Kendra Haste



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Kendra is a renowned contemporary animal sculptor working with the medium of galvanised wire.

‘What interests me most about studying animals is identifying the spirit and character of the individual creatures. I try to create a sense of the living, breathing subject in a static 3-D form, attempting to convey the emotional essence without indulging in the sentimental or anthropomorphic.’

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Born in 1971, Kendra is an MA graduate, Royal College of Art and a member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors.

Solo Exhibition, Beaux Arts London

Elected to the Royal Society of Sculptors (RBS).
Sculpt AT Kew, Contemporary Outdoor Sculpture exhibition, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Bison Head purchased by the National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, Wyoming, USA.
Let’s Dance! Animals: Art and Design, Chimei Museum, Tainan, Taiwan.

Cannon Hall Museum, Barnsley gifted two of Kendra’s sculptures from
the Eric and Jean Cass Collection. Rhinoceros (2001) and Juvenile Baboon (2003).

Elected a signature member of the Society of Animal Artists, USA.
Historic Royal Palaces project for the Tower of London nominated for the 2012 Marsh Award.

Historic Royal Palaces commission for the Tower of London.

The London Art Fair, Patrick Davies Contemporary Art.

NDUTU, Davies & Tooth, London – solo show.
NDUTU, Midlands Art Centre, Birmingham – solo show.
Elephant Relief purchased by London Underground for Waterloo Station.

Adapt NOW, Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow – group show.
Tigers, Frankfurt Zoo, Frankfurt – group show.
Leaping Tiger Reliefs, installed at Harvey Nichols, London – solo show.

The London Art Fair, Davies & Tooth.

New Sculpture, Beaux Arts, Bath – solo show.
Tigers,  Zeist Castle, Zeist – group show.
Wild Tigers of Bandhavgarh, Burrell Collection, Glasgow – group show.
Three Generations of Sculptors, Beaux Arts, Bath – group show.

Underground Safari, Gloucester Road, London – solo show.
Tigers, Artists for Nature in India, hardback book published by Enmerc.
Young British Sculptors, Beaux Arts, Bath – group show.

BBC Wildlife Art Award for sculpture Baboon.
Nature, Collier Bristow, London – group show.

Residency, Lisbon School of Art.
Residency, RSBP Minsmere Reserve, Suffolk.
Parnham House, Beaminster – solo show.
RCA Graduate Show, RSPB Minsmere Reserve, Suffolk.
Graduate Multimedia Show, Candid Arts Trust, London.
Daler Rowney Illustration Award, RCA MA Degree Show.
MA Degree Show, Royal College of Art, London.

Artist for Nature Foundation Award. Expedition to the Bandhavgarh National Park, India.
Art of the Rainforest, Gloucester (with Nature in Art) – group show.

Royal College of Art, MA Natural History Illustration.

Born Free, Fitch Art, London.

Society of Wildlife Artists Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London.

Camberwell College of Art, BA (Hons) Illustration.

Wimbledon School of Art, Foundation Course.

Kendra Haste at the Tower of London

In 2010 Kendra was awarded a commission by Historic Royal Palaces to fabricate thirteen sculptures to celebrate the history of the Royal Menagerie at the Tower of London.

Life-size lions, baboons, a polar bear and an elephant, all constructed with Kendra’s trademark material, galvanised wire, help tell the story of the exotic animals that were kept at the Tower from the 1100s, providing entertainment and spectacle for visitors. Included in the commission is one of the most famous Tower ‘inmates’, a polar bear (a gift from the King of Norway to Henry III in 1251) whose collar and chain allowed it to fish for food in the Thames without escaping. In 1832 the remaining animals from the Menagerie were moved to Regents Park to help establish
London Zoo.

Kendra Haste at Waterloo Station