about

Lost or discarded objects possess a poignancy that mirrors our human vulnerability. After all, material objects reflect our meanings and uses.

Sinéid Codd is drawn to the transitory relationship with the edges of land, and she derives her work from found objects that connect her with themes of loss, longing and hope – in part, acts of transformative repair.

Curiosity, play and experimentation drive her practice, encompassing sculpture, collected objects, photography and painting, often brought together in site-responsive installations that invite inquisitiveness. Aligned with her involvement as a socially engaged practitioner, she looks to embrace a multitude of interpretations in her work.

The seeds of her current work, ‘A Fuller Acquaintance with the Archipelago’ came from the feeling of abandonment from UK leaving Europe and developed in response to Covid-19 and our climate emergency. This co-created Lilliputian world is a play of sculptural islands, surrounded by sea – a visual dialogue between the literal and the imaginative. Currently, over 40 fossilized and cast islands, made from found objects, shown together, elicit reflections on community and climate change. They can be perceived as environments of isolation and self-generating material entanglements.

In lockdown, Sinéid intuitively began painting portraits of her islands, before realising she had isolated them from the group.


selected solo exhibitions

2024 A Fuller Acquaintance with the Archipelago Hastings Museum & Art Gallery
2022  From the Archipelago  Small House Gallery
2020  a fuller acquaintance with the archipelago Observer Building, Hastings
with Coastal Currents 2020
2019  as small as the world and as large as alone. Project 78 Gallery, St Leonards on Sea
2013  Losing Gravity, Curwen Gallery, London
2009  underneath and in-between, Curwen Gallery, London
2007  here & there, Curwen Gallery, London

awards

2023 East Sussex Arts Partnership Fund award for Responding to the Archipelago
2022 winner of award with ‘Gathering Skies’ assemblage for author, Hettie Judah’s competition in response to her new book, ‘Lapidarium’
2021  Alpine Fellowship Visual Art Prize shortlisted for award
2020  a-n Bursary: Time Space Money
2019  a-n Artist Bursary to research contemporary jewellery in the Netherlands
2018  Artquest’s PEER FORUM award with CUBBIT along with co-members of @peersocial
2017  winner of UAL competition with image illustrating CURIOSITY
2017  London Creative Network, SPACE, London      2011  National Lottery through Arts Council England for Telling Stories: Margate
2010  National Lottery through Arts Council England for The Hastings Rarities Affair
Hastings Museum & Art Gallery
2002  Regional Arts Lottery Programme through London Arts for Happening  Histories
project and CD ROM, Grosvenor Estate, Southeast London
1995 Sir John Cass and Paul Hamlyn Foundations and Newcommen Collet Trust for
Tales from the Riverbank

two person exhibitions / projects

2019
between skylight and dust hARTslane a site responsive installation with Sharon Haward

group exhibitions / projects

2023
Photohastings ‘Between States’ exhibition, St Andrews Mews – showing ‘Thinking Objects, Talking Tales’
Photohastings exhibition, St Andrews Mews Hastings’ – showing ‘found, made and imagined’ floor based installation
1st Bottle Alley Art Market Hastings, selected by Zeroh Studio and Stelladore Gallery
Drawing Unframed with SoCo Artists exhibition at Hastings Arts Forum – showing ‘Drawing On Time’ : a collaboration with artist, Rosie Thomas
New Order New Chaos installation works at Observer Building, Hastings, curated by students from Hastings Fine Art, East Sussex College
THREE with SoCo Artists at Hastings Arts Forum – showing installation – ‘3 x 3 and more besides’

2022
Once Upon An Instant ‘Curator, Poppy Woodeson brings together an outstanding selection of international artists to create a diverse exhibition of art works that involve iron.’ Halle B1 HTW Campus Wilhelminenhof, Berlin, Germany
Bohemia Creative Quarter exhibition of works by artists local to Moth Shop Bohemia, St Leonards on Sea
“Youlysees” A Centenary Bloomsday Exhibition, Celebrating James Joyce’s Ulysses 100 years published in 2022. Curated by Lucy Brennan Shiel at ESPS St Leonards on Sea
MEMO Rye Art Gallery in association with Drawing Life Rye, East Sussex
Art and Memory: How it makes us, how it shapes us, what it leaves behind.
Relay Respond Relay with SoCo Artists an interactive collaboration ESPS St Leonards on Sea

2021
Climate Action Visual Culture selected ‘a fulller aquaintance with the archipelago’ for this PGR led international initiative bringing together the work of 43 artists from all over the world, exploring the inter-relationship of climate action and visual culture, with the aim of fostering opportunities for networking and collaboration. Visit the digital Artsteps Gallery  and the  digitally curated Cultural Ecologies CAVC Publication  
Supported by the University of Huddersfield Graduate School.
Vagina Island in the Hyper Limbo virtual group exhibition curated by Come Quick Disaster at Yeah Totally Gallery

2020
southwarkparkgalleries.org 36annual open exhibition
We Baked Our Own Bread @photohastings , Zuzushii Gallery, Hastings
reflections on the archipelago for Dwell Time Press Special COVID-19 Edition
@housebound virtual exhibition with Chapel Arts Studios
guest artist with ComeQuickDisaster platform for art, Chisenhale Studios, London
Raven Row residency with co-members of Peer Social (postponed, due to covid-1

2019
Editions Show, Project 78 Gallery, St Leonards on Sea
Looking at Okno Tass Baker-Mamonova Gallery, Kino Teatre, St Leonards on Sea
RSA Summer Show Rye Society of Artists, East Sussex (shortlisted for prize)

2018
Editions Show, Project 78 Gallery, St Leonards on Sea
Genesis Light Magic, with co-members of Peer Social at St John’s Church, Bethnal Green;
part of Whitechapel Gallery First Thursdays
Nomadic Gardens Winter Festival 8 artists respond to a unique space, Queens Pk London W9
Collect initiator and lead artist of this SoCo Artists project and exhibition of artists responses to artifacts in the collections of Hastings Museum & Art Gallery
AP49 IMPRESSION, International Contemporary Exchange Exhibition, International Printmaking Arts Research Centre, Macao, China

2017
Rye Winter Salon, Rye Creative Centre. curated by Paula MacArthur. Shortlisted for prize
+33 Annual Open, CGP London
CURIOUS 27, Rosebury’s Auction House, West Norwood, London – curated by Jane Millar
Masks: an experimental installation with SoCo Artists for Coastal Currents Arts Festival
Little Masters (Intended for Neuremberg), Intersession Gallery, Northampton; curated by Pauline Wood
London Creative Network (LCN) Showcase, SPACE, Hackney, London
Hot Off The Press, Curwen Gallery, London

2016-17
Small Print International touring exhibition: Leicester Print Workshop; Attenborough Arts, Leicester; The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle Upon Tyne in partnership with Northern Print; Gallerytop, Derbyshire; West Yorkshire Print Workshop; London Print Studio, London; Alfred East Gallery, Kettering

2016
ARTSevilla Art Fair
Sea Crossing: an experimental installation artist and curator working with SoCo Artists, referencing ‘For those in Peril on the Sea’ (2011) by Hew Locke, at Electro Studios Project Space, St Leonard’s on Sea for the Root 1066 Cultural Festival, Hastings
The Hastings Rarities Tattoo Album’, shown as part of ‘The Story of Hastings in 66 Objects’, Hastings Museum & Art Gallery
Skyline exhibition with Kath Mullaniff, Eugene Palmer and Charlotte Snook, Electro Studios Project Space, St Leonard’s on Sea
MA Show, Camberwell College of Arts, UAL
FOCUS,  hARTslane Experimental Art Space, Peckham, London
Ink&Bind 1 and 2, Camberwell College of Arts, UAL

2015
MA Interim, Camberwell College of Arts, UAL
Pop Up Fuck Off light projection for closure of Broadway Studios, Tooting High Street, London

2014
11 Minutes of Print, Sassoon Gallery, Peckham
Glasshouse in the Garage, Coastal Currents Festival, Hastings
The Walking Encyclopedia, AirSpace Gallery, Stoke on Trent The Walking Encyclopedia blogspot

2013
Beach Shorts & Radio Days, film and sound works,Rarities Productions, Coastal Currents Arts Festival
gush: an experimental residency with light, refraction at underground, Hastings
Domestic Disturbance for International Womens Day, Creative School Centre, Rye

2012
Rarities Productions Presents…. for Coastal Currents Arts Festival, East Sussex
Under the Tower of the Winds, site specific installation for ‘Surface ll’, Crypt Gallery, St Pancras Church, London
25/30 Celebratory Exhibition, Curwen & New Academy, London
Aurum of London: guest artist, Craft Central, London

2011
Rarities 2011 collaboration with Alban Lowe, Hastings Pier
Surface I, Crypt Gallery, St Pancras Church, London
Telling Stories: Margate
, Marine Studios, Margate

2010
The Hastings Rarities Affair, Hastings Museum & Art Gallery (funded by National Lottery through Arts Council England)

2001
Happening Histories: A Multimedia Project and CD ROM by Tenants and Residents of the Grosvenor Estate, London SE5.  Funded by Regional Arts Lottery Programme through London Arts. Collaboration with digital artist, Elvina Flower.

1995
Tales from the Riverbank funded participatory project and installation at the CGP Gallery, London, with residents in Bermondsey and Rotherhithe and the Bermondsey Artists Group (funded by Sir John Cass and Paul Hamlyn Foundations and Newcommen Collet Trust)

publicity

2024 Hastings Online Times Sinéid Codd talks to Jude Montague about the meaning and methods of her show about her intuitively made island exhibition, ‘A fuller Acquaintance with the Archipelago’at Hastings Museum & Art Gallery

2018 Collect by Sophie Shaw, Hastings Independent Press
2016  Artlyst: Camberwell Degree Shows  Florence Goodhand-Tait, ‘Reports From The Inside’
2013  Losing Gravity, Wall Street Journal http://www.wsimagazine.com/uk/diaries/agenda/arts/sineid-codd-losing-gravity_20131014084036.html 
2010  The Lost Ledger The Hastings Rarities Affair, Hastings Museum & Art Gallery
2009  work featured on a BBC slide show: Art’s Recuperative Power http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/8014719.stm 
1995  interview about the project and installation, Tales from the Riverbank, CGP Gallery, London, Costing the Earth, BBC Radio 4
1993  All Ladies Number One Brush Team interview by Ian Dury for Arts Review LWT TV
1992  All Ladies Number One Brush Team interview, Womens Hour, BBC Radio 4

arts in health commissions

2011  Colourflow: commission, Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospital NHS Trust
2009  from my grandmothers piano, Conquest Hospital, Hastings
2008  Colourgym commission, Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospital NHS Trust
2008  Outside-In, Miranda Barry Centre, Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea
2005  Sun and Moons, Great Western Hospital Swindon
2004  Framing a View, Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Trust
2001  works purchased for the Paintings in Hospitals Collection, London

collections

National Maritime Museum; Conquest Hospital, Hastings; Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals, Homerton Hospital, London; Royal London Hospital; Paintings in Hospitals; Great Western Hospital, Swindon; Miranda Barry Centre, London; Brit; Morris Homes; Landmark PLC; private collectors UK, Vermont USA, France

artist educator

currently working with Towner Gallery, De La Warr Pavilion and Design Museum;
previous feelance projects with Hastings Contemporary, Drawing Life, Hastings Museum & Art Gallery, Tate Modern, British Library, Chisenhale Gallery, British Museum, Museum of the Home, National Maritime Museum, South London Gallery

education

MFA Visual Arts Printmaking, Camberwell College of Arts, UAL, 2014-16
Art Teachers Certificate (PGCE) Goldsmiths, UAL
Post – grad Printmaking, Central School of Art & Design
BA Hons Fine Art, Winchester School of Art