Katherine Gili FRBS

Born in Oxford in 1948, Katherine Gili graduated from Bath Academy of Art in the late sixties and then studied on the Advanced Sculpture Course at St Martin’s School of Art. She subsequently taught at a number of art schools; most notably St Martin’s 1975-84 and Norwich 1972-85.

Her sculpture was exhibited for the first time at the Museum of Modern Art Oxford in 1973. Gili’s career is marked by solo exhibitions at the Serpentine Gallery, London in 1977 and the Salander O’Reilly Gallery, New York 1981 and numerous contributions to mixed shows.

Currently her works are on show at sculpture parks such as Ironbridge Open Air Museum of Steel Sculpture and Pride of the Valley Sculpture Park in Surrey. Gili’s sculpture has been collected by the Arts Council of Great Britain and exhibited several times by them. Lord Foster selected one of her pieces to stand alongside the Cranfield University Institute of Technology Library which was designed by Foster Associates in 1992.

Works on show

Ripoll (forged mild steel, 2010-2011)


Angouleme (forged mild steel and zinc spray, 2006-2009)


Serrata (forged mild steel, 1994)


Share this page:

Visitors to Botanic Garden

The visitor entrance to the Botanic Garden is on Glebe Road, Oadby LE2 2LD. Parking is on Glebe Road

Trip Advisor Cert.of Excellence 2018

Contact us

Correspondence address:
University of Leicester Botanic Garden,
University Road,
Leicester, LE1 7RH

Botanic Garden office phone: 0116 271 2933
(Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)

Facebooktwitter icon

DisabledGo logo

The University of Leicester is committed to equal access to our facilities. DisabledGo has a detailed accessibility guide for the Botanic Garden.

Café in the Garden

Refreshment facilities

We regret that University Catering no longer provides a café in the Botanic Garden. However, we will be offering refreshments at some of our special events. For details see our events calendar on our website.