About

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.

 

Education

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

 

Solo Exhibitions

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 (Oct-nov)

2017 OFF CUT, Artspace Trinity7, Hastings (sept-oct)

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

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

 2017

Define Gravity: Sculpture in the Ahmanson Collection, Ahmanson Gallery, Irvine, California, USA (oct-Jan 2018)

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

 

2016

It’s Offal, Art house 1 Gallery, London

Bringing Down the House, UCA Canterbury.

Space, QPark, Liester 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

 

2015

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

 

2014

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

 

2013

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

 

2012

East Sussex Open, Towner Gallery, Eastbourne.

Angelika Open, Angelika Studios, Highwycombe.

25 Degrees, Herbert Read Gallery, UCA, Canterbury

 

Awards & Shortlists:

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:

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

De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill, 2006-7 (Artist Educator)

The Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal 1997

 

Freelance Artist Educator:

From 2014 Artist Educator at Towner, Eastbourne

From 2006 De La Warr Pavillion, Bexhill on Sea

2016, Jerwood Gallery, Hastings

2010-12 Art tutor at FSN, St Leonards on Sea.

Various in school workshops, talks, visiting lecturer including;  UCA Canterbury, BA at Brighton University, Hastings, Rye Studio college, Rye, Helenswood school, Hastings

2002-2004 PGCE placements at Hackney Community College, London