Meet the very talented and original Sarah Hill ,one of our prize winning artists of a free studio space provided by the amazing sponsors Icehouse Quarter in collaboration with Roof Property LLP.
Sarah`s practice focuses on drawing and performance.
Her unusual mode of performing captivated us and provoked huge curiosity among our visitors .
Here is our interview with her:
What was your opinion of the exhibition? It was upbeat, positive, well curated and diverse. I liked seeing and hearing the artists personally speak about their works at the Artist Talks event which happened on Saturday 9th September 2017.
What did the prize mean to you? I was very happy to be chosen, and this opportunity was a privilege. I kept a small separate sketchbook of my time in the studio space from the beginning to the end of the experience, so I could record what happened each day.
How did you use the opportunity? I have been drawing, writing and thinking a lot inside the space, on every possible day that I could come to the studio.
What did you like most about the space? I enjoyed the river views, the location which is near the town centre of Barking, the size of the studio space and the high amount of natural light in the space. It was also very quiet and I could concentrate fully. Occasionally I saw some of the other business occupants in the building and they were very friendly.
What have you created in the space? I have been working on two large scale drawings, which I would definitely not have had the space to work on in my bedroom where I live. One drawing I completed is 120cm x 180cm, and the roll of paper I am working on at the moment is 1.5m x 10m.
What is your work about? My drawings are quite obsessive, monochrome, detailed and include text. Any performance work I do is an extension of, or influenced by, my drawings.
What are your plans for the future? I will shortly be moving into a shared studio space in north London, and will be continuing with the work I have been focusing on at The Malthouse. Also, since we are nearing the end of the year, I am going to self reflect on what has happened this year with my artwork, and then plan for next year.
How this experience helped your career? This is the first time that I have used a studio space as a graduate, as I have previously only used studio spaces in a Higher Education context as a student. So this experience will help me transition to my next studio space, and has gave me the chance to think about what I can use a studio space for, and which ways I work best.
Is anything else you would like to say? Thank you very much to Laura and Rooff Ltd for this opportunity. I have really enjoyed my time in the Malthouse (Studio 7), and it was nice to be only a stone's throw away from Laura's gallery too.
Quote of the day
"An artwork is a prophecy of possibilities"Laura Iosifescu