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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    Biography

    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:

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

                                Published by: Library X      

    SCULPT by Art in the Churches: May 25th - September 28th 2019

                   One of seven artists commissioned to produce site responsive work in one of seven                   rural churches in the Masham area of North Yorkshire

     

    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