Approved: 15.05.2012

Sarah Hughes

Artist

Approved: 15.05.2012

Artist, composer and performer Sarah Hughes produces work that explores the boundaries of interdisciplinary practice, often moving between sculpture, installation, composition and music. Hughes is the co-founder of Compost and Height, a curatorial platform that focuses on new music and composition. She is also co-editor of the new music journal, Wolf Notes, and co-founder

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  • Location: West Dean, South East
  • Activities: Lecturing, Practice-based research, Studio practice
  • Categories: Installation, Sculpture
 
 

Biography

Artist, composer and performer Sarah Hughes produces work that explores the boundaries of interdisciplinary practice, often moving between sculpture, installation, composition and music. Hughes is the co-founder of Compost and Height, a curatorial platform that focuses on new music and composition. She is also co-editor of the new music journal, Wolf Notes, and co-founder of BORE, a publication dedicated to experimental text-based and graphic scores. 

CV & Education

b.1983, UK

Education
MA with Distinction, Social Sculpture, Oxford Brookes University, 2010-2011
BA First Class Honours, Fine Art?, Sheffield Hallam University 2004-2007

Exhibitions

2016           Demo, Cass Sculpture Foundation 
2016           One Dozen and Zero Units | South London Gallery | London
2015           As With Dwelling So With Life | South London Gallery | London
2015           Objects of Conjecture | Hardwick Gallery | Cheltenham
2014           Either Ear | OTO Projects | London
2014           Open | Oriel Davies Gallery, Powys
2014          NOW NOW| Sydney Non Objective, Australia
2012          The Void Belonging to Created Things | QO2, Brussels
2012          (curator) New Works | The Old Fire Station, Oxford
2010?          Fantasy is a Place Where it Rains | Oriel Davies, Wales
2008          V22: The Wharf Road Project | V22 w/ Supplement Gallery
2008          Mr Palomar | Bloc Space. Sheffield
2008          The Silence on the Floor of my House | Supplement Gallery, London
2007          Bloc Assembly#8 | Bloc Space, Sheffield
2007          Oisen “and…and…and” | Sylvester Space, Sheffield
2007          65,000 Feet | Victoria Baths, Manchester
2007          Heroes, Villains, Monsters and Machines | End Gallery, Sheffield

Residencies
2015/16     South London Gallery/Sound and Music | London
2015           Grizedale Sculpture | Lake District, UK
2014           OTO Projects | London
2013           Meantime Project Space | Cheltenham
2012           Q02 | Brussels, Belgium
2011           Q02 | Brussels, Belgium
2011           The Old Fire Station | Oxford

Selected Performance? 2009-2015
Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Huddersfield
Music We’d Like To Hear, London
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nantes, Nantes, France
Café Oto, London
MK Gallery, Milton Keynes
The Wulf, Los Angeles, USA
100 Years Gallery, London
John Hansard Gallery, Southampton
Bloc Projects, Sheffield
Parasol Unit, London, London
Goldsmiths University, London
Holywell Music Hall, Oxford
Lost and Found, Kings Place, London
Phoenix Gallery, Brighton
V22 Sound/Space, The Old Biscuit Factory, London
I and E festival, Dublin, Ireland
Blurred Edges Festival, Hamburg, Germany

Teaching / Lecturing / Public Speaking
Visiting Lecturer, West Dean College (Visual Arts, Undergraduate to MFA) 2012-
Visiting Lecturer, Oxford Brookes University (MA/Phd), 2016
Visiting Lecturer, Nottingham Trent University (Fine Art, Undergraduate) 2015
Visiting Lecturer, Brighton University (Fine Art Sculpture, Undergraduate) 2014
Visiting Lecturer, Eastleigh College (Art and Design, Pre-degree Foundation) 2014
Guest speaker, Histories, Theories and Practices of Sound Art, The Courtauld Institute of Art 2014
Guest speaker, Q02 Summer School, Brussels 2014

Editor
Co-founder of Compost and Height
Co-founder of BORE publishing

Publication

2016         Listening and its not, Compost and Height/SARU
2015         Reductive Journal FOUR, Reductive Music
2015         Wolf Notes #8, Compost and Height
2014         Interpretation, Winter School Catalogue, QO2
2014         Wolf Notes #7, Compost and Height 
2014        The Continuum of the Field,  NOW NOW catalogue
2014        The Self-Self Transaction, Vibrations Journal (online)
2013        Point of Departure Journal, Issue 42 (online)
2012        Word Events: Notes on Verbal Notation, James Saunders and John Lely, Continuum Publishing
2007        Oisen “and…and…and”, Arts Council

Discography
Goldsmiths, Another Timbre Records, 2016
Accidents of Matter or of Space (second edition), Suppedaneum Records, 2015
Ryoko Akama, Senu Hima, Melange Editions compositions by Antione Beuger, Jurg Frey, James Saunders and Sarah Hughes performed by Ryoko Akama, 2015
The Set Ensemble Stock Cock Consumer Waste Records, 2015
Antione Beuger: Cantor Quartets, double CD  with Dominic Lash, Jurg Frey and Radu Malfatti, 2013
Wandelweiser und so weiter, 6 cd box-set, Another Timbre, 2013
Accidents of Matter or of Space, solo, Suppedaneum, 2013
The Good Life, with Kostis Kilymis, Consumer Waste Records, 2012
Michael PisaroFields Have Ears, Another Timbre, 2012
No Islands, w/ Stephen Cornford, Patrick Farmer and Kostis Kilymis. Another Timbre, 2011
Droplets, w/ Dominic Lash and Patrick Farmer. Another Timbre, 2011
Loris, The Cat from Cat Hill, Another Timbre, 2009
Is w/Patrick Farmer, split release with David Dunn. Compost and Height, 2009

Awards
2015          Sound and Music Embedded Residency at South London Gallery
2010-11     AHRC scholarship
2007          Arts Council England. Project award