1992-1994 The Royal College of Art, London, MA 1988 Accademia di Belle Arti, Florence 1984-1987 Chelsea School of Art, London, BA 1981-1983 Simon Verity, Stone carver, Rodbourne, Wiltshire
Sophy Dury is part of the Tilson art dynasty who are fully represented in Cure3 2020, daughter of Joe and Joslyn, sister of Jake and widow of rock musician Ian Dury.
Sophy Dury's contribution to Cure3, Jo, is an example of her ongoing investigation of the power of the human head in the form of sculpture. In the past, she has exhibited series of sculpted portraits of women who have provided support, influence and inspiration during her life. According to the artist, "portraits are as relevant today as at any point in history. They express what it is to be human, capturing both the artist and sitter's personal moment in time.