Approved: 12.11.2012

Harriet Hill

Artist, Maker, Project manager, Technician

Approved: 12.11.2012

I create sculpture and site-specific interventions that feel to me like three-dimensional drawings. Working in a playful and dynamic way I respond to the visceral qualities of specific spaces and materials: structural, spatial, experiential and tactile. I am interested in the way these affect us and how they can be manipulated. By revealing or highlighting what is already there a viewer’s perception of an object and it's environment can be shifted or changed.

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    Artist Statement

    I create sculpture and site-specific interventions that feel to me like three-dimensional drawings. Working in a playful and dynamic way I respond to the visceral qualities of specific spaces and materials: structural, spatial, experiential and tactile. I am interested in the way these affect us and how they can be manipulated. By revealing or highlighting what is already there a viewer’s perception of an object and it's environment can be shifted or changed.

    I am currently exploring the idea that sculpture can be performative and, by creating letters as costumes, I am taking animated words out on to the streets. As with my installation work, by altering the perception of a word through this unusual context, the viewer is provoked to reassess their relationship with it: what it means to them personally and within the public arena of the street.

    CV & Education

    CURRENT & UPCOMING:

    INDEX Festival, Wakefield: August 2nd-3rd                                                                                     H.O.M.E. Walkabout as part of Artwalk

    SCULPT by Art in the Churches: May 25th - September 28th 2019                                             In St Michael's church, Well. One of seven artists commissioned to produce site responsive work in one of seven rural churches in the Masham area of North Yorkshire

    New publication: WORDPOWER: LANGUAGE AS MEDIUM: features "P.E.C.K.H.A.M."           Published by: Library X      

     

    SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

    2017 /18     P.E.C.K.H.A.M. as part of Peckham Festival

    2011 - 18    OPEN STUDIOs as part of The Nunhead Art Trail: experimental interventions

                       and studio pieces

    2012           ‘HOLE IN WALL’, M2 Gallery, London: installation

    2008           ‘ANIMAL, VEGETABLE, MINERAL’, Deptford Arms: sculptural installation

    2006           BREWERY ARTS, Cirencester: joint show - wall and sculptural work

    2005           ROYAL EXCHANGE, Manchester: showcase

                       GALANTHUS GALLERY, Herefordshire: wall pieces

                       WASHINGTON GALLERY, Penarth: sculptural work

    2004           THE MEADS GALLERY, Warwick University: showcase

    2003           THE GUARDIAN HAY FESTIVAL, Hay-on-Wye: joint show

     

    SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

    2018           TATE Exchange, London: Female filmakers in Southwark showreel

                       M2(at)15, APT Gallery, deptford - 'M3' letter costume

                       OBS Gallery, Tonbridge: Installation - 'Wall Stitch'

     2017          WORD PLAY, Forest Gate Arts, London: various word pieces

                       OBS Gallery, Tonbridge: collection of small maquettes and found objects

    2016           BREAD AND JAM, London: site-specific installation 'Karzy Camo'

    2015           FRESH AIR SCULPTURE, Gloucestershire

    2013 - 14   FINALIST: National Sculpture Prize, Broomhill Art Foundation, Devon

    2011           ASYLUM CHAPEL, Peckham, London

    2008           BUSSEY BUILDING, London: sculpture and installation

                       FREIGHTLINERS FARM, Islington: residency and installation

    2007           MFA GRADUATE SHOW, Goldsmiths: sculptural installation

    2006           LLOWES COURT, Hay-on-Wye: joint show

                       FIBRE, The Craft Centre and Design Gallery, Leeds

    2005           CHELSEA CRAFTS FAIR 2005: sculptural furniture

                       UNDER CONSTRUCTION Gallery Top, Derbyshire

    2004           LLANTARNAM GRANGE ARTS CENTRE, Cwmbran

              

    COMMISSIONS AND PROJECTS:

    2016           LADY MARGARET SCHOOL, London: cross for school entrance, commission

    2011           HATCH SPACE, London: Curating project and site-specific installation     

    2003           HAMPTON COURT, Herefordshire: Outdoor sculptural commission

     

    QUALIFICATIONS & TRAINING:

    2012           PTLLS, City & Guilds Level 4: City Lit, London

    2006 – 07    MFA TEXTILES, with distinction: Goldsmiths College, London

    1988 – 89    B’Tec PATTERN CUTTING: Liverpool

    1984 – 87    BA Hons, FINE ART: Cardiff

    1982 – 84    Datec Diploma, GENERAL ART & DESIGN: Bourneville, Birmingham

     

    AWARDS:

    2006           CRAFTS COUNCIL and UKTI: funded research trip to New York

    2005           ARTS COUNCIL OF WALES: grant to exhibit at Chelsea Craft Fair

                       ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND: promotion at PULSE fair

     

    PUBLICATIONS:

    2006           CRAFTS Magazine, March/April issue: LOOKOUT article

     

    SELECTED TEACHING & EMPLOYMENT:

    Since 2007   MDM PROPS LTD, London: Freelance sculptor, art fabricator and prop maker:                             producing sculptures for high profile artists, exhibiitions and theatre

    2011-12        CITY COLLEGE, London: Tutor in felt making

                         WEST DEAN COLLEGE, Sussex: Tutor in felt making

    2009             V&A MUSEUM, London: Felt Making Course leader

    2006             BRITISH COUNCIL, Almaty, Kazakhstan: Course Leader, Product Development                         with professional felt artists