Hermione Allsopp makes sculptural work by collecting objects and furniture and re-creating them into new forms or compositions.  These are familiar, known, domestic items that have been discarded in charity or junk shops – not, inert materials, but ones that carry collective attachments, memories and meanings. As sculpture, these re-done, or un-done-up objects begin to exist as something else and are intended to raise questions about the value and material nature of every day objects. Through the choice of objects, and the techniques she employs, she explores the boundary between repulsion and attraction, ideas of taste and notions of desire.  The work also reflects on wider topics related to consumerism, psychological and physical interiors and exteriors.


2022 On The Edge, collaborative performance with Claudia Kapenberg, Home live Art, Hastings

2021-22 and 2018 Organic Matters., Kaunas Biennial and CONTEXTILE18, Casa Da Memoria, Guimaraes, Portugal, supported by Magic Carpet European Residency with Ideias Emergentes and Folkestone fringe Recreated for Magic Carpets Landed exhibition in Kaunas, Lithuania  2021

2020 ITV Creates with Charity, Hastings Furniture Service and Quiet Down There 

2019 This Instead of That, Collaboration with American artist Meg Lipke

2018 Shop Keepers of the World with Quiet Down There, supported by Arts Council England, De La Warr Pavillion and Jerwood Hastings

2018 Bedlam, Platform Projects, AFF, Batersea, London

2017 Another Kind of Light, Participatory Commission for Towner Gallery, Eastbourne and Arts Council Collection. Jan-July 2017 funded by ACC and Towner gallery

2013 Pistols and Pollinators II, Collaborative project with Poet Ann Welsh, Albert project Space, London.

Solo Exhibitions

2023 Domestic Matters, Espace36, St Omer, and Mediatheque de Moulle, France until 21st Oct

2019 CUTTING ROOM Print exhibition, Solaris, Norman Rd, St Leonards on Sea

2021 Diviners, 2 person exhibition with Poppy Whatmore at Gallery DODO Phoenix Art Space, Brighton

2018 Organic Matters Magic Carpet Residency project in Contextile2018, Casa da Memoria, Guimaraes, Portugal, Supported by EU.

2018 Melt Down, Shopkeepers of the world project with St Michaels Hospice Charity shop, Bexhill and Quiet Down There, Suported by ACE, Dlwp and Jerwood Hastings

2017 Highly Sprung, 21 Guildhall St, Folkestone, For Folkestone Triennial Fringe

2017 Gross Domestic Product, Exhibition along side One star House Party at Unit One Gallery/Workshop, London

2017 OFF CUT, Artspace Trinity7, Hastings 

2017 Another Kind of Light, Participatory Commission for Towner Gallery, Eastbourne

2015 Risen up From Dream Land Bank House, London Rd, St Leonards on Sea

2014 Accumulated Comforts, Hosted by Void Art Gallery at Four Corners, London

Group Exhibitions


Of Lightness, The Blyth Gallery, Imperial Collage, London 20th Oct- 2nd Nov

I’ll Meet You There, 571 Gallery, Reading

A Body A Part, APT Gallery, London,

Rapture, Regency Town House, Brighton


These four walls, chapel Arts Studio, Andover

Zero Gravity Landed Exhibition, MC3 Projects, BN26


Magic Carpets Landed, part of Kaunas Biennial and European capital of culture 2022, Kaunas, Lithuania 

The Factory project, Trace Elements 1971, curated by Rosalind Davis, London, 

Diviners 2 person exhibition with Poppy Whatmore at Gallery DODO Phoenix Art Space, Brighton,

Tree of Life, Electro Studios Project Space, Hastings

Solaris Summer Exhibition, Solaris, St Leonards on Sea, 

the soft and elastic bone, VSOP Projects, Greenport, New York, USA 


House Bound, curated by susan Francis with Chaple Arts Studios for instagram

Select Dream, window exhibition in the ex-John Lewis building, Portsmouth curated by Kate Street


In Quest for Beauty- Assembalage in the Ahmanson Collection, Ahmanson Gallery, Irvine, California, USA

Minuscule Venice, Fondamenta Sant Anna 996, Castello 30122, Venezia. 

Re-Assemble, Collier Bristow Gallery, 4 Bedford way, London

Minuscule Part 2, Cross Lane Projects, Kendal,

This instead of That, Arthouse1 Gallery, London

Editions Show, Kensington and Chelsea Art Weekend, Unit 1 Gallery /Workshop, London


The Everyday and Extraordinary ACC Exhibition at Towner Gallery, Eastbourne, 

Kaunas Mene, Anfano Moncio, Namai- Muziejus, Palanga, Lithuania

Kaunas Mene, M. Žilinsko dailės galerija, with Meno Parkas Gallery, Kaunas, Lithuania

CITE, Bo Lee Gallery, London

Internal Structure : External Form, Two person exhibition with Caroline Lambard, Celler Gallery at Angus Hughes, London


Define Gravity: Sculpture in the Ahmanson Collection, Ahmanson Gallery, Irvine, California, USA 

Something Borrowed, Art House1 Gallery, London

Sussex Open, Towner Gallery, Eastbourne,

Im in the Garden, Dispozitry, Foal Arts, Isle of White

Zero Gravity, MC3 Projects, BN26

Shoreham Sculpture Trail, organized by the London Group. Shoreham

Semiotic Guerrilla Warefare part IIII, CHARLIE SMITH, London


It’s Offal, Art house 1 Gallery, London

Bringing Down the House, UCA Canterbury.

Space, QPark, Leister Sq, London

East Sussex Open, Towner, Eastbourne

Building the Story, Lipton Plant Architects, London

COMPLICITY, Collyer Bristow Gallery. London

CRUSH, Rye Creative Centre, rye

Counter_Fitters, Geddes Gallery, London

Semiotic guerrilla warfare part III, Dean Clough Gallery, Halifax, PAPER and CHARLIE SMITH

Bricolage, London Art Fair Project Space, with PAPER Gallery, London


House of Life, Curated by Becky Beasley, Project 78 Gallery, St Leonards on Sea.

Silent Movies, Q Park, Cavandish Sq, London,

Bread and Jam II, 52 Whitebread Rd, Brockley, London,

Kiss Chase, ESPS, St Leonards on Sea,

Right Here Right Now, Rye Studio School, Rye.

Point of Decay, Coastal Currents, Hastings.

Disturbance, Atom Gallery, Stroud Green Rd, London


PAPER 18, EveryDay Illusions, Paper Gallery, Manchester,

Deptford Stories, Arklow Rd, Deptford, London.

We Could Not Agree, QPark, Cavendish Sq, London.

Marvellous mix-ups X1, Big Deal, Loud and Western, London, SW6.

Dark Materials, 48 Gallery, School Creative Centre, Rye


ZAP Open, London.

Art in Romney Marsh, St Clements Church, Old Romney.

Broken Roads and shrinking Magic, ESPS, St Leonards on Sea.

Void Open, Hoxton Arches, London.

Pistols and Pollinators II, Collaborative project, Albert project Space, London.

East Sussex Open, Towner Gallery, Eastbourne.

Pnue, Electro Studios Project Space, St Leonards on Sea


East Sussex Open, Towner Gallery, Eastbourne.

Angelika Open, Angelika Studios, Highwycombe.

25 Degrees, Herbert Read Gallery, UCA, Canterbury


2010-2012 UCA Canterbury MA Fine Art (P/T)

2002-2004 Institute of Education PGCE (14-19) in Art and Design (P/T)

1991-1994 Leeds Metropolitan University BA (Hons) Fine Art

Awards & Shortlists:

2023 Shortlisted for Mark Tanner Sculpture Award

2017 Long listed for Solo Award

2016 Shortlisted for Mark Tanner Sculpture Award

2014 Beers Contemporary Open V5– shortlisted, Anthology-long list, Selected Artist, Solo Award, WW Gallery

2013 Solo Exhibition winner of Void Open, Void Art Gallery

2013 Shortlisted for The Mark Tanner Sculpture Award

1994 First Prizewinner Northern Graduates Exhibition at the Royal College of Art

Artist in Residence:

Magic Carpet EU platform, Casa Da Memoria, Guimaraes, Portugal 1 July – 1 Sept 2018

Bank House, St Leonards on Sea,  2015 (April –May)

De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill, 2006-7

The Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal 1997