Approved: 12.11.2012

Harriet Hill

Artist, Maker, Project manager, Technician

Approved: 12.11.2012

I create sculpture and site-specific interventions that often 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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Biography

I create sculpture and site-specific interventions that often 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 sculptural 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 that word: what it means to them personally and within the public arena of the street.

CV & Education

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

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

2011 - 17    Open Studio 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:

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: 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