Hilary Powell makes work that moves across media and demolition sites, in and out of scrap yards and academia remaining paradoxically consistent in its investigation of change, transformation and construction/destruction (of atmospheres, sites, materials and visions). Surreal mis en scene permeate her practice from ‘The Games’ film staging guerilla DIY Olympics (towering podium, mattress trampoline) on the sites set to host London 2012 to a roller skating light animation and public roller disco below the brutalist Archway tower. The culmination of her AHRC Fellowship in the Creative and Performing Arts with the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL was a public production line of a pop-up book A-Z in which the theatre of making resulted in a ltd edition book now collected by V&A, Poetry Library and MoMA Library amongst others and represented by Kaleid Editions. She is currently Leverhulme Artist in Residence in UCL Chemistry experimenting with urban alchemy putting reclaimed industrial materials to use by reimagining traditional print techniques.


Contact: hilary@hilarypowell.com