Gillian Hobson

Gillian Hobson

Artist, Curator, Project manager, Consultant, Researcher

A history of working with glass, light and space informs Hobson’s practice across photographic, moving image, sculpture and installation based approaches. Works are concerned with the interplay between person and place, how it can be understood, analysed and constructed through art-making, addressing the importance of environment in everyday experience.


Themes consider what is at stake in the spaces we occupy and are central to imagining how artistic approaches can slow, re-orientate and redefine the ongoing relation of the person to their everyday spaces of occupation.


Recent projects include commissioned artworks for Tegel: Flights of Fancy, shown at Babylon Kino, Berlin and Site Gallery, Sheffield, and the research residency Evaluating Public Art: Light Logic, part of the AHRC Knowledge Exchange in Design Programme.


Recent activities include showings and presentations in Germany, Switzerland and Ireland, as well as the UK. She is a participating member of The World Ornamental Forum, an international community exploring ornament and gesture at the intersection of art and economics, and Creative Director of the Lightlines Project, supported by Arts Council England, an initiative concerned with subjectivity and place explored through digital and installation art practices.


She is a contributing author of Interactive Experience in the Digital Age (Pub. Springer Series on Cultural Computing) and author of Recovery, commissioned by RDaSH NHS Foundation Trust, exploring creative strategies for recovering from enduring mental health problems.


Her work is featured in numerous publications, including Tegel: Speculations and Propositions (Pub. The Green Box, Berlin) and the British Glass Biennale 2015 Catalogue.

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Location Barton upon Humber, Yorkshire
Activities Practice-based research, Residencies, Arts in health, Participatory projects, Public art
Artforms / type of project Curatorial project, Environment, Film & Video, Glass, Installation, Research
Tags Installation, glass, light, architecture, photography, film & video, space & place, research, public art, participatory projects