in an exhibition that is opening on Thursday 13th Feb in South East London: Eltham. The exhibition, exploring the science behind...

Invitation to Feminist Public Sculpture Exhibition – 23rd May – Leeds

At the end of 2018, I was shortlisted for a really exciting project for the City of Leeds. A Feminist Public Sculpture to champion the achievements and recognition of women in the City of Leeds to be cited outside Leeds Playhouse. It is with great pleasure that I...

Finishing the clay sculpture of my Barton’s Chair Commission

After 2 weeks of very hard work I have finished the clay sculpture part of my Barton's Chair Commission for Tonbridge School's new science building - the Barton Centre. In the final sculpture, six copies of the man and 12 of the baby come together into the hexagonal...

New body of work made of Rammed Earth

I have been developing a new body of work using rammed earth: The works started as wax maquettes: Which were then scaled up Form work was made of plywood Layers are colour coded The first completed sculpture was Earth Time:     I then experimented with adding...

Bijou at Candida Stevens

Briony's work will be featured in Candida Stevens Christmas Exhibition: Bijou BIJOU - LITTLE TREASURES 26 November– 20 December 2016 CHRISTMAS PARTY Thursday 1st December, 5-8pm Associated jewellery sale by London Designer i+i from 2-8pm With a completely light touch...

Cross-disciplinary round-table at Westminster Reference Library

Briony to take part in a cross-disciplinary round-table discussion relating to the theme of pattern in Nature and its influence on Mankind This talk as part of the exhibition 'Morphogenesis - the beginning of shape' a 2 woman show by Boudicca Paloma and Rosa Doyle....

Updates on First@108 award

All the proposals are now available to view on the RBS website. Go to the First@108 page and click on each of the finalists names to link to their proposal. Or click here for a direct link to my proposal. If you would like to comment on the proposals, you can have...

Artist talk to Surrey Sculpture Society

Briony will be talking to the Surrey Sculpture Society as part of their lecture series. The Surrey Sculpture Society is a a self-funding group of around 350 members – based mainly in the south of England – from talented amateurs to well-known professionals. The...

Being pulled in different directions: Commissions

I have just completed my entry for the First@108 Public Art Award and the exhibition of the 5 shortlisted artists will open on Wednesday. I have both loved and hated the process. It is a fascinating commission for two different spaces in Chelsea & Westminster...

KPMG, Canary Wharf Display

KPMG Foyer 15 Canada Square London E14 5GL A selection of Briony Marshall's work is on display in the reception area of KPMG's Canary Wharf Offices in Canada Square. The works are displayed on three large plinths in the window can easily be seen from the pavement and...

Sculptors’ Jewellery

Pangolin London Kingsplace, 90 York Way, Kingscross, N1 9AG An exhibition of jewellery made by a wide range of established sculptors. Illustrating the long history of this still somewhat unknown genre, Sculptors' Jewellery includes works from well-known 20th Century...