Halima Cassell

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Halima Cassell – Ceramic Sculpture – Available at Cheshire Art Gallery

BIOGRAPHY

Born in 1975 in Pakistan, brought up in Lancashire and now living in Shropshire, Halima Cassell’s varied, multi-cultural background is tangibly present in her work.
A natural creativity presented itself at an early age and was nurtured to fruition as Halima carved her way through an art-based education: an undergraduate degree in 1997 and an MA in 2002.

The culmination of this process is Halima’s precociously mature work. Fusing her Asian roots with a fascination for African pattern work and her deep passion for architectural geometry, however Halima’s work is intense yet playful, structured yet creative; substantial yet dynamic and invariably compelling in its originality.

Work in Public Collections

• V&A, London
• The Hepworth, Wakefield, installation of 2 sculptures
• Fitzwilliam Museum
• Sovereign Asian Arts, Hong Kong
• Manchester Art Gallery
• Her Highness Sheikha Maryam Bint Mohammed Al Maktoum, Abu Dhabi
• Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
• Antony House, National Trust
• Her Royal Highness Rania Al-Abdullah, Jordan
• Jerwood Foundation, 3 Sculptures & 1 wall sculpture
• Leeds Museum & Art Gallery, installation of 3 sculptures
• Walker Art Gallery and Museum, Liverpool
• Touchstone Museum & Gallery
• Higham Hall, Cockermouth, Cumbria, 2 sculptures
• Dundee Museum and Art Gallery
• Harris Museum, Preston
• Shipley Museum and Art Gallery, Gateshead
• Bolton Museum
• Gallery Oldham
• Peter Scott Gallery Trust, Lancaster
• Toe Gallery, Mumbai, India
• Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery, sculpture, 2005 – Wall sculpture, 2013 – 5 wallpaper designs, 2019
• Knowsley Museums and Galleries

Public Art Commissions

• ‘Light Catcher’ 14’H Oak, celebrating 50 years of the AONB, Forest of Bowland
• 4 Viking Cruise liners – 4 ceramic wall friezes on Viking, Viking Sea, Viking Sky & Viking Sun Ship
• P&O Cruise liner Britannia – 4 large bronze sculptures
• ‘The Flower Dome’ 4’H x 8’Dia – Rampton Hospital/Secure Unit, Art Project, Nottingham
• ‘Flight of the Osprey’ 4’H x 20’W, Fence sculpture and wall mounted freezes – Arnold Lodge, art project with A.I.M. for the new Rutland Ward, Leicester
• Azura Cruiser P&O, 26 free standing clay sculptures and wall mounted freezes.
• ‘Blossom Way’ 8’H x 40’W – ceramic wall sculpture, Blackburn (Northgate)
• ‘6 gateway sculpture’ 2 x (11′ x 2’Sq) & 4 x (6’H x 2’Sq), brick clay – Nature Reserve Sculpture Park, Clitheroe Ribble Valley
• Designed ‘Paving & Fencing’ – Barbra Castle Way, Blackburn
• ‘Ceramic wall tiles relief’, 4’H x 10’W – National Wildflower Center, Liverpool