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.
2020 ITV Creates with Charity, Hastings Furniture Service and Quiet Down There
2019 This Instead of That, Collaboration with American artist Meg Lipke
2018 Magic Carpet European Residency Artist- part of CONTEXTILE18, Casa Da Memoria, Guimaraes, Portugal, supported by Magic Carpet European Residency with Ideias Emergentes Portugal and Folkestone Fringe UK. EU Funded
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.
2019 CUTTING ROOM Print exhibition, Solaris, Norman Rd, St Leonards on Sea
2018 Organic Matters Magic Carpet Residency project in Contextile2018, Casa da Memoria, Guimaraes, Portugal, Supported by EU. 1st sept-20th Oct
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 (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
the soft and elastic bone, VSOP Projects, Greenport, New York, USA
Magic Carpets Landed, part of Kaunas Biennial and European capital of culture 2022, Kaunas, Lithuania( 5 Nov 2021- jan 23 2022)
House Bound, curated by susan Francis with Chaple Arts Studios for instagram
Select Dream, window exhibition in the ex-John Lewis building, Portsmouth
In Quest for Beauty- Assembalage in the Ahmanson Collection, Ahmanson Gallery, Irvine, California, USA
Minuscule Venice, Fondamenta Sant Anna 996, Castello 30122, Venezia. until 31 July
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, 29th sept-6th Jan 2019
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 (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
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:
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