Ringcycle

Ringcycle

I’m thrilled to have been awarded The 2016-17 Stephen Cripps’ Studio Award, a major creative development opportunity based at High House Production Park in Thurrock and part of Acme’s Residency & Awards Programme, offering a unique resource and support structure for artists to develop their practice and realise planned or new projects. It is supported…

Multistory

Multistory

In June 2016, Television Centre, the iconic former BBC headquarters in White City, played host to eight artists in residence. Chosen from over 360 submissions to an open call, each artist responded to a brief totake over and creatively destroy a floor of the BBC television centre’s East Tower, which is set for demolition and redevelopment.…

Farewell Rock

Farewell Rock

The last coal miners of South Wales emerge from a drift mine in the Upper Swansea Valley. Hilary Powell documents these working men and the landscape and culture that surrounds them. Farewell Rock is the band of sandstone that lies below the coal measures. Once reached it signals ‘a farewell to riches’ and the end…

Urban Alchemy Book

Urban Alchemy Book

The Urban Alchemy book launched June 24th 2015 in UCL Construction welfare canteen and is available for sale here  The book is also available to buy in the ica bookshop, book art bookshop Public collection acquisitions so far include the Saison Poetry Library, the Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection,  NY Pratt Institute, ECA artist book collection,…

Stone

Stone

I salvage the materials of demolition sites and attempt to put them to creative use through applying traditional printmaking techniques. Historically the technique of stone lithography uses a very specific limestone from a specific quarry in Bavaria. Could the method which is based on the porosity of the stone and the basic principle that oil…

Wood

Wood

Wood in many forms proliferates amid demolition sites and as the hoardings surrounding them. Through the Urban Alchemy project I salvage the materials of demolition sites and attempt to put them to creative use through applying traditional printmaking techniques. The technique here is wood cut on a large scale into reclaimed plywood hoardings printed by a…

Ink

Ink

Through imaginative salvage and experiments in chemical printmaking the project Urban Alchemy explores the material stories and processes of urban transformation. As unofficial artist in residence on a large-scale demolition site in East London I began to see the creative potential of the multiple materials that were discarded and deconstructed. Beginning with etching into reclaimed…

Metal

Metal

Through imaginative salvage and experiments in chemical printmaking the project Urban Alchemy explores the material stories and processes of urban transformation. I had begun to use the traditional intaglio process of etching to create images of sites in transition whilst making a pop-up book of the changing Lea Valley. Etchings lineage in the depiction of…

Deconstructing Demolition

Deconstructing Demolition

A film of the beginning of a project deconstructing demolition and working with the processes, materials, sites and people on the ground implementing urban change. As unofficial artist in residence on an East London demolition site this was the start of a longer-term project that has led to the Urban Alchemy project and book to…

In The Making

In The Making

A cabinet of work in progress on what is now the Urban Alchemy project exhibited at Cities Methodologies 2013. An intimate showcase of the materials and methods of working with salvaged demolition site materials to create images of these sites and stories of these materials for example a poetic story of zinc etched into reclaimed…

Pop-up Book

Pop-up Book

“What an amazing book and incredible to see it being assembled!” Visitor to production line. The pop up book ‘Legend: An A-Z of the Lea Valley’ was assembled on the ‘Pop Up Pop Up’  public production line and interactive performance over three days, 18-20 September, at Sugarhouse Studios in Stratford, East London. Through the event, a…

Production Line

Production Line

Pop Up Pop Up presented a public production line and interactive performance over three days, 18 – 20 September, at Sugarhouse Studios in Stratford, East London. Through the event, a team of dedicated pop-up apprentices made the first edition of ‘Legend: An A-Z of the Lea Valley a pop-up book charting an alternative moving history…