Approved: 16.08.2006

Julia Hilton

Artist, Maker, Project manager, Consultant

Approved: 16.08.2006

Concepts

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  • Location: Hastings, South East
  • Activities: Built environment, Community consultation, Public art, Private commissions, Commissioning
  • Categories: Consultancy, Architecture, Ceramics, Environment, Public Art
  • Tags: landscape architecture, ceramics, bespoke play, consultation, master plan, community, landscape interpretation, brick
 

Biography

Concepts

The form and influences for my work came from a close study of the processes of growth in nature - used as a metaphor for our own aspirations processes and discoveries in our lives.

The early work is primarily sculptured out of unfired brick often in a soft and fluid way to create site specific pieces that act as a sensual counterpoint to the rectilinear world we live in. Landscape and locality inform all aspects of my work as an artist.

I work part time as a landscape architect as Green Dreams where my work has included one off sculptural play areas, landscaping improvements including shared space and community gardens for social housing projects in Lambeth and Southwark as well as sensory gardens for special needs schools in Hertfordshire.

Career path

Qualifications:

2007/8 Certificate in Landscape Design, University of Greenwich

1997 Permaculture Design Course, Findhorn Foundation

1992 M(Des) Architectural Ceramics, Edinburgh College Of Art

1991 BA Hons Ceramics, Edinburgh College Of Art

1983 BA Hons Economics, Durham University

Teaching Experience:

1999-present Art and Land Sculpture workshops, various sites and age groups

1994/98 Part-time Lecturer, Department Of Art And Design, Worcester College Of Higher Education

1994/95 Schools Workshops, VIth Forms In Schools Across Worcestershire

Areas of work:

Tertiary education Adult education Exhibiting Lecturing Private commissions Public art Residencies Visual arts consultancy Lottery applications Project management Workshops Working with architects

CV & Education

Solo exhibitions 2005 - The Ground Beneath our Feet, Otterton Mill, Devon Group exhibitions 2004 - Clay in Bloom, Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh 1996 - Installation Garden Of Earthly Delights, Hannah Peschar Gallery, Surrey 1995 - Series Of Ceramic Platters, Malvern Library Festival Exhibition 1994 - Ceramic Wall Pieces, Worcester College Of Higher Education 1993 - Ceramic Contemporaries, Victoria And Albert Museum 1993 - New Designers Show, Business Design Centre, Islington Residencies 2005 - Artist in Residence, Thorncombe Wood, Higher Bockhampton, Dorchester, Dorset 2003 - Artist in Residence, Thorncombe Wood, Higher Bockhampton, Dorchester, Dorset Public commissions 2008 - Educational sustainable garden, Britannia Village School, Canning Town, East London