Harriet Hill is based in South East London. She creates sculpture, site-specific installation and interactive live art that responds to the visceral qualities of materials, physical space and social frameworks. These may be structural, spatial, experiential or tactile. She is interested in the way these elements affect us and how they can be manipulated.

Working in a playful and dynamic way she uses evocative materials such as elastic, cardboard, felt and tape. She creates sculpture or contextual drawings that stimulate narrative through using the installation space as part of the work. By revealing or highlighting what is already there a viewer’s perception of an object and it's environment can be shifted or changed.

This methodology also applies with a more recent move into live art and the emergence of her letter costumes. Working collaboratively with performers and videographers, Harriet groups these wearable sculptures into words to make singular, resonant statements. Taking them on walkabout around streets and public spaces the letters talk to people as they go about the word and its varied meanings. These moving artworks and their subsequent films investigate similar ideas to her other work, from a performative rather than static angle: "My installations play with the dynamic of a space, becoming alive when the viewer moves through them. Conversely, the peopled words are alive themselves, moving amongst the viewers and through the space." 

Harriet has an MFA Textiles from Goldsmiths 2007 and supports her practise working in art fabrication.

EDUCATION:

2006-07: MFA TEXTILES, Goldsmiths College, London

1984-87: BA Hons, FINE ART: Cardiff

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS:

2019: 

           

INDEX Festival, Wakefield, Yorkshire Sculpture International fringe: "H.O.M.E." 

                       

SCULPT by Art in the Churches, North Yorkshire: "Rock of Ages"

                       

TAKE BACK CONTROL, Crypt Gallery, London: group show responding to coverage of the Brexit referendum 2016

PECKHAM FESTIVAL: Film screenings 

HOME on the High Street, Slough: "H.O.M.E." 

2018:             

TATE Exchange, London: Female filmakers in Southwark showreel 

"PEOPLE MAKE PECKHAM" at Peckham Festival

M2(at)15, APT Gallery: "M3" 

OBS Gallery, Tonbridge: "Wall Stitch"

2011-18: 

OPEN STUDIO at The Nunhead Art Trail

2017:             

 

"P.E.C.K.H.A.M." at Peckham Festival

       

WORD PLAY, Forest Gate Arts, London: group show 

OBS Gallery, Tonbridge: collection of maquettes 

2016:             

 

BREAD AND JAM, London: group show. "Karzy Camo"

2015:   

         

FRESH AIR SCULPTURE, Gloucestershire: group show. "Black & Gold"

2013/14:       

 

National Sculpture Prize, Broomhill Art Foundation, Devon: "CONSTRUCT"

2012:             

 

"HOLE IN WALL", M2 Gallery, London: solo show 

2011:     

       

ASYLUM CHAPEL, Peckham, London: group show

2008:             

 

BUSSEY BUILDING, London: installation

 

FREIGHTLINERS FARM, Islington: residency 

"ANIMAL, VEGETABLE, MINERAL", Deptford Arms: solo show

2007:             

 

MFA GRADUATE SHOW, Goldsmiths

2006:             

 

BREWERY ARTS, Cirencester: solo show 

LLOWES COURT, Hay-on-Wye: joint show

FIBRE, The Craft Centre and Design Gallery, Leeds

2005:             

 

ROYAL EXCHANGE, Manchester: solo showcase

GALANTHUS GALLERY, Herefordshire: solo show

WASHINGTON GALLERY, Penarth: solo show

CHELSEA CRAFTS FAIR 2005

UNDER CONSTRUCTION Gallery Top, Derbyshire

2004:             

 

LLANTARNAM GRANGE ARTS CENTRE, Cwmbran

THE MEADS GALLERY, Warwick University: solo showcase

2003:             

 

THE GUARDIAN HAY FESTIVAL, Hay-on-Wye: solo show

HAMPTON COURT, Herefordshire: Outdoor sculptural commission

          

PUBLICATIONS:

2019:             

 

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

Published by: Library X: BOOK I ISBN: 9780993175152, BOOK II ISBN: 9780993175183

THE FEMINIST TOILET: featuring "Karzy Camo" and "Dry Wall"

2006: 

           

CRAFTS Magazine, March/April issue: LOOKOUT article

RESIDENCIES:

2016/17:       

 

COPELAND PARK, Peckham

2008:             

 

FREIGHTLINERS FARM, Islington

THE DEPTFORD ARMS, London: installation

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

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