Anthony Hensman


Lives and works in London

All of my work engages with sport. Through sculpture, painting, drawing and video my work is always suggestive of collapse as an inevitability of an objects precarity or displacement. Through looking at sport the work examines the relationships between the body and its surrounding societal structures. 

My primary interest lies in when change occurs and an order is disturbed. For me this holds some of the paradoxes that surround us as human beings. These moments are energetic and by capturing them through various mediums, I explore themes of class, labour, potential, equilibrium, connection and disconnection.  

My interest in the tennis ball and its pressurised lifespan, is manifested within much of my works as an allegory for the body. They have a corresponding ability to convey something emotional as well as physical. The restraining factors of time and space are further explored through painting and drawing in my repeated use of the athletics track and court fence.


2019 - MFA, Fine Art, Slade School of Fine Art, University College London

2017 - BA, Fine Art, Newcastle University


2019 - Tiffany & Co. x Outset Studiomakers Prize Winner

2017 - North East Young Sculptor of the Year Shortlist


2020 - Absorbed, Outset Contemporary Art Fund, IGTV 

2020 - Liquin, Frequency band, Hoxton 253, London

2019 - Motion Sickness Projects, Cambridge 

2019 - Tiffany & Co. x Outset Studiomakers prize, London

2019 - Noise, Savage Journal, Crypt Gallery, London

2018 - Warbling Collective, Jeanie Avent Gallery, London

2017 - Hoxton Arches, London

2017 - Hatton Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne

2017 - Kielder Forest, Northumberland

2017 - Heyloft Gallery, Cheesnburn Sculpture, Northumberland

2016 - Dene Street,  Newcastle upon Tyne

2016 - Long Gallery, Newcastle University 

2015 - Baltic Gallery Archives, Newcastle upon Tyne


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