Selected Works

Rose Finn-Kelcey, installation view, Kate MacGarry, 2020. Photography by Angus Mill
The Restless Image: a discrepancy between the seen position and the felt position, 1975, Archival silver gelatin print, 50 x 53.5 cm
Rose Finn-Kelcey, installation view, Kate MacGarry, 2020. Photography by Angus Mill
Divided Self (Speakers' Corner), 1974-2011, Silver gelatin photographic print, 52.5 x 75.5 cm
Here is a Gale Warning (Large), 1971-2011, Silver gelatin print mounted on aluminium, 101.6 x 152.4 cm
One for Sorrow, Two for Joy, 1976- 2012, C-type print, 168.5 x 54 cm
Rose Finn-Kelcey, installation view, Kate MacGarry, 2020
Untitled: Boxing Glove and Bubble #1, 1970-2019, Archival fibre print, 33.5 x 38 cm
Rose Finn-Kelcey, installation view, Kate MacGarry, 2020. Photography by Angus Mill
It Pays to Pray, 1999, North Meadow Sculpture Project, Millennium Dome, London, UK
Angel, 2004, Shimmer discs, plastic, metal, wood 1500 x 520 cm in St Paul's Church, Bow Common, London
Steam Installation, 1992, Water, air, steel, heating elements, extractor fans, 365 x 365 x 426 cm, Chisenhale Gallery, London
Just Minus, 1994, wood, copper, refrigerant, liquid, ice, 229 x 496 x 12.7 cm, The British School at Rome Gallery, Rome
Souls (in foreground), 1997, Silicone, foam, pigment, Camden Arts Centre, London
Pearly Gate, 1997, wood, aluminium, customised car paint, 694 x 135 x 260 cm, Camden Arts Centre, London
Bureau de Change, 1987, Matts Gallery, London
God Kennel - Tabernacle, 1992, MDF, paint, Installation View, Documenta IX, Kassel, Germany
God Kennel - Tabernacle, 1992, MDF, paint, Documenta IX, Kassel, Germany
Join the Dots, 1997, straw, paint, Camden Arts Centre, London



Born 1945 in Northhampton, lived and worked in London from 1968 – 2014.
2020 Rose Finn-Kelcey Works, Kate MacGarry, London
2019 Bureau de Change, Tate Britain, London, UK
Truth, Dare, Double-Dare… by Rose Finn-Kelcey and Donald G Rodney, 1994. Part of On Allyship, ICA Theatre, London. Event with disability activists David Ruebain and Lela Kogbara, hosted by Leah Clements
2018 Rose Finn-Kelcey, Power for the People, Firstsite, Colchester, UK
2017 Rose Finn-Kelcey, Life, Belief and Beyond, Modern Art Oxford, UK
2006 Rose Finn-Kelcey, Milton Keynes Gallery, Milton Keynes, UK
2004 Angel, St Paul’s Church, Bow, London, UK
2003 Bureau de Change, The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
1997 Rose Finn-Kelcey, Camden Arts Centre, London, UK
1994 Just Minus, The British School at Rome, Rome, Italy
Truth Dare, Double Dare (collaboration with Donald Rodney) Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK
1993 Rose Finn-Kelcey, Galerie l’Ollave, Lyon, France
1992 ‘Steam Installation’, Chisenhale Gallery, London, UK
1988 Bureau de Change, Matts Gallery, London, UK
1984 Black and Blue – The Button Pusher’s View of Paradise, Matts Gallery, London, UK
1978 Book and Pillow, Galleria del Cavallino, Venice, Italy (with Tina Keane)
1974 Rose Finn-Kelcey, Midland Gallery, Nottingham, UK
1972 Power for the People, Battersea and Bankside Power Stations, London (installation)
1970 ‘Here is a Gale Warning’ at Art Spectrum, Alexander Palace, London (installation)
1969 Flags, Railway embankment, Berkhamstead, Hertfordshire
1987 New Works Newcastle, Laing Gallery, Newcastle; Cartwright Hall, Bradford and Cornerhouse, Manchester
1985 ‘Bull’s Eye’, The British Show, Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; EAF Foundation, Adelaide; Performance Space, Melbourne
Ascending Order, (collaboration with H Walton and Nirrup), The British Art Show, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
1984 Glory, Sculpture Museum, Marl and Jesse Gallery, Bielefeld, Germany
Cherabim, Moltkerei Werkstadt, Koln, Germany
Hosts, (collaboration with H Walton and Nirrup) Cross Currents, Royal College of Art, London
‘Flaming Cheek’, Time-Based Arts, Amsterdam, Simplon Videobar, Groningen, Holland
1983 Glory, Serpentine Gallery, London (performance)
1982 ‘Cut-out’, 4th Symposium of Performance Art, Lyon, Gallerie L’Ollave, Lyon, France
1981 Mayday – Mayday – Mayday, About Time, Third Eye Centre, Glasgow
‘The Boilermaker’s Assistant’, London Calling, AIR Gallery, London
1980 ‘Mind the Gap’, About Time, ICA, London; Franklin Furnace, New York
1977 ‘Her Mistress’s Voice(collaboration With H Walton), The Eisteddfod, Wrexham, Wales
1976 One for Sorrow Two for Joy, London Calling, Acme Gallery, London
2021 Breaking the Mould, Sculpture by Women since 1945, Ferens Art Gallery, Hull
Breaking the Mould, Sculpture by Women since 1945, Djanogly Art Gallery, Nottingham Lakeside Arts
2020 Ikon in the 1990s (working title only) Ikon Gallery, Birmingham
Breaking the Mould, Sculpture by Women since 1945, New Art Gallery Walsall
2019 From the Kitchen Table: Drew Gallery Projects 1984-1900, CGP, London
2018 Archaeology of the Final Decade, Vali Mahlouji. Dhaka Art Summit 18, Bangladesh
2017 IT IS JUST A BEGINNING, National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rome, Italy
2016 Re-imaging Donald Rodney at Vivid Projects, Birmingham, UK
2014-15 Sculptors’ Papers from the Henry Moore Institute Archive, Whitechapel Art Gallery Curated by Lisa Le Feuvre
2014 Interchange Junctions, Howick Place, London curated by HS Projects
Keywords: Art, Culture & Society in 1980s Britain, Tate, Liverpool, UK
Tate permanent collection re-hang. Tate Britain
2011 Modern British Sculpture, The Royal Academy of Art, London
Ideal Home, Chelsea Space, London
Re.act Feminism #2, Centro Cultural Montehermoso, Victoria-Gasteiz, Spain
2009 Reading by Light, The Civic, Barnsley, Yorkshire
2008 100 Years, 100 Artists,100 Works of Art, Art on the Underground, A Foundation Gallery, London
Turned On, Alan Cristea Gallery, London
Building Bridges, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
2006 How to Improve the World: 60 years of British Art, Arts Council exhibition, Hayward Gallery, London
Please Close the Gate, Roche Court, New Art Centre, Salisbury, UK
2005 Size Matters, Arts Council touring exhibition, travelling to Longside Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield and Millais Gallery, Southampton
2004 Dog Happy, Zoo Art Fair, London
2003 A Century of Artists’ Film in Britain, Tate Britain, London
2002 Self Evident, Linbury Galleries, Tate Britain, London
About Face, The Clocktower Gallery, Croydon
Multiplication, British Council touring exhibition, Romania
It Rules, The Multiple Store, numerous venues
2001 Return to Sender: the Dead exhibition, The Roundhouse, London and Welfare State International, Ulverston, Cumbria
House Rules, The Multiple Store, numerous venues including Tate Gallery, Liverpool and Brooke Alexander Gallery, New York
Verbal into Visual, The Letharby Gallery, London
2000 London Seoul, The Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea
A Shot in the Locker, Structurally Sound, Exconventa de Santa Teressa, and Museo Carrillo Gil, Mexico City
Live in your Head: Concept and Experiment in Britain 1965-75, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London and Museo de Chiado, Lisbon, Portugal
1999 It Pays to Pray, North Meadow Sculpture Project, , Millennium Dome, London, UK
1998 Llathyard, Cardiff City poster sites
Out of Actions: Between Performance and the Object 1949-1979, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Irredeemable Skeletons, Shillam and Smith, London
1997 Through the Viewfinder, Stitchling de Appel, Amsterdam
Signs of the Times, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford
Bar Doors, Landscapes, The Houston International Festival, Texas
1994 Laser and Kunst, Galeria Medium, Bratislava, Slovakia
1993 Young British Artists Part II, The Saatchi Gallery, London
Civil War, Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham
1992 Documenta IX, Kassel, Germany
1991 Shocks to the System, Royal Festival Hall, London and the Ikon Gallery, Birmingham
1990 A New Necessity, Tyne International, Gateshead Garden Festival, Tyne and Wear
1989 Something Solid, Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK
The Suitcase Show, Harris Museum, Preston, Aberdeen City Art Gallery, Aberdeen and Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton
The Tree of Life, Cornerhouse, Manchester; The Royal Albert Memorial, Exeter; The Royal Festival Hall, London; The Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield; Cartwright Hall, Bradford, and the Usher Gallery, Lincoln
1988 Depicting History, City Art Gallery, Leeds and Rochdale Art Gallery, Manchester
1987 Depicting History, Mappin Gallery, Sheffield
Rhetorical Image, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York
1986 The Window Box, AIR Gallery, London, UK
1981 Live, Neutral and Earth, Circles, Midland Gallery, Nottingham
1977 International Exhibition of Women Artists: 100 Years of Women’s Art, Chalottenberg Palace, Berlin
1973 Sieben Aus London/Seven from London, Kunsthalle, Bern, Switzerland
1971 London Now, Telekomunikation Tower, Berlin, Germany
Co-selector of the 1995 British Art Show along with Richard Cork and Tom Lawson
2019 Tate Shots
1993 Steam Installation, video documentary edited by Nick Collins
1992 Bureau de Change, film documentary edited by Nick Collins
2019 Objects of wonder, British Sculpture from the Tate Collection 1950s-Present. Palais Populaire. Art, Culture & Sports by Tate and Deutsche Bank
The Lie of the Land. Published by MK Gallery
The Art Book: Women Artists. Phaidon Press
2018 Gilane Tawadros and Judy Adam. Edward Woodman: The Artist’s Eye. John Hansard Gallery, Southampton. Art360 Foundation
2013 Rose Finn-Kelcey. Monograph. Ridinghouse
2012 Tamsin Dillon (ed), The Roundel: 100 Artists Remake A London Icon, Art/Books Publishing, London
2009 Petra Lange-Berndt, Animal Art: Prä parierte Tiere in der Kunst 1850–2000, Verlag Silke Schreiber, Munich
James Putnam, Art & Artifact: The Museum as Medium, Thames & Hudson, London
2007 Jemima Montagu (ed), Open Space: Art in the Public Realm in London 1995–2005, Arts Council England, London and Central London Partnerships, London
2006 Roger Malbert, ‘New and Improved! Exhibiting Collections’, How to Improve the World: 60 Years of British Art: Arts Council Collection, Michael Archer, Marjorie Allthorpe-Guyton and Roger Malbert (eds), Hayward Gallery, South Bank Centre, London
2004 Guy Brett, ‘Vacating the Premises: Rose Finn- Kelcey’, Carnival of Perception: Selected Writings on Art, INIVA, London
2003 Richard Cork, Breaking Down the Barriers: Art in the 1990s, Yale University Press, New Haven Sarah Kent, Shark Infested Waters: The Saatchi Collection of British Art in the 90s, Philip Wilson Publishers Ltd, London
2002 Ann Elliot, ‘Biographies and Texts’, Sculpture at Goodwood: A Vision for Twenty-First Century British Sculpture, Wilfred Cass (ed), Sculpture at Goodwood, Goodwood
1997 Matthew Collings, Blimey! From Bohemia to Britpop: The London artworld from Francis Bacon to Damien Hirst, 21, Cambridge
1996 Guy Brett, ‘Rose Finn-Kelcey’, A Directory of Film & Video Artists, David Curtis (ed), John Libby Media, Luton
2018 The Visual Commentary on Scripture Foundation website (
2015 Andrée Cooke Rose Finn-Kelcey Power For The People (1972). Henry Moore Journal, Issue 71.Essays on Sculpture, January 2015.
Eleanor Roberts, ‘Restless Images: The Feminist Performances of Rose Finn-Kelcey’, Oxford Art Journal, Volume 38, Number 3. October 2015. Pages 387-403. Published by Oxford University Press
Eleanor Roberts, ‘Restless Images: The Feminist Performances of Rose Finn-Kelcey’, Oxford Art Journal, Volume 38, Number 3. October 2015. Pages 387-403. Published by Oxford University Press
Dr Aaron Rosen. Art & Religion in the 21st Century, Thames & Hudson
2014 Spare Rib magazine, digitized (1973-1993) The British Library
2000 Andrea Schlieker, ‘Review of It Pays to Pray’, Make: the Magazine of Women’s Art, issue 89, September–November, p.34
1998 Mark Harris, ‘Review of Rose Finn-Kelcey solo exhibition, Camden Arts Centre, London’, Art in America, July
Stella Santacatterina, ‘Review of Rose Finn-Kelcey at Camden Arts Centre,’ Flash Art, vol.XXXI, no.200, May–June
 1997 Guy Brett, ‘Review of Rose Finn-Kelcey, Camden Arts Centre’, Art Monthly, December–January
Catherine Elwes, ‘In Praise of Older Women’, Make: the Magazine of Women’s Art, issue 78, December–February
1996 Audio Arts Magazine, vol.15 , no.4
1994 Michael Archer, ‘Collaborators’, Art Monthly, no.178, July–August
1993 Lynn MacRitchie, ‘Uneasy Rooms’, Art in America, October
1992 Audio Arts Magazine, vol.12, no.2, 3
1991 Marjorie Allthorpe-Guyton, ‘Obsession: Interview with Robin Klassnik’, Artscribe: The International Magazine of New Art, Summer
1988 Marjorie Allthorpe-Guyton, ‘Bureau de Change’, Performance Magazine, Spring
David Lovely, ‘Something Solid’, Arts Review, May Guy Brett, ‘Depicting History for Today’, Art Monthly, October, p.19
1986 Jeni Walwin, ‘Close to the Horns’, Performance, no.43, September–October
1983 Steve Rogers, ‘Glory’, Performance Magazine, July
1980 Catherine Elwes, ‘About Time’, Primary Sources, Christmas issue, p.189 John Sharkey, ‘Performance Art in Britain’, Flash Art, Spring, p.48


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